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MAKE YOUR BUSINESS STARTUP A SUCCESS BY DOING YOUR HOMEWORK!

MAKE YOUR BUSINESS STARTUP A SUCCESS BY DOING YOUR HOMEWORK!

When YOU start your new business startup, YOU want it to be a phenomenal success, but sadly 50% of new businesses fail in the first 3 years.

You don’t want this to be YOU – so START YOUR BUSINESS RIGHT.

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There Is a Big Reason For Failure

ONE big reason is the lack of HOMEWORK that is done before a business startup proceeds.

What do I mean by HOMEWORK?

In short, I mean FOUR things:-

  • RESEARCH
  • UNDERSTAND
  • THINK
  • PLAN

You Must Research Everything

When YOU start a new business, YOU must RESEARCH heavily literally EVERYTHING to do with your new business. The most important parts are:-

  • Your TRADING MARKET & your COMPETITORS
  • Your CUSTOMERS
  • The PRODUCTS you will sell
  • The CUSTOMER SERVICE you should provide
  • The PRICES you will buy your PRODUCTS for and the PRICES you will sell them for
  • Your MARKETING
  • Your BUSINESS NUMBERS

With the RIGHT RESEARCH, YOU should sit down to UNDERSTAND what you have learned and have a good THINK about EVERYTHING. From all this, a good practical BUSINESS PLAN should be created – one that will deliver SUCCESS for your new business.

Understand Your Trading Market

It is important to know everything about the TRADING MARKET that YOU are about to enter – information such as what is the monetary value of the market, is it growing or shrinking and who are the competitors?

Your new business is more likely to be successful, if your trading market is growing and there are not too many competitors; a shrinking market and too many competitors could make it difficult.

Know Your Customers, Your Products & Your Customer Service

Then, YOU need to know who your likely customers are and understand them as fully as possible – such knowledge would allow YOU to understand their needs and wants and what products your business could supply them with.

Your Customer Service is just as important as your products and you need to know what customer service to provide in order to get your products to your customers.

Understand Your Competitors

A good way to learn about your target customers and the products that you should sell is from your likely competitors. If you are to compete effectively against your competitors, you will need to grab many of their customers and sell the same or similar products.

You should look at the target customers and understand who they are. You need to buy some of their products and analyse these closely and understand why these customers buy these products. Finally, you need to look at the customer service offered and look at customer reviews to see what their customers think.

If you are to compete successfully, you need to be much better than your competitors – your products and customer service both need to be excellent. You should look for your competitors’ strengths and try to be much better, but you should also look for their weakness and try to exploit these.

Know Your Prices

Prices are important and you need to learn about the selling prices for the products in the trading market; understand what prices your target customers will pay and whether quality is more important than price, for instance. If quality is more important, this gives you scope to charge higher prices.

Again, you can gather much information on pricing from your competitors but think that it does not always pay to be the cheapest in your market.  Many new business startups have accrued a lot of customers and sales by being too cheap, but have failed because there was no profit.

Look At Your Marketing

By knowing your customers and how to reach them through your marketing, YOU can work out how you will market your business. Many new start-ups fall into the trap of spending a lot on advertising that does not work and this often drains their resources.

Try to do as much free marketing as you can – online social media marketing is a must along with a good website and try to get free PR marketing by telling the media about you and getting them to spread the news.

Know Your Numbers

Your numbers are really important & you must research and understand these – remember 50% of new start-ups fail because they don’t make enough money for a profit; their numbers go wrong – your numbers are important.

You must research what your likely sales, gross profit and costs will be. Then, YOU should create a realistic projected profit and loss projection for the first year or so and see what your profit is likely to be and when your startup will make money; ideally you want to make a profit within the first six months.

The quicker you can make a profit the better, so try to aim to become profitable almost immediately.

Create A Simple Business Plan

When your RESEARCH is complete and YOU feel you fully understand EVERYTHING, YOU should put a simple BUSINESS PLAN together and ideally get a business coach or mentor to review it for YOU; a critical review should highlight your strengths and weaknesses.

The better your plan, the better your chances of success.

Then Put Your Plan Into Action

When YOU are happy with your plan and when YOU are ready to start, YOU should LAUNCH your business – don’t just start it, however, but LAUNCH it under a blaze of publicity!

So many new start-ups start with a whimper & they never really get going and fail very quickly.

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Summary

By RESEARCHING very heavily and very comprehensively EVERYTHING within your new business, YOU will be able to UNDERSTAND your business FULLY, before YOU actually START.

YOU should then use some quality THINKING on how your business will be moulded and how it will RUN and put this into a PLAN.

Once and, only once, YOU are READY TO START your business, YOU should ACT and get started BY LAUNCHING your new business.

Be A Success

Too often businesses START with only a fraction of the RESEARCH and UNDERSTANDING that is needed for success.  WRONG THINKING and PATCHY PLANNING then follows and the business has a POOR START.  These businesses then struggle for the early months or years before eventually FAILING.

If YOU are STARTING A NEW BUSINESS, YOU should take your time and only OPEN when YOU are READY.

HAVE SMART BUSINESS THINKING,  SMART BUSINESS ACTIONS

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YOU MUST HAVE FULL CONTROL OF YOUR BUSINESS

YOU MUST HAVE FULL CONTROL OF YOUR BUSINESS

YOU MUST HAVE FULL CONTROL OF YOUR BUSINESS

YOU MUST HAVE FULL CONTROL OF YOUR BUSINESS

You must have full CONTROL of your business, if your business is to be a success and if YOU are to make it into the ‘10% CLUB’

But many small and medium sized businesses struggle to achieve TOTAL and ABSOLUTE CONTROL.

Many businesses start because they have a PASSION for a particular product. And, this is where their FOCUS lies.

Many People Have Full Focus On The Parts That Interest Them Most

They develop great PRODUCTS but often their FULL FOCUS stops there. They seem to forget that a business comprises MANY PARTS and the PRODUCTS are just ONE of those PARTS and the other PARTS must RUN very efficiently to support the SALE of those PRODUCTS.

They Have Less Focus On Other Parts

They have LESS FOCUS on these other PARTS, often, because they don’t find these PARTS so interesting.

Often The Back Office Receives Less Focus

One BIG PART that often receives LESS FOCUS is the BACK OFFICE and the necessary PAPERWORK that is associated with it. This is something that many people seem to struggle with –  they simply don’t enjoy it and they would rather put the efforts into the PARTS that they enjoy.

