If you’re frustrated with the state of your business and how things are going (or not going) for you, you’d probably also say, “If I knew what to do to change things I’d just do it!” Often times with my clients, as was the case with myself, this reveals an underlying feeling that we’re not in control. So if you’d like to figure out how to take back control of your business and your life, this episode is for you.
How to Take Control Of Your Business and Your Life
The first step in regaining control of your business is to recognize that your business today is exactly as you have created it. Certainly it may not be exactly as you want it to be, which can be frustrating. But the state of your business today is the sum total of your past actions, habits, and decisions leading up to today.
The good news is that you can make different decisions, take new actions, and develop better habits to begin shaping your business into exactly what you want it to be starting today.
- Get very clear on your goals and values. There are two parts to this. First is that you need to be crystal clear on exactly what you want and what’s important to you. What it feels like. What it looks like. What it tastes like. Crystal clear. Second, they have to be your goals and values. Not your parents, mentor’s, coach’s, peer’s, or friend’s goals and values. Your goals and values. What you want and what’s important to you.
- Get your mindset and emotional health right. Leadership requires courage, connection, vision, self-awareness, and the ability to inspire others. Fear, self-doubt, depression, and anger will all interfere with that. And if you think you can just set it all aside and be effective anyway… well, how’s that working out for you?
- Self-Improvement is business development. Your business today is exactly the result of your actions and decisions to date. Your actions and decisions are a result of your beliefs. If you want to change your results, you have to start by changing your beliefs.
- Surround yourself with the right people. As Jim Rohn famously stated, you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. So surround yourself professionally and personally with people who are who you want to be like. Clients, prospects, vendors, employees, friends… surround yourself with the right people and you are nearly guaranteed to succeed. And don’t forget about mentors and coaches.
In getting ready for this show I came across a couple good articles that I’ll share on the topic. If you’d like to check them out you might find value here, too.
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P.S. If you liked the tips provided in this episode you might also get value from my free report, 3 Steps to Increasing the Value of Your Time.