1. Not Focusing Enough On Your Income.
"In today's economic environment you cannot save your way to millionaire status," writes Grant Cardone, who went from being broke and in debt at the age of 21 to becoming a self-made millionaire by 30. "The first step is to focus on increasing your income in increments and repeating that.
2. Not Obsessed Enough.
Until you become obsessed with your mission no one will take you seriously. Until the planet understands that you will not give up or go away, that you are 100 percent committed and have complete and utter conviction, you will not get the attention you need and the support you want. Obsession ensures that you put all your energy toward this one outcome, this one idea, and somehow it returns to you.
3. Not Able To Adapt To New Realities.
Adaptability can quickly be summed up as your ability to move in a given direction at anytime. This may mean physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually.
It’s your willingness to learn, make mistakes, and learn some more.
It’s your ability to render adequate feedback and make adjustments or changes in your behaviors that produce positive and productive results.
Most of us walk into any new situation with a set of prejudices about what we think is possible. These prejudices can come from past personal experiences, other people’s experiences, or simply mistaken beliefs.
We then form rules about what will happen based on these beliefs and those rules typically affect that choices or actions that we take.
Whether it’s changing your diet, starting a relationships with someone, or taking a new job all of us go into every situation with a set of expectations, requirements, and desires.
Expectations: Where we assume what will happen
Requirements: What we need to actually happen
Desires: What we want to happen
The power to adapt to any situation in life lies in getting clear on what these expectations, requirements, and desires actually are.
4. Not Working Smarter In Your Business But Harder
Creating unbelievable value in your business isn't a new concept. But how you do it should extend past the services you bill for. I exceeded last year's goal to connect or help one person a day, and expected nothing in return. When I meet to help others or get to know them better, I don't ask for the sale or a return favor during that conversation. By simply focusing on helping others and creating value, I automatically generate leads and acquire new customers to the tune of 8 figures.
5. Not Being Always persist.
Because we never really know when the right opportunity plants itself squarely in front of you, but when it does you need to be ready.
Running a business of any size can be difficult from time to time. You may lose clients. You’ll likely have money struggles. You may be tempted to close up shop and get a nine-to-five job.
But entrepreneurs are different. We start companies because we have a vision, and only if we’re persistent—if we stick it out even when things are tough—will we have a shot at achieving the goals we’ve set. You have to show up to be in the right place at the right time. Here are five ways to help keep you looking forward toward business success.
Find your purpose-There’s a lot of talk about passion when it comes to running a business. And sure, passion matters. But I think purpose is bigger than passion. I believe it’s more powerful. Purpose can encourage us and give us the motivation to be persistent even when running a business gets hard.
When times are tough, and you’re not sure you’ll ever make it to the finish line, it’s important to take the time to celebrate your successes, no matter how small.
Whether you’re rewarding yourself and your team for closing a deal, trying out new customer outreach efforts or marking the completion of a successful project, taking time out to acknowledge the positive strides your team makes can help you persist when things look bad.
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