Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tips on Writing Your Own Entrepreneur Success Stories

To me, there isn't anything more exciting than hearing Entrepreneur Success Stories from first timers. You know, the person who is either brand new in business or has been struggling in business and then it happens. Maybe they do something different and it unlocks a whole new shift in thought process. Or, possibly they have been continually doing the same thing and all of the small successes have now built into a VERY large business. Some people might even want to call this "overnight success" or "getting lucky." You and I know different. You and I know it's just a matter of putting the pieces together and doing it consistently. Below are a few things to keep in mind when writing your Entrepreneur Success Stories.

1) Get a Mentor: This can come in the form of an industry titan or your local business man. Whoever it is, make sure their successes and principles are in line with your own. Learning from someone with different principles than you will ultimately lead to your failure. I guess what I'm trying to say is don't follow blindly. If what they say makes sense to you and you can see yourself living that life, then do it. However, if what they say and do isn't in alignment with who you are or what you know is right, run for the hills. Just as the old saying goes, there is more than one way to skin a cat. Once you've found the right mentor for you, hit it hard. This is the quickest path to success. Don't reinvent the wheel. You may make it more effective but the ground work is done.

2) Action Plan: Most people I talk to say they are going to achieve this great feat and have huge success. I think this thought process is awesome! Then I ask how they are going to do that and the normal response is, "Well, I'm just gonna do it." This is where #1 comes in REALLY handy. Let me give you this example...Two people leave N.Y. en route to L.A. One of them immediately hops in their car and they are GONE! Driving 100 mph, weaving North and South. They see everything from Atlanta to Detroit back down through New Orleans up through Chicago, etc, etc and 3 months later they arrive in L.A. The second individual goes and talks to a mentor who gives them a proven plan to get there. The second person takes the advice, drives to the airport and arrives in L.A. 6 hours later. If these two trips were businesses and L.A. represented what your goal is, which trip would you take? The answer is simple but when it comes to business everyone seems to think the road trip route is better. Get a PLAN!

3) Follow your Plan: Did you know, when most people get lost it's simply because they stopped too soon? Think about that for a minute. Have you ever been headed somewhere and you just knew you should have been there already? What normally happens? You turn around to see if you missed your turn or stop and ask directions or possibly the ultimate worst, you just take a different route. This is a common case of second guessing. You couldn't do yourself a bigger disservice than this. You've basically just abandoned ship and given up on your plan before actually seeing it through. Don't let this happen to you. Trust me, in business, very few things are going to work out as you originally thought. You've got to keep going and see your plan through.

4) Consistent Action: This isn't something you get to do 3 days then take a couple days off. Well, I guess you could but you'll never get to where you're going. Let's face the facts here, you will never achieve any kind of good results, in anything, without consistent action. You wouldn't expect to be a great Basketball player without practice, so why is business different? It's not! The only way you're going to get good and achieve the results you want are to consistently take action towards your goal. Here comes the fun news...If you have a 9-5 business your day isn't over at 5. That is working IN your business. When the work day is over now you get to work ON your business. Working ON your business is what will actually set you free. So here's some advice, let someone else work IN your business while you work ON your business! Get smart and have systems in place that make your business run like clock work and you'll be happier and wealthier.

I hope these points have given you some insight about writing your own Entrepreneur Success Stories. This stuff really isn't that difficult. Find a mentor who will help you develop a plan. Then work your plan all the way through by doing something consistent everyday. Stop wondering and start doing. There is more than enough Real Estate at the top because fewer people are looking for it. I hope this helps you on your journey. Until next time, Happy Marketing!

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