One of the best things you can do to enjoy your own success is to figure out what successful people do every day. There are bound to be those in your niche you admire. There are people who started way before you and those who started after you who’ve achieved what you want to achieve. What's their secret?
Thankfully, it should be pretty easy for you to figure out what their secret is. I'll give you a hint – it probably has to do with their everyday habits. They have habits of success. They don't have to think twice about doing the right thing and their poor work habits are long gone because they are so focused on achievement.
It's so much easier to become successful yourself when you model yourself after those who've already achieved what you want to achieve. Figure out what they do every day.
We live in a great time where people are very open and transparent about their process. Whether you have to read their blog, follow their posts on social media, or buy a product where they lay out every single thing they've done, you should be able to find some excellent clues. Figure out where they've detailed their habits and their process and stick to it like glue.
Use what you learn to figure out your own plan. Figure out where you're going right and where you're going wrong. This can really help you move forward.
I've laid out a couple of different 30 day plans for you here in this book, but you can start to develop your own 30 day plan based on what you learn about those who are successful in your niche.
These are the giants in your niche that you really look up to. The things they touch seem to turn to gold while the things you do… don’t (not yet). You can reach that point where you have the Midas touch as well.
You don't have to reinvent the wheel. The trail has already been blazed. You can turn things around very quickly by following in those footprints to success.
Once you start to see some success, you can also start to chart your own path. It's often a good thing to stand out and be different in business. You want your customers to admire you for who you are and not because you've imitated a successful person. There’s a careful balance here.
I'm not talking about directly copying someone's process. What I’m talking about is examining their habits and mindset and figuring out what you can do to achieve something in a similar way, while staying true to who you are and what your customers want and need.
Never stop being yourself, but it's smart to do what works. If you could start to become more successful and more profitable in a month or in three months instead of waiting three more years, it's pretty clear what you should be doing.
One of the best ways to shortcut your path to success is getting a coach or mentor. Very successful people hire coaches and mentors because they want to achieve an even higher level of success.
Getting one-on-one help can boost your mindset and help you achieve. It really helps to be accountable to someone else. It really helps to have someone shine a light on your faults and poor habits. They can help you figure out what you need to do to change.
You'll most likely have to pay for a coach or mentor (and in some cases it might be quite a bit of money) but it can really pay off for you.
If you don't want to get a coach or mentor or that’s not quite in the budget for now, you can certainly find a mastermind group you can enter with those who have similar hopes and dreams. Or, you can find an accountability partner who’ll help you stay on the right path-- and you'll help them stay on the right path.
People who want to start exercising are often told to get an accountability partner to help them get into the habit of exercising. People say that because it really works. It’s the same idea in developing better business habits.
Maybe you have these big goals but it's just too hard to reach them on your own… at least until the habits you're trying to adopt become like second nature. So for now, find someone who can help to cheer you along. It really can help a lot. It can help you stay on the right track, stop procrastinating, and finally achieve your goals.
Part of figuring out what successful people do every day is reading about their progress and their strategies. There are bound to be books on Amazon that can help you. There are bound to be blogs out there that can help you. Seek these things out and make it part of your everyday process to learn from those who've come before you.
Start to immerse yourself in the lifestyle and process. If you truly want to succeed, and succeed beyond your wildest expectations, then you should immerse yourself in that world. Join the forums, social media groups, mentorships, masterminds, offline groups, online groups, and everything you can think of. You should live and breathe this world of success in your industry.
By doing this, you'll be eliminating the time sucking vampires. There are things you're doing right now that are just time wasting and don't have any value at all. Whether it's wasting time watching TV, reading unrelated books, playing games, spending a lot of time with friends, and so on.
Don't get me wrong; I'm not saying you shouldn't do fun things. In fact it can really help you become more successful if you schedule in breaks and reward yourself. I'm talking about the time you're supposed to be physically working. Your work time is your work time and your play time is your play time. This is something successful people have down pat. Eliminate time sucking vampires, especially those who are taking away from your valuable work time.
Last but not least, successful people don't surround themselves with Negative Nellies. They surround themselves with positive people who have a success mindset. If there are people in your life who are telling you that you can't do this and you can't do that, those people are draining your energy and your chances of success.
Ignore those who try to tell you that you can’t achieve. Surround yourself with other entrepreneurs and like-minded thinkers who don't only think you can succeed, they know you can succeed. You need some cheerleaders in your life-- those who will encourage you every step of the way. It will make it so much easier for you to encourage yourself and to stay on track.