Striving for success? These 5 steps to success are what help me to achieve, if not exceed my goals.

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What is success?

According to a dictionary the definition of success is the following:

success |səkˈses|noun:

  • the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.
  • the attainment of popularity or profit.
  • person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains prosperity.
I believe everybody has their own definition of success.
We all know that being successful is the usually the main reason why one creates a business. So what is the key to success? Our legendary ex-prime minister; Winston Churchill once said; [quote]“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” [/quote] 
Here’s my take on it. This article is not for the faint-hearted, I will be blunt yet honest with you. These Golden Rules can be applied to your business as well as everyday life.

Before you continue to read, here’s what you need:
-Pen/Pencil
-A decent Book you’re willing to keep for many years
OR
-Laptop/Computer
-A blank page on a word processor

 

The 5 Steps to Success

Assuming you’re starting your business from scratch with no help i.e. no rich relative handing what you need or want on a plate. (Please note I certainly do not have anything against rich people – I aim to be one myself). Having no goal set out, or having no motive will give you no drive to be successful whatsoever. Unfortunately without heavily relying on luck, without a goal or motive, your business won’t be earning millions; neither will it be a success.

 

1) Firstly you need a short-term goal. So ask yourself what do you want to achieve in 6 months time? How much money do you want your business to turnover in 6 months, and what will you spend it on? Be specific, and don’t be afraid to be ambitious!

e.g. Your 6 month goal could be to reach a turnover of £15,000. Re-investing £5,000 back into the business, spending £3,000 on a cruise around the Mediterranean, £1,000 on a shopping spree to treat your loved one, and the rest on day-to-day personal expenses. Alternatively it could be to simply break-even.

 

2) Now you need a long-term goal; lets say 12 months. Again ensure you are specific as well as ambitious! 

e.g. For your business to have a turnover of £50,000, allowing you to buy a top of the range Range Rover Sport (costing £49,795) for your mum.

Once you have written these short-term and long-term objectives down on paper, include a few relevant pictures into the book/document that will excite and inspire you each time you look at them.

 

3) Every single morning when you wake up, and every single night before you go to sleep – look in the mirror and read your short-term and long-term goals out loud to yourself. This will motivate you for the day ahead allowing you to surpass those goals!

Please feel free to comment below on this article; share your dreams with us all.

 

4) Always have a positive attitude! If something goes wrong, just take a moment and look at the positive aspects the situation. Believe me, there always is a positive to everything if you allow there to be one.

I highly recommend investing in the book, ‘The Complete Pocket of Positives’ – compiled by Maggie Pinkney. I don’t get any commission for doing so – I simply find it a remarkably motivating.  Last time I checked you can buy it on Amazon for under £6; well worth every penny.

 

5) Be passionate about what you do! For free advertising, display the passion you have for what business sells/provides wherever you go. Whether it’s the local newsagents, gym or mechanics. Tell everybody about it, spread the word like your life depends on it. If one person becomes a customer by simply telling them about your great business – the chances are, he/she’ll tell a friend and/or family member. Make every minute of your day count. Never forget that word-of-mouth is one of the most powerful forms of advertising, and it’s free!

Unfortunately I cannot tell the future, however by following these easy 5 steps, as a person and in business you may find that you will become more successful.


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