Habits Every Business Owner Needs to Be Successful

Do you think there are successful habits which can help business owners achieve more in a shorter space of time?

We all know who is successful in our circles right? Do you know what they all have in common?

I have been doing a little research and I thought it would be handy to share with you what I found out.

Success leaves clues you see, there are common habits that successful people repeat daily.

If we create habits that make others successful surely it will mean we have a better chance of being successful.

Let’s go through some common habits and traits I have noticed.

They are Selfish with Their Time

This might make them sound back but really it isn’t. Time is the most precious commodity we have. They don’t waste it and they don’t make themselves too easily accessible.

Firstly imagine they were accessible to everyone constantly they would soon burn out, right?

They have spent years honing their skills and creating their empire and work with the best clients. It is those people that will get their undivided attention rather than the free loaders that won’t implement what they are told anyway!

Now I am not saying that you should not give, however you give in a way that works for you and means you can help many people at one.

They Take Care of Themselves

Take care of you

You have to secure your own face mask first. I was told this my Dan Meredith and it has always stuck with me. Plus I did find my husbands gas mask and shared a quite scary picture of me wearing it to make a point!

He explained that you have to take care of you first in order to take care of others. That is why they say on an aeroplane to secure your gas mask first and then help others.

Also if you cannot take care of yourself how can you be expected to take care of others? By putting others first you are not being selfless you are bein silly!

If someone else expects you to put their needs before your own this is not a person you want to be spending time with. Believe me I know. Unless it’s your child, as they are totally demanding and do come first.

The Don’t Just Read They Implement

Have you heard the saying ‘Data for Lata’, the first time I heard this was from the video guru James Lavers who basically told us that there is no point learning sh*t if you are not going to implement it.

I know so many people that make tonnes of notes (me included) from webinars, conferences and networking events and then forget about them forever….

What a waste of time that is!

If it was important enough for you to write down, it must be something you thought was worth implementing.

So do it!

That is why it’s a good tip to clear your diary for 1-2 days following an event, that way whilst it is fresh in your mind you can implement it and get ahead of the pack and don’t save the ‘data for lata’!

They are NOT a Martyr

No matter how skilled, talented or clever you are. You cannot do it all.

They know in order to serve their clients better they need help. They don’t pretend that they are the best at EVERYTHING!

It takes time to build a team, but the sooner you take someone on to help you the more you will be able to give.

There are so many tasks that are involved in running a business, and I bet you there are a fair few of them you hate and make you bat sh*t crazy!

Mine is accounting, I used to force myself to do this and I would keep putting it off until it grew into this massive monster and I procrastinated so much that I would rather do housework that do it! So this was the first thing I outsourced.

I now have a team of 3 VAs that all have their own specialities and things they enjoy to do. So that means they do more of that work, it also means that in the case of sickness or holidays there is someone else to step in.

They Show Up Daily

This is a big deal. They turn up and deliver to their clients every damn day. They do it when they feel good or when they feel inspired, they do it daily. It is a habit for them to do the work and deliver to their audience.

If you base your business and deliver to your clients when you feel good you will not be in business long.

Running a business is hard work and the more you build it the more work you have, it’s a catch 22. You want to be busy but you want to have a life too. It is a difficult task to find that balance but it is totally doable.

Whether you have 3 key tasks you complete no matter what and spend some time doing stuff you like. As long as that works for you and your customers are happy then by all means go for it.

What key tasks do you do everyday? I’d love to know!

They Collaborate With Other Influencers

Collaborate with Influencers

You will notice then successful people keep good company. They know who is respected and is doing well. They don’t pretend that they are better than others, they collaborate with other people that have other skills to create an awesome product or service to their audience.

They also know that in order to be given a helping hand from an entrepreneur you FIRST have to give. Also you must give with NO expectation. These people have been around the block, they have lost sleep, invested in themselves and had those days when they want to throw in the towel – so you have to respect that.

Is there someone you would like to work with? Comment below you never know, someone might be able to make it happen for you!

Success is a Habit

So in essence it is your daily habits which create your success. We are what we repeatedly do – Aristotle.

By being addicted to the action of DOING the work it will mean than you are not relying on the outcome to spur you on.

For example, if you know you need to reach out to 10 people daily, but you only feel spurred on if you convert all of them – you will soon be very disappointed and you will not get very far.

However if you make it your goal to speak to 10 people daily REGARDLESS of the outcome, you will soon get results.

One thing I have learned is that perseverance pays off. Many business owners give up too soon and don’t follow up. It can take up to 9 attempts to convert someone to a client and if you give up after 2 attempts you reduce your chances of getting new clients.

Did you find this blog helpful?

I would love to hear your thoughts and if you think that there are other habits which are useful to our success.

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