How To Overcome Frustration, Redirect Your Energies And Succeed In Your Business

We get frustrated when things don’t go the way we want them to. When we set goals and make plans, other circumstances can make us fall short of achieving our desired purpose. In business, especially the e-commerce industry, it’s pretty easy to get frustrated and tired.

Imagine working so hard on your products, including its manufacturing and shipping process, then, you only a few sales that you can count on one hand, and then to top it off, you end up getting crappy reviews from your customers! Maybe something went wrong along the way, but when you think about all the energy invested in this product, you are most certainly going to feel exasperated.

THIS IS NORMAL!

What isn’t okay is allowing your frustrations dictate your decisions. Emotion and business mixed together is a bad cocktail and a recipe for disaster. To put things in perspective, let’s look at some common frustrations when it comes to business.

  1. Lack of Profits: This is a major reason to get frustrated. If profits aren’t coming in, then why am I still here doing business? Lack of money leads to lack of motivation.
  2. Lack of Control: Having next to no flexibility when it comes to your schedule
  3. Nothing seems to be working: Regardless of how many books or articles you’ve read about your business, things still don’t seem to be working out for you.

Peradventure you find yourself struggling with any of these frustrations, you don’t need to fret! This is a common theme amongst entrepreneurs. The road to success isn’t always as smooth as it appears to be, how you deal with the gallops will determine if you will get to your final destination.

To overcome frustration, you need to go back to the drawing board. Taking a step back will allow you to see the bigger picture and get you refocused. How can you do this?

  1. Your Vision: Having a clear vision in mind helps put your business in focus, but not only that, it can also help serve as a reminder of why you do what you do. In trying times, you can look back to your well spelled out vision for yourself and your business and you can draw inspiration and motivation from this.

 

  1. Working with the right people: There is no quick way to success, but having the right team is undoubtedly a booster! Bad factories can sell you subpar products which will lead to angry customers and messy reviews. Ensure you are working with the right people so there is no break in the chain of quality you offer to your customers. If you are a busy person and cannot afford the time to attend to the nitty-gritty of your online store, then it is advisable you hire a competent VA, as this would help simplify things for you.

 

  1. Efficient Implementation: When trying out new things, perhaps from books or articles you’ve read; always ensure you are following the procedures stated in these materials correctly. Keep a record to track your progress and cut off anything that isn’t working. There is no point to continue on a road that leads to nowhere. Einstein once said that it is the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

 

  1. Track Progress: Endeavor to keep a track record of your progress and failures, no matter how small they may be. It’s easy to lose focus when you succeed and bask in the glory of the moment, but you should time out to record the processes that led to that success. Documenting your progress helps construct a roadmap for you to follow to consistent success. This way, you will know what works and what doesn’t, it will help organize your business process and allow you to remain consistent.

As we mentioned, frustration is almost inescapable, but you can mitigate its effects and give your business a better chance at succeeding. When things aren’t working out the way you want, it is always best to reevaluate your business strategy, bolster it with new ideas and techniques.

We got a ton of awesome material that you can use to do just that! Our video courses are packed with the latest information on how you can make it BIG on Amazon or Shopify!

You can check out the courses right here!

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 pat says at 23:12 et
I'm also launching new product next month.. will keep you posted!
 
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 Elena76 says at 21:22 et
UPC? what's that code? better to buy from original or from resellers?
 
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 Uncle Sam says at 21:23 et
UPS is Universal Product Code A barcode used for tracking trade items in stores. It usually has 12 numerical digits, which are uniquely assigned to each traded item (GS1 US). You can buy it on speedybarcodes and other sites.
 
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 Aria says at 21:51 et
WOW Great stuff here guys, very inspiring and helpful! thank you for all you do Hot cakes team!
 
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Claudia says at 21:52 et
Thank you Aria!
 
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 Oli says at 17:32 et
how to decide which amazon fulfillment center to ship to in the US?
 
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 Violet says at 17:32 et
Amazon will decide when you create a shipment. sometimes it goes to all in one, sometimes you ship to separate.
 
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 chris says at 17:36 et
How to do SPLIT TESTS??? i mean for amazon listing
 
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 Emma says at 17:37 et
Try cashcowpro split test tools for A/B split tests. also Greg from jungle scout has similar tools i think. Split test only makes sense if you sell A LOT of units per day, else it's irrelevant, as data sample is too small.
 
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 Olga says at 23:29 et
Also Splitly just for price testing but testing cover photos is a good idea too.
 
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 Ethan says at 23:18 et
Looking for product to sell... Selling mobile accessories is a good idea or not ?
 
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 Midas says at 23:19 et
Bad idea, totally crowded with big sellers with deep pockets, Too easy to copy any product, too much competition also
 
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 Caleb says at 00:54 et
Very excited to meet many of you guys at Traffic and Conversion summit in san diego!! You are crushing it!
 
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 Samuel says at 00:55 et
TLC2017 rocks.. rian dies and perry belcher on fire. By the way Perry is also doing sourcing from CHINA! this topic is on FIRE !!! he is doing 20 million with his strategic knife sales this year and expanding.
 
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 Ted says at 00:56 et
True, ecommerce is growing really fast. It's a golden time to start!
 
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TRI says at 01:24 et
Hai, I am obsessed with online business. I have bought some e-commerce affiliate software, that is completed with with Youtube video review for every product I added. The e-commerce is linking to social media. It covered three affiliate : Amazon, Ebay, and Ali express. Organic traffic is about 8,000 visitors in 3 months, but ZERO affiliate hit. No sales. Then yesterday I saw this system. Here claimed can get usd 45,000/month if we follow all the guide. My question, if we just started with Shopify, and we follow the guide, is it possible to get that number? By some posting I read, the contribution is more come from FBA instead of Shopify. Nice to meet you all here.
 
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 Lane says at 01:25 et
Glad to have you here. There are many shops on shopify that are doing much more than 45k, it's a pretty modest number but after couple of years you should be doing much more than that. just take your time to learn!
 
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Andres says at 10:01 et
Hello Im a fresh rookie Im a little confused on the Goal of 45,000.00 .....It reads...."Our goal is to make at least $10 per product per sale and at least make 10 sales per
day from each product, which means from five products, we are going to make
$45,000 at least per month plus your Shopify store profits and, of course, minus the
cost of sales, production, shipping and advertising. Our estimated profit is $45,000
per month. Well you can’t live with that but you would agree it’s a good start "

Is that goal only when you start with Amazon, or still good if you take the Shopify to start with...?
 
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 Mike says at 10:02 et
Welcome Andres. $10 per product per sale and 10 sales is a universal rule of thumb for any ecommerce store. 10-10 rule some people call it. It's same rule no matter if you start shopify or amazon or even better BOTH channels combined.
 
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 Diego says at 10:04 et
I agree, starting both is a way to go, you never know the future and which source will be more profitable for your product or niche! Good luck!
 
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 meni says at 05:04 et
Great tips, thx guys!
 
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Claudia says at 17:16 et
Will it work for me? What if I have no coding skills? Check out Libni's store and case study here: http://sellslikehotcakes.co/blog/index.php/2017/03/29/sells-like-hot-cakes-program-wonders-heres-libnis-story/
 
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sol says at 07:45 et
Hi guys i am new to the community i have