It is hard to remember that we are only human. We make mistakes, lose our cool and want to give up. Remember the first step is to recognize your mistakes, apologize if necessary and move on. Life will move on if you decide to or not.
Being a business owner has its share of ups and downs. There were many times that I wanted to throw in the towel and give up. It is during these times that I pick up my gratitude journal to remind myself of all the things I am thankful for each day.
Establish core values for your business and stick with them.
What is your mission? What are your business values? It is important to create core values for your business and remain consistent with your mission in every decision you make. There is a saying that I have heard my Grandmother say for years “If you stand for nothing, You’ll fall for anything”. Make sure your business is built on a solid foundation of values.
Positive Affirmation of the Week:
I am thankful for all my blessings and accept abundance in my life
This recession has taught us to spend money wisely. As an entrepreneur you need to make sure you are spending money on necessity items for your business. Do not overextend yourself because positive cash flow is the life line of your business success.
Marketing Research is very important in developing your strategic plan
Building a solid plan is very important to your business success. In order to conduct a proper plan you will need to conduct market research. This marketing research should include identifying your competition, market trends and a SWOT (Strengthens, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis.
Make sure your website has some type of “call to action”
You spent a lot of time and dedication to building a great website. Unfortunately, building the website and leaving it there is not enough. You need to make sure you are capturing contact emails or other contact information from you visitors. You can do this by offering a free download, asking to join your newsletter or anything else that would prompt your visitors to sign up for more.
We are experiencing information overload. If you are not careful you will feed your brain negative information throughout the day. Every time you turn on the news it is more negative information and if you try to avoid it someone on your FaceBook timeline is sharing the information. As entrepreneurs you need to make sure you take the time to feed yourself positive information daily.
I recite positive affirmations daily to keep myself grounded. You could create a “happy” song playlist or take a 15 minute break to read something you enjoy. Whatever it is you need to make sure you are feeding your brain positive energy everyday to stay balanced for yourself and your business.