10 Secrets of Success in Business
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Sailing the Entrepreneur-ship. Running a one-person business is a creative, flexible & challenging way to become your own boss and chart your own future. It is about creating a life, as it is about making a living. It takes courage, determination & foresight to decide to become an Entrepreneur. From the relatively safe cocoon of the corporate world, where paychecks arrive regularly, you will be venturing into the unchartered territories of business. Is there a way to determine whether you can be a successful entrepreneur, or you are better off to work for somebody else? Alas, there is no formula for success. However, most successful entrepreneurs share these ten (10) characteristics. Check if you possess any one of them:
1. Think “Success”. To attain the kind of success that you want, you need to dream BiG. Every success story starts with BiG Dreams. You need to have BiG dreams for yourself – which you want to be somebody rich, famous or fulfilled. You need to have a clear vision of what you want to achieve. But it doesn’t stop in dreaming alone. You should actively “visualize” success in your mind that you can almost feel it, touch it or it is within your reach. Play this image back at every opportunity. What does it feel like to triple your current income? How will your life change? What will your business look like if you achieved the million-dollar mark?
nVisioning. Successful entrepreneurs possess an attitude of openness and faith that you can have what you want if you can simply envision it as the first step on the path of action to acquiring it. Management gurus have taught us the power of visualization – seeing yourself in your mind as having accomplished your dreams. If you want to be a successful writer, envision yourself signing books for a throng of people who have lined up to have your autograph. If you want to be rich, picture yourself in luxurious surroundings holding a fat Check Book. And the process of “envisioning” success for you, should be a constant activity! You need to think that you are successful (or will be one) every single waking hour. A personal development coach shared me her secret to help her continuously visualize her goals for the moment: when climbing stairs, recite your goal with every step you take. So if you want more money, say “I will have plenty of money” in every step of the stairs. This technique will reinforce your goal and keep it fresh in your consciousness.
2. Be Passionate about what you do. You start a business to change any or all part of your life. To attain this change, you need to develop or uncover an intense, personal passion to change the way things are and to live life to the fullest. Success comes easily if you love what you do. Why? Because we are more passionate in our pursuit of goals about things that we love. If you hate your job right now, do you think you will ever be successful at it? Not in a million years! You may plod along, even become competent at the tasks, but you will never be a great success at it. You will achieve peak performance and do what you have to do to succeed only if you are doing something that interests you or something that you care about.
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