They say the New Year is a natural time for reflection as we look back on our actions over the past months and take stock of how we did.
Perhaps more importantly than looking back, however, is looking forward and asking what would make the upcoming year even better than the last.
And more importantly, you should do this year-round, not just on some arbitrary date – that’s why we’re discussing this NOW.
What would you like to improve?
More free time perhaps? How about an increase in the growth of your business? More money in your pocket?
How about all three?
And on that note, let’s explore 3 things you can do right now to make any year your best year ever.
Fine-Tune a Confident Mindset
You need to understand that your mindset is foundational for your success, and if you overlook this, your Dream Business is always going to be somewhere out there on the perimeter.
You have to know in your heart, and in your mind, and in your soul that success is not only possible, but that you deserve it.
This belief will give you the confidence you need to surpass and overcome the challenges you will inevitably face.
Maybe you’ve made a mistake in the past year, or maybe you missed opportunities or lost money. Whatever it’s been, you need to forgive yourself for that and say,
“From this day forward, I deserve success. I know success is possible.”
But there are no lottery tickets that will give you a successful business.
You have to build it through smart, consistent action.
People who are in the weeds, people that are just going slow, people that are just going through the motions, hoping, wishing and praying…..well, those are the people that are still going to be doing that 5 years and 10 years down the road.
When you make that mindset leap, and tell yourself that nothing is going to hold you back and you’re going to go for it full bore, that’s the first step in building your Dream Business.
Delegate or Die!
It’s simple really, you just can’t do it all if you want to grow your business and still have time to enjoy the fruits of your success.
So if you feel like things aren’t getting done and your progress and speed are not what they should be, you should be delegating!
By leveraging other people’s time, skills, and talent you free up time for yourself so you can focus on what you do best.
So when hiring someone new, ask yourself two really important questions:
And here’s one last nugget to keep in mind regarding personnel: You should hire slow and fire fast, but if you need to hire to keep growing – then hire!
Learn to delegate and watch your business grow this year!
Invest in Coaching
As entrepreneurs and small business owners, it’s vital that you have a coach, a mentor, someone to guide you, someone who’s in your corner.
We often work in seclusion without a lot of feedback or support mechanisms, so it really pays to work with someone who understands what you face and can really challenge you.
A good coach will push you outside of your comfort zone, push you towards profitability.
They’ll help sell you and show you why your goals are not as big as they could be.
Typically, we set a sizable goal for ourselves, but a good coach will push you from sizable to where you really need to be, and then he’s going to be with you, pushing you every step of the way to achieve that bigger goal.
It’s all about accountability, and it’s more effective to be accountable to someone else than it is to yourself.
We’re all pretty good at letting ourselves off the hook, but a coach won’t do that.
Take Action Now!
If you want to really make 2017 your best year ever, you need to put these 3 tips into practice and don’t wait to do so.
Start building your momentum right away and watch it pick up speed.
More time, more growth, more profit, and now you know what to do.
Let’s get serious about your building your success and growing your Dream Business.