Let's Focus, People! It's The Thing That Sets Successful Businesses Apart!
Are you trying to map a path to success? Well now that I've said that, that kind of sounds like a dumb question! Of course you are. You're here, reading this blog (yeah for you!). And you probably have a stack of business magazines somewhere, maybe waiting to be read, but hey, at least you got those subscriptions. And the reason you don't have time to read them? You're pulling long days working hard to get your business where you want it to be. So hell yeah, you're trying to map a path for success! One of the best habits a small business owner can develop is to look around at what other entrepreneurs are doing. Try to figure out what they're doing right and wrong and then act accordingly. Either emulate... or do the exact opposite! This week I'm talking about some of the things that most successful businesses do. Why? Because you (and I) can and should do them, too!
Evaluate How You Spend Your Time! Where Have You Heard That Before? Hmmm...
Long before I wrote my book — back when I was trying to figure out why I was so dang busy, yet so damn poor! — I came to realize that one of the most crucial changes I needed to make was to meticulously, truthfully track how I spent my time. Figuring out a system for doing this — which I called Coding Your Way to Cash — enabled me to see how much time I spent on various projects and tasks. This led me to figure out how I could make my own adjustments to save money, and where I could bring in more money by charging my clients more. This is something that all business owners should be doing regularly. You need to spend time evaluating your business and know exactly what you should focus on. This will help you work smarter, in so many ways. Sounds pretty smart doesn't it? It's something most successful businesses are doing regularly.
Be Oh So Quotable This Week!
This week I shared some quotes from one of my fave authors... moi! Hopefully you liked them and maybe they even got you thinking about the things that most successful businesses do.
I always say running a business means the work never ends! Ain't that the truth? I bet your to-do list is a mile long! Make sure that the items at the top of your list are the things that relate to being more profitable. Everyone is so proud of being so "busy"...But Are You Making Any Money? Don't be too busy to focus!
Check out the summary of last week's business tips and motivational quotes from my Instagram page which you hopefully got to see in real time! If not, let's make sure we're following each other on Instagram!! And while we're on the subject of Instagram, I found this Instagram guide for businesses that I'm sure most successful businesses are following. So...here is this week's roundup of Instagram images of My Top Business Tips and Motivational Quotes.
Most Successful Businesses – Tip #1:
"It's not about working faster, it's about working smarter."
Most Successful Businesses – Tip #2:
"The difference between the super successful & everyone else is how we spend our time & what we focus on."
Most Successful Businesses – Tip #3:
"Tracking your time will reveal the parameters you need to set in order to improve your bottom line."
Most Successful Businesses – Tip #4:
"When you really pay attention to the hours in your day & how they are actually spent, you're going to be shocked at how much time (translation, money) you're wasting."
Most Successful Businesses – Tip #5:
"You may think you are just to busy to carve out the time to evaluate your business, but it is short-sighted (and stupid) not to."
Let's talk! I'd love to hear what you think most successful businesses do!
Are you a successful entrepreneur? What advice would you share with your fellow business owners? Which tips above did you find helpful? I would LOVE to hear from you!
Anyhoo...I publish these business tips and motivational quotes to get you fired up for your work week! And, if you want more business tips, get my book, But Are You Making Any Money? or contact me to really take your business to the next level!
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