How To Get To Where You Want To Be In Business (And Maybe Life Too)
Getting to where you want to be in your business life can sometimes feel like a never-ending task. The days, months, and years go by, and it hardly feels like you’re making any progress.
When it comes to building a company, the ancient advice to “pay as much attention at the end as at the beginning” comes into play. Things never progress linearly. They always go in fits and spurts. One minute, your business feels like a failure, the next it is like a raging success.
In this post, we take a look at some of the ways to get to where you want to be in business so that you can thrive. Remember, patience is your biggest ally.
Keep Your Sleep Schedule At Weekends
Many of us let our routine slip at the weekend. It’s high time we had some fun, we tell ourselves. This approach, though, can land you in a lot of trouble come Monday morning.
If you sleep late on Saturday night, it affects your ability to recover on Sunday and feel fresh on the following week. If you sleep at 11 pm on a weekday, continue doing this at the weekend. Cram your social events into the daytime so that you can keep your energy levels high long-term.
So many business leaders hamstring themselves with their internal narratives. They convince themselves about what’s possible and then use that as an excuse for failing to take action.
Think carefully about what you can really achieve. Be open to new ideas. Accept that the world is full of limitless opportunities and that, if you apply enough attention and focus, it will eventually yield to your desires.
Don’t try to go it alone in business. That’s not how it works. Instead, great companies build themselves by leveraging others – both internally and externally. Internally, find people to do all the jobs that you can’t do, even if that’s the CEO role itself. Be a controlling chairman involved in some aspect of the operations, but don’t assume that you have skills where you don’t.
Externally, find people who can make your operations slicker and more effective in the modern marketplace. Hire influencers to reach out to new audiences on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. Get accountants to take care of your finances. And use SEO companies to build website visibility. Avoid trying to forge ahead with these tasks by yourself.
Say You’re Sorry All The Time
Saying you’re sorry in business can have a massive impact on your success, even if you’re not to blame. Just apologizing to people immediately puts them at ease and makes them more amenable. Once you deal with their emotional objections, you’ll find that they are much more pliant, willing to do your bidding.
Lastly, you’ll notice that many of the most successful people in a business work out every day. Getting the blood pumping helps your body function better, allowing you to get more done. It also improves your attitude, something that will rub off on the rest of your team.