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Being the busiest and most active of all women entrepreneurs is one of the biggest challenges a number of them face. But it’s also a huge asset because it keeps them focused on their goals and not the seemingly endless parade of activities that seem to pull them away from their dream or what they think will make them successful.
You can’t have a successful business in a box or as a hobby. Unless you really want to give up your goals or even be tempted by something less than success, you have to be disciplined about what you do and how you do it.
But that doesn’t mean you have to be a slave to your business. Being focused and taking steady action are the same thing.
First, realize that your success will depend upon you being your absolute best as you go out and find new customers. You need to stay connected to what’s happening around you in terms of trends, events, people, and more. If you are distracted then you are not being successful. And while you are on the lookout for new customers, you need to be disciplined enough to be sure you do so in an efficient and productive way. If not you will be chasing customers, not winning them.
Second, you need to make sure you are following the advice of others who have already been there, done that and been there too. You need to tap other resources as well for ideas, techniques, tips, tricks, guidance, and inspiration. People like me are a goldmine when we are connected and talking about women’s business and women’s issues. There is so much out there and you just have to sift it all to find the best items. What you need to do is put down what you want to do, find resources that can help you, and then follow them. Once you have done that, then go out and find new resources to add to the list.
When you do this, you will quickly find yourself getting results and your business will flourish. After you have done that, then you have to stay focused and disciplined to make sure you don’t wander off course. The best advice I can offer is to make sure you are working on those things on a regular basis that will bring you closer to your goal, and then just do them. Don’t worry about what is going on in the world or what’s going on in your industry. This is a time to focus on what will help you bring your vision to reality. Think of your business as a microscope. The bigger the object the more you want to see. And the smaller the object the less you want to see. The business is a way of looking at the world and making decisions. If you focus on what is going on in the world, you will spend all your time getting ready for something else. If you focus on your business, you can focus on what is going on in the world and decide what you need to get done and when. No more wondering when is it going to rain. Just get it done.
You will need to focus on this during the startup and early stages of your business, so make sure you have the time to do it. Remember, what you focus on, you focus on more. Focus on bringing your vision to life. As you do this, you will begin to attract people and opportunities that will move you towards your vision. You will begin to attract others into your business that will allow you to add those items to your vision.
You will also need to focus on this in the later stages of your business when you have taken your business to the next level. I highly recommend that you hire a business coach, an experienced entrepreneur or business coach who will be able to help you with this. There are a few points that entrepreneurs may need to clarify with their business coach. A business coach will be able to help you clarify these points and help you determine how you want to take your business forward with these new items.
1. Do you see yourself as an entrepreneur who has a vision or do you see yourself as an entrepreneur who just has a business? It is critical to your success that you see yourself as an entrepreneur. Take our previous example, the entrepreneur who just has a business may have been satisfied with the service they provided, but may not have been satisfied with their bottom line. Taking the time to understand what your customers want and need will help you develop your business into a success. Doing what you love will bring your business into reality.
2. How do you define success? Being able to define success will help you to move forward in your business. The definition of success can vary from person to person, but will likely include things such as income, time, energy and emotion. Make sure that you are doing what you love and that you are happy with the level of income you are earning. If you are happy, you will be passionate about what you are doing, and will be able to communicate your passion to others in your business.
3. Are you an employee or a business owner? An employee feels that they are just performing services for someone else. A business owner feels that they are producing income for themselves and helping to grow their company. The answer to this question will determine how you want to take your business forward. Some may want to grow their business by adding staff and others may want to take it in hand by firing staff. Either way will bring you forward as a business, but may not suit everyone.
There are three components to starting your own business – passion, determination and luck. Most businesses are started due to passion. Whether you love what you do or not, you must still feel that you are passionate enough to do it. The second component is determination. Whether you are trying to change an existing business or launch a new one, you need to be determined to make it work. The third component is luck. You need to find the right situation and the right people and be able to luck into it happening. With determination and luck, you can navigate your way through the numerous obstacles that are always lurking around the corner.
The difference between being an employee and being a business owner lies in your definition of success. Many employees and employees-to-be will tell you that being an employee is more their style, and therefore, it’s what they want to do. Being a business owner is what they have always wanted to do, but they are now determined to make it work. They do not want to quit, and they do not want to be fired.
The way they define success is different from the employee or employee-to-be. The way they define success is different is they have different family situations, or different cultural backgrounds. Being a business owner means that they can have their own plane, drive their own car, and spend time with their own people.
So, what do you have to do to get started? You need to start thinking about what you want to do, or what you want to do for yourself. For some, it’s a hobby, for others it’s something to do with their love of animals, for others, it’s about their love of music or sports. You can create whatever you want to, and you should do so, as many people say, “if it was hard, you would not be doing it.” It is at times hard to define your own business. How do you define success? How do you define success for your business? If you are a student, you need to think about the degree that you want to earn, which you can then base the salary you want for that job. To many, it is still hard to find a job. People are still fired from their job every day. There are still job seekers ready to take your job.
For those who are already established in their own business, you still need to make sure that you think about how you can develop your business into something bigger. As you grow, you can eventually fire employees that are not helping you grow. If you think about your growth as a growing company, you can get to that point much quicker. And that is where you need to think about investing in yourself. There are always opportunities to grow your company. So, go get yourself a mentor. Then, start thinking about the rest.