Employee to Entrepreneur – Top 10 Keys to Success: In 2002 I started my own home business after my 20th year of teaching kids. When you move from employee to entrepreneur, there’s certain steps that lead you from point A to point B. I didn’t magically appear at point B, it was a step by step process. Yes, I’m successful with my home business because I understand the power of these Top 10 Keys To Success.
1. THE KNOWING
Knowing is everything. If you know that you’ll be successful, your success is assured given time, skills and persistence. but If you’re doubting if you’ll be successful, then the odds are against you. Knowing is the faith in the unseen. Seeing it first in your mind before it actually manifests physically. Knowing is an absolute certainty. You’re not wondering, wishing or thinking, you’ll be successful…you know it.
2. BE CONSISTENT
Where do most people fail? In being consistent. I know for me in the beginning this is where I was coming up short. Sometimes I give 100% and sometimes it would be 10%. With those numbers, my business was hot and cold. It wasn’t until I was consistently consistent each day that my business reflected it.
I have persisted many times when I actually felt like crawling into bed and not getting up…but I kept going because I knew that every successful person faces adversity. If there were no problems, then everyone would be working from home creating large incomes. Of course, there’s been problems! Like the time I placed this large ad and put the wrong 800 number in the ad. Or the time I was talking to a prospect and couldn’t remember who I was talking to. Persistence is absolutely the key to success.
4. FOLLOW YOUR OWN HEART
With any business, there are always things to pull you off course and distract you. You’ve heard people say to “trust your gut,” or “follow your instincts.” I say follow your own heart. Here’s how I decide which way to go sometimes. I ask myself, “Is this moving toward my goal or away from my goal?”
Fall in love with your business. I love personal development. Since first reading Norman Vincent Peale’s “The Power of Positive Thinking” in 1984, I was hooked. So what would be a good business match for me? Personal development. Decide what it is for you. Do you like travel, cooking, financial or organic products? There’s a business for everyone out there. Follow your bliss! Find a business that you can be excited about…excited enough that sometimes you wake up at night thinking about the grand possibilities in your future.
5. ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE
Having an attitude of gratitude will transform how your life looks. Why is that? Because gratitude is a high vibrational energy that is attracting great things to you. Be grateful for all things in your life. Keep a gratitude journal of 5 things each day that you’re grateful for. When you see the world through appreciation, you’ll manifest people around you that are resonating at the same level.
6. BE OPEN TO NEW THINGS
How many times do we get set in our ways and don’t really want to learn new things or implement new ideas? Too often. Do you know that when I started my business in 2002 I had never sent an email? In fact, I didn’t even own a computer. Sounds funny to even say that now! Be open to ideas, people, and circumstances that are new to you.
7. CELEBRATE YOUR WINS
Celebrate even the smallest of wins. So often people look at what’s wrong or not working instead of what is working. Even when they accomplish a goal, they don’t even acknowledge achieving it, instead they’re already looking down the road for what’s next. Celebrate each step forward toward your goal. Even if it’s a check mark or a smiley face beside a daily goal. I love checking off my goals, I feel good when I do. So what do I do? I set all kinds of small goals for myself for the month so that each day or so, I’m checking off an accomplished goal.
8. UNDERSTAND THE LAW OF ATTRACTION
The Law of Attraction says that whatever you focus your energy and attention on, you will attract more of the same, whether it’s wanted or unwanted. Yes, we all have monkey chatter that goes on in our heads, a great question to refocus your energy is, “So, what do you want?” This question changes your vibrational energy from negative to positive. When you find yourself talking about lack of customers, poor sales, falling bank account or computer issues, remember to ask yourself what you do want. Talk about what you do want and your life transforms.
9. BE THE LEADER
People are eager for leaders that can show them the way. Not quite sure of your goal? How can you expect others to follow if you don’t know where you’re headed? Get clear on where you’re going with your goals and others will follow you.
Not sure how to start with your leadership? Connect with other leaders that have gone before you. Find others that you can mastermind with. This is so powerful! Looking to be a better parent? Find other successful parents that you can mentor with monthly. Looking to start your own business? Find a successful entrepreneur that is in your niche. Actively look for groups that can assist you. There’s a multitude of groups online, just search them out.
10. SERVICE TO OTHERS
Being of service to others will always serve you. Call it “what comes around goes around,” people that have a servant’s heart will always attract great things because their intentions are pure.
Take a pay it forward mentality. This is key! Integrity is everything. Look for opportunities that you can assist others. Instead of paying others back for service or goods given to you, pay it forward to others. It’s a wonderful feeling to experience!
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