You Could Be Going About Your Business All Wrong?

You Could Be Going About Your Business All Wrong?

May 26th, 2016 // 9:40 am @

You Could Be Going About Your Business All Wrong?

You want to know what I believe to be two of the most important strategies in business success that lead to greater wealth attraction and faster grow than anything else???

You should.

I mean, listen, smart people are curious people, successful people are researchers hungry for information. One of the surest ways to self identify as a loser is to not be hungry to take all the information in you can, to filter, decipher and benefit.

It’s crazy to me people who call themselves business owners but do not take time to assess themselves and go to work on their craft and who are not observers of other people who are successful.

Way back when, in my original days as a coach and mentor to massive numbers of Entrepreneurs, in every one of our meetings, seminars, and workshops I would always say, “Right now I’m going to draw a line in the sand – and whether you choose to cross it or not is going to determine whether or not you are a pretender, a hobby entrepreneur, or a professional, a real business owner who takes your decision and therefore responsibility to be successful seriously.”

One important question for yourself is, are you a professional business owner or just an amateur. And what are you doing about it.

You determine your definition of success. But, your actions, decisions and commitments determine whether or not you are ever going to achieve it.

So, two things that I’ve never really shared before (and that’s the truth in more than 10 maybe 12+ years of writing this)…

… 2 of the greatest keys to success for any business person are these:

#1 – design a business that you love and are excited about every single day, or at least most days, to wake up go in and get to work

I really can’t emphasize this enough.

There is a saying about finding something that makes you happy and do it and you will be successful. But, I don’t agree with that statement as it is being said. I’m very passionate about reading books and being outside and traveling and eating food but I’ve yet to find a way to incorporate all of those things into a business that matches my level of lifestyle desire and wealth ambition without taking all of the fun out of those things.

Instead you should pick a business and a craft you are passionate about – but then do not stop there – you want to design your business in such a way that you are so excited about it that your passion grows and it comes through in everything you do and in everyone you encounter.

You have to have a viable business but you do have to be passionate about it. Which one comes first, I think they both come together.

Here is the point, if you are struggling to find your spark or you are feeling daunted or demoralized by your business every day – change it – at least change the way you do it, if you do not enjoy what you do you won’t be very good at it.

Passion sells, provided you are selling something along with it that people actually want. It’s your life and your business, you can do whatever you want – don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise.

Second, you must match your business approach to your strengths.

Sometimes passion is in what you do or how you do it or with whom you do it with. Sometimes the topic may have little bearing but the way you operate is the key.

The best analogy I can give you is sport analogy because you are a professional athlete in your own industry. You have to be in the position that you are best suited for and be passionate about its nuances.

So passion combined with strengths is the recipe for success.

A quick example… The email you are reading (and every email that has ever been sent under my name in my entire life) was not sent by me. I don’t even know how. If I was forced to learn, it would be something that I hate so much so that I would not even want to get out of bed and therefore a really bad idea for that to be my business model, me and technology can’t work together.

If you want to be successful in your business there will be things you would prefer not doing and there are things that you are just not good at – start first by getting rid of the second – then as fast as you can grow your way to getting rid of the first.

If you have a business model that excites you and you construct your daily actions around your strengths, then you will have a business you can be passionate about and success, well, it will come naturally and maybe even easily.

Here’s your homework: write out what would make you more excited about your days in your business and write out what you are best at… and then assess how much time and energy is allocated to these things specifically in the context of your business and strategy for growth.

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