The key to achieving better results is asking better questions. With great confidence, you will be able to work out the solution to any obstacle. Keep in mind it’s as important to be willing to learn new skills along the way as it is to tap into the skills and experience you already have. Ideas for your business can come from anywhere. Start by asking yourself these questions and you will soon begin elevating your success.
Do you have goal clarity? Decide exactly what you want from your business. But be mindful that you will seldom be motivated by money alone.
Do you have a good plan? Plans can always be revised, but if you project toward a vision for your future, the steps you take to get there will be more fully realized.
Have you set solid deadlines? A deadline to quadruple your income in the next six months is likely not realistic, and you will be setting yourself up for disappointment. Give yourself enough time to achieve all your goals.
Have you broken your large goals into smaller manageable tasks? The best way to manage a large goal is to write down where you want to be and work backwards. Celebrate your small successes as you move closer toward your larger goals.
How motivated are you about your goals and your business? Are you mentally prepared to do whatever it takes? It’s not always easy, but the biggest rewards come when you stretch and move beyond your fears and self-doubt.
Are you prepared for setbacks? Setbacks are part of the journey. But if you are able to handle them as they arise, the journey will be much easier.
Are you trying to do it alone? There is help available for you to grow all areas of your business, but you need to ask. Surround yourself with people who can help support you through your weaknesses. There is so much more you can accomplish with a little help.