I’ve worked with literally hundreds of small business owners. I’ve helped people from lots of different backgrounds accomplish amazing things. Some of them had very little education. Some of them are MBA graduates. Their educational background made very little difference in the results they attained. For some it helped, but for all it did nothing in and of itself. Education is important (I have both bachelors and masters degrees- so I believe in education), but it is often over-rated when it comes to business success.
So what is it that differentiates those who get incredible results from those who don’t? Mindset. How they think determines, more than anything else, how far they get. The problem is, there’s a lot to that word: “mindset”. What exactly does that mean? Well, it goes like this: mindset = Planning–> Goals–> Focus. One’s mindset starts out with the planning, or lack thereof, one does. If a person doesn’t ever plan, that pretty much stops this process. There will be no goals and there will be no focus. They are dead in the water. They’re doomed to a life of chaos in their business, making too little money, working too many hours, etc. etc. The person who doesn’t plan usually has very little to look forward to. So they don’t look forward. But they rarely realize that the cause of their not having much good to look forward to is caused by their lack of looking forward. It’s a vicious circle.
The person who sets a little time aside to plan will, during that time of thinking, set goals after they figure out what it is they’re trying to accomplish. If they have a vision or idea that they’re working toward, they’ll be far more likely to get their by planning and setting goals to get there. I always recommend to entrepreneurs to be sure they set time aside every single week to do some planning. Working ON the business and not just IN it. It’s too easy to get caught up working on the day to day affairs IN the business. When that happens, nobody is acting as the captain of the ship. Nobody is directing the sails. The ship (business) is blowing willy-nilly in the wind, to end up who knows where. Planning is CRITICAL in order for the business to develop and grow.
When a business owner sets goals, they are then, just by virtue of setting goals, more likely to be FOCUSED. Lack of focus is the single greatest cause of business failure. This is something that cannot be proven by statistics, so don’t try looking it up. Trust me. Those who fail in business fail to FOCUS. After setting goals, it’s important to keep track of where you are at on those goals,and most especially, to KEEP MOVING FORWARD. Every day, taking a step forward in accomplishing your goals. This is how I’ve gotten so many great results with so many small business owners. That’s why my clients tell others “You gotta talk to my Business Coach. He’s awesome and he’ll help you get great results too.” And I do. If you are willing to focus and work toward their goals, I can help you.
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