You Don’t Have to See the Staircase

Let me tell you this: failure is a normal occurrence in life. Especially when you are trying to build a business. Many people make the mistake of thinking that success is something that will come easily if it is meant to come at all. But that is often far from the truth.

If you ask any successful businessperson about the path that they took to become successful, you will likely be surprised to hear about the many pitfalls, obstacles, setbacks, and outright failures that they experienced before they finally achieved success. After all, there is a reason that they say that for every two steps forward, there is one back.

Let’s take a look at some famous failures that you may not know about.

I’m pretty sure you may have heard of this woman named Oprah Winfrey. She’s an award winning talk show host, actress, philanthropist, and producer. She ranks among the wealthiest people in the world and is often cited as one of the most influential.

But did you know that she was actually fired from her first television gig as a Baltimore news anchor? She also faced sexism and harassment while working there. She could have very well thrown in the towel and believed that she was not cut out for the media industry. But she kept pushing forward.

Walt Disney is the epitome of what many people would think of as successful. During his lifetime, he was responsible for the creation of 81 feature films, garnered over 950 awards (including 48 prized Academy Awards), built what is probably the most popular and successful amusement parks of all time, founded the California Institute of the Arts, and is the founder of Walt Disney studios.

But did you know that his path to success was riddled with mountain sized roadblocks? He lost all of the rights to the character that became Bugs Bunny, he was fired from a newspaper job for lacking creativity and not having any good ideas. His grand opening of Disneyland was a disaster. Yet he went on to become one of the most recognized figures in the world.

R.H. Macy opened four stores between 1843 and 1855. All four of them failed. However, instead of chalking it up as a loss and giving up on his dreams, he learned from his mistakes and opened up a store that would go on to become what is now the largest department store in the nation. What would have happened if he had given up on his dreams just because he couldn’t see exactly where he would end up?

My point is this: you don’t always need to know exactly where your steps will lead you. Just know what your goals are, what your action steps are and take it one step at a time. There is a quote by Reverend Martin Luther King Jr that says it perfectly – “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.”

I love this quote because it also touches on how it is so easy to get stuck in preparation mode. We want everything to be perfect when we are planning a business. We want to foresee and avoid every single possible obstacle or issue that might arise. We want to be like the ever-prepared Boy Scout – ready for anything and everything.

So we plan, plan, plan. We also spend a lot of time learning about the business. What to do. What not to do. How to create a niche, How to target and attract your customers. How to build and lead a successful team. How to market effectively. But we spend so much time in this learning stage that we never actually fully implement what we learn.

We never take that step away from planning and into action. However, at some point you have to move forward. Moving forward is the only way to gain momentum. And once you get that momentum going you could transform into a juggernaut – a force to be reckoned with.

So here is a challenge that I leave you with – step outside of your comfort zone. Take the next step – whatever that may be. Think about your “whys”. These are the things that would motivate you to take action and mover forward. One step at a time.

What is your next step on your staircase?

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Restorative Enzyme Peel

Our Restorative Enzyme Peel is an ideal, organic alternative to traditional chemical peels. 

According to DOCSTOP

“Common chemical peel side effects include stinging, redness, and peeling of the skin, and they should be expected by any patient who undergoes a chemical peel.” 


“In the United States, a chemical peel costs from $600 to $900 on average. However, the cost of your chemical peel will vary widely depending on the type of peel you choose, the cost of living in your region, and other factors, and may be as low as $150 for a light peel and as high as $6000 for a deep peel. It is important to note that this chemical peel price range encompasses the doctor’s fee only. Other fees associated with the chemical peel procedure, such as those for anesthesia, operating room use, and a possible hospital stay should also be taken into account when you consider undergoing a chemical peel.”

The Restorative Enzyme Peel is extremely gentle on skin and does not cause redness or pain. The only side effect from this product is that your dead skin gets removed to reveal your beautiful, healthy skin! Safe enough to be used every other day, although it is recommended that you use it only once or twice a week.

The steps to keep in mind are:

1. Make sure skin is dry and clean. Don’t put this on after a shower.

2. Rub product on in a circular motion and then leave on for 60-90 seconds.

3. Rub product after one minute in a circular motion to get off dead skin cells.

4. Rinse or wipe off.

5. Enjoy smooth skin!

The best part is that you get 30 treatments for just $40.95! If this sounds like the product for you then click here!

The Aloette Opportunity

Aloette offers a unique chance to start your own business without the usual risks. You may be asking: why Aloette? Aloette offers medical grade organic Aloe Vera in all of their products. There are no harsh chemicals in any of our skincare and makeup. So you know that you will be offering high quality products and a good service to people.

We have Dr. Rodriguez, a world-renown aloe expert, who grows our aloe vera on the tropical island of Hainan. The best place for growing aloe vera plants. He sells the medical grade organic aloe vera exclusively to Aloette. No other company in the world has this high quality aloe vera. That is the Aloette advantage.

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When you join you will have little investment needed to put into getting your kit. Aloette gives you the chance to earn your money back for the kit. There is also no inventory to stock, no packaging products, and no sending deliveries.

What you get to do is get connected with your sisters weekly on conference calls and on social media. Your franchise president is just a phone call away. You are always supported by mentors who are with you every step of the way to make sure you have an optimal start.

You also have access to the Academy of Learning and you get your own website that is automatically updated so you don’t have to use up your time worrying about the site and spend time meeting with new people!

As we say at Aloette, we get to party for a living! This job doesn’t feel like work. It is just you putting your personal flair on sharing the products and helping other women to feel beautiful and good about themselves.

Check out my site to learn even more about working with Aloette. Aloette is always hiring.

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