The last time I spoke about creating a successful, smart business and entrepreneurial mindset, you all loved it.
So, this one goes out to you.
Today, I'll be talking about success principles that you should know whether you're an entrepreneur or working on your career. These principles will skyrocket your success!
Let's dive in…
#1 You are not your business
For a long time, I was working so hard on my business that I almost crashed. I don't recommend anyone getting to that point.
What's important is that you remember you're not your business. And for a moment, I forgot that. I love my work, and I'm sure you do too, whether you're working on your own or for someone else. But always keep in mind that your revenue, likes, or comments don't define you.
The same goes for the success of your business. It doesn't determine your worth as an individual.
#2 Document your processes
I want you to look at this principle from two perspectives: marketing and business operations.
From a marketing perspective, I advise you to document what you're doing in the moment to give your audience a view behind the scenes. Share what you're going through; share the ups and downs. It's a great way to create easy content, too.
In terms of business, documenting your processes is even more crucial. It will change your life. On a daily basis, you're probably doing heaps of tasks and going through a bunch of to-do lists.
And I bet that some of these tasks get done more than once. If that's the case, you should document every task or activity into a process or protocol.
Imagine someone from your team is out sick or on vacation. Having a clearly documented process ensures that someone else can quickly take over that specific activity.
#3 You've got to pay your dues
So many people think they will become an overnight success.
BUT overnight success doesn't exist. You have to put in the work.
There's so much information available online that people start feeling entitled to success and money. We start getting the wrong idea and think we can learn our way to the top.
Reality is different. Even with coaching from the absolute best out there, you still have to put in the work. You've got to pay your dues.
This is going to sound like a cliché, but my dad used to tell me: “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
#4 Work smarter, not harder
If you're running yourself into the ground and constantly walking into the wall, it's time to start working smarter.
Document your processes, outsource, delegate, and repurpose your content, …
I can share a bunch of tips with you, but my absolute best advice to you is to get into coaching.
Stop thinking you need to do everything by yourself. You can't keep going like that. There are only 24 hours in a day.
With better time management, planning, and consistent guidance, you're going to be extremely clear on the things you need to do.
#5 Action is power
Many people say that knowledge is power, but I truly believe that action is power. You learn by doing. It's that simple.
And yes, it will be super uncomfortable taking action, but this is where you extend your comfort zone.
Many people read books, watch videos, and listen to podcasts, but they never do anything with it. Why?
Most of the time because they're afraid of failing. But you need to fail (at least once per day). It's never going to be perfect, and that's okay. It's part of you evolving.
So, hit post, publish that article, record the video, go live, start the collab, DO the thing… and do it consistently.
Maybe you're also interested in this: Overcome Perfectionism and Beat Procrastination in 4 Steps
#6 Get in your zone of genius
You start with a passion, turn that into a business, and suddenly there's so much extra stuff you have to do—for instance, admin, payments, social media, customer service, and so on.
These are all things that have nothing to do with your passion. So, when you're starting to feel like that, you can do 2 things:
- Make sure you know yourself really well. Never stop learning about yourself.
- Get in your zone of genius.
To get in your zone of genius and be there most of the time, you need to be ready to ask for help.
Identify what's taking away the attention from your zone of genius. Once you've found that, automate that activity or task with systems, document it, and delegate.
By doing so, you'll save a ton of time, and you'll get more time in your zone of genius and ultimately get better at what you do.
I know it sounds scary to invest in systems or outsourcing, but you need this if you're serious about growing your business. Dream big!
#7 Leave your ego at the door
You can't let your ego run your business. And by this, I mean a lot of people out there feel like they are too good to get help or receive coaching.
Honestly, when I first started with my coach, I was like that, too. It was my ego speaking.
Asking someone to help you doesn't make you worthless, but a smart business owner. Never feel too good to ask for help. Never feel too good to invest in yourself.
So, leave your ego at the door. It won't serve you in business. If you're in doubt, ask yourself: “Is this my core or ego speaking?”
#8 Structure is sexy
When you become self-employed or start working from home, you need routines. You need structure in your life.
Structure is sexy and will bring you a booming business. On the other hand, if you don't create structure, you'll keep running in circles and stay stuck.
Get better at time management and work with theme days. For instance, talk to clients on the same day, start your day at the same time every day, answer emails in the afternoon, and so on…I think you get it.
#9 Repeat what works
I don't know how many people I see putting all their effort into one thing, and then they stop. Don't do that.
If you have a proven process that works, repeat it. Let's say you're hosting a webinar, and it turns out great. Do it again.
Next time, get more people to sign up, get more people to actually attend, remind them more, and make sure they buy more. Optimize your proven processes and keep improving.
Some people like creating chaos, but once you find something that works, repeat it. Do it again and again and again. That's how you build a strong, durable business.
Let's recap the 9 principles you need to remember:
- You are not your business
- Document your processes
- Pay your dues
- Work smarter, not harder
- Action is power
- Get in your zone of genius
- Leave your ego at the door
- Structure is sexy
- Repeat what works
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