Getting better is the hallmark of true entrepreneurship.
I have never met a successful business owner that is not committed to getting better at what they do and how they think.
Do you want to be a better entrepreneur? Then these eight simple steps will help you do just that.
Step #1: Visualize The Success You Crave
The best thing you can do when finding yourself at the rock bottom is to get a new picture and visualize your success.
You can't set a new course if you are so focused on where you are. Visualizing where you want to be is crucial.
Step 2: Focus on One Task at a Time
Building a house is done one brick at a time. Its the same thing with your business.
The best way I can describe to understand this point is to read the book “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson.
We live in a culture that is obsessed with fast and easy. While this isn't bad in all instances, it is bad when trying to go against the laws of sowing and reaping.
You can go from nothing to something without putting in some elbow grease and work to make it happen over a sustained period of time.
I think this verse pretty much sums it up…
“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” 2 Corinthians 9:6 NIV
Step 3: Take Sustained Action
Keying off of point #2 you have to take action if you expect to get results. It's not just taking action on one day, its taking action over a 90 -100 day period that will yield results.
The results you see today are a from the action you did or didn't take 90 days ago.
To many take action for a short period of time but then stop and wonder why they are not getting results.
It's more than likely due to not doing it long enough.
Step 4: Say “NO” When You Need Too
Another great way to stay focused is to know when to say NO!
If you are like me I love to get along with people and I love for people to like me, unfortunately, this can lead to also trying to please people all the time.
This can lead to overwhelm and it can distract you from your overall goal.
Learn to say NO when its needed and make sure you don't get distracted.
Step 5: Value Your Time
Its simple, if you don't value your time others won't either.
Your time is very valuable when it comes to building your business. Learning to make the best use of your time is crucial to obtaining your overall success.
With that its important that you combine this with point #4 and being able to say NO. Wasting time is so easy now days so make sure you spend your time wisely.
Step 6: Do You Need Help? Then Ask For It!
I recently had someone that decided that they were no longer going to pursue their business because they didn't get any help. The crazy thing is… they never asked for it either.
If you need help, don't be afraid to ask for it.
Now its important to make sure you do your part first, but if you feel what you are doing is not working, get a perspective from someone that make sure you are doing the right actions.
this can make all the difference in whether you succeed or fail.
Step 7: Be a Good Listener
Good listening skills are vital to your productivity and business building. Not only in taking to prospects, but for your own personal growth.
If you want to grow, you must continue to improve your thinking regularly. This starts with learning from everything around you even things you might disagree with.
I can't tell you how much I have learned to listen to even people that I disagree with on the philosophical level.
But when someone is good at somthing you should consider what they are saying.
You can learn from anything if you just open your eyes and ears to hear.
Step 8: Be Grateful
This is the basis of getting better with everything you do. Be grateful. Thats right, thankfulness is important. Learn to enjoy where you are right now.
Although the journey can be difficult at times, remember that its all part of your story.
Don't get bogged down with obligations that are only meant to distract you from reaching your overall goal.
Stay focused, be grateful and keep moving forward.
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