This is a difficult world we live in. People die everyday from disease, starvation and murder. So the question has to be asked: is this a destiny that was laid out for them beforehand, or could they have possibly changed their karma?

Some people will say yes and others no. But why?

To say your new business is heading for failure and there was nothing you could do about it would be silly, now wouldn’t it? Of course the horrid examples listed above couldn’t compare to losing your business now could it?

Well, let’s say your new business venture is the key to changing the future of your kids. Things are looking grim, you lose your job, and with the economy the way it is, another job making reasonable pay just doesn’t seem realistic at this point. If this is you or someone you know, then maybe the point is being made. Is there really a major difference between you and some pour soul who can barely feed herself? Well yes and no, because you have your problems and they have theirs. Some are bigger than others, yes, but when it concerns the individual at hand, no matter the dilemma, it can appear huge and overwhelming.

So your business is failing. It isn’t producing any profit. The prospects are untargeted and uninterested in what you have to offer. The whole thing is a step away from dying and you are preparing to throw in the towel.

Is this what you envisioned when you first started out? No. But it’s happening and you just can’t find away to turn things around. Your husband or wife is nagging for you to find a real job and your kids aren’t eating the way you would like because you just can’t afford it right now.

What can you do? What will you do? Will you just roll over and die?

Do you need a reason to keep going? How about your husband or wife and kids. Owning your own business can be the greatest investment you will ever make in your own future, as well as that of your family. You already know this, but you just don’t know how to make it work.

Then answer yourself these questions:

1)Are you willing to learn?

2)Are you capable of sticking to one plan of action, rather than dabbling from one business to the next?

3)Do you like what you are doing?

4)Are you responsible with your business spending, rather than throwing away money on useless software, gadgets and schemes that bring you no return?

5)Are you a leader, rather than a follower?

If you answered these questions in the negative, there is still hope for you. What you need to do is reevaluate everything you are doing from the top to the bottom. There is a very good chance you know exactly what you are doing wrong. Let’s start with number one.

Will you dedicate yourself to learning new techniques on a daily basis? Will you read more? Knowledge is power. You must first understand what you are doing and why in order to implement it. OK, now two.

Stop dabbling from business to business right now. Stick with what you’ve got, no matter how good that new start-up appears. Stop buying into other programs and make the program(s) that you are now using work for you. Your distractions will become limited. This is important. Get to work on what you have and make a point of marketing every single day without fail, whether it is a simple article or adding content to your blog. Get it done. Now three.

If you don’t like what you are doing, then why do it? Find something else. This is your business. It should be everything you want it to be. Now four.

Please do not buy anything on impulse. Check it out thoroughly on the Internet before purchasing. Now five.

In order to succeed in business you must become a leader and in order to do this you must conquer a particular niche. Read and learn. Grab people’s attention by becoming knowledgeable. If you don’t lead you don’t succeed. That is a fact, and today is the day to get started on your quest to become that special someone people will look up to. Start today by picking up a book, magazine or other reading material, and make it a point to learn something new about your business every day.

If you really want your business to fail, keep doing what you are doing. Then maybe the naysayers are correct; a man or woman really can’t change their fate.

Prove them wrong. Make a change and watch your future become what you want it to be. The key to it all is believing, followed closely by doing.