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Tips for Business Owners: Building your business, one step at a time without giving up! | discoveryourpowerteam.com
 

Tips for Business Owners: Building your business, one step at a time without giving up!

Sherley Grace Effiel Tower, Paris, FranceWhat is one small step you could take today to move your business forward? I am asking you this because many entrepreneurs I meet feel stuck, overwhelmed, discouraged. Their business is at a standstill, and they are at a point where they want to dismantle it start over from scratch. Did you know that when the Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 World Fair, the plan was to dismantle it within 10 years and sell the steel as scrap? Today it is one of the most visited and well-known structures! What if they had taken it apart? Thankfully, they didn’t; and now millions can enjoy this landmark!

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With all of the hype by countless online marketers about making millions overnight, many entrepreneurs think that if they have been in business a little while and are not raking in six and seven figures, they must be failures.  They are constantly looking for the next bright shiny object, the next course, technique, blueprint that will propel them to millionaire status.  While it is possible to hit it big, quickly, this is NOT the norm. 

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Starting, running and growing a business is a BIG deal!  Are you one of those entrepreneurs who feels you are not working fast enough, succeeding fast enough, implementing fast enough, learning fast enough? Do you feel that since you started your business, you are sprinting 24/7? No time to catch your breath?  Afraid that if you just stop for a moment, success will pass you by?  How is that working for your business?  Even more importantly, how is that working for you and those around you?

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I recently visited the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and I thought of you and your business. People from all over the world visit the Eiffel Tower each day. Did you know that it took 2 years, 2 months and 5 days to build it from start to finish? No, it was NOT built overnight.  It was built one step at a time.  Speaking of steps, did you also know that this structure has a total of 1710 steps from the ground to the topmost third level platform? While there was a lot of pressure to have the Eiffel Tower completed in time for the 1889 World Fair, it was built one piece at a time, one step at a time, according to a well thought out plan. 

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What plan have you put into place to build and grow your business?  How many things are you trying to accomplish all at once?  One? Ten? One hundred?  Don’t laugh.  You should see some of the “to do” lists some of my clients have.  The secret to growing your business is selecting one thing.  ONE?  Ok, for those of you who absolutely cannot focus on just ONE thing, let’s say two things that if implemented in the next 30 days could significantly improve your bottom line.  What would they be?  To figure that out, start by:

  • identifying what goal you want to accomplish in your business at this time.  Do you want to grow your list, increase online sales, secure speaking engagements, increase the number of affiliate partners, etc.
  • next, identify two things, that if implemented in the next 30 days, would result in your making significant progress toward that goal
  • then, list 3-5 actions that you can take for each of the two items in support of your goal
  • put a projected completion date next to each of the 3-5 actions
  • get to work! Focus, focus, focus!

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It is important not to get distracted!  Keep our eye on the goal and the actions that will help you achieve that goal!  Stick with it until you can declare, “Mission accomplished!”

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What goals and actions are you committing to today?  Click on the comment bubble to let me know! More importantly, don’t give up and dismantle everything, hang in there.  You may not be building the Eiffel Tower, but you are building something that others need and are eagerly awaiting!  You can and will make it!

To your empowerment and success,

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