Are you thinking of starting a business or already have a side business, but spinning your wheels week in, week out, because you just don’t know what to be focusing on? If so, this week’s episode is for you.
I’m talking about taking action because this is such a big piece to becoming a successful business owner.
You can have all the most amazing ideas in the world, be the best at what you do, have clients begging to work with you, but if you don’t take action, then you’re not going to be successful. You’re not going to make it happen.
This is a really critical component to the personal success formula, which I shared with you in last week’s video.
In case you missed the first two videos you can catch up on:
Step 1: Finding Your Confident Edge
Step 2: Cultivation the right associations and support team in your business
In that book, Sharon shares a personal success formula, which I have adapted a little bit.
In essence “success” is defined as whatever you make of it. Everybody has a different definition of it, but for the purposes of this video, I’m really talking about having a successful business where you’re working in an area with clients in a particular industry that really lights you up and makes you feel fulfilled right down to the gut level at the end of the day, and brings in the revenue to support a lifestyle that you want. Because let’s face it, it’s not about work, work, work. You’ve got to enjoy and have fun along the way.
In essence, you want to find your confident edge.
When you have your confident edge, you know:
- What your talents are
- What you’re passionate about
- There are people out there who need what you have to offer.
- You’re going to get paid for what you do
You’re confident. You’re rocking. You know you can do this.
Yet, you can’t just have that, right? You might have confidence. You need more than just that.You need to be able to take it forward.
You need to have associations. October that’s what the A is for here. That’s people in your corner, both internally and externally. What do I mean by that? Internally, you want to have people who understand what you’re going through and that you can brainstorm with and troubleshoot when you’re just having those down days, and also have associations with people in your industry who could really support you in becoming that thought leader and positioning yourself as an expert.
Then you need action. You have to take action on whatever it is that you’re looking to do in your successful business. When you’ve got this trifecta down, then you can add a bit of faith, because we all know it takes a bit of faith to start a business as well.
This week, I’m talking about taking action.
You and I both know that we have to take action.
Whilst we might know that in our heads, when it comes to sitting down at our desks and doing the work, you may procrastinate or simply not do the work.
So how do you overcome that?
Step 1: Schedule regular time in your diary.
Action item for this week: I want you to schedule a dedicated time in your diary. It doesn’t matter how long it is. It could be as little as 30 minutes. It could be as long as a whole day on the weekend. It really doesn’t matter. What matters is that you consistently show up for your business and treat it like your part-time or full-time job.
You got to be serious. You got to be professional and be there and show up. Literally, after this video, I want you to go to your Google Calendar or your pen and paper (whatever you use) and then schedule time when you are going to sit down and spend time on your business on a weekly basis.
You can decide what to do with the next tip that I’m going to share, but that’s number one. I want you to treat this appointment like you would any other meeting you have at work. It’s essential. It’s important. It is paramount to your success.
I have a son who’s at kindergarten, and he’s getting home every day, doing his Chinese characters and his English ABCs and numbers. We spend maybe 20 minutes a day just to work on his homework. It’s that little and often consistency which is really helping him to improve. That’s the same principle that we need to apply in your business, to show up and spend some time at your desk doing the work.
Step 2: Schedule regular time in your diary.
Focus your time on what’s going to move the needle in your business.
When you’re thinking about that time, I want you to sit down and ask yourself:
“What do I need to do that is going to make the biggest impact and help me move forward as much as possible in my business?”
It normally revolves around how you’re going to get a sale at the end of the day, how are you going to put a program, a product, a service offering out there that people can sign up for.
Now I want to hear from you.
Make a public declaration and share:
- How much time are you dedicating to your business every week?
- What are you going to focus on this week?
Next week, I will be talking to you about a final step of the personal success formula, which is faith. But in the mean time leave a comment below.
P.S. Are you playing catch up and haven’t found your Confident Edge yet? Not to worry! Make sure you check out the first video and download your free worksheet to get you started! You can access yours HERE.