I have a magnet on my desk that reads:
Persistence is a big fancy word for “never giving up.” Determination is just another way of saying “no ifs, ands, or buts.” Courage is about having the guts to do what needs to be done
I wanted to share that with you because it’s a daily reminder to myself that it takes a high level person to start, manage, grow and succeed in business.
This post is about what it takes to truly succeed in business. The thoughts are from my experiences alone. Perhaps you’ll agree or perhaps not. Either way, what is important is the space from which we all create from.
If you’ve seen my video about the Space for Action, then you know that I believe we should seek out what actions we can do right now, this very moment, to move forward with our goals.
It’s a totally new concept in “goal-setting” techniques and one that I’ve grown to love because it produces results for me.
So I ask you… what have you done to move your business forward since I produced that video 9 weeks ago?
This isn’t about making you feel bad or that you did something wrong. I’m not a fan of that type of down-talk!
It’s about having an open discussion about what it really takes to succeed in business. And since you seem to be someone that is interested in business growth and truly succeeding over all with your life… it seems like a good question to ask.
It helps to realign us with our ultimate goal – a successful business.
So no negativity here… nothing is wrong. No one is bad 🙂 Just a simple question to realign our thought process with our goal.
Do you have kids? Then you know that time flies by. One day they are little toddlers running around and driving us nuts… and the next day they are moving into their college dorm room.
We all know that time flies by. It’s a part of life. And what ends up happening to most of us is a regret that we didn’t do all we wanted to or we didn’t do it “how” we wanted to. If we could only go back and change things…
I bring up the topic of time flying by because as small business owners we tend to get caught up in our own little world.
Small business owners tend to have more stress, work longer hours, get paid less, and fail at their goal more than an employee working at some corporation.
In the end, you’re either persistent, determined and courageous or you’re not.
This isn’t some subtle sales copy technique to get you to do something. This is just an open conversation that I have with myself and my staff on an ongoing basis.
I look at the areas in my business that I want to improve upon, I write out my goals, and then I list out the actions needed to reach each goal. I then pick what I can do right now, in this moment, to move forward with one or more of the actions.
Doing this means I am continually moving forward. I am so far ahead of where I was 9 weeks ago that it’s staggering. I’ve accomplished so much. I’ve run advertising, I’ve set up a split-test for my new squeeze page, I’ve talked with tons of fitness professionals about their website, I’ve signed up new clients, I’ve taken a 12-day vacation, I’ve created my next project, I’ve maintained contact with you once or twice a week, I created a new Facebook page, I’ve talked with joint venture partners, I’ve taken and completed an 8-week “Live Your Best Life” course, I’ve read 4 books, I’ve found sponsors for my local softball team and literally tons more.
So the question “What have you done in the past 9 weeks to forward your business” is only meant as a starter topic for you. I hope it inspires you to take persistent, determined and courageous actions.
You have the ultimate responsibility of growing your business. A stagnant business is a dead business. Don’t let time fly by without actively taking a role in the success of your business.
Live life right now. Become inspired right now. Take action right now! No regrets!
Be Your Own Hero!
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