Where Are You Now In Your Business?

Where Are You Now In Your Business?

Where are you now in your business? What point are you at? When figuring this out, the first things you need to check on are:

  • Has your business grown from last year or when it was started?
  • How has your business changed? How much has it changed?
  • Did it grow as anticipated, or would you like to have done something different to get a better outcome?

If you feel like you need to do something different with your business this year, the best thing you can do for yourself is to cut all distractions out of your life.

As an entrepreneur, I have learned a lot about hindrances in my work. The most important among them is distraction. I’m not saying that as an entrepreneur, I don’t make mistakes. Every one of us wastes time doing something which doesn’t matter much.

The internet is your worst enemy and greatest ally. There’s lots of information and content flying around, but if you know how to navigate it, the whole world becomes your oyster. The unfortunate thing is that there are lots of distractions on the internet that promise wealth, more customers and growth, but they can actually ruin your business.

Don’t let the internet do this to you. One of the biggest challenges you will face is making sure you are consistently getting high leverage work done instead of simply reacting to things. When you are doing high leverage activities, cut off the internet and try to get away from the distraction when and where it isn’t necessary.

At the beginning of each and every day, plan out everything you are going to do. Assign one hour for each task; when you know exactly what you are supposed to be doing, it’s much easier to stay on track. Time blocking can help tremendously.

Also, don’t try to multitask – multitasking is a myth. You’re actually less productive with your time when you try to do three different things at once. You end up getting nothing done, and you’re left with a bunch of unfinished projects. Devote your time to one task, and one task only in order to be at your most efficient.

Dedicate one block of time to stuff you like to do, such as Facebook, emails, skype, etc., so that they don’t take over your time and put you into a cage. They are monsters in disguise, capable of getting out of their cage.

Recently, I had planned a weekend to come up with a new strategy for marketing and post a vlog onto my website. The weekend arrived, I woke up, and everything started off fine. I was working on my new strategy, and I even created a new event setup to promote an event using a different portal. I divided my time into three different subtasks and started doing each of them on at a time.

Later on, after I gave myself a break, I started working on my vlog about how to set up a website, design it, and so on. At the end of the day, I felt extremely productive. I was able to stay focused and complete the tasks I had given myself. We entrepreneurs may not be able to work this way all of the time, but when it comes to the big tasks, you have to put everything you’ve got into it! Cut out the distractions, and you’ll get to where you want to be in your business.

What Is The Right Action?

What Is The Right Action?

What is the right action? How do we know the things we’re doing are right or wrong? If you’re in a situation, and you take a particular step, how do you know whatever you’re doing is right?

It depends on the situation, so let’s discuss what we’re doing exactly in a real scenario. How do we know what decision to make? Let’s analyse it.

Say that you’ve come into a situation or encountered a problem. In that situation, what is the right action to take? We have lots of choices; to act or not to act? Should we act this way or that way?

Now the question is: on what basis should a person take action? You’ll act based on your prior knowledge, your memory, and your understanding of that particular situation at that point in time. You can’t act out what you don’t know. You couldn’t act out the unknown even if you wanted to because you need knowledge and experience.

Until you understand the situation, you won’t act. Your understanding may be right or wrong – that doesn’t matter. The point is that it’s not hard to figure out that your knowledge and past experience are right. Even though your mind will work according to your previous experiences, you have to make sure you get the facts of your current situation and understand the truth behind it because every situation/problem is different, even if it seems familiar to one you’ve encountered before.

Your decision should be based on reality, not based on illusion or theory. You should only base it on practical reality. Reality is that which can be verified and tested again and again. In other words, it must be proven fact. When all of our decisions are based on reality and fact, there aren’t any problems.

Say, for example, that you have to learn driving. You know all the rules and regulations that clearly outline the process to follow to be a better driver. It’s a proven way to learn. You can’t say that you’ll drive on the wrong side. Obviously, you’ll get into an accident.

Now on the basis of reality, let’s assume you analyse the situation and make a decision you think is right, but the outcome ends up being wrong. You’d be left saying “I’ve done everything I can to make the right decision! How come it went wrong?”

That’s what the law of nature is; the outcome is out of our hands. Again, you have to once again analyse the situation on a factual basis because the situation has changed, and just like last time, you’re hoping for the right outcome.

The definition of the “right action” changes every moment. The situation changes every moment. The challenge in business is that you never know if what you’re doing is right or wrong. Only doing it matters, and doing it based on reality. When there’s no conflict with yourself and your surroundings, that means you’re taking the right action.

The right understanding inevitably leads to the right action.

If you don’t use, you lose!

If you don’t use, you lose!

