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Most of us entrepreneurs are extremely passionate about our ideas, but many of us struggle with how to put things into action. Building your business successfully is all about having the right mindset.
My goal is to help bring focus to the business building process, so that you can stop worrying and start doing. I want you to embrace a new kind of mentality. One that will give you the confidence and clarity you need to take smart steps toward building the business of your dreams.
As you know, the entrepreneurial path is never easy. I strongly believe that you create your own luck and that only YOU are in charge of your own happiness. That means it's time to take action.
Successful entrepreneurs are DOERS not just DREAMERS. So my mentality is to continuously plan, progress and improve. You must do something everyday that takes your idea or business forward.
You ready? Let's do this!
1. Visualize the end, so you can properly plan the beginning.
Don’t jump into a new idea before properly evaluating it. You really need to determine what problems your business solves or any gaps in the marketplace that your product can fill. Not only that, but you’ll want to discover ways to capitalize on unmet needs or opportunities.
Most importantly you need to figure out how you’re ultimately going to sell and to whom, so that you can work toward that and not waste time and money on other distractions.
Jumping into something without figuring out what customers you want to reach and how you’re going to reach them.
Discovering the problems, challenges, motivations and desires of your customers and how your offering fits those.
2. Gain focus and clarity simply by planning ahead.
If you’ve ever felt like you were moving in a million directions, it’s because you haven’t properly planned out your objectives or defined your strategy. No wonder you feel stuck or overwhelmed. Without a plan in place, you are either not making progress or experiencing too much trial and error.
You need to set goals and determine what resources you need to achieve them. This should be researched and understood before further investing in your idea.
Moving forward without a plan in place that will ultimately help guide you through the process.
Setting goals and outlining the required resources needed to accomplish your vision.
3. Make progress by committing to take action every week.
It’s important to not worry about perfecting every little detail, but instead make continuous improvements. The goal is to get to market as quickly as possible. This means working smart in order to get the first version of your product or service to the world with the least amount of resources.
Yes, you will make mistakes along the way, but you need to continually implement and improve. The faster you do that, the faster you get to a point of success. Make a point to do something every week.
Worrying about creating the perfect product or service and holding back the value that you have to offer customers.
Putting yourself and your work out there as soon as possible, and focus on improving things over time.
4. Take pride in the fact that your business is a reflection of you.
Building a business on your own means that many eyes are on you at all times. This can be very intimidating and often lead to the fear of moving forward. You need to remember one thing...don’t be scared of failing. It’s part of the process that will lead you to success.
No one will think less of you. Instead of letting fear hold you back, embrace the fact that your business represents part of who you are. Allow that idea to empower you to create a brand that truly represents who you are.
Fearing failure and being scared that people are not going to accept the business and brand you put out there.
Channeling that fear into energy that will allow you to embrace yourself and take charge of the business you’re building.
5. Be resourceful in order to save time and money.
If you reach success in business it’s because you had the resources to stay afloat through the ups and downs. Don’t let your sanity or pocketbooks get burnt out. Find the right tools that will allow you to work smarter and find the right people that will help you eliminate trial and error.
You need to take time to educate yourself on ways to help you implement things in your business faster and cheaper. Keeping this at the top of mind will allow you to more effectively build your business.
Getting burnt out by wasting valuable resources and being naive to the latest and greatest tools, vendors and mentors.
Finding the right resources that will allow you to save time, money and sanity for reaching your goals.
6. Choose to position yourself with people that can help you.
No one who rose to the top ever did it alone. Make sure you surround yourself with others who will not only support your business building efforts, but will push you forward. Accountability is key to success. We all are guilty of procrastinating certain things.
The right people in your corner will be the guiding light you need to make huge progress in your business. Get out of the mindset that you can do everything yourself. You can only gain insight, feedback and encouragement from others.
Thinking that you can build a business all on your own and then struggling with how to properly execute things.
Surrounding yourself with people who can help you take your business to the next level based on their experience and guidance.