Want to know what makes successful internet entrepreneurs…well, successful? Without paraphrasing or stealing other writers thunder I’ve come to realize a few things.
Successful people (SP’s) know what they want to accomplish. Not a new concept, Dr. Stephen Covey talked about this idea in “7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” Yet most people don’t know how to accomplish a mission. For example, they might say “I want to earn a million dollars!” Really how is that going to happen…wishing, magic, lottery, or the money tree in your back yard?
SP’s know today we are interconnected. SP’s know they must protect their time, but also participate as a “value add” person within the society at large. SP’s don’t waste time and energy on the latest business fad. Smart entrepreneurs are not people who follow the crowd. They are also experts at delegating tasks.
Last, SP’s are really good at saying NO to activities that won’t add value to their life.
Which got me thinking about my life. I realized I wasn’t acting like a SP.
My past motto – “live by the seat of my pants type of gal” (thank you Pretty Woman). I love that creative crazy energy, but frankly it was so exhausting. I was drawn to “start-up” companies.
Then I picked customers who rarely had a goal, game plan, and cash flow was always in flux. Plus, the owners were usually terrible at delegating and sharing information. It was a recipe for disaster, and I suffered some miserable failures.
So my new year’s resolutions was FOCUS. Each and every day I know what I want to accomplish. My other goal is protect my time and energy.
Last I realized that hoping is not a mission statement, and doing to the same as everyone else is not a strategy.
Successful people developed an approach which serves as a road map for everyone to follow. They have a major network of people, and they stay in touch with them. Successful people prepare thoroughly, and focus attention on profitable business activities.
Last thought for today…What do you want to accomplish and is your plan in place?
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Christine & Bailey