Sometimes you just don’t get the results you crave. Which is frustrating – especially when you don’t know why or how to fix it.

When your business is not as successful as you want it to be, it’s usually because of one of these reasons:


Reason #1: Lack of clarity

What does success mean to you exactly? What does it look like? How can you measure it? How does it feel? Why is it important to you?

If you don’t have a clear answer to these questions, this is the place to start:

Figure out what success means to you, and why it matters. Be as specific as you can.

Reason #2: Lack of commitment / no decision

Once you know what you want, you DECIDE you’re going to create the success you desire.

And you COMMIT to do whatever it takes to make this happen.

Feeling uncomfortable even reading these words? Haven’t decided or committed yet?

Take some time to make the decision, and commit to acting upon it. If you feel any resistance, figure out why that is and solve that first.

Without decision or commitment it’s almost impossible to reach any kind of goal.


Reason #3: Lack of action (or not taking the right actions)

Yes, the universe has magical ways to bring you what you want or need.

Yes, it helps to visualize and create vision boards.

AND YES…YOU have to take ACTION too.


Don’t sit back and wait for the universe to bring you what you want, without you having to do anything for it.

Take action, and make sure they are the right actions as well.


How do you know what the right action is?

By using your intuition & your brain. And being very honest with yourself. If you’re honest, you usually know exactly what you have to do.


“The problem is not that we don’t know what to do. The problem is that we don’t do what we know.” ~ Chris Argyris


Reason #4: Not being open to receive it

Here’s how the creation process works in a nutshell:

You determine, very specifically, what it is you want. You decide it’s yours, commit to doing whatever it takes to make it happen, and trust it is on its way to you.

You take inspired, committed actions.


You let go of your attachment to HOW your desire is supposed to unfold, WHEN it will unfold, and even IF it will unfold at all… (yep, this is a tricky one.)

Be open to receive whatever it is you wish for, AND for inspiration, ideas, opportunities and chances that come your way. And act upon it if and when needed.


Reason #5: Giving up too soon

Sometimes, things can manifest real fast. And sometimes, it takes more time.


Rome wasn’t built in a day. And neither is a successful business.

A lot of people are impatient or give up too soon. I get it – I’m someone who wants everything done yesterday, thank you very much.

But the reality is, that life doesn’t work that way. Business doesn’t work that way.

Keep believing, keep trusting, keep taking actions, and remain open to receive what you asked for.


There’s no reason why you can’t succeed if you just keep going.

“You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true.” ~ Richard Bach


These 5 reasons are the most common reasons why your goals haven’t manifested yet.

Knowing where you’re stuck is the first step in getting unstuck. Take some time to find out what’s holding you back right now. (If you don’t already know…)

Once you know, the next step to move forward usually becomes clear pretty quickly.

Good luck!


© 2014 Brigitte van Tuijl


P.S.: As you can see, ALL of these reasons have to do with the inner game of business

Your inner blocks & obstacles are the ONLY thing standing between you and whatever it is you most want to experience or achieve.

Clearing those blocks is all you have to do to live your DREAMS instead of your fears.

It’s not always easy to cut through your own crap or heal your own inner turmoil, though.

That’s why I created RISE, my online business healing program for women entrepreneurs.

In it, you get you the tools, clearings, (healing) energy, mindset & exercises to transform and shift your inner crap, so it no longer holds you back.

This month’s theme is all about learning to FULLY trust yourself.

(‘Cause what do you EVER have to worry about when you trust yourself to be able to handle everything that comes your way?)

AND as an EXTRA bonus, you get FREE access to my upcoming workshop ‘No Goals, No Plans, No Soul-Sucking Strategies – grow your business organically, intuitively & 100% YOUR way.’

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You can join RISE for 88 Euros per month; stay as long as you like, and cancel anytime)

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