One of the biggest mistakes people make in their pursuit of building a successful business, career and life is they are so eager to get somewhere as fast as they can that they don’t take the time to define where they truly want to go in the first place. They lack a plan.
Most people label the day a success based on the number of items they're able to check off their to-do list before their head hits the pillow at night. The problem with this approach is that it prioritizes efficiency over effectiveness.
When it comes to solving a problem, we often crave an answer so badly that once we find an answer we typically stop looking. The problem with this is the first answer is rarely if ever the best answer.
Only roughly 20 percent of the population set goals. One of the reasons for this is because most people don’t know how to properly set a goal.
A critical element of business success is having strong systems and processes in place. When creating and documenting a system or process, there are 5 simple questions you need to be able to answer.
The importance of understanding your purpose reaches well beyond the application of just selling a product or service. It’s also a critical component of success and achievement. A clear sense of purpose not only serves to motivate and energize you personally but can inspire and draw others to be a part of that purpose.
Although most people claim to understand the importance of goal setting, only roughly 20 percent of the population actually set goals. One of the reasons why most people don’t set goals is because of their fear of failure.
Every year small businesses set out with a goal to increase their revenue from the year before. Where the problem comes in, is in order to accomplish this goal, most businesses will choose to work with anyone that has a pulse and is willing to write a check. But here’s the thing, not all customers are created equal.
Everyone has special talents, strengths and abilities that if tapped into appropriately could be used to achieve all of their goals in life. The problem is instead of leveraging these areas of excellence, the vast majority of people take the path of most resistance and try to improve their shortcomings.
In every process there are always a series of steps you need to complete in order to get from your starting point to your desired outcome. Invariably, one of these steps is the constraint or chokepoint that determines the speed at which you complete the entire process and achieve your goal.
A key to maximizing the return on your investment of time is to leverage yourself by delegating activities and tasks that don’t represent the best use of your time but are nonetheless important.
Defining the business you’re actually in is about more than knowing the who, what, when and how of the product or service you offer. You need to understand, and be able to communicate, what it means to use that product or service, and why it matters.