Message from my mentor on 4 steps to business success
As you read through the following steps for business success, you will notice that these steps pertain to your state, not (directly) to the day-to-day tasks of running a business. This is because transforming your mindset is the first step in business mastery. Once you’ve cultivated your state, you’re equipped to pursue additional skill-building in time management, innovation and other skills necessary for running a successful business.
4 STEPS TO SUCCESS
STEP 1: CELEBRATE YOUR FIRST SUCCESS (BELIEF/ATTITUDE)
Even if it’s tiny, you’re making an adjustment to your beliefs and attitudes. Recognizing and enjoying something positive will start to fuel an upwards momentum.
STEP 2: STOP TELLING YOURSELF IT’S IMPOSSIBLE (POTENTIAL)
Everyone has unlimited potential. In fact, we frequently tell ourselves that we won’t be able to do something before anyone else has a chance to weigh in. Accept the possibility of success.
STEP 3: UNDERSTAND THE TRAINING EFFECT (ACTION)
Whenever you start something new, recognize that the learning curve is steep. You’re not going to become a master overnight, but you can experience massive growth in a short amount of time with enough concentrated effort. But then you plateau. And it’s hard to keep going because the rate of change is incremental after the initial period of growth; you’re putting in the same amount of effort but not getting the same rewards.
Recognizing how the training effect works is one of the key factors for business success. If you know you’ll eventually hit a plateau and have a plan in place to break through, you’ll be able to keep your momentum, not get stuck. Then you’ll be able to get those elated feelings again as you climb even higher.
STEP 4: EVALUATE WITH ACCURACY (RESULTS)
Often if we’re feeling bad, everything seems bad. Think about what happens when you’re sick – suddenly everything is hard, right? You’re not feeling well physically, and now even the smallest task seems challenging and overwhelming. The same thing happens when you’re stuck in a negative cycle. Often we lose sight of what results actually mean because we believe they’re going to be bad. So take a step back, bring in a third party or find some other way to accurately assess what’s happening in your business. Maybe your actions are misdirected or your desired results wildly inaccurate; neither lead to business success. Pro tip: start small. You’ll then have success, which can translate into more positive results.
GET BETTER AT YOUR BUSINESS
Another factor connected to creating a success cycle is not quitting when things get hard. The key to success in business? Keep going. Find a way to break through. When you’re on the other side you’ll start growing again. Remember: resourcefulness is the ultimate resource. Understand how to cultivate a mindset of finding a way instead of giving up; your business will thank you.
The mentor: Tony Robbins