ARE YOU DOING ENOUGH?
A statement that I frequently hear from small business owners when we review their business history is: “I could have done more”. All our days are numbered – finite- and someday they will run out, but living a life of regret for something you have not done in the past will hinder your business growth more than almost any other factor.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life and your entire business future is ahead of you, not behind you. What you do today and tomorrow is all that really counts. Refuse to be a victim; don’t blame others; yes, life can sometimes be unfair but you are the only one that can change to have a different outcome.
Several rules to consider as you make this transition to a new you:
- Don’t get too comfortable. Growing a successful small business requires doing what is right even if it may be uncomfortable. That includes working harder and longer and not slowing down every time you get a little ahead.
- Take a stand – commit to live and work by your values.
- Plan for tomorrow. Save that first little profit instead of spending it today.
- Take the risk. T.S. Eliot wrote “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
- Don’t walk your business path alone: I am reminded of a paragraph written by Seth Godin, “Human beings can’t help it: we need to belong. One of the most powerful of our survival mechanisms is to be part of a tribe (community, to contribute to and take from) a group of like-minded people.”
Just as you need to participate in a support community, you should strive to connect with your customers so that they also can form and belong to a community. Being part of a community is not enough. Being an active member and leading with your strengths will help you gain the full benefit of membership.
BizQuack was designed to become that small business community that allows all its members to achieve whatever level of success they want. Learn to use all the tools; reach out to the other members; invite your customers and prospects to join.
Remember, start your day in front of the BizQuack dashboard, read current and past blogs, participate in the Tuesday Challenge, use the Accountability tracker, learn from an educational session and participate in special group offerings.
KEEP GOING! NO REGRETS!
Tips & Advice by Nick Petra – CFP, Mentor, and Founder of StrategicDuck and BizQuack
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