In order to appreciate the four steps that I assume it takes to learn ,you must first be able to illustrate what you believe success is in your private right mind.
To me, it is the end of purpose. Meaning, if you have an ‘intent’ to mow the grass and you completed it, then that is accomplishment for the step taken place.
Simple right? So, what does attainment look like in business?
1) What is your “WHY”?
In order to be successful in business, your “Why” must be larger than your pursue, dilemma, agenda, you name it – it must be everything. If you don’t have a “why”, then there is no reason to be in industry for yourself – PERIOD. This is the most important step of all. If you can not get past this step, stop learning this column and move on with life, until you have your “WHY”.
Once you have solid your why, you must put an action plan in affect – THEN TAKE IT!
This means do what you need to do to make your business come alive. Do what others around you would consider crazy to be doing. Bear in mind, this is your industry and your ‘Why’, not your friends, families or anyone else’s business. So take it critically.
(as I am writing this column, I am missing my son’s baseball tournament. That is how BIG my WHY is for me. Because I know that no subject what, this will enhance my family and people around me ten fold.)
3) Repeat Development
What do I mean by this statement? Let me ask you this. if you have achieved High School or even College, do you think you have gained all the knowledge you need to be successful in life or business today? Heck, No! College doesn’t teach you about life. Paying your bills. Raising a family, teaching your children from right from wrong. If you pick not to self improve yourself, whether by learning, going to seminars, listening to tapes, doing something that will help your mind-set; you will not grow inside and conceive that foresight that is essential to win in life or in business today.
4) Mastermind Group
OK, this does not mean have a meeting at the local bar or Pub and go over what your balance sheet looks like. This means to have a different group that will hold each member obligated for there own actions for there business. They are like a silent partner, but they having no skin in the game, but to see you succeed in life and your business. This is essential to have. I would advise that they are not part of your inner group of friends and that they are in the same line of industry that you are in. This team is so sacred, there will be nothing that will counter in your way to connect with them at least one time a week.
So, very light stuff. I am here to tell you it is not the easiest substance to accomplish. But I am here to tell you, if you do these things, you will be succeeding beyond any doubt.
Hello! I am from Kentucky. My friends call me Thomas or “Chandler”. I am happily married to the love of my life for 12 years now. We have 3 wonderful children. Visit my website at TheExceptionalJoe.Com to learn how to build your online personal brand online.