You have an idea. A good one. You put a name to it and shop it around to your circle of trust and influence to see if they agree with you that it is necessary. The answer is a unanimous, “Heck yeah! You need to do that!” And so you do. You go out on both limbs, build a website, get some business cards, start a Facebook business page, share it with a few hundred people and you’re off.
A few months (maybe a few weeks) down the line, something happens: life. It hadn’t halted before, but now that the excitement of idea development has transformed into less-than-glamorous business management, marketing on a shoestring, and cold-calling customer acquisition, the fun officially leaves you for sun, sand and ocean views. You’re left there to mull over pure, unadulterated work.
Maintaining the initial excitement and renewing it with each new day is imperative to longevity and long-term success but is a real-life challenge. See, the manifestation of outward success begins with a quiet, secret, all-by-yourself “success mindset.” It’s consistently eating, drinking…better yet…it’s consistently scoffing down and gulping the very stuff that convinced you to spread those wings and jump in the beginning. But, the truth is having your very own business can be invigorating torture. Painful pleasure—motivating and frightening. It’s the making of all good things worth having, right? You need only to start embracing your journey to success by adopting two fistfuls of habits. Here are some suggestions to get you started:
WAKE UP EARLY (AROUND 5 AM).
DO NOT PROCRASTINATE.
MANAGE AND SAVE MONEY.
WORK HARD CONSISTENTLY.
SET CLEAR GOALS.
MAINTAIN A HEALTHY DIET FOR A CLEAR HEAD AND ENERGETIC BODY.
PREPARE FOR TOMORROW BY CREATING TO-DO LISTS.
TAKE RISKS; BULLDOZE FEAR AND BE WILLING TO FAIL.
Are you already a pro at these 10 practices?
Where could you improve?
What habits would you add?
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