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
Proud owner of PRES Staging® and expert home stager. I naturally started drawing interiors when I was very young. I see finished projects completed in my minds-eye as the client explains to me how they would love to see their space created. I then can draw sketches quickly to produce this vision right then and there with the client. My creative talents led me to full time work as a career counsellor working with people, designing workshops, facilitating groups when the economy did not support the luxury of home improvements. My many talents in this field was a happy marriage to own PRES the Professional Real Estate Staging Centre. Helping others start and run their own home décor businesses for redesign and staging, learning design principals and building confidence brings me great joy and passion. Working with people and helping them make confident decisions comes easy to me.