“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” ~ Vidal Sassoon
Success doesn’t just happen, it begins with vision. Being able to visualize success initiates originality in ideas. Every idea should be followed up with proper goal setting and a strategic execution plan. Before the plan can be complete you should take time to understand your competition and stay up to date with what is trending in your niche market. This will help you build a great marketing plan; in order to be successful you will need a well thought out marketing plan the will lead to business success. It does take work to find, create, and breed success.
“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try , and those who are afraid you will succeed.”~ Ray Goforth
Know that you were born with purpose, your job is to discover it. Know that you can do all that you set your mind to; it’s simple, just do it. Never let anyone tell you that you can’t accomplish any task or manifest your dreams. You can create a life you love and design a career path you enjoy. You must first discover what it is you are meant to do and then decide what it is you really want to have happen. Uncover your WHY….and creat a life you love!
“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great”. ~Rockefeller
In business and in life you must know when it is beneficial to pass and when to engage. There are opportunities all around you and once you begin operating with an abundant mindset you will be faced with the beauty of choosing the best opportunities to pursue. Not all opportunities will produce the same ROI so choose wisely, you may just have to PASS on the good to go for the great.
Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t; so you will be able to live the remainder of your life in a way that most people can’t. Stay in the press, everything you do and won’t do matters.
In order to accomplish anything in life or business one must foster commitment. According to Bolt (2004) in his book Pursuing human strengths, he writes that research suggest the following tips to help foster commmitment:
(1) Find meaning; people who have found the meaning for their existence are more likely to have long term importance and feelings of significance
(2) Transform a should to a want; Transforming a should into a want will help you achieve your goals and find success.
(3) Choose and enact commitment; commitment is a matter of choice. Strengthen your commitment to your dream and stay focused on the vision.
(4) Go public; by sharing your commitment with business partners and family members you are more likely to achieve your goals.
(5) Set priorities; take control over how you spend your time by setting priorities, time is your most precious asset.
(6) Review commitment; don’t be afraid to review your commitments from time to time to ensure that they are in line with your over all goal.
(7). Maintain hope; above all maintain hope, do not lose sight of why you started on the journey in the first place.
These tips to fostering commitment can help one learn personal initiative and will help to create balance in one’s life.
Bolt, M. 2004. Pursuing Human Strength. New York. Worth Publishers
“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”– Albert Ellis
Life and business are both just a series of conversations and choices. You can create the reality that you wish to see in business as well as life, when you take responsibility for your actions and realize the every moment matters and everything you do or don’t do count. Go ahead “‘create a life you love” -CoachDSA
“Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.” – Arnold H. Glasgow
If you refuse to sacrifice for your dream, your dream will become the sacrifice.
Big dreams will often unfold in phases. Each phase on the journey is important and interdependent upon the other. With proper planning and resources it is possible to achieve any and all that you set your mind to. When people make sacrifices to attain a certain goal; achieving the goal is much more rewarding. Be persistent and never give up on your dream. The choice to pursue is in your hands. There may be sacrifices to make along the way, and you must decide what the dream is worth to you.
You want change and you want it now! It’s paradoxical (or not) that many of you who want change, want to see it right away even though it has taken time, in many cases years, to produce who you have been becoming. Just like planting seeds, the fruit of your labor has to go through the process of change before you can see the outcome above the surface. Even then it takes time to produce the fruit of the seeds that have been planted. Lasting change in personal development fosters deliberate growth when engaged in an effective mental capacities building program. Some studies in NLP, nuerolinquistic programming, have revealed that you can shorten the process of change with only one session. Here’s a thought; the quickest and fastest way to create change in your life is to do something different than what you have been doing. Note and consider this, that the process of change begins the moment you decide to make a change and it’s evidence will be revealed as you continue the process of personal growth. Want to make a change? Start Today
Time waits for no one. “Focus and Follow Through.” Sometimes this is easier said than done; however, people do it all of the time. When I work with clients on time managememt techniques and skill sets, I have them take a day or two, sometimes a week, for time blocking. This helps you to recognize where you are losing time meant for productivity. You should try it. This allows you to see how you are using every hour of the day. In doing this you are able to see your day unfold in 15 minute intervals. This will also minimize the times you’ll hear yourself say, “I didn’t have time.” It is important that you realize every moment counts and when you have learned how to concentrate your energy on the challenges of the moment and the task at hand you are able to forget everything else and create a space for creativity and inspiration. Every thing on the todo list has a level of importance, you just have to determine that level. Time blocking is a great way to refocus and will help you follow through with whatever it is that you desire. Get more Done.