Being in business is NOT easy, and it’s not for everybody, so I don’t want you to think it’s a walk in the park.
If business was easy, everybody would be doing it and we would all be millionaires, which is NOT the case.
Doing well in business is all about getting things done. “IE: doing things”.
Sometimes they will be the right things at the right time, and other times they will be completely wrong. That’s OK, we learn from the mistakes and keep moving forward.
As an entrepreneur you’re responsible for that process. Just as you are responsible for everything you do and ALL your actions.
Your actions are a consequence of everything you have in your life.
Put in the hard Work. Success WILL follow.
Don’t Give Up!
Choose Your Direction
What most people don’t know, and is likely the secret sauce.
YOU have the ability to choose the direction
If you head off in the wrong direction it doesn’t matter, it’s only going to take you a bit longer to get where you want to go. That’s OK. You took some action. The path is long.
Even if you have to sometimes stop and get directions during the journey. The important part, before we begin any journey, we need to know where you want to go.
You don’t get in a car and drive off hoping to get there. We need to know the destination, and that will determine the direction we take.
It’s even fine to change your direction, if things don’t work out.
There are no failures in life, only learning opportunities
Knowing Where You Want to Go
“Start with the End in Mind” – (Habit 2/7) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey
Before building your business ask yourself the following questions. Then write down the answers. Think about were you want to go?
- Why are you doing this? What is the purpose?
- What do you want to achieve as a business owner?
- What do you want it to look like when you’re finished?
How you answers these questions will determine the destination. The following answers will help you visualise it your mind.
The destination you take will determine the small steps needed. The tiny steps along the way to achieve your goal. One step at a time as you get closer to your dreams.
Ask yourself this. If I want to get to my destination, from where I am right now? What is the next step logical step I need to take to get me to that desired destination?
Do Something Now! – Take Action
Every budding entrepreneur wants to know; “What’s the secret?” What is the step by step formula to success?
Unfortunately, there is no formula; the hard truth is there is no Holy Grail.
You have to decide the destination you want to get to, and get on-board (Commit to it) and GO for it.. (Take Action Now).
The ‘cycle of success’, has been described by many gurus’ over the years. So I won’t go into too much detail in this post. Yet, the basics are simple.
(Desire + Action = Results)
- Decide what you want to do (Choose a direction) -> Take Action (Now!)
- Your Actions lead to Results (good or bad – we learn from these results)
- Our learning’s will help us re-focus on our direction and then -> Take even more action
This creates a feedback loop that perpetuates.
The cycle continues over and over, as we get ever closer and closer to our destination. Our Goals.
It’s Pure Psychics: Inject enough Energy into something and the results will be big. “Every Action has an equal and opposite Re-Action”
Desire BIG things and put in the hard work.
It’s easy to say, hard to do.
This process will take dogged determination and unshakable persistence fired by the desire to reach our destination. Just keep going.
“One thing you can’t recycle is wasted time.” – Harold V. Melchert
- 1. We need to understand what we want to achieve. (Your desire)
- 2. Choose where it is you want to go and take an immediate step in that direction. (Your action step to achieve the goal)
- 3. Analyse what happened as a result of the action. Did you get closer to or further from your goal?
- 4. Adjust your next action step according to the results. Take another action step.
- 5. Repeat until you’ve reached your desired goal.
Choose the destination, and take action now, and move in the right direction.
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