Each Business Can Be Divided Into 7 Parts

Each small and medium sized business can be divided into the following SEVEN GENERAL PARTS:-

  1. CUSTOMERS
  2. PRODUCTS
  3. MONEY
  4. MARKETING, BRANDING & SELLING
  5. CUSTOMER SERVICE
  6. BUSINESS RUNNING & BACK OFFICE
  7. EMPLOYMENT

Every business has ALL of the above, unless YOU have NO EMPLOYEES.

Every Part Of Your Business Has Equal Importance

Every PART is as important as the other PARTS within the business. If YOU are to OPTIMIZE your BUSINESS SUCCESS and your BUSINESS PROFIT every PART must be RUN to its BEST.

If ONE PART is run LESS WELL, then this will affect the WHOLE BUSINESS.

You Must Put Full Focus Into Each Part

As a business owner, YOU must THINK that YOU must put equal FOCUS into each PART and YOU must make sure that each PART is run as well as YOU can possibly RUN it.

Run Each Part Of Business Well For Full Control

When YOU achieve that, YOU will have FULL CONTROL of your business.

YOU must THINK that FULL CONTROL is needed for the SUCCESS of your business and YOU will only achieve FULL CONTROL, by CONTROLLING EACH PART of your business, NOT just some of them.

BY CONTROLLING EACH PART, YOU ACHIEVE TOTAL CONTROL.

Think To Divide Your Business Into 7 Parts

The place to start with attaining FULL CONTROL is to THINK about the SEVEN PARTS of your business and analyze EACH PART and how well each is RUN.

YOU should be very critical of EACH PART and see where your STRENGTHS and WEAKNESSES are. YOU must correct the WEAKNESSES of each PART.

You Must Have All Seven Parts Running To Their Best

When YOU have ALL SEVEN PARTS RUNNING to their BEST, then YOU will have FULL CONTROL and, once this is in place, YOU must make sure that YOU retain this CONTROL.

Poor Control Can Lead To Failure

Poor CONTROL can lead to FAILURE in the most severe of cases, so ACT now, before it becomes too serious.

YOU MUST HAVE FULL CONTROL OF YOUR BUSINESS

YOU MUST HAVE SMART BUSINESS THINKING ABOUT THE CONTROL OF YOUR BUSINESS.

SMART BUSINESS THINKING MUST COME INTO EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO IN YOUR BUSINESS

HAVE SMART BUSINESS THINKING & SMART BUSINESS ACTIONS

If you wish to discuss this with me more fully, please email me at Robert@prestigebusinesscoaching.co.uk or leave a comment below.

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Double Your Profits For your Business & Your Business Success

Double Your Business Profits By Making Small Changes

Double Your Business Profits By Making Small Changes

It is very possible to DOUBLE YOUR PROFITS by making SMALL changes to your REVENUE SALES, MARGINS and COSTS.

DOUBLE YOUR PROFITS BY MAKING SMALL CHANGES

If YOU have read some of my other articles on this site, YOU would have read my comments about the top 10% who achieved huge profits and huge success in their businesses and the remaining 90% who are running mediocre business with mediocre profits.     In my articles, I have also made several references to SMART BUSINESS THINKING and SMART BUSINESS ACTIONS and have said that if the 90% want to migrate to the top 10%, they have to change their THINKING and ACTIONS in their businesses.

In this article, I want YOU to THINK that through SMART BUSINESS THINKING and SMART BUSINESS ACTIONS, YOU could increase your NET PROFITS dramatically by only making small changes to your business.

I know from experience in my own businesses and working with other businesses that relatively small changes can be made that could literally DOUBLE your NET PROFITS, through doing the following:-

  • REVENUE SALES be increased by 20%
  • MARGINS be increased by 8%
  • COSTS be decreased by 10%

Let me give YOU an example for an average business with £125,000 REVENUE (ex VAT), GROSS PROFIT of 50% or £62,500 and COSTS of £40,000.

A PROFIT AND LOSS SUMMARY for this business could look like this:-

  • REVENUE SALES   £125,000
  • GROSS PROFIT         £62,500   (50%)
  • COSTS                        £40,000
  • NET PROFIT              £22,500   (18%)

But if YOU made the changes that I highlighted above, the PROFIT AND LOSS SUMMARY could look like this:-

  • REVENUE SALES   £150,000
  • GROSS PROFIT         £81,000   (54%)
  • COSTS                        £36,000
  • NET PROFIT             £45,000  (30%)

Here the NET PROFIT MONEY is doubled to £45,000 and the NET PROFIT PERCENTAGE has risen 66% from 18% to 30%. Hopefully, YOU can see that a BIG CHANGE to the NET PROFIT has been made through reasonably small changes to the BUSINESS NUMBERS.

Surely £45,000 is MUCH BETTER than £22,500!

But, I hear YOU say that YOU could NOT make these changes in your business, small as they maybe.

My reply would be that these changes could be easier than YOU THINK, so please read on!

HOW TO DO THIS

If YOU have read some of my other ARTICLES on this site, YOU would have read that I have said YOU should KNOW and UNDERSTAND YOUR TARGET CUSTOMERS COMPREHENSIVELY.     This means KNOWING and UNDERSTANDING them MUCH BETTER than YOU do now  –  MUCH BETTER!!!

Through this KNOWLEDGE, YOU will be to achieve the following:-

  • YOU will able to TARGET your TARGET CUSTOMERS much better with your MARKETING, grabbing more CUSTOMERS and making them BUY MORE from YOU.
  • YOU will be able to BUILD A BIGGER ARMY OF LOYAL CUSTOMERS who will return time and time again to BUY MORE.
  • YOU will be able to provide MUCH BETTER PRODUCTS that will provide BETTER HELP and BENEFITS for your TARGET CUSTOMERS.
  • YOU will be able to provide MUCH BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE that will EXCITE and IMPRESS your TARGET CUSTOMERS.
  • By providing BETTER PRODUCTS and BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE, YOU will be able to increase your PRICES modestly.
  • By EXCITING your CUSTOMERS, YOU will create WORD OF MOUTH, the most powerful MARKETING TOOL in business, thus reducing your MARKETING COSTS.

