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Business Essentials #120416 – Surrounding yourself

Good morning

Who you allow to be part of your day each and every day can determine for the most part how successful your business life will become.

What actions you choose to undertake each day will determine how successful your business life will become.

So how do you choose who to surround yourself with and who can you trust. We have found in our experience that the people you surround yourself with require in the main four qualities.

  1. Self awareness – As you are in business, your business must naturally grow or it will end at some point. So the people in your business world must be self- aware as you must be. This provides you perspective on what is important, it provides you people who are looking to continually improve; great company.
  2. Truthfulness – You need people around you who are prepared to tell you the truth about your plans, the vision, your strengths, your weaknesses. They must care enough about you to tell you the truth.
  3. Respect –¬†If you are not respected by those in your circle, you have surrounded yourself with the wrong people. Respect is the single most important connection point between you and your circle of influence members.
  4. Drive РGetting through every day, taking the hits as a business owner, riding the highs, the moderate times and the lows takes its toll on every single person who enters then arena of business ownership.  Drive in those closest to you will help you when you are falling behind and help drive them when you are flying.

Just a thought from me to you – one mans opinion

 

 

 

Anchoring your actions to your strategy

Being in business moves past the one time chance – the one tie contract that gets you going. When you then employ your first person – then your second and then your third – you are into it. You are responsible.

Once you are at this point – the decision you then make is – why am i here?

Once this is clear to you and you are also fully aware of the timeframe you have to reach the goal – you can then link each action to the destination of the goal.

The way you behave – the values you hold fiercely to yourself – will then give you the anchor you need to link all you do to your strategic outcome – linking to your lifestyle goal.

Getting it done

Action is underrated – in your business to take action you first must understand the milestone it relates to. For examples – if you are looking to build a client base – every single little action you take – every single little communication you implement – must take you towards this outcome.

I have many clients who completely understand this and some who do not at all.

When you set out to reach a very clear outcome – ensure that each time a decision about how you behave in every circumstance is in front of you – that you apply your mind to the outcome you are aiming for before making the decision.

This process is the difference between having a strategy on paper and implementing one.