Business talk: How to Stop Finding Excuses

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EN  All these pictures where taken on the rooftop of “La Pedrera” one of the most famous buildings in Barcelona. Like many other sights of Barcelona, this house was built by Gaudi. As you can imagine, we were not the only ones visiting. On that day there were so many tourists with us and still we managed to get perfect pictures.

DE • All diese Fotos wurden auf dem Dach von “La Pedrera”, einem der berühmtesten Gebäude Barcelonas gemacht. Wie viele andere Sehenswürdigkeiten der Stadt, ist dieses Haus von Gaudi gebaut worden. Wie ihr euch vielleicht vorstellen könnt, waren wir nicht alleine. An diesem Tag waren Hunderte andere Besucht mit uns dort. Trotzdem haben wir es geschafft, perfekte Bilder dort zu machen.

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Don’t find excuses, start your business now


EN  Why am I telling you this? I want to use this anecdote as an example for business life and life in general. Often, when we want to start something we meet conditions that are not perfect. There are obstacles in our way and we must eliminate them in order to become successful. Here are 3 main things I always remember when I catch myself finding excuses for not taking action to fulfil my dreams.

DE  Warum erzähle ich das? Ich möchte diese kleine Anekdote als Beispiel dafür nehmen, dass im Leben nicht immer alles nach Plan läuft. Die Umstände sind die perfekt wie im Bilderbuch. Um erfolgreich zu sein, muss man also wissen, wie man Hindernisse umgeht und so für sich nutzt, dass sie einen nicht aufhalten.

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The time is never just right

EN If you want something to happen: Take action! If you wait for the day someone comes and offers you the perfect conditions, you can wait a long time. This day will not come, there’s always something that’s not perfect yet. If you want to start a business, a blog or a project, the right time is just one: NOW

DE Wenn du auf den tag, an dem jemand kommt und dir die perfekten Konditionen anbietet wartest, kannst du lange warten. Dieser Tag wird nicht kommen. Es wird immer etwas geben, dass dich davon zu hindert die Ärmel hoch zu krempeln und anzufangen. Wenn du ein Business, einen Blog oder ein Projekt starten möchtest ist die richtige Zeit nur Eine: JETZT


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in business it’s all A matter of perspective

EN One reason why you can not see all of the other tourists in the picture is, that we always tried to choose the right angle. Same thing applies in life. If you face a problem, a challenge or a big change, try to see it from each and every point of view. Try to capture only the relevant facts and concentrate on the main topic.

DE Ein Grund dafür, dass man in den Bildern nicht all die anderen Touristen sieht ist, dass wir immer versucht haben, den richtigen Winkel zu wählen. Ich finde, das selbe gilt fürs Leben. Wenn du einem Problem oder einer großen Herausforderung  gegenüber stehst, versuche es nicht nur aus deiner, sondern aus mehreren Perspektiven zu betrachten. Nur so kannst du alle relevanten Faktoren erkennen und die Situation vielleicht besser meistern.

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Be proactive rather than reactive

EN Either you choose what you do in your life or someone else does it for you. This applies to every decision you make. The small ones and the big ones. We all live within societies and if you do not act proactive you just react to the circumstances you face instead of creating them yourself.

DE Entweder du triffst die Entscheidungen in deinem Leben, oder jemand anderes tut das für dich. Diese Tatsache trifft auf jede einzelne Situation in deinem Leben zu. Auf die Großen und auch auf die Kleinen. Wir leben alle in einer Gesellschaft und wenn man sich nicht dazu entschließt, proaktiv das zu tun was man möchte, folgt man nur den anderen und reagiert auf die Umstände anstatt sie selbst zu schaffen.



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Don’t rush – Be patient

EN No matter if it’s a new business, an ambitious work-out plan or the intention to quit smoking: Good things take time. Once you started and took action, don’t expect success falling from the sky in a minute! Do not quit if success does not show immediately. I promise you, your hard work, effort and endurance will pay off if you stick to your plan. Patience is a key here.