All of the above will GROW your REVENUE SALES and GROSS PROFIT and help to reduce some COSTS.    In addition to this, every business owner should do a COMPREHENSIVE AUDIT of their REVENUE, MARGINS & COSTS ideally every 3 months and certainly every 6 months to see where they can GROW their business and make SAVINGS  –  many businesses don’t do this EVER!!

The most successful in business will do this as a course of habit.

If YOU want the same SUCCESS, YOU could achieve it by acquiring this same habit.

Hopefully, this has convinced YOU that this possible.

DOUBLE YOUR PROFITS BY MAKING SMALL CHANGES

YOU COULD DO EVEN BETTER THAN THIS

In my view, doing what I have described is the minimum anyone can do in their businesses –  I THINK much more is possible  –  I am talking about DOUBLING or TREBLING REVENUE SALES!!!

The WILL to MAKE THE CHANGES along with SMART BUSINESS THINKING and SMART BUSINESS ACTIONS is all that is needed.     This will create the FOCUS to look at your CUSTOMERS, your PRODUCTS, your TRADING MARKET and EVERYTHING ELSE in your business and an AVALANCHE of possibilities will unfold to effect the changes that I have described here in this ARTICLE.

TRY DOING THIS NOW!!!

WHY NOT SET YOURSELF THE OBJECTIVE of:-

  • INCREASING REVENUE SALES by 20%
  • INCREASING MARGINS by 8%
  • DECREASING COSTS by 10%

And, DO IT NOW!!!

If YOU wish to discuss this further with me, please email at Robert@prestigebusinesscoaching.co.uk

Or please leave a comment below.

SMART BUSINESS THINKING & SMART BUSINESS ACTIONS!

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Know & Understand Your Target Customer

Know And Understand Your Target Customer

Know And Understand Your Target Customer

I frequently ask business owners who their TARGET CUSTOMERS are and, in the majority of cases, I get a vague answer which tells me that the majority of business owners do not KNOW who their TARGET CUSTOMERS are.

Know & Understand Your Target Customer

About 10% can give me a very concise answer which tells me that these owners KNOW who their TARGET CUSTOMERS are.

But what is very interesting to me is that the businesses that KNOW WHO THEIR TARGET CUSTOMERS are the businesses that are the MOST SUCCESSFUL –  the top 10%, that I have talked about previously.  The businesses that DON’T KNOW WHO THEIR CUSTOMERS are, are always the MEDIOCRE businesses with MEDIOCRE SUCCESS.

 

But There Needs To Be Understanding, too

When a business owner KNOWS WHO THE TARGET CUSTOMER is, he or she can UNDERSTAND that customer, too.

And, this is vital.

 

Business Success Is Proportional To Knowing & Understanding Your Target Customer

Business SUCCESS is proportional to CUSTOMER KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING – the greater a business owner KNOWS and UNDERSTANDS THE TARGET CUSTOMER, the GREATER THE BUSINESS SUCCESS.

To be one of the TOP 10%,YOU NEED COMPREHENSIVE KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING of your TARGET CUSTOMERS.

 

Knowledge & Understanding Of Your Customer Is A Gold Mine

Comprehensive KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING of your CUSTOMERS is a GOLD MINE to YOU –  a license to print money within your business.

This KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING will allow YOU to do the following:-

  • Supply the RIGHT PRODUCTS

  • Supply the RIGHT CUSTOMER SERVICE

  • Sell at the RIGHT PRICE

  • Use TARGETED MARKETING effectively

  • COMMUNICATE effectively

Your KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING can allow YOU do so much.

How Well Do You Know & Understand Your Customers?

Do YOU know and understand your customers well?

The chances are YOU do NOT!

Change your THINKING now –  take 10 minutes, now, and write down who YOU THINK your TARGET CUSTOMERS are:-

  • Are they business customers or members of the public?

  • What gender are they?

  • What age group are they?

  • What occupations do they have?

  • What spending power do they have?

  • How large is the main group of customers?

Here are just a few questions, you should ask yourself.

Then, YOU should ask yourself more questions:-

  • What help or benefits do they need and want?

  • What products will they buy?

  • How many products will they buy?

  • What will they pay for these products?

  • What customer service can they expect?

  • How often will they come back to buy more?

  • How do I contact them with my marketing?

Once YOU start to do this exercise, more and more questions should come into your MIND and each ONE must be answered by yourself –  the more questions and answers that YOU create, the greater your KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING of your TARGET CUSTOMERS will be.

Your KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING has to be so COMPREHENSIVE and in such DEPTH that YOU can literally put yourself into their shoes and THINK as they THINK.

When YOU have achieved this, YOU are then in the position to give your TARGET CUSTOMERS exactly what they want.

Know & Understand Your Customer

Set Yourself The Objective Of Knowing & Understanding Your Customer

Change how YOU THINK about your CUSTOMER now –  set yourself the OBJECTIVE of KNOWING AND UNDERSTANDING YOUR TARGET CUSTOMER COMPREHENSIVELY.

Then make CHANGES to the way YOU DO THINGS and see how your CUSTOMER NUMBERS and your SALES RISE.

 

YOU NEED SMART BUSINESS THINKING AND SMART BUSINESS ACTIONS!!!

If you wish to discuss this more with me, please email me at Robert@prestigebusinesscoaching.co.uk

 

Article Written By Robert Viney

Article written by Robert Viney, entrepreneur with 30 years experience of successfully starting and running businesses and business coach with 15 years experience of successfully coaching startups and small businesses.

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Put Your Customer At The Heart Of Your Business

Put Your Customer At The Heart Of Your Business

If YOU have read my article ‘Your Customer Is King’, YOU should now think that your CUSTOMER is the MOST IMPORTANT PART of your business –  your CUSTOMER must be at the HEART of your business & you must prioritize achieving CUSTOMER LOYALTY.

If YOU are starting a new business or YOU are already running a business, YOU must THINK this.

Your business must be built around your customer.

Put Your Customer at The Heart Of Your Business

Your business SUCCESS and your PROFITS are directly related to how many CUSTOMERS buy from YOU, how much they buy from YOU and how much they spend with YOU.

If YOU only have a MEDIOCRE NUMBER OF CUSTOMERS buying a MEDIOCRE NUMBER OF PRODUCTS from YOU and SPENDING only a MEDIOCRE AMOUNT of MONEY with YOU, YOU will only have MEDIOCRE BUSINESS SUCCESS and a MEDIOCRE PROFIT.

