With us entering a brand new month tomorrow and with the essence of summer really starting to kick in I thought it would be a great opportunity to write a blog post to hopefully instill some “inspiration” and give you some food for thought.
I wanted to share with you the basic principles that I apply each and every day to grow my business and achieve the levels of success that I have so far achieved. These same basic principles have taken me from ZERO to earning well into 5 figures each month… and if you are not there already then you can be if you choose to.
The truth is that the difference between successful people and those who tred water can be summed up in just THREE words and these are “Mindset”, “Focus” and “Action”. When you apply all three of these you have every chance of succeeding in whatever you do.
Having the wrong mindset will prevent you from ever succeeding. You can either have a winners mindset… or a LOSERS mindset. This all comes down to the “belief” you have in yourself. If you truly believe that something is not possible, or that a “goal” is unattainable then you are doomed to fail from the very start. People who succeed believe in themselves and believe that anything is possible and more importantly – Attainable!
It’s simply a choice. Are you a winner or a loser? Choose to be a winner and move forwards knowing that you have the same chance of success as anybody else.
A big stumbling block many people come across is having a lack of “focus”. People spread themselves too thinly and flip between different tasks, projects and ideas, and find that they can’t see the woods for the tree’s. To make progress you need to focus on one or two projects maximum. Too many projects will dilute your progress which in turn will make you lose focus. You can’t succeed at anything if you don’t have focus.
Choose a project and give that project your full attention… and more importantly, see it through to the end.
If you’re like most marketers then I’m sure you have experienced the dreaded “procrastination”. The art of sitting on your computer checking stats, watching funny videos on Youtube and spending 50% of your time on Facebook. This is the biggest KILLER of your success and it WILL destroy your focus. Close Facebook, get off Youtube and forget about your stats that you actually just checked an hour ago. None of that stuff will grow your business or increase your bank balance.
Taking action is the KEY to success. Whatever your goal is, it will require a number of small steps and tasks to see your goal come to fruition. It’s not rocket science it is FACT.
Here is what I do every single day. When you switch on your machine and are ready to work write down just THREE tasks that are part of your “project”. This might be to design some graphics, create a short report or maybe even to record a couple of tutorial videos. Whatever they are “write them down” and make sure that ALL of those three tasks are complete and ticked off by the end of the day.
What Will This Achieve?
Progress! It will guarantee to bring you closer to your goal and see your project completed. By ensuring that a minimum of THREE tasks are completed each day you are ensuring that 15 tasks are completed within YOUR week (Monday – Friday). Just think of the progress you will make by simply applying that one simple concept.
When you apply this concept you will find that you will go that extra step and complete additional tasks each day and everything else is a bonus.
When a builder builds a house he doesn’t sit and stare at the plans all day (procrastinate). No, he looks at this one project and then tackles it “one step at a time”. He digs the foundations. He lays bricks, he adds dry lining, flooring and everything else he needs to do in order to complete the “house”.
So remember, just take ACTION!
Want To Know What else Helps Me Each Day?
Going for an early morning walk! I get ready each morning and take my dog on a 30 minute walk. I walk along a beck near my house and then right around my estate. Doing this has a few benefits. The first being it gives me that FEEL GOOD factor. I get fresh air that wakes me up and it also kickstarts my body with energy which sets me up for the day.
The second benefit of doing this is to get ideas. Honestly, you’d be surprised at how many ideas you get for tackling your “tasks” whilst out walking. I have spent hours on a programming issue… pulling my hair out and shouting obscenities – Only to come up with the solution during a dog walk shortly after.
When you remove yourself from your work for a short time you are allowing your mind to run free which will attract a ton of ideas, solutions and inspiration. I swear by it!
After your walk you will be refreshed, energized and ready to absorb yourself into your project.
Here is a photo that I took only this morning during my dog walk…
Honestly, it is a great activity to do before starting your online work.
So, Remember Those Three Successful Words
Mindset, Focus and Action. Applying them in your daily business will lead you on the pathway to success. You are a winner. Remember that!
I hope you enjoyed todays post. It would be great to hear your views, thoughts and tips on being successful so please feel free to leave a comment below.