I am listening Grant Cardone’s audiobook “10X Rule” in my car. This is really good audiobook and highly recommend people who want to achieve more in life.  In one of the sections of the audiobook, he was talking about excuses. Excuses is, by his definition…


An “excuse” is a justification for doing—or not doing—something. I think the dictionary implies that it’s a “reason.” … Excuses are never the reason for why you did or didn’t do something. They’re just a revision of the facts that you make up in order to help yourself feel better about what happened (or didn’t).


For example, many people say that I am late because of traffic. In reality, he or she is late not because of traffic but because they did not take traffic into the consideration.


Grant said the person who makes excuses has the lowest form of responsibility and those who makes one will never create success and always victim in their life…


How this translate into our home business?

Do you familiar with these excuses?


  • I don’t have money
  • I don’t have time
  • I have kids
  • My market is too tough
  • I am too young
  • I have no support from upline
  • etc


If you make these excuses when we are trying to build business, you will never make it period. The successful people that I observed never make excuses and take total responsibility about what happened to them.


There is always have solutions to the those perceived problem, you can always do


  • I don’t have money = I start the network marketing business that required small amount of capital
  • I don’t have time = I start with few hours a week
  • I have kids = I explain to my kids why I need to do this
  • My market is too tough = I improve myself by reading self-improvement book and hang out with my mentor so that I can improve my market
  • I am too young = I hang out with great association and learn the wisdom from them so that I can talk same language as high identity people
  • I have no support from upline = I seek other mentors and attend seminars to find one


In my experiences, I totally feel that we all start to get great results when we lose all the excuses and take responsibility of their own action. It’s not about what happened determine the major part of your future.  Many of those circumstances happened to us all. What separate from successful and unsuccessful people is what to do with those circumstances. They take their own actions to create their own future or they are crashed by making excuses.



Do you want to create success in your life? Don’t make excuse to make yourself as victim. Embrace the word “Despite” and take total responsibility. If you do that, I will assure you that you will see the result.



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P.S 1: I was delighted that I was interviewed by Li Lin, business coach at Immigrant CEO as well as owner of The Successful Immigrant! I shared my journey toward financial independence during this interview. You can listen to interview soon on the Immigrant CEO podcast.


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My name is Takeshi. I am entrepreneur in financial education field to help clients / business associates to achieve financial independence.

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