But have a HUGE ARMY OF LOYAL CUSTOMERS buying LOADS of your PRODUCTS and have this HUGE ARMY OF LOYAL CUSTOMERS returning to your business, repeatedly to keep BUYING MORE, SPENDING LOADS of MONEY with YOU, then YOU will take your business away from MEDIOCRITY into being a MASSIVE SUCCESS with MASSIVE PROFITS.

Change Your Thinking

You must CHANGE YOUR THINKING –  THINK to put your CUSTOMER at the HEART of your BUSINESS and RUN your business around your CUSTOMER.

The place to start is to IDENTIFY a LARGE group of your TARGET CUSTOMERS for your business. YOU should then IDENTIFY what HELP MOST of them need from your business.  Then, YOU should PROVIDE the right PRODUCTS that will HELP MOST of them.

When YOU are happy that MOST of this LARGE GROUP of TARGET CUSTOMERS will repeatedly buy from YOU and become LOYAL CUSTOMERS and SPEND LOADS of MONEY with YOU, YOU should THINK about the PRICE that they will pay.

Some quick numbers should then follow, taking into account an estimate of what your REVENUE SALES and COSTS will be –  if your business proposition looks very VIABLE with MASSIVE PROFITS likely, then YOU should consider continuing with your business idea.

But only if MASSIVE PROFITS are likely.

Take Your Thinking Further …

YOU should then take your THINKING MUCH FURTHER –  YOU should THINK how YOU can OPTIMIZE SALES with your group of TARGET CUSTOMERS.

YOU should THINK about:-

  • ESTABLISHING SUPERB CUSTOMER TRUST
  • PROVIDING SUPERB CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • CREATING MASSIVE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
  • PROVIDING TARGETED MARKETING THAT WORKS
  • PROVIDING EFFECTIVE CUSTOMER COMMUNICATION

Your TARGET CUSTOMERS will only buy from YOU, if YOU get these RIGHT, too. CUSTOMERS will only buy from YOU, if they TRUST YOU, your BUSINESS and your PRODUCTS.  Your CUSTOMER SERVICE has to be SUPERB and must be modelled on the CUSTOMER SERVICE that your CUSTOMERS want from YOU.

SUPERB CUSTOMER SERVICE has to be your OBJECTIVE with all this.

YOU must also THINK about SUPERB TARGETED MARKETING and SUPERB CUSTOMER COMMUNICATION for procuring and keeping your TARGET CUSTOMERS –  this must involve TELLING YOUR CUSTOMERS what they want to hear.

Most Small & Medium Sized Businesses Don’t Think Like This

Most small and medium sized businesses don’t THINK in this way and they don’t put their CUSTOMERS at the HEART of their businesses.

If YOU are one of these –  CHANGE YOUR THINKING NOW!

Set a NEW OBJECTIVE –  PUT YOUR CUSTOMER AT THE HEART OF YOUR BUSINESS AND MODEL AND RUN YOUR BUSINESS AROUND YOUR CUSTOMER.

If YOU wish to discuss this further with me, please email me at Robert@prestigebusinesscoaching.co.uk

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Have Smart Business Actions
Have smart business actions for your business success

Become One The Most Successful Entrepreneurs By Changing Your Actions

Become One The Most Successful Entrepreneurs By Changing Your Actions

SMART BUSINESS ACTIONS WILL CREATE GREATER BUSINESS SUCCESS

Having acquired a STRONG POSITIVE BUSINESS MIND and a STRONG POSITIVE ATTITUDE and from using the POWER OF THOUGHT and SMART BUSINESS THINKING, the ACTIONS within a business become MUCH BETTER.

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This is why the top 10% most successful entrepreneurs achieve far greater BUSINESS SUCCESS than the other 90%.

They have SMART BUSINESS ACTIONS.

These SMART BUSINESS ACTIONS then deliver results that add CUSTOMER NUMBERS, SALES and PROFITS etc. over time to their businesses thus creating huge BUSINESS SUCCESS.

But because the top 10% entrepreneurs have spent QUALITY TIME on QUALITY SMART BUSINESS THINKING, most, if not all, of their ACTIONS are RIGHT for their businesses and their actions deliver the RIGHT RESULTS for their businesses.

The Smart Business Actions Are Innovative & Creative

The SMART BUSINESS THINKING of the top 10% entrepreneurs is CREATIVE and INNOVATIVE which means that their SMART BUSINESS ACTIONS are also CREATIVE and INNOVATIVE, too.

Their SMART BUSINESS ACTIONS will always be focused on their CUSTOMER with the aim of continually creating ways to build and maintain an army of loyal and happy customers, who always want to buy their products, keeping them ahead of the competition.

The Top 10% Entrepreneurs Make Decisions

The top 10% of the most successful entrepreneurs make DECISIONS very quickly and they always attach GOALS to each DECISION and create a STRATEGY for implementation. By doing so, each DECISION is EXECUTED QUICKLY and in the RIGHT WAY.

The Top 10% Entrepreneurs Are Achievers & Don’t Procrastinate

Once the top 10% entrepreneurs make a DECISION, it is implemented –  they work with URGENCY and don’t DELAY or PROCRASTINATE as they know DELAY is MONEY.

The Top 10% Entrepreneurs Always Measure Progress

The top 10% entrepreneurs always MONITOR and MEASURE PROGRESS with all their SMART BUSINESS ACTIONS. If things are not progressing RIGHT in accordance with their STRATEGY, they are never afraid or slow to change or modify the strategy.

The Top 10% Entrepreneurs Are Always More Organized

The top 10% are always MORE ORGANIZED in their lives and their businesses and this leads to greater EFFICIENCY & EFFECTIVENESS. This means that they can achieve MUCH MORE with less effort and in less time than one of the 90%.

The Top 10% Entrepreneurs Are Usually Less Stressed And More Happy

As a result of being more ORGANIZED and more EFFICIENT, generally the top 10% of the most successful entrepreneurs are less STRESSED and are more HAPPY;  and this is important –  STRESS and UNHAPPINESS can affect your health significantly.  Also HAPPY businesses always trade better and if the boss is happy, then so should the rest of the business be happy, too!

