Are you an entrepreneur, a hobbyist or someone who has managed to create several jobs for themselves? The truthful answer to this question will 100% determine your future success.
Your business will never give you the freedom you are looking for unless it is a REAL business.
If you are too busy working for your clients – you will never have time to develop leverage, to improve your systems and processes, to eventually “free” yourself from the business, create jobs for others and contribute to the economy. It is impossible to do – you’ll jut burn yourself out. I’ve seen it happen many, many times.
Do you want to be a successful business owner – or do you want to be a statistic?
Entrepreneurs who make it will do what it takes to succeed. Instead of moaning about not making their goals – they get pissed. They used that emotion to push harder and work smarter the next time. Being an entrepreneur means when your event doesn’t go as well as you thought it would – pushing through that – re jiggering the plan and moving on. I see far too many people who when things don’t go they way they want – they give up. In fact, most people give up the moment just before when they would have seen success.
Here are five (hard) things you need to be willing to do to build a long term sustainable (legacy) business:
1. Start with a strong foundation – too many business owners wait to invest in professional help until they can “afford” it. The trouble is they never can. Get the help you need right from the start. Invest in a coach, hire professionals to get your financial and legal ducks in a row. Hire an assistant to free you to focus on sales.
2. Systems will make you free. Many entrepreneurs are not systems people. They are attracted to new ideas and new routines. The biggest gift you can give to yourself is to start writing down your processes from the start. If you have a system written down – then you can hand it off. If your business has a process that works – it can be sold. Your business cannot exist solely in your head.
3. Pick up the phone. If you are selling a product that costs more than a couple of hundred dollars – most of your sales will be over he phone. That is just the truth. Start making those phone calls. Keep in mind that 10-20% conversion rate is normal
4. Follow Up. Keep asking until they tell you not to. Sometimes people need to think about things.
5. Treat your customers like the rock stars they are. Happy clients buy again – they also bring their friends.
So my final question to you is:
Are you willing to do what it takes? I show you how to do to these things on my free livestream on July 14.© Copyright 2015 Michele A Scism