If you don’t use, you lose.

Now, what does this mean? It means you have to use everybody to learn and follow no one. If you don’t learn from everyone else, you lose the opportunity to learn what to do and what not to do. We don’t have to follow the same path as someone else; it’s okay if your path is more or less traveled.

If you tell someone to follow no one, they’ll do whatever they feel like. There’s no control over them. If you add the word “learn”, now it makes sense to them. This is matured thinking. Learning from everyone literally means learning from everybody you meet. I’m not talking about a few people here and there. I mean everyone.

You might ask, “What is there to learn from everybody I meet?”

You’ll learn from their thinking, their actions. When you see unsuccessful people, you’ll understand what they’ve done wrong. You’ll learn why they haven’t been successful. There are two kinds of people in this world – one that never tries to overcome their problems, and the ones that never have any problem at all.

The first kind of person is stuck in a vicious circle because of their belief that they can’t succeed. You see, we learn from various kinds of people. What will happen by doing this?

You’ll become more active than ever. Laziness will never touch you. Your mind will always be alert, and it will become a habit to learn from successful people, as well as those who are unsuccessful.

You’ve heard the limiting belief people say about starting business: “Business isn’t for everyone. It’s just a way to lose money. Nobody can do business. Only a few get lucky and do business.” This is their belief. There’s no data to prove what they’re saying is true. It’s not reality; it’s only a false belief. So, what can we learn from this kind of person? We have to live our lives based on reality, not a false belief.

Our best option is to see reality the wait it truly is, not make up any beliefs. Learn and understand what reality is and act accordingly. You’ll be active all the time! Just imagine you’re learning from kids, young people and older people, how wonderful it will be. This isn’t theory. This is based on my experiences, which I’m sharing with you all.

If you’re hyperactive in terms of your mind, you won’t ever be lazy. Laziness kills people. People have the power to find the solution to any problem; they simply don’t do it because they’re lazy. They blame each other for their problems instead of finding a solution. It’s easier to assign blame than to put forth the effort in their heart and soul to find a solution.

Again, what do we learn from these people? It’s simple: don’t be lazy! You can free yourself from all kinds of internal conflicts by living in truth, learning and understanding what’s around you. That means understanding the reality of life at that moment.

All the problems in the world are because of lies, lies that we consider to be the truth. Your truth depends on the intensity of your lies. If it’s small, you have less problems. If your lie is big, then your problem becomes big as well. Live in reality. Understand the truth in body and mind. Use everybody to learn. If you don’t, you lose the opportunity to learn.

Are you really free?

Are you really free?

Are you really free, or is freedom just a misconception?

Let’s say I have a bottle of water. A scientist has discovered that it can be transformed into a diamond, a one-of-a-kind diamond that’s unlike anything else in the whole world. What would be your desire toward that bottle? It’s simple; everyone will be in cutthroat competition to get the bottle. You will have no regard for anybody else there. You’ll only concentrate on getting the bottle.

The bottle of water represents money. Everyone in the world is after money. It’s so important that you can’t deny the fact that everybody needs money. Sure, you can act like money isn’t important, but fact is that your desire is for money. You can’t leave desires and thoughts behind; they’ll always be with you.

Everything in this world is related to money: our educational system, our jobs, businesses, relationships, and more. How do we become free with these kinds of desires? The only thing we need to understand is that the bottle has life-saving water that will quench our thirst. That’s it! The value of money is the same as the importance of fuel to a vehicle. We need fuel in order to run the vehicle.

If you ask people why they work, they will say that everybody does it, and so they must do it too in order to feed their family. Work means money. Money means food. They don’t really know where they’re going, only that they must work in order to feed their family. It’s how they’ve been conditioned since childhood. They must supply fuel to the vehicle of their lives.

In order to free yourself from your desire for money, I’m telling you to do something that you can do well. Once you do that, making money is easy and ethical! All you have to do is to accept that it’s easy. You’ll see others who are doing this, and you’ll try and learn from them. Your mind will take you down that path. You might find many paths, but in order to find yourself and achieve true freedom, you need to pick one which suits your strengths.

For example, there are hundreds of online businesses and even more ways to make money online. You need to choose one where your strength lies. You’ll have to check your options one by one. When you find your strength, you’ll automatically stop and use it more. This is how you can discover your strength. Make yourself better at it, and you’ll soon find yourself developing your own business. Make sure to use your money intelligently instead of spending it on leisure.

Things might happen where your health becomes poor or you mess up your relationship. You’ll see things start to slide, and you’ll lose interest in your business and your desires. This is how you get tied up. How will you become free again? It’s only by getting rid of thoughts that bring you down. The moment you realize you aren’t attached to anything and you simply love everything around you… that’s when you will enjoy real freedom.

