Aren’t you envious of other people’s success? They have already reached their dreams while you don’t.

Though you have everything you need to make your business work out, such as the funds, competent staff, and high-end equipment, you still don’t have a booming business.

You have heavily invested for your business, but you are not yet able to get the most out of it. Your business still earns pennies and not the multi-million-dollar business you have imagined it to be.

Perhaps your current misfortunes are not caused by your staff or any other factors. YOU might be causing failures to yourself.

Even if you have all the money to run a business, your attitude or personality is sabotaging it. Could you possibly be one of these types of people who don’t succeed?

Download this guide on how to eliminate bad attitudes that hinder success.


People who ask for advice, but don’t really take action.

So, you did a great job of asking other people for advice on what you should do about improving your business. You even treated your business mentor to lunch.

You asked your mentor on what you should do. He gave you several suggestions, and shared with you some inspiring stories and uplifting words. You felt pumped and you felt like you could now do it right.

Days… months… and years have passed. Your little chat with your mentor was completely forgotten. And you’re still stuck with a business that is earning a meagre profit.

Do you think that your business would have changed (even a little bit) if you just put into action what other people have suggested to you?

If you just ask for advice to other people but don’t really have the intention of taking action, then don’t bother asking for advice anymore.


People who see bad in everything good.

Most often, people who see negatives in positives are one of those types of people who don’t succeed. And we are seeing this everywhere whether in business or personal lives. Examples:

  • Big and successful company donating to charities. You think that they are just flaunting their money.
  • Someone is finally able to graduate in university. You think that he will still never get a decent job.
  • Tech company starts exploring business opportunities in the health sector to help people with cancer. You view their intentions as something that is only profit-motivated.

Thinking badly of others even if their intentions are something good is like wishing other people to fail. You thought that you are making yourself look better by doing this, but you are actually not. You are just exhibiting your plain jealousy because you haven’t attained success yourself.


People who don’t finish what they have started.

Your business isn’t flourishing because you’re never good at finishing what you have started. You have five or more projects lined up at your table. You’re so eager to start but as you’re getting in the middle of it, you are losing interest and the discipline to finish it.

Your clients are not still paying you in full because you haven’t finished their projects yet. You have not done your part. What’s more, you continue on accepting new projects, but your hands are still full.

You might be at the risk of not getting your full payment if you keep on dragging your unfinished projects. Your client can cancel your contract anytime if you keep them waiting for long.


People who are abusive.

Are you an abusive boss? You may not be aware of it, but here are some signs:

  • You demean your staff. Ex: talking disrespectfully, yelling
  • You’re never satisfied with anything. Ex: countless work revisions, complimenting a “great” job as only “okay”
  • You don’t trust your staff. Ex: not delegating, micromanaging

To sum up, an abusive boss is a bad boss. So why does being a bad boss one of the types of people who don’t succeed?

If you’re an abusive boss, your employees won’t wholeheartedly support your business goals. They will only work for the sake of earning their salary and they will be disengaged with your company.


People who don’t manage their time.

You often think that you are too busy or you don’t have too much time. But you do really have more time in your hands.

If you are able to manage your time more effectively, you could be more productive at work and you’ll have lesser stress.

Usually, people who are unable to manage their time effectively often fail because they don’t have a priority list, and often do first the tasks that are not really important. Read our post about time management tips.


Don’t let these types of behaviours hinder your path to success. Learn how to fix them and deal with them. Download the guide below to learn how.

Specialising is business processes, frameworks and systems, Grant has founded multiple businesses that all operate to target the key fundamental of scalability. His goal is to improve millions of people's lives by assisting business owners to succeed.