The fact is that most people will waste five of their next 15 years! Yes, we can become successful faster. It is possible to speed up the process. Why drag out the process when we can make things happen by doing things more effectively and with bigger results?
It’s back to business for many and for the thousands of SMEs that kept on going over the festive season; I hope that your tills have been filled with plenty! Early January is always the time when most fine-tune goals and objectives, and also think about what they could have done the year before. 2015 is history so let’s learn from it and focus on the NOW. We all want to go big every year, but let’s make this year the Big One.
Show me a business where everyone lives and works by self-managing, and I’ll bet it’s a business destined for greatness. Make sure that the first person you are managing every day is yourself.
As a business owner, it is inevitable that at some point on our journey we will hit that T-junction or worse the ‘Brick Wall’. This ‘life happening’ and ‘what to do now’, is not taught at Business School. At this point, most throw in the towel, but there are some who dig deep and keep moving. This is what makes a true entrepreneur. The ultimate success factor is overcoming adversity and bouncing back.
Entrepreneurs who have become successful in changing the world have successfully conquered themselves first. They have transformed themselves from arrogant to humble, lazy to hardworking, negative to positive, unhappy to happy, ungrateful to grateful, pessimistic to optimistic and unlikeable to likeable. They have become people who never quit as opposed to people who give up easily. They constantly think and behave like winners.
It is a fact that the most successful people in the world aren’t busy. Have you noticed how people feel so guilty when they aren’t busy and how they try to look busy? Just about everyone likes to be busy or prefers it that way. We all have to change that life pattern.
I frequently talk about the topic and just about every day, wherever I may be, am asked this question in one form or another, ‘What do I need to do to build a highly successful business?’ For an entrepreneur, success is just about everything. We all spend a great deal of time and energy searching for the ultimate path to the top.
An entrepreneur – an individual who, rather than working as an employee, runs a business and assumes all the risk and reward of a given business venture, idea, or product or service offered for sale. The entrepreneur is commonly seen as a business leader and innovator of new ideas and business processes.
Living on the edge and taking risks is the key to happiness and success. Almost everything worth doing is risky. Are you stuck in a comfort zone and just hoping to have a mistake-free, loss-free, and stress-free life? It may sound like the good life, but it is actually the 'no-life' way to go. Too much safety and comfort bore me and lead to apathy and a life of mediocrity. You will never get where you want to be if you don’t take risks.