Find the Winning Momentum!

Find the Winning Momentum!

Having momentum in your winning attitude brings high performance in online business.

This one can’t be emphasized enough! Without a doubt, people who struggle the most when starting a business are those who lack a winning attitude. This doesn’t mean that they’re losers – it simply means that they don’t think and believe the same way winners do, and more often than not they end up frustrated and discouraged. They don’t feel like winners, so they don’t act like winners.

A winner’s attitude isn’t always upbeat and positive, but it is optimistic even in the face of adversity and disappointment. People who are winners are always believers that they’ll win in the end and continue on the path to victory. Developing that level of belief and resilience is at the core of high performance in business. Your attitude is everything, so you have to work on it early in order to see the skyrocketing results of your performance.

You might be thinking that this is nothing new; you’re thinking that everyone gives these advice ingredients for high performance. The real question is: how do we get that winning attitude? If we go on winning with something that brings a winner’s attitude, we’re doing it the right way. However, we need to make it a habit. Try to win on a small scale at first with something you’re good at. This way, you’ll have the confidence you need because you’re on a winning streak.

After that, gradually increase the difficulty of your small tasks until you feel good enough to take on a longer, more tedious task. Building up the confidence to take on larger tasks takes time, but you have to progress in steps instead of just diving into a task that’s way over your head. Doing that will most likely cause you to fail and lose the winning attitude you need to succeed.

Slowly increasing the difficulty of tasks will help you achieve a winning streak, resulting in more confidence and more experience. It’s this gradual process that builds momentum to let us achieve our goals. It’s a lot of hard work, but it’s worth it in the end. Your winning attitude is everything, so make good use of your efforts when you’re building your business’ momentum.

Keep trying hard and repeating this process. Even if you feel like you’re failing, you’ll have a greater probability of winning than losing, which helps us make our mind go on with the thing we’re doing. That’s how one can bring momentum in online business – through repetition of winning behaviors that lead to victories. This solution sounds silly and easy, but as far as I’m concerned, it works if you make use of it.

Again, it comes down to ingredients like clearly defining your intended outcome, self-discipline, a habit of taking action, decisiveness, and so on. Creating high performance in online business is a commitment, but it’s worth the investment of our time and focus.

Guaranteed Success! Does it exist?

Guaranteed Success! Does it exist?

Now, what do I mean by Guaranteed Success?

Let’s say there are three people who don’t know how to swim, but they watch how others are doing it.

The first person thinks it’s very difficult because they tried a few times but couldn’t manage to do it. They think, “I don’t know how to do this! I’m scared, so I’m never going to swim. I won’t even try!”

The second person thinks that swimming is just flapping your arms and legs. “What’s the big deal?” they think. “I can do this straight away!” He jumps in, flaps his arms and legs, and almost drowns before being saved.

The third person has a better attitude about swimming. “If they can do it, I can do it!” He doesn’t jump into the water straight away, but he isn’t shy about it either. He talks to the other people who are swimming and asks how they do it. They tell him that they started swimming in shallow water with the help of a tutor. He tries this, and soon he is able to swim in deep water.

Let’s analyze these three cases.

The first man didn’t even try because he was scared of swimming. The second man was overconfident and almost drowned. The third man, however, discovered that learning how to swim must start in the shallow end, and then he could try swimming in deep water. The third man was the only one out of the three that was successful because he took the right steps.

It isn’t rocket science. Everybody knows instinctively that you need to learn how to do something before you try it. This is simply how it works. The same goes for business. Statistics tells us that 90 percent of start-up businesses fail, and only 10 percent end up succeeding. Who are the 10 percent that make it happen?

Anyone who starts a business wants to earn a lot of money. However, half of these people never even try because their fear failure; very few of them jump into business without knowing what business is. These are the 90 percent of people.

The 10 percent are the ones who bother to learn how business works before starting one. It’s just a matter of asking successful business owners how they found success and what they did to grow their business. Spend time with them. Learn from them. Let them be your mentor.

People tell me, “I’ve tried this business and failed! I spent all of this money, and it was all in vain!” I ask them who they learned about business from. “How did you manage marketing?” I ask them. They don’t have an answer. The process is simple – learn and do simultaneously. That’s how you develop continuity in your learning process.

Learning about business can also be done online; it’s what I did. I write blogs about how business works, but I know these things because I learned about these things myself while starting an online business. I now have more than three businesses! Yes, it takes time to learn. Yes, over time, you learn to scale much faster. The trick is to concentrate more on learning rather than earning.

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