1)Put yourself in the public eye and develop thick skin.
This is tough, but if you want to be an extremely successful entrepreneur you have no other choice than to become a public figure. Doing so is great for business, but it also comes with critics and haters. Prepare for competitors and naysayers to openly share their feelings about whatever you are doing, blogging, or promoting. However, no matter how scary it is, you have to meet people in public in order to make your business successful.
2) Exercise and eat well.
This is a MUST! Regardless of your opinion, if you want a successful business and to provide for you and your family, you must stay healthy. I always ask those who are struggling that I coach, “Would you give up an hour a day, starting today, to gain an extra 20 to 30 years on Earth?” That usually helps get the point across.
3) Assess Your Strengths and Weaknesses
If you’re truly looking to take your business to that next level you need to figure out what you’re good at and stick with it. Then staff yourself to cover your weaknesses. Trust me when I say, “If you are trying to spend your time learning Quickbooks when you should be promoting your products and business, you ARE losing money because of it.”
4) Acknowledge Your Progress
Celebrate victories with your spouse, your family, or your employees. Sometimes it’s easy to brush the achievement of minor goals to the side like it’s not a big deal. However, when you and your team gain momentum achieving bigger goals will follow.
5) Consistency is Key
If you promote you or your business on a blog or social media site, develop a schedule and stay consistent. Start slow until you get the hang of it. If you over commit, you will become overwhelmed and will be unable to keep up with what you started. This will also help you build trust with your clientele and momentum in your business.