Build a good foundation for your business and build a business that you truly love by following these 8 simple steps.
Step #1: Identify what it is you really want and be clear about it.
So many people walk around with these wishes and these vague intentions. Vague intentions will give you vague result. So for example, if you want to make more money, clearly state HOW much?
People say I want to be rich, and have more money and I’ll give them a dollar more and say “there you go you’re rich now!” And they’ll laugh and say, “well no, I want more.” Well, how much more? Be specific.
Step #2: Build a business around your passion.
We’ve all heard that you will never be successful doing what you don’t love and there’s a good reason for that. Your passion for what you do will continue to fuel your desire and energy to keep going so make sure you stay authentic to your passion.
If you find something that doesn’t feel like work and you could spend all day doing it, go with that! Essentially anything can be monetized. Why waste your time doing stuff that makes you unhappy?
Step #3: It’s in the doing, not the knowing. Knowledge is useless without action.
Done is better than perfect. You won’t know until you try. In marketing, we call it launch and optimize. You can’t make something better if you don’t test it out.
It’s like an athlete, how can she improve her game if she just sits up in the stands and watches instead of actually being in the field playing? Not possible, right?
Step #4: Start! And start before you’re ready. The distance between your dreams and reality is action.
And you don’t have to wait until everything is perfect, and you won’t have all the answers but clarity will reveal itself in your ACTIONS. Do what you can with what you have where you are right now. There’s an expression: you don’t have to be great to start, but you DO have to start!
I see it often where people wait whole lifetimes for everything to line up, before they begin anything. Well let me tell you that is never going to happen.
The more you think about something, the more doubtful you become. Simply take that first step because that’s all you need to see. Once you do that, the next one will be revealed to you, but you’ll never get anywhere by standing still.
Step #5: Surround yourself with like-minded people.
You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. So take a moment to take inventory of your life and who you allow into it.
Are these people you admire? Do you learn from them? Have they accomplished what it is you want to accomplish? Are they positive and supportive? There’s an expression: if you’re the smartest person in the room, then you’re in the wrong room.
You cannot get to where you want to go by doing the same things and hanging out with the same people. There is no growth there. Get an accountability partner — this has been one of the biggest secrets to my success.
Step #6: Go big or go home. don’t be afraid to aim high.
There are no limits or ceilings to what you can accomplish and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. My favourite expression is “don’t let small minds convince you that your dream is too big.”
Many people have limiting beliefs that constantly hold them back. Don’t subscribe to these beliefs, they will not serve you on your journey to success. Kick them to the curb. You can achieve anything you set your mind to. ANYTHING.
Step #7: Focus. Stop chasing the next shiny object.
Get a coach, enrolled in a program, (learn more about the She’s in Biz Blueprint here) prioritize, do one thing and do it well.
Hard work, determination & relentlessness are ultimately the driving forces behind success. There’s no magic pill, but I promise you the results of your efforts are better than anything you could have ever imagined, so keep going. Don’t give up.
Step #8: Persist until you are successful.
So many dreams dies because people give up, they expect to see results sooner than they thought and when they don’t they stop.
Make a promise to yourself that you will resolve to persist no matter what! And that all the roadblocks & fears that you will encounter on the path to your dream are meant to be there, and it’s your job to move past them. Everyone wants to know how you become unstoppable, but actually it’s really quite simple…you move past the places you would normally stop.