The Top 10% Entrepreneurs Always Have Clear Strategies

The top 10% most successful entrepreneurs always create clear and precise STRATEGIES for the major parts of their businesses:-

  • UNDERSTANDING THEIR CUSTOMERS & THEIR NEEDS
  • CREATING THE RIGHT PRODUCTS
  • SELLING THEIR PRODUCTS
  • CREATING GREAT CUSTOMER SATISFACTION & EXPERIENCES
  • COMPETING AGAINST THEIR COMPETITORS
  • CREATING PROFITS & CASH-FLOW
  • MARKETING THE BUSINESS AND THE BRAND
  • HIRING & TRAINING OF STAFF
  • RUNNING THE BUSINESS

For each STRATEGY, OBJECTIVES will be set and these will be achieved by the setting and achieving of several GOALS.

The Top 10% Entrepreneurs Research, Understand, Think, Plan & Act

The Top 10% most successful entrepreneurs always RESEARCH everything within their businesses and this leads to a SUPREME UNDERSTANDING of their businesses. Then, through SMART BUSINESS THINKING and SMART PLANNING and the setting of SMART STRATEGIES, they are able to execute SMART BUSINESS ACTIONS.

I call this RUTPA, an acronym for:-

  • RESEARCH
  • UNDERSTAND
  • THINK
  • PLAN
  • ACT

RUTPA is a big part of every successful entrepreneurs arsenal and a big contributor to their BUSINESS SUCCESS and YOU should do the same.

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This Is A Rough Snapshot

This is a rough snap-shot into how effective SMART BUSINESS ACTIONS can be for driving BUSINESS SUCCESS.

But, it is important to realize that ACTIONS will only be SMART as a result of having acquired a STRONG POSITIVE BUSINESS MIND and a STRONG POSITIVE ATTITUDE and from using the POWER OF THOUGHT and SMART BUSINESS THINKING.

Generally the stronger your BUSINESS MIND and the better your SMART BUSINESS THINKING and the more time that you can devote to it, the better your SMART BUSINESS ACTIONS will be, the the better your business will trade and the greater your business success will be.

Have a STRONG BUSINESS MIND, SMART BUSINESS THINKING and SMART BUSINESS ACTIONS and YOU should over time be able to boost your BUSINESS SUCCESS and enter the ‘10% CLUB’ – the 10% of most successful entrepreneurs.

There is plenty more on this site regarding SMART BUSINESS ACTIONS.

If you wish to discuss this further with me, please email me at Robert@prestigebusinesscoaching.co.uk

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  • HOW THEY THINK
  • WHAT THEY THINK
In short, their THINKING is VERY CREATIVE, VERY ANALYTICAL and VERY INNOVATIVE and they THINK ‘OUTSIDE THE BOX’ –  they will dissect everything within their businesses and analyze everything in the greatest of detail.
Let me give you some examples of how their THINKING works.

Customers

Their THINKING about customers is very different to most in business;   they THINK that without customers they have no business and no profits, so they design their whole business around the wants and needs of their customers.
They set out to know exactly who their target customers are and they study these target customers in great detail.  This knowledge and understanding allows them to understand exactly what benefits their customers want and need from their business and in particular the following:-
  • Products
  • Customer Service
  • Customer Experience
  • Prices
  • Customer communications
These entrepreneurs will even go further and try and understand the psychology of their customers and try to think as their customers do;  by doing this they can provide exactly the right products, the right customer service, the right customer experience at the right prices.
Part of the process is to continually review and measure the processes involved;  for instance, they will constantly monitor how happy their customers are with their products and their service and when things go wrong, the situation is rectified very quickly.
They also think about creating an army of loyal customers who keep returning to buy more and more, repeatedly and of turning their customers into advocates as a definite strategy.
This THINKING creates a heavy FOCUS on the TARGET CUSTOMER and ensures that everything that their customer receives from their business is exactly RIGHT and of the HIGHEST QUALITY.

Marketing

They also think differently about the MARKETING.
They set out to create and maintain a STRONG BRAND through their marketing and everything else that they do.  But also they make sure that through their understanding of their TARGET CUSTOMERS, they can target them very efficiently with the RIGHT MARKETING and effectively convey the right message.
Again, they constantly measure the effectiveness of their marketing to ensure it works right and is cost effective.

Money

They are constantly thinking about their BUSINESS NUMBERS and they don’t leave it the accountant to tell them what their numbers are.
They KNOW and UNDERSTAND all their NUMBERS and they spend time analyzing everything.  When the numbers change, such as sales, margins or cash-flow they detect these changes immediately and take action, before problems set in.

Total Control

The top 10% of successful entrepreneurs all know how important CONTROL if their businesses are.  They achieve this by having LASER FOCUS on EVERYTHING within their business.  This means a HIGHLY EFFICIENT and a HIGHLY EFFECTIVE BUSINESS with little waste.
These are just a few examples of how the THINKING of the most successful entrepreneurs works.
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Smart Business Thinking Starts With The Power Of Thought

To make the change, you must first decide that you will find about 90 minutes each day to THINK about ALL PARTS of your business in a MORE CREATIVE, a MORE ANALYTICAL and a MORE INNOVATIVE WAY.
Once this has become a HABIT, you will start to feel MORE FOCUSED and YOU will start to see things with GREATER CLARITY and, most importantly, you will see ways that you can make improvements to your business.
Then, your BUSINESS ACTIONS will be more SMART and more EFFECTIVE and your business will start to move forward at a faster rate.  Greater business success should then follow.
As YOU start to see your business moving forward, YOU will feel that YOU have greater CONTROL and YOU will start to RELAX more and possibly become less STRESSED and quite possibly start to enjoy your business more.
This is a very quick snap shot of how SMART BUSINESS THINKING could work for YOU,there is much more on this site about SMART BUSINESS THINKING.
If you wish to discuss this with me more fully, please email me at Robert@prestigebusinesscoaching.co.uk or leave a comment below.

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How To Create A Strong Positive Attitude & Catapult Your Business Success

Post updated January 18 2017

How To Create A Strong Positive Attitude & Catapult Your Business Success

By creating a strong positive attitude and mindset, it is possible to catapult your business
When the TOP 10% of business achievers in the UK and the US are repeatedly asked the question:-
“What do they put their business success down to?”  
The vast majority consistently answer that a ‘STRONG POSITIVE ATTITUDE’ is the key.

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Harvard Business School has repeatedly reported that there is NO CORRELATION between GRADES and ACHIEVEMENT for their students who leave the Business School  –  it is shown that ACHIEVEMENT is 80% POSITIVE ATTITUDE and 20% ABILITY.