EN Egal ob es um ein neues Business, einen ehrgeizigen Sportplan oder die Absicht das Rauchen aufzugeben geht: Gut Ding will Weile haben! Wenn du erst einmal begonnen hast und den ersten Schritt gegangen bist, erwarte nicht gleich, dass der Erfolg vom Himmel fällt. Wirf auch nicht sofort wieder alles hin, wenn sich das erwartete Resultat nicht sofort zeigt. Ich verspreche dir, wenn du dran bleibst wird sich am Ende all die harte Arbeit, die Anstrengung und Ausdauer gelohnt haben. Geduld ist hier das Zauberwort.


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  1. Barbara Schulz-Maisch
    October 6, 2019 / 10:02 pm

    So true! Be proactive, view different angles and live an independent live!?… and do some shooting on sunny rooftops ?

    • Miri
      October 9, 2019 / 6:57 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind comment. I am happy you see it the same way!

  2. October 7, 2019 / 12:28 pm

    Agree. We rationalize our actions or use sour grapes analogies. The sour grapes thing is kind of OK, but the excuses and and rationalizations for what went wrong are usually unhelpful.

  3. October 8, 2019 / 8:28 pm

    Love this look, so beautiful color!

  4. hellen
    October 9, 2019 / 10:04 am

    I think you have some valid points here. I really enjoy reading your posts Miri!

  5. October 9, 2019 / 8:26 pm

    Totally agree with you! If we wait for the right moment we’ll probably wait forever…
    Love the outfit, the green pants are everything!
    xx Elisa | DIY & LIFESTYLE BLOG

  6. October 9, 2019 / 9:21 pm

    Your pictures turned out so great! I’ve been on that rooftop too many years ago, but I didn’t remember exactly where or what it was so thank you so much. And I also love the business mindset!

    Love, Layla |

  7. October 9, 2019 / 10:50 pm

    These are some really great tips. I especially agree with the point you made about how the perfect time to start a project never comes. You definitely have to just go for it! I also love the idea of looking at something from a different angle.


    • Miri
      October 11, 2019 / 6:10 pm

      That is so true! Glad you see it the same way.

  8. Geniussr
    October 10, 2019 / 2:33 am

    Great post with so much inspiration and helpful advices… It must be a beautiful building in Barcelona… amazing pictures… you look great.. thanks hon…❤️

    • Miri
      October 11, 2019 / 6:03 pm

      So happy you think so dear! Have a great weekend

    • Miri
      October 11, 2019 / 6:02 pm

      So happy you think so dear!

    • Miri
      October 11, 2019 / 6:02 pm

      Vielen Dank meine Liebe 🙂

  9. October 10, 2019 / 5:21 pm

    So true, many good points here. Starting a business or even a hobby something that you are going to dedicate a lot your time to, is not easy and self discipline is not easy for everyone but it is the only way to succeed.

    Allie of

  10. October 10, 2019 / 11:01 pm

    Great tips, especially about perspective. I love your outlook and the references back to the Barcelona photos (which are beautiful by the way) x


    • Miri
      October 11, 2019 / 6:02 pm

      So happy you liked this post Sophie!

    • Miri
      October 11, 2019 / 6:01 pm

      Thank you Lizza!

    • Miri
      October 11, 2019 / 6:01 pm

      So glad to hear that Christianne!

  11. October 11, 2019 / 7:02 pm

    Well said, babe! I definitely agree with you 100%! I love how you managed to get these perfect pictures, even if I know how busy this place tends to be in general. Love your green pants!

    xo, Andreea |

  12. October 13, 2019 / 6:51 am

    You look absolutely beautiful Miri!! Hey you made some valid business points here. The one that resonated with me the most is to stop waiting for the perfect opportunity to start a business. I feel like waiting to do something is just another excuse to not do something. I’m just gonna take that leap of faith. Thanks for the positive inspo.

    Natonya |

  13. January 18, 2020 / 8:30 am

    You are so right! I needed to hear these tips.

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