How To Succeed in Business
|October 21, 2010||Posted by Business4Moms under Featured, Must Have Resources, Work Life Balance||
Do you want success in your business or do you want failure? At first it sounds like a ridiculous question, but seriously – have you actually thought about that question. Do you want to succeed? If your answer is anything but “YES!” then you have some work to do.
Some of you out there said “well, yes, but. . . ” and if that was your answer to that question, then you are not ready, you are not prepared, and you are not on the path to success. You are likely either stuck on the side of the road to success or more likely headed in the wrong direction altogether!
If you have a plan for success and you are checking it daily, and making progress on it – good for you! You are either already experiencing your success or it is just around the corner. And when I say “checking it daily” – I’m not talking about your e-mail or your facebook page – I’m talking about your specific plan for success with daily money-making activities.
As some of you may know, the last couple of years I let myself get lazy and distracted from my work at home goals. And when we lost my husband’s income, things got really tight, and we made the decision for me to go back to work while he stayed home and worked on the business so that eventually we could both be at home. That was the plan – I thought I’d be home within a year. Well, it’s been 2 years, and although I love my job, the birth of my (unexpected) youngest makes me yearn to be home full time again. And there is an opportunity there for me, but due to my failure to plan properly, I may or may not be able to take advantage of it.
This caused me to buckle down and look at what I’ve been doing the last two years. And what I saw in retrospect is not what I had intended to focus my attention on. I focused on how tired I was, how I didn’t want to be working outside the home, how I had gained so much weight, how this and how that – what I didnt’ focus on, was my plan to be home again. I “wished” to be home, I “wanted” to be home, but I didn’t make and follow a plan to be home again. I guess I had hoped that it would simply “happen.”
In part of my efforts to refocus on what really matters to me, I’ve started listening to Dani Johnson again. If you haven’t heard her before, you really need to start listening to her. I have her First Steps to Success tapes, and her Christian Tapes (which you can download for free now), and I joined her CFI Success Network (just $1 for the first month – well worth the dollar!) If you want to succeed you need to surround yourself with the right people, and put the right kind of thinking in your brain. Dani is where I go, and I wanted to share with you in case somehow you got sidetracked from your goal, and were wondering where your success went. So the next time someone asks you “do you want to succeed?” you can answer with your whole heart – YES! and your success will be right around the corner! To your success!