05 Sep Do These Things to Acquire ROCKSTAR Business Success
Every business or business owner undeniably has its own set of rules and guidelines toward success. And, depending on your industry, this is entirely necessary. However, acquisition of ROCKSTAR level success possesses some basic qualities which transcend niche industry. And sometimes the real secret to success isn’t a secret at all…
It’s really quite simple, but many people seem to avoid these basic realities. In fact, doing the following things is the recipe you’re looking for.
*Stick to your original plan
Commitment to a goal is critical to your overall success. By forcing yourself to stick to your original plan, you do away with the safety net of a backup plan. And, while this might seem intimidating, it will actually keep you on your toes. Working on one direct path toward your goal makes you work harder, keeps you sharp, and focused.
Some people are truly afraid of the notion that NO backup plan exists and it’s understandable. However, if something should occur to completely destroy the original plan, you must possess the ability to rebound and work just as hard in creating a new plan.
*Put in a level of effort that goes beyond the everyday norm
Take the level of effort that you put in on a daily basis (the level that you deem working hard consistently throughout the day) and now DOUBLE that!
Truly successful people are working incredibly hard throughout the entire day and then some. Your level of effort should be pretty immense in order to achieve greatness in any field, at grandiose levels, and with grandiose goals. While shortcuts exist on your daily commute, they certainly don’t in the grand scheme of business success. So, know this simple fact and keep working HARD.
*Work extra hours
Ya’ know that little 9-5 job? In the world of greatness, that doesn’t exist! Success will not have a timeframe, so putting one on each of your days is a foolish idea. Putting in extra work coincides with putting in extra time.
Truly successful people are not watching the minutes on the clock tick away until 5 hits. They watch the minutes tick and wish for more time in the day to achieve their goals.
The simple fact of this rule is that people know they should be doing more work if they want to get to the top; however, most probably don’t want it bad enough to actually work the extra hours.
*Carve your own pathway
Sometimes it seems plausible to do specifically what other successful people are doing in your industry (and, by all means, practice their good habits); however, repeating trends is basically an easy way out, whereby copying doesn’t get revered as innovative. You’re much better off by carving your own path.
If everyone is jumping off of the Brooklyn Bridge, you absolutely should NOT in this situation! As a matter of fact, this is the scenario where you’ll do far better to stay away from crowds, develop your own recipe for success, and innovate!
*Have a goal and work backwards
The beginning seems like a logical place to start for most things, and it is in many respects. However, when it comes to goal acquisition, go read the last page of the book first! What’s meant by that is the following: figure out your final goal and start there! If you know what you want for your business and level of success, you can work backwards in your trajectory toward achieving it with more efficiency.
Lay out all steps toward achieving your end goal. And, don’t sell yourself short in deciding this goal. Go for the gold!
*Reach a goal and DON’T STOP
Achieving great success is probably one of the more thrilling things in life. And, should you ever receive the luxury of making some of your biggest goals come to fruition, you must go on!
DO NOT STOP at the goal that you perceived to be your biggest goal, once you’ve attained it. It is crucial to keep going and achieve further success in that field, or even test the waters of success in another industry. Simply achieving great success in one area of life will grant you the tools to achieve success elsewhere. So, never stop, no matter how proud you are of your great achievement.
*Learn how to be a “salesman”…even if you’re not in sales!
Whether you’re a lawyer, entrepreneur, or web designer, you’re in a position to communicate with people in regard to your business, product, or service. As such, you need to master and maintain a constant “sales” persona, as this will aid in selling whatever it is that you’re offering.
Being able to sell yourself and your business will be and has always been the groundwork for great success. This is due in large part to abilities acquired through speaking face-to-face, negotiating, exuding confidence, and building relationships of value.
*Put your pride in the backseat
Pride doesn’t get you anywhere in life but further inside your own head. In the end, the most respected and successful individuals are those who are not afraid to make mistakes, to honor others, to apologize, ask for a helping hand, poke fun at themselves, or even fail. Further, failure fuels the highly successful to work harder, pick themselves back up, and start over.
After reading this list, you’re probably slightly amused and slightly overwhelmed at how easy and challenging some of these might be to follow. But, if you can make your very best attempt at working these into your everyday goals, you’re on the path to long term success.