If you’ve been in business for a few years, then you know what it’s like to get into a rut.
Have you ever been stagnate or stuck because you were continually reinforcing the negative stories in your mind.
Have you heard yourself saying: “Why can’t I be like so and so?” “I’m not good at growing my business” or “What’s wrong with me?” or “What am I missing – why can’t I get it?”
These are all limiting beliefs that stop many business owners from succeeding. These inner messages keep business owners from getting what they really want in life.
Every business owner can take actions every day that will move him/her in the direction of business success and help him/her re-program their “poor me” thinking so they can “get on their dime.”
I have learned so much and have grown in every area of my life. Here is what I have learned and what has helped me to “get on my dime”:
1. Delegate everything you can. Take the time to define and evaluate your biggest money-making activities. Then be ruthless about committing your time to your money makers especially the ones that provide the most value and make the most money.
Outsource or hire individual(s) to handle the bookkeeping, organizing your office, running errands, etc.
2. Price your services based on value. If you provide a service to people, trading hours for dollars doesn’t work if you want to make real money and build wealth.
Price your services based on the value that your clients receive… not on the amount of time that you put into the project. When you price on value and continually give your best value all of he time, you will obtain more clients, more money and master more skills.
3. Learn from people who know more than you. Do whatever you can to squeeze in more learning time. Listen to personal development CDs while driving, while on the plane or while on the treadmill.
You can hire a nutritionist to help you eat better, a personal trainer to help you workout effectively, or a coach to keep you focused. When you take care of yourself you are able to perform more effectively in your business – thus you achieve business success.
Everything you do to enhance your knowledge, your health and your mindset will pay off by more abundance and peace in your life.
4. Call other business owners and ask them how they do specific things. If there is someone you come across on a forum or in an article that you want to know more about, get in touch with the person(s) and ask specific questions.
You’ll be surprised at how much valuable information you’ll garner this way. You never know, these same people may get in touch with you in the future to hire you, refer you, provide you with a great business deal, or even suggest a joint venture. Many great things will come your way simply by getting in touch with other successful people.
5. Always pay yourself first. Whether you are making $20,000/year or $200,000/year, always pay yourself first. Don’t forget to set aside money every month in an interest-bearing savings, money market account or stock options.
TAKE ACTION: Over the next month, set aside time everyday to complete these “get on your dime” strategies. Keep a journal of the outcomes and make sure that you help some one else when they call and ask: “how do you do certain things”.© Copyright 2013 Laureen Wishom