1. Grand Vision
All too often entrepreneurs and business owners get caught up in what is going on today, what fires need to be put out and what they are going to do to meet revenue goals for the next month. Working in this way will certainly make it hard for you to achieve your ultimate goals through your business. You need to build your business and systems with your grand vision in mind and always keep your eye on the big prize if you want to obtain it.
No matter what business your are in, you can see that competition is tougher than it has ever been. However by being resourceful you can do big things, grow your business and get more of what you really want without having to expend huge amounts of valuable resources. How can you leverage your current assets? How can you get more from every contact and how can you do more marketing without spending an obscene amount of money?
3. Personal Brand & Marketing
If you want more prospects, more customers, more revenues and want to increase the premium put on your products or services you need to focus on building and honing your personal brand and marketing. Whether you like it or not and even whether you think you do or not, you do have a personal brand. If you don’t recognize it then it may not be a very good one, but it still exists. Strength your personal brand to improve the perceived value of your business and it’s offerings and to increase your response and conversion rates to maximize your marketing ROI.
4. Business Development
As a business owner you should be focusing on developing your business, not working for it or in it. Developing a winning and sustainable business is about developing systems and a model that can continue to keep reeling in the revenues even when you are on vacation in the Caribbean or exploring the Alps. Develop your business into a money making machine that runs on autopilot when you want it to.
There are two ways to get more money out of your business. One is to increase your income and the other is to decrease your expenses in relation to your revenues. Can you reduce your overhead through outsourcing? If you can’t reduce your overhead, know that just attracting more customers alone is not necessarily the answer to more money in your pocket. You need to boost your profits. This doesn’t mean giving less to your customers. How can you serve them more?
Self-management isn’t just about being tough on yourself when it comes to time management and discipline. It means having an open mind to how you think about your business and committing to self-improvement and learning how you can do things better.
7. Independent Executive Lifestyle
Harnessing the independent executive lifestyle means building a business that lets you work and live on your own terms. Constructing a business that will give you the freedom you desire to actually work on furthering your business when you want and having the time to enjoy everything else in life without having to worry about losing income.
Chuck Boyce is known as the Independent Executive. After achieving success quickly in the corporate world he decided to step off of the corporate ladder and make his business work for him. He is now dedicated to helping other entrepreneurs and business owners achieve the Independent Executive Lifestyle by creating business with a purpose, passion and plan. Find out more by visiting his site at http://www.breakingfreeblog.com