Thursday, September 2, 2010


3 Essentials For Success

Want to up your level of success this year?

If so, a good starting point is to assess how you currently measure up against some of the common factors that are present in consistently successful business owners. Here are 3 of the most important ones:

1. Mindset
This is for me the most important contributing factor to success in business, family and life.

Here's why:

Mindset creates thought patterns - thought patterns create feelings - feelings create behaviour/actions - actions create results.

Whatever results you are getting right now started with your mindset.

I have spent the last few years studying mindset - what creates it, how to change it and the impact it has on success in business, family and life. I can tell you from personal experience, changing this one area alone can totally transform success in every area of your life.

2. Build strong foundations
When I am talking about building strong business foundations I am talking about the engine that drives your business forward. We are talking about factors such as vision, strategy, business plans, goals, action plans, to name but a few.

The problem is, this part of the business is often neglected in favour of flavour of the minute fads, gimmicks and products that happen to catch the attention.
Think of a car. You can put in a fancy music system, give it a trendy colour and add on as many gadgets as you like. However, if the engine isn't working properly there is no way it is going to get you to where you want to go.

Business foundations are the engine of your business. Neglect them at your peril!

3. Wearing different hats
Operating with one hat on in your business (i.e. doing the task you do for a living) limits your business potential. Why? Because being a successful business owner is very different to doing the work. The key is in the word "being". Thinking, acting and behaving as a business owner is a totally different role to doing the work. If you are serious about business success, learn how to "be" a business owner working on your business as well as doing the day to day work. Don't wear the same hat for every area of your business.

The first step to any change is always awareness. So if you are serious about success this year take a good long hard look at these three essential factors for success.

What do you need to do in each area to up your game, your results and your success?

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