Stuck behind your computer? There are many of you who, in the first week of the New Year, are sitting behind your computer, staring at the screen, wondering what to do first in order to drive business growth this year.
I know why you’re stuck, too. You have been afraid to make some decisions that will move you forward, that’s why. Decisions that will drive the kind of business growth you desire. So, you will continue doing what you’ve been doing in hopes of getting a different outcome. Well, my friend, that’s the definition of insanity.
Simplicity is the Secret Sauce
For those of you who know me, you know I like to keep things simple. That’s my secret sauce. When people say they want to be just like me – I challenge them. I challenge them to take the steps, take the risks and do the things I’ve done over the past 5 years to grow my business. Has it always been easy – NO! There is NO easy street, people.
As I see it, you have 2 choices. Be an entrepreneur and run your own business OR go work for someone else. Those of you who are reading this now obviously chose to be in business for yourself. In that case, you must get out from behind the computer and follow these 4 TIPS to grow your business this year.
TIP #1: IDENTIFY WHAT YOU WANT
I talk about this all the time. You must get very clear about what you want – and how bad you want it. Break it down – be specific – get clear. And then figure out what support you need to achieve those goals.
Business growth is not by accident, you make the choice to grow. And if that choice is not made, inevitable you all make the choice not to grow. Identify what you want, make the choice and run with it.
TIP #2: MAKE A DECISION
This is the #1 barrier that most business people face when it comes to making progress, making more money, working with ideal clients and creating your ideal life.
Just learn to make a decision! For heaven’s sake – get off the fence. Make a decision and move forward. The constant ‘thinking about it’ puts you into analysis paralysis. Stop that. Learn to make decisions. Be the CEO in your business. Keep moving forward.
TIP #3: TAKE ACTION
Staying in a state of analysis paralysis means you’re eating the dust of other entrepreneurs around you. There’s tons of business out there.
There’s plenty for everyone. But you’re not in the game because you are afraid – afraid of identifying what you want, afraid of making decisions, afraid of things not being perfect, afraid of what others think, afraid of charging what you’re worth – you’re just stuck in FEAR. Successful entrepreneurs do feel the fear (oh yes, we DO!) and get in the game anyway. Join us – you’ll be happy you did.
TIP #4: GET A COACH
Did you really think you could get into the entrepreneurial game and figure it all out by yourself? Really? Who do you think you are? All successful entrepreneurs have a coach – I have TWO!
Stop hiding behind the mindset that ‘I can’t afford it… ‘. You can’t afford NOT TO hire a coach. Why make expensive mistakes? Why re-invent the wheel? Why work in isolation? Listen, it’s hard enough to be an entrepreneur but it’s a whole lot easier (more fun, and more lucrative too) when you work with someone who’s got your back. So, if there’s only one thing you do this year – it’s to read this article again – and follow each of the steps.
THEN YOU WILL GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND I’LL BE THE FIRST TO CELEBRATE WITH YOU. IDEAL CLIENTS ARE WAITING. PEOPLE HAVE MONEY TO SPEND. THEY’RE LOOKING FOR YOU!
GET OUT FROM BEHIND THE COMPUTER! TAKE THAT FIRST STEP TO DRIVE BUSINESS GROWTH THIS YEAR.