Rejoice in Your Successes & Mistakes – Home Staging Entrepreneurs Need to Celebrate Both!

In many of my previous enewsletters I’ve talked about the ‘ups and downs’ of being a home staging entrepreneur. We all love to be successful because we feel like a WINNER. I invite you to examine what you do when something goes well for you. Perhaps it’s a new client or a big staging job that you just got. How did you celebrate that success? Did you write in your Gratitude journal, buy yourself something fun or something you have always wanted to have, did you share your success with anyone? Believe it or not, how we handle our successes builds our character. And as far as the Law of Attraction goes, the Universe likes us to acknowledge the ‘Evidence’ that what we are doing is working so bring on some more of the same!

But how do we feel when we make a mistake? Like a LEARNER I hope! I invite you to examine what you do when something goes off track in your business. Do you quit? Do you bang your head against a wall? Or, do you take a step back, acknowledge what you did right, and what you could do differently next time. If you do this you will become more empowered in your business and have a lot less negative emotion circling in your brain. I sincerely doubt that you will make the same mistake again. It’s how you handle your mistakes that builds your character and by accepting ‘what is’ you can make the necessary changes and move forward.

Congratulate & Celebrate yourself if you:

  • took a course this year
  • tried something for the first time
  • took a ‘leap of faith’ and ventured into unknown territory
  • decided to take a risk because you didn’t want to hear yourself say ‘if only’
  • decided to ‘trust’ your decisions and to ‘trust the timing of the Universe’
  • acknowledged that you attracted your success
  • resolved a niggling (or big) challenge that you had with someone

Correct & Continue if you:

  • didn’t get the staging job you thought you would (What would you   do differently next time?)
  • lost money trying something new (Is there any way you can reclaim some of that money? I couldn’t attend a workshop I signed up for so I transferred the money to hiring a new coach with the same company!)
  • tried some new networking groups but did a terrible infomercial (Be more prepared next time by memorizing it)
  • paid a little too much for some services you didn’t think were worth it (Next time you can ask more questions and perhaps get a sample of   their service before buying or let them know you are not happy with the   charges)
  • didn’t get the amount of money you thought you would in the month (Get focused on making some sales calls that will cover both months)

Know that feeling like a WINNER or a LEARNER is all part of being an entrepreneur. It’s how you handle both results that will help you grow your home staging business.

Colleen McClure
Colleen McClure Administrator & Proud owner of PRES Staging® - Expert Home Stager. When I was very young I began drawing interiors, it just came naturally. When I work with a client now, I see the finished project completed in my minds-eye as they explain how they would love to see their space created. I am able to provide sketches on the spot of their vision so this invokes client confidence and excitement for the project from the inception through to the brilliant manifestation – How Fun! When the economy did not support the luxury of home improvements, other passions led me to full-time work as a career counsellor. I very much enjoyed assisting people one-on-one to discover their own talents but this was an arena where I would develop effective techniques in workshop design and group facilitation as well. This would lead to a ‘happy marriage’ as I would apply these skills and passions when I purchased PRES Staging® - The Professional Real Estate Staging Centre. It’s truly the greatest joy to inspire others to discover and hone their innate talents – To witness their emerging confidence while coaching them on design principals and providing them the tools to start and run their own Home Décor businesses for Redesign and Staging. If you’ve ever thought you might enjoy this line of work, or even to do it for yourself and friends, get in touch – Let’s chat!