To celebrate this special date (and one of my favourite numbers) here are my 12 traits that I have regularly seen in the successful business owners that I have had the pleasure and privilege to work with over the years.
1. Do what you enjoy.
What you get out of your business in the form of personal satisfaction, financial gain, stability and enjoyment will be the sum of what you put into your business. So if you don't enjoy what you're doing, in all likelihood it's safe to assume that will be reflected in the success of your business--or subsequent lack of success. In fact, if you don't enjoy what you're doing, chances are you won't succeed.
Blogging is often seen by business owners as one of those “should do’s” that they just can’t seem to get round to. Does that sound like you?
Are you too busy? Does something more important (in)conveniently pop up just when you sit down to do it? Do you wonder who is going to read it? Do you wonder why you’re doing it?
I originally posted this synopsis of The 7 habits of highly effective people back in 2009. To mark the recent passing of its great author Stephen Covey I felt it would be appropriate to repost it here today. I highly recommend his book (7 Habits) to any business owner and certainly to all my clients. It contains simple, straight forward, common sense habits that will help anyone who is running a business. I have modified the time quadrant to be represented by seats in a car (Image inserted below) and will blog this separately at some point... Anyway, here is a brief synopsis of the book written by a wise and amazing man... Stephen R. Covey 1932 - 2012
I am often asked by other coaches & business "start-ups" What are my top tips to be successful as a business owner? Then earlier this week I was approached by a lady who was just starting out on her journey to help others as a life coach. She wanted to know what were my top five tips for a business start up as a life coach. I sent her an email response and thought to myself I get asked these questions a lot, so thought it might be useful if I was to share the email with you here.
Did you know that statistically your chances of survival in business beyond five years are about the same as the flip of a coin!?! According to recent statistics published by the Small Business Administration (SBA), seven out of ten business startups will survive at least two years but only 51 percent will survive beyond five years. This is a far cry from the previous long-held belief that 50 percent of businesses fail in the first year and 95 percent fail within five years.
Portsmouth Football Club & The Directory Group are proud to announce the launch of The Business Club.
I am delighted to announce that I will be supporting and chairing this fantastic iniative for local business on a monthly basis.
Do you know where you are going in your business for 2010?
* Do you know where you will end up at the end of 2010?
* Do you have some destinations planned?
* Do you know how to set some realistic goals for your business?
* How are you planning to take advantage of the recession recovery in 2010?
* After all, if you don’t know where you are going how will you know if you have got there!
It’s actually sad to see brilliant and hardworking business owners spin their wheels and not get anywhere because they simply don’t know how to focus. Sound like you? I have coached numerous different business owners who have had Jugglers Syndrome (JS) to varying degrees, so I have learnt the best way to coach them.