5 factors that make things happen in your business
Updated: Feb 19
In the beginning, most business owners I start working with fall into one of three categories "Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, others make it happen".
If you want to succeed ... you have to get yourself into the "make it happen" category.
The difference between the highly successful and the moderately so, is that the former DO all they can today to ensure a prosperous tomorrow.
Successful people are a catalyst. They make things happen. Driven by passion and fuelled by their dreams, they are determined to take action and make a difference. They are not content to sit idle or procrastinate. They infect others with their passion and courage. They step up, step out and reach for their goals.
As a business owner, you have to be willing to take 100% responsibility for making things happen. In order to achieve this, you need to know where you want to go and how you want to get there. You need a strategy ... a road map ... a plan, to ease your journey, and you need to stride out confidently and take action to get there.
Research has indicated that the following are present when you want to make things happen:
1. Don't let other people define your purpose
You're the engineer in charge of designing your business life. You have to assume responsibility for shaping your destiny. In the words of Tony Robbins, "It is your decisions, and not your conditions that determine your destiny".
2. Accept change
Be willing to be in a constant state of change as the unexpected unfolds in business. Change isn’t easy, but to be effective, embrace it. Aim to be the most resilient version of yourself and expect exceptional results. Don’t wait for change to happen. Make it happen.
3. Be a catalyst
To be successful, act now. Having faith in yourself is integral to taking charge. Stay focused on achieving your business goals and know your business inside out. The more prepared and knowledgeable you are about your business, the less fear you will have about making decisions and pivoting to take advantage of an opportunity.
4. Expect uncertainty
Business is fluid, so anticipate uncertainty at every turn. Not everything will go as you expect or planned. Make yourself adaptable to changing circumstances to secure existing opportunities and be open to new ones you might have missed by remaining rigid. To be successful, be willing to consistently reinterpret your ideas, thoughts, plans and goals. Embrace not always knowing what will happen next.
5. Keep moving
Don't let disappointments get you down or stop you permanently in your tracks. Stand back and analyse any setbacks and use them as an opportunity to learn what you need to do to positively re direct your energy and keep moving forward with a clear focus.
AND ... here's one more bonus point:
6. Lead authentically
Don't worry about meeting other people's expectations of you. Pursue your goal of success. Don't lose that focus in the need to impress. Just be you. Make real honest connections with the people who are and will become your customers. Learn to listen to your market and build your know, like, trust and connect factors authentically.
Remember, success is not something external shining in, but rather something internal radiating out. If you can envision a better tomorrow, take action today and be a catalyst! Get out there and make things happen!
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by Debra Hill
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