You have to know what you want to do before you can be successful. Many people I work with and talk to feel lost. They know they want to earn more money and they dabble in a variety of business models, but they aren’t really clear on their next steps.
The world’s most successful people know exactly what they’re doing and where they’re going. They have a clear plan of action and will stop at nothing to make success happen. If you want to be successful, you have to do the same. You have to plan ahead, stay the course, and always make changes where necessary to do even better.
In addition to knowing what you want to do, you need to know why you’re doing it. A strong why is a foundation for success. It will keep you going when you’re tired, when you’re frustrated, when you’re wondering if it’s all worth it, because the answer is always the catalyst for moving forward.
What are you doing in business right now? Maybe you feel like you’re stuck in a slump and you’re ready for some major changes. Maybe you have no idea— you buy various products and courses that are supposed to teach you how to be successful with this business model or that but it hasn’t happened for you yet.
It’s probably because what you’re doing right now isn’t truly in alignment with who you are. You’re dabbling in things; desperately clinging to the idea that one of the “things” is going to help you hit the big time. But the difference between those who are successful and those who aren’t is that they aren’t waiting for a product or a method to make them successful.
They have the mindset that they are the ones who hold the success. They turn the method into a success, not the other way around.
Do you have that mindset? I’d guess you might not. This switch in mindset can have amazingly wonderful results for you.
Consider Your Values
I strongly believe that you’ll be a lot more successful if you align your business with your value system. You have to believe in what you’re doing. Yes, you can be successful even if you don’t follow your passions and even if it’s not exactly in line with who you are as a person, but if everything is in alignment, it will be much easier and much more satisfying.
So, what are your values? Will you feel lost if you aren’t in an area of business that helps people? Do you value creativity and innovation? Are you an artist at heart? These things are closely related to your value systems and what you’re naturally drawn to. Consider this when you plan and shift your business.