5 Things I’ve Learned In Business That You Need To Know
Lately I’ve been reading a lot of books, podcasts and attending conferences