You know by now there is no magic wand, no secret sauce, and no magic beans for having a successful business. There are, however, four main things you can put in place, and if you do, you can have a successful business.
Business owners who do these things consistently are successful over time. Those who do not, usually are not. I’ve seen it happen with my own business and with the businesses of the people I’ve coached. It’s all about putting one foot in front of the other, and coming back to these same things over and over again.
Here are the four main areas I’ve identified that will help you see through the overwhelm and keep moving towards success and profitability in your business, too.
1. The Right Mindset
Your mindset is critical to success in business. This isn’t anything new, you’ve heard it before—but it’s good to be reminded of it, isn’t it? You have to be committed, and you have to be positive, and you need to have the confidence to know you can do it.
If you need work in this area, there are practical ways to build these muscles. It doesn’t always come naturally and there’s no reason to be embarrassed if your mindset isn’t always up to snuff.
One thing you can do right now is to make a real commitment to yourself and your business, so you won’t let yourself down again. This isn’t a game, it isn’t practice—this is your life, and this is your business. A commitment to stay the course, to work on your business, and to keep putting one foot in front of the other no matter what happens, is very powerful. (I walk you through how to make a commitment like this in my complimentary webinar, “Eat that Elephant: How to Gain Control Over Your Business in Small, Bite-Sized Chunks.”)
2. The Right Perspective
Your perspective is also key. You can look at something you just can’t get the hang of and think of it as a real problem—as a stumbling block—and beat yourself up about it, or you can look at it as something you can work around. I’ve never been big on working on weaknesses. I would rather Read More