Copyright © 2008 Aunice Reed
So you've come to the conclusion that "it" doesn't do the job. You're not getting the results that you wanted and it's time for a change. Yes, this is hard to accept sometimes, but unless you do, nothing will make a difference. What's more is, things could get a whole lot worse. Please realize though, you haven't failed; you've only gotten results that you didn't want. You now have information that is very useful. Don't ignore this all important data because it matters very much; you don't want to repeat the same mistakes. It's very possible and people do it everyday.
Getting yourself to execute is very much easier said than done. The key is finding out what motivates you; what will get you going.
Staying with a particular mode of getting things done can be comfortable in it's own right; however nothing will get better and sometimes things just get plain outdated. As for customers: they are fickle. They need constant stimulation, unlike you the conscious business owner. They always want what's new and improved; so likewise, you must stay new and improved.
Are you ready to accept that it's time to move ahead? Great, let's get started. Now here are a few pointers to get you going or at least headed in the right direction:
(1) Realize that knowledge is only "potential" power.
'Potential" is the key word here. Now that you have this information; what are you going to do with it? This is where you begin answering the all-important question of what direction you want to go in, but don't stop here. You've still got work to do...
(2) Take baby steps.
It's time to put in work. When tackling large projects, huge changes or something that you just aren't looking forward to doing, begin by breaking it down into small easily digestible pieces--chew and swallow them slowly. These translate into actions that are very small, but specific. Try and visualize a baby taking their first couple of steps. It isn't easy in the beginning, but after a few tries, they've got the hang of it. In the end, their determination pays off, and so it is with you. Before you know it, you will have accomplished your goal. Taking these baby steps will also prevent you from missing something essential. Rushing is sabotage to your business. Take your time and do it right.
(3) Learn your business.
This cannot be emphasized enough. Learn all that you can about your industry, and learn it well. Find out what others are doing, taking note of whether or not it's working for them. Remember, the key here is results. You don't want to be doing anything that doesn't produce desirable outcomes. Most essentially, find out what your customers/clients want; you don't want to be on the wrong side of that equation either.
(4) Be innovative.
Yes, everybody else is doing it because it works, now you need to create a new spin. Whatever it is, get to thinking about making it new, fresh and best of all, improved. It doesn't matter how small the difference is because it will translate into a huge difference when it comes to your bottom line.
(5) Get the support you need.
Everybody that has accomplished something great got there with the help of other people. Maybe somebody introduced them to someone else that made things happen. Maybe someone took the time to teach them new ways of looking at things. It could be that someone just simply cheered them on and listened to their ideas. The point here is, there is always someone else in the picture of your success. Realize this, while being sure to nurture these kinds of connections and welcome the new ones because they really do make a difference.
Many of us running our own businesses can pigeon-hole ourselves by implementing one of the suggestions above, find that it works and keep it in automatic mode there. While one measure may suffice, the main issue is to do well. So with that in mind, you'll want to do all of these things and at the same time.
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Aunice Reed is a Professional Success Coach and NLP Master Specialist for Women. She is in private practice in Los Angeles, CA.
Copyright © 2008 Aunice Reed