It’s easy to get caught up chasing the latest and greatest “thing” when you’re trying to grow your business. What smart entrepreneurs do is to keep things simple and follow time tested strategies that really work. Listen in as I share my 3-step process for blocking out the noise, getting back on track with your goals and how to actually achieve them. This is actionable advice you can implement TODAY to create more success in your business.
There is always some "hot new thing" in the marketplace that is supposedly designed to end your marketing woes. Sometimes the new thing works, sometimes it doesn't. But I want to share with you the new smart, simple, "hot", "new" thing that IS working right now. What is that Hot New (or actually old successful thing)? It comes in the form of three simple words: Plan, Execute, and Results!
How often do you take time to look at your business objectively? Every day you fight to not get bogged down in the minutia of things that are thrown at you. After putting out multiple fires each week, it is easy to forget the very reason you are started your business in the first place. It can be difficult to step away from the hustle to detect areas where you could simplify and improve operations. If you are constantly in a mental fog, you will miss opportunities to increase your revenue. If you aren't careful, your business can put you in the same rat race that you sought to escape when you were working for someone else.
It is time for you to go old school and do what successful entrepreneurs have done for centuries. That is plan the work that you must do. Execute the plan that you have created. Benefit from and duplicate the results you enjoy. Let me show you how. Read more about Try This "Hot New Thing" to Boost Your Revenue
As we approach the end of the year, NOW is the perfect time to take a look back at the last 12 months and take stock of what's working and what's not working in your business. Were you thrilled by your success or disappointed in your business? What were your greatest successes? What aspects of your business do you wish you were stronger in?
If you want to have an even better year in 2012, make it a priority to set aside some time for some strategic planning. This is a "best practice" for ALL successful entrepreneurs, and will work for you too, even if you're not the "planning" sort. Before you get distracted by the upcoming season, take some time RIGHT NOW to outline what you are going to accomplish in the coming year.
Here’s a simple, three-step process developing your strategic plan: Read more about How to Map Out a Simple Plan to Reach Your Goals in 2012