 

The Top 10% Have A Strong Positive Business Mind & A Strong Positive Attitude

The top 10% of the most successful entrepreneurs in business all have a Strong Positive Business Mind and Strong Positive Attitude and this allows them to THINK and ACT in a different way to how the rest in business THINK and ACT.
I call this SMART BUSINESS THINKING and SMART BUSINESS ACTIONS.
By having a STRONG POSITIVE BUSINESS MIND and STRONG POSITIVE ATTITUDE, the top 10% of successful entrepreneurs are able:-
  • To use the POWER OF THOUGHT, POSITIVE THINKING & SMART BUSINESS THINKING in everything
  • To work SMARTLY & to use SMART BUSINESS ACTIONS RIGHT
  • To work more EFFICIENTLY & in a more EFFECTIVE way
  • To work in a more ORGANIZED way
  • To work by setting OBJECTIVES & GOALS
  • To work in a highly FOCUSED way
  • To achieve MORE in LESS TIME and with LESS EFFORT
  • To be more RELAXED & to work with LESS STRESS
  • To move forward by ACHIEVING TARGETS
  • To ENJOY their work more & to be HAPPY in it
  • To be VERY SUCCESSFUL
The top 10% of all entrepreneurs are able to THINK in far more creative, far more analytical and far more innovative ways that lead to really SMART BUSINESS ACTIONS. They have highly organized minds that allow them to be highly efficient and effective, achieving more in less time with less stress.
Their MINDSETS allow them do whatever it takes to push their businesses on, even if it means taking them far outside their comfort zones.   Their minds are very positive and they know how to deal with setbacks and failures, never letting these hold them back. They are incredibly optimistic and they have an intense belief in their ability to be successful and they have enormous determination to achieve all their objectives and goals.
Acute FOCUS on every part of their businesses then results and this allows them to project themselves and their businesses to great heights of business success.

A Strong Positive Business Mind & A Strong Positive Attitude Must Come First

Before you can achieve GREATER BUSINESS SUCCESS, you must first create a STRONG POSITIVE BUSINESS MIND & MENTAL ATTITUDE.

Use The Power Of Thought To Create A Strong Positive Business Mind

You can build a STRONG POSITIVE BUSINESS MIND by harnessing the POWER OF THOUGHT –  this is the ENGINE that drives the THINKING PROCESS. 
Napoleon Hill in his best selling 1939 book ‘THINK & GROW RICH’ says that “YOU BECOME WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT”  In essence, it means that if YOU THINK something enough, your subconscious mind accepts the THOUGHT and it then becomes possible to become that THOUGHT.
Many of the most successful entrepreneurs have used this technique to become a BUSINESS SUCCESS and to BECOME RICH;  each one has decided they wanted to become a BUSINESS SUCCESS and to become RICH and, through THINKING repeatedly that they would become RICH, they have actually become RICH.
The MIND and the BRAIN are both very POWERFUL and when the BRAIN accepts the concept of being RICH, it then looks for ways that RICHES can be acquired. Ideas and opportunities to become RICH come flooding into the BRAIN. The top 10% successful entrepreneurs then take the best opportunities and use them to create wealth.
This might sound simplistic but it DOES ACTUALLY WORK and it works by ‘PROGRAMMING THE MIND’

It Changes Your Thinking

Programming the mind works in TWO WAYS:-
  • HOW YOU THINK
  • WHAT YOU THINK
HOW most successful entrepreneurs THINK is different to HOW others in business THINK but also WHAT they THINK is different, too.  This allows them to THINK in a highly CREATIVE way and allows them to think ‘OUTSIDE THE BOX’
This creates some very EFFECTIVE ACTIONS within their businesses.

In Business, There Are Many Challenges

In business, there are many challenges and often failure can be a reality.  The FEAR OF FAILURE and STEPPING OUTSIDE THE COMFORT ZONE can hold many entrepreneurs back.  Many don’t BELIEVE enough in their future BUSINESS SUCCESS  –  they have doubts about their ability to be SUCCESSFUL and they have doubts that they can really make significant progress in their businesses.
Many entrepreneurs are running average businesses but lack the courage to attempt to take their businesses to a higher level because they are uncertain of the outcome and more happy to stay with the ‘status quo’ rather than risk what they already have.
Many of these entrepreneurs are experiencing a mental ‘block’ that is stopping them moving forward in their businesses.  It is possible to unblock ‘the block’ through the POWER OF THOUGHT and WHAT IS THOUGHT.
But when the mind is ‘unblocked’ changes do happen, creating  MORE POSITIVE THOUGHTS and MORE POSITIVE ACTIONS.
This process is equivalent to PROGRAMMING THE MIND and YOU can do the same by saying to yourself two STRONG messages, time and time again; these thoughts will PROGRAM your mind to UNBLOCK YOUR MIND and to conquer many of your CHALLENGES.

You Can Program Your Mind

You can PROGRAM your mind to believe in your ability to be successful with TWO powerful messages:-
“I AM A SUCCESS”
“I CAN DO THIS”
The key to achieving SUCCESS is to BELIEVE in your SUCCESS. 
By saying “I AM A SUCCESS” repeatedly over and over, YOU will start to THINK that YOU are a SUCCESS, even though YOU have NOT actually achieved SUCCESS up to that point.  After about a month, YOU will feel MORE POSITIVE and YOU will THINK more about the ways that YOU can drive your business forward.
To help the process, I recommend YOU print a poster for your office wall to aid YOU AFFIRMING this.

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When YOU start to look at the WAYS that YOU can take your business forward, YOU will probably start to have further doubts and your MIND may tell YOU:
“I CAN’T DO THIS”
When this happens, YOU must dispel this thought and say:
“I CAN DO THIS”
And, YOU must continually keep THINKING this.
Again a poster for your office wall will help with your AFFIRMATION.

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Change Your Thinking & Use The Power Of Thought

Think now about BEING RICH and keep repeating to yourself:-
“I AM A SUCCESS”
“I CAN DO THIS”
Gradually, you will start to feel more positive and have a greater belief in your ability to take your business to the next level.

Think How Happy You Would Feel

To help YOU, THINK also what the BENEFIT to your business would be of doing a certain thing for your business.   YOU could ask yourself another question:
“HOW HAPPY WOULD I BE WITH MYSELF IF I ACHIEVE THIS?”
The chances are YOU would be VERY HAPPY with yourself for achieving something that meant YOU STEPPING OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE  –  especially if YOU can see a real BENEFIT for your business and your business makes progress as a result.
This should then give YOU confidence to do more.

