April 15, 2013
I haven't posted a blog post in a while because I am on the road with my 15 statewide humanitarian tour. I named this blog post "Business Success 101."
What are you willing to do to become a successful business owner? Would you travel across the country and tell your customers and clients that you have a product or service that can potentially be life-changing for them? Or will you simply sit back and try to build a local audience that you have outgrown and that no longer value what you have to offer?
When I decided to take my business on the road on Jan. 2, 2013, I knew upfront that my Empowerment Company, Angels Press, had the potential to deliver 'life-altering' information to those who need it the most. After all -- I had spent years building the business so now my only goal was to deliver.
Everyone asked me why would you get on the road in the dead of winter and travel up north to do something that you could have done in the south? My response was"you can never wait for the perfect conditions in your life -- to change your life."
At some point, you need to get out of your comfort zone and step out on your faith especially if you are trying to build a successful business.
Being successful as a business owner means one thing - 'passion.' Being passionate about your business and especially your customers and clients is what will propel you into business success.
Business success is about making money - that's clear and simple. If you are not making money as a business owner, then you are simply building a 'hobby' - not a business.
To launch and build a successful business, I realized early on that you needed to be dedicated and committed. You also need to be a self-starter, have a good understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, have self-discipline and will power. However, just because you don't have those characteristics doesn't mean you won't obtain them as you move forward and build your business.
Remember as you have heard from some of the great speakers in the past, "You don't have to be great to get started - but you have to get started to be great." Have you started your dream yet? What are you waiting on?
More than anything to be successful as a business owner, you need to have a 'vision.' Before anything can happen in your business life, you first need to have a vision of things to come.
To visualize your dream of being a successful business owner, will require that you engage in daily meditations and seriously explore from the inside out what is happening in your personal and business life.
It also requires that you live a balanced life. That's not always easy because most people are overwhelmed with life -- so balance will be the key to bringing business success into your life. No business owner becomes successful overnight so the goal is to pace yourself and stay focused. Keep your eyes on the prize.
Keep visualizing your dream, stay balanced and set goals. The goal is to set 30 day, 60 day, 90 day, 6 months, 1 year and 5 year goals around your health, your finances, your business and career. Put yourself first in whatever you do while you take care of your family and others that you deeply care for. Your motto should be "Self, Family, and Community."
As a business owner, once you make your customers and clients successful, you too in the process will become successful. Being successful means different things to different people so don't let anyone define success for you - define it for yourself!
At the end of the day it all boils down to what are you willing to do to become a successful business owner? It's all about bringing joy and happiness into your life while you live a balanced and fulfilled life. Good luck!