As an entrepreneur or small business owner, you absolutely need to make the most of every second, in every single day.
It’s not like you’re just going to wake up in the morning and have all the pieces of the puzzle get magically glued together for you.
What top entrepreneurs and small business owners do, is they plan for their success… way in advance, and you can to, but it takes a certain mindset, as well as knowing what to do, and how to do it.
For this reason, I’ve listed seven of the top entrepreneur and small business tips in bullet point format below, in the hopes that you can pick up one or two of them and implement them into your life starting today.
- Tell the Truth First and Fast
- Watch Your Actions
- Provide the Inside Scoop
- Relax and Stay Focused
- Don’t Become a Firefighter
- Focus on Outcome
- Focus on Results
Now that you’ve seen the seven entrepreneur and small business tips in short form, let’s take a more specific and deeper dive into each one.
TELL THE TRUTH FIRST AND FAST
It doesn’t get much simpler than just telling the truth right away, but for some reason people like to stretch the truth or make up some crazy lie to cover themselves, only for it to lead into a never ending continuing lie. Save yourself the time and heartache, tell the truth first and fast and never worry about any of the junk that lying ultimately leads to.
WATCH YOUR ACTIONS
Get involved in actions that are going to bring you the highest return, in the least amount of time. Find out what works in your business, and stick with it… and do it over and over, and over again. When it stops working, switch it up, and test other ways to make it work again. Time is not on your side, so learn to be quick and efficient.
PROVIDE THE INSIDE SCOOP
People love to hear about the latest and greatest trends, so pick up some in your businesses specific market segment and become the inside scoop that people turn to when they want to know the skinny on what’s really going on. It’s not that hard to do, it just takes a consistent effort, over an extended period of time.
RELAX AND STAY FOCUSED
No one likes it when a person is always complaining or running around like a crazy person. Stay relaxed, in the moment, and maintain your focus, no matter what the circumstances are. The more focused and relaxed you are, the more efficiently you’ll be able to get things done.
DON’T BECOME A FIREFIGHTER
Solve problems very quickly by immediately addressing them and delegating them out to the person or department that can handle them the best. Being a firefighter takes up valuable time and resources, and when you personally position yourself as that type of person, it’s not going to leave you a lot of time to be pro-active in your other main roles.
FOCUS ON OUTCOME
Ultimately you’re looking to have a positive outcome, so to get there, you need to take part and participate in activities that are going to continually move you closer to your desired outcome on a daily basis. Getting to your desired outcome is not going to happen overnight, you need to take it day by day, and continue to be consistent with your daily actions.
FOCUS ON RESULTS
Monitor and track what activities you do that bring you the best results. Focus on the finish line, not on the actual race. It’s results that you’re looking for, and it’s results that are going to make you successful in whatever you’re looking to achieve in business or life. The most successful people always start at the finish line and work their way backwards to how they’re going to get there. Give it a try and see how it works for yourself.