Leaf through a number of entrepreneurial magazines, and you’ll find a number of personalities doing well enough to field envy. It’s okay to be envious; we all want to do well in life. Moreover, we’re all interested in the habits and practices of those presently doing well.
What are the thoughts and actions that equal a successful businessperson, one who can wage a number of productive practices? We all want to know! While we can’t read the minds or physically mimic every action of the successful, we can mind a number of things they do to get closer to emulating their successes.
Mind the following four daily practices of those having business success.
Do As I Think…
It’s great to have role models, but don’t expect to do the same exact thing as Steve Jobs. Rather act like your role models, attempt to think more like them. For example, are they more conservative minded or liberal with taking business chances? Is that a philosophy you admire? Or, is it one you believe you could integrate into your own respective business model?
What are your present thoughts about where your business is and where you want it to go? Keep an ongoing journal of thoughts, principles, and intentions. This helps build a business road, bridging intent with reality.
What businessperson will mention their absolute disregard for making money? It would be extremely difficult to find one. But, making a lot of money should not be the sole purpose of the entire business venture or day-to-day functions.
Place practical expectations on your business from a daily and weekly perspective. Rather than goals equaling ‘lots of money,’ create mini goals related to efficiency and customer service. An efficient service or product, stemming from a company keen on customer service makes money. Real estate blogger and former baseball player, Kevin Kerekes champions small, practical goals.
Survey your competition and the behavior of those in your respective industry, and strive to be different in your marketing approach. Don’t attempt to climb completely out of the box to the point of discomfort, but look for ways to distinguish your services and products.
Unique approach and creativity comes easier to some than others. Moreover, some entrepreneurs need a bit of encouragement. Therefore, choosing to align with a marketing agency is beneficial for those who are reluctant to initiate maneuvers alone. Make surveying competitors and the reception of consumers a daily activity, helping to shape a unique and distinguishable marketing approach.
Efficiency Over Expansion
The industrial revolution created a streamlined business ideology. Why create three products per day when one could create 300? If there’s a demand, a lack of supply is lost money. That sentiment is true, yet it’s advised never to risk efficiency for sentiments of expansion and increased production.
Each day, write down thoughts related to garnering more efficient business practices. While creating more of the same assumes increased revenue, increased efficiency raises a brand’s value in the eyes of the public, warranting more money per hour, product, etc. It’s more sustainable.
Kevin Kerekes enjoys writing about baseball, urban development and motivation. Spending years in baseball helped him develop healthy habits to share with others. He enjoys time exercising and being with his family.