Keep Your Thoughts Positive

Another thing YOU can do is to keep all your THOUGHTS POSITIVE and this helps to create a STRONG POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE.  For me, if a NEGATIVE THOUGHT comes into my mind, I KICK IT OUT and I replace it with a GOOD, POSITIVE THOUGHT; I think of my family and friends and other good things in my life.
YOU should do the same.

Goal Setting

The next part of the process is to create GOALS for what YOU want to achieve in your business; these should be short, medium and long term GOALS. 
GOAL SETTING is incredibly important for maintaining the right mindset and for achieving business success. The most successful entrepreneurs in business all use GOAL SETTING and they always work hard to achieve their goals.
Each goal achieved propels the business forward and by continually setting and achieving goals, the most successful entrepreneurs are continually making progress.

Goal Setting Creates Intense Focus

The process of GOAL SETTING creates intense FOCUS which, in turn, creates DETERMINATION, PERSISTENCE, DRIVE, OPTIMISM and PASSION making it possible to do whatever is necessary in the business including STEPPING OUTSIDE THE COMFORT ZONE and combating the FEAR OF FAILURE.
SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS don’t FEAR FAILURE;  importantly, many have experienced FAILURE and SETBACKS. They view SETBACKS as part of the learning process and part of the process of achieving business success.
Each successful entrepreneur learns from each experience and each never repeats the same mistakes.  Each successful entrepreneur is very resilient and they don’t linger on the setbacks.  They shrug off the setback and get moving forward again, quickly.
The result is that SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS make QUICK and SMART DECISIONS, eliminating PROCRASTINATION.  SMART BUSINESS ACTIONS are the result;  these actions drive their businesses forward and generate greater profits.
The TOP 10% most successful business entrepreneurs have all of the above and if YOU can replicate them, then YOU will be SUCCESSFUL, too.

 

You Should Aspire To Acquire The Qualities Of The Most Successful Entrepreneurs

The most successful business entrepreneurs all consistently have the same qualities and YOU should aspire to achieve the same qualities.  Here are the main ones:-
  • BURNING DESIRE FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS
  • HUGE BELIEF IN THEIR BUSINESS SUCCESS
  • GREAT EXPECTATION OF THEIR BUSINESS SUCCESS
  • BIG BELIEF IN THEIR BUSINESS ABILITY
  • STRONG POSITIVE ATTITUDE
  • GREAT DETERMINATION, DRIVE & PERSISTENCE
  • MASSIVE OPTIMISM
  • SETTING OF GOALS
  • MASSIVE FOCUS
  • GREAT PASSION
  • POSITIVE THINKING
  • SMART BUSINESS THINKING
  • GOOD DECISION MAKING
  • NEVER PROCRASTINATING
  • SMART BUSINESS ACTIONS
  • ABILITY TO STEP OUTSIDE THEIR COMFORT ZONE
  • NO FEAR OF FAILURE
  • ABILITY TO LEARN FROM THEIR MISTAKES
  • ABILITY TO REBOUND QUICKLY FROM SET-BACKS

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This Is A Rough Snapshot

This is a rough snapshot of how important having a Strong Positive Business Mind and a Strong Positive Attitude is to achieving GREAT BUSINESS SUCCESS.
The most successful business entrepreneurs all have the same or similar MINDSET that allows all of the above and if YOU wish to replicate their business success, YOU need to develop the same MINDSET.
YOU should THINK ABOUT PROGRAMMING YOUR MIND  –  ‘THINK & GROW RICH’ and remember “YOU BECOME WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT”
There is more on this site about the BUSINESS MIND and I strongly suggest you read the next article: ‘CHANGE YOUR THINKING’
If you wish to talk more with me about this, please email me at Robert@prestigebusinescoaching.co.uk or leave a comment below.

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8 Ways For Overcoming The Fear Of Failure In Business

Originally posted 3 February 2016, updated 27 December 2016

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The Fear Of Failure Is Very Common & It Can Be Very Disabling, Holding Entrepreneurs Back.      But It Can Be Beaten & In This Article, I Describe 8 Ways For Overcoming The Fear Of Failure.

If The Fear Of Failure Is Holding You Back, Please Read On

The fear of failure in business is very common and it can prevent people who run businesses from moving forward. It is usually a state of mind that can be very immobilizing, preventing us from stepping outside our comfort zones into the unknown, leaving us saying:

“I Can’t Do This”

This can manifest itself in someone fearing failure by feeling physically stressed and anxious and thinking: “I CAN’T DO THIS”

By Changing Things, People Think They Risk Failure

Those experiencing FEAR OF FAILURE think that by changing things, they risk failure  –  they think that any changes made may have a negative effect and not work, making their present situation worse, so they decide to maintain the status quo.

For many business owners, they find they cannot step outside their comfort zones to achieve actions within the business to move it forward, thus restricting business success; they feel comfortable within their COMFORT ZONES and don’t feel like venturing outside.

Overcoming The Fear Of Failure Is Very Possible By Changing How You Think & Act

Overcoming the fear of failure is very possible by changing how you think and how you act and many have done it and I am sure you can, too.

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The Subconscious Mind Is Programmed To Protect Us

The subconscious part of our brains are programmed to protect us when there is danger; if you have a fear of spiders, for instance, your subconscious mind acts to protect you when you see a spider by spontaneously moving you away from the ‘danger’ of the spider.

Many of us have fear phobias – it could be the fear of heights, water, enclosed spaces – there are so many.  But our subconscious minds are there to protect us against these instinctively without us consciously thinking about them, when we are faced with such ‘dangers’

For us in business, a fear phobia can manifest itself as a ‘fear of failure’. Those that experience this fear phobia have a subconscious mind that is protecting them from failure in their business and this prevents them doing anything that means them taking action that they are not confident about and are not comfortable about.  In other words, their subconscious minds are preventing these people to ‘step outside their comfort zones’

Very often these people decide that they cannot take certain actions to move their businesses to higher levels in case the actions don’t work and their businesses are damaged or even fail and the result is to take their business backwards rather than forwards.  They decide to not take the action and keep their business in the space it already occupies.

The danger here is that any business that tries to stand still often ends up going backwards, because there is no innovation or creativity happening within the business.

Sometimes a previous failure or set-back can prevent someone from trying again as they fear the same outcome.

Different people have different reasons for the FEAR OF FAILURE becoming a handicap to business development.  Whatever the reason, the fear of failure is one of the biggest reasons for failure in business –  businesses that do not move forward ultimately end up going backwards and declining and it can often be the FEAR OF FAILURE of the business owner that can create this situation.

It Is Possible To Beat The Fear Of Failure

But it is possible to beat the fear of failure and here are EIGHT ways to do this:-

  1. Try to analyze your own fear inside your mind – try to see where it originated – Ask yourself if you are, for instance, worried about losing money or ‘face’ in your business? If you lost some money, would it be the end of the world and if it is ‘face’, does it matter what people think about you – the chances are they won’t think as badly about your situation, as you think they will.  Make a list of the things that create your FEAR and try to focus on the main reasons for your fear; try to understand them and try to accept that they are not important and that you should not be worried about them.
  2. Break down what you wish to achieve into ‘chunks’ – if, for instance, you wish to grow your business, there may be several ways that you wish to do this. You might want to launch a new product or several products or sell into new markets, say. Rather than trying to do everything at once, select ONE thing to do, set that as your ONE objective and concentrate on that. Very often business owners try to do too many things at once and get overwhelmed.
  3. Analyze your one objective  –  you should analyze how you will achieve your ONE objective. You should break your objective down into small goals that when put together will achieve your ONE objective. By doing this, you are focusing on the small goals rather than the overall objective, which should be less daunting.
  4. Set a strategy   –  having set your small goals, you should then create a separate strategy for each goal and use that to achieve each goal. As you achieve your separate goals, your confidence should grow along with the belief that your ONE objective is possible.
  5. You should quantify the benefits of attaining your ONE objective to your business  –   this could be a rise in profits, such as a 10% increase in your net profit.  Think how it will feel to have more profit in the business and what benefits there would be.  You should also look at the downside, if you don’t achieve your objective. One way to think about growth is to think that you have nothing to lose – if the ONE objective is not achieved, your business will be no worse off, but if you do achieve it, you could substantially improve your business finances.
  6. Think about learning – even if you fail in your ONE objective, you should learn much from the process and possibly about yourself. It is impossible to go through life without some failure and setbacks – the most successful of entrepreneurs have had many failures (Richard Branson is a good example) but every one of the most successful entrepreneurs has learned from the process and has used that new knowledge to try again. You should think that failure is part of succeeding and that you must first fail in order to ultimately succeed.
  7. Try to think positive about your ONE objective  –  keep saying to yourself “I CAN DO THIS” and say it over and over again. You should say or think this especially at times when you feel the fear or you feel negative about your business.
  8. Try to imagine how you will feel when you have achieved your ONE objective – almost certainly it will give you a huge confidence boost and enhance your well being and happiness.  Try to imagine or visualize how you will feel, having beaten your ‘fear’ and having achieved your goals and objective.  You should feel really good.   Think that you want that feeling and that you will only achieve it, if you beat the FEAR OF FAILURE.

I Had The Fear Of Failure When I Started

When I started my first business, I had the fear of failure and I overcame this by doing what I have suggested above, here, and if you have the same fear, the above could work for you, too. It will take a little time but be patient with yourself and let it happen gradually, but never give up.

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Is Your Mindset Holding You Back?

Originally posted February 2016. Updated January 2017.

Is Your Mindset Holding You Back?

Your mindset could be the difference between SUCCESS and FAILURE.

Psychologists suggest that business people have one of two MINDSET TYPES:-

  • GROWTH MINDSET
  • FIXED MINDSET

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In order to determine which type YOU are, YOU should answer the following questions:-

  1. Is your mind free and open to NEW THOUGHTS and eager to keep learning new things?
  2. Are YOU always keen to keep moving yourself and your business forward, whatever it takes?
  3. Do YOU view challenges as exciting and eager to accomplish them?
  4. Can YOU step outside your COMFORT ZONE and do whatever it takes to drive your business forward?
  5. When YOU have a set-back, do YOU learn from the set back and bounce back quickly and keep moving forward?

If Your Answer “Yes” To All 5 Questions, You Have A Growth Mindset

If YOU answer “YES!” to these FIVE QUESTIONS, then YOU have a GROWTH MINDSET.

By having a GROWTH MINDSET, YOU and your MIND are prepared to take your business in whatever direction it needs to go to ensure SUCCESS and you UNDERSTAND the reasons for doing so.

4% of the most SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS PEOPLE –  the likes of Richard Branson, Steve Jobs and Peter Jones  –  all have a GROWTH MINDSET and this state of MIND is fundamental to BUSINESS SUCCESS.

A Fixed Mindset Is Opposite To A Growth Mindset

A FIXED MINDSET is the opposite to a GROWTH MINDSET and if that is the state of your mind, then YOU will struggle to attain REAL BUSINESS SUCCESS. A FIXED MINDSET has the following characteristics:-

  1. Your mind will NOT be free and open to NEW THOUGHTS and YOU will NOT be eager to keep learning new things.
  2. YOU will NOT always be keen to keep moving yourself and your business forward, and YOU would be happy with the status quo.
  3. Challenges will frighten YOU.
  4. YOU will NOT step outside your COMFORT ZONE and YOU will NOT do whatever it takes to drive your business forward.
  5. When you have a set-back, YOU will dwell on it and become NEGATIVE about it.

You Can Make Changes

If this is YOU or if YOU experience some of this, then YOU can make changes.

The place to start is to become AWARE of the state and when YOU feel it, YOU should react in POSITIVE WAY and to do the following:-

  1. FREE and OPEN UP your mind to NEW THOUGHTS and BE EAGER to keep learning new things.
  2. YOU must be keen to keep moving yourself and your business forward, whatever it takes.
  3. YOU must view challenges as exciting and BE eager to accomplish them.
  4. YOU must step outside your COMFORT ZONE and do whatever it takes to drive your business forward.
  5. When YOU have a set-back, YOU must learn from the set back and bounce back quickly and keep yourself and your business moving forward.
  6. Keep saying to yourself “I AM A SUCCESS” and “I CAN DO THIS”

It will take a few weeks, but by continually thinking the above to yourself, gradually, your MINDSET will change, along with prospects for your SUCCESS.

If you would like to talk more about this with me, please contact me at Robert@prestigebusinesscoaching.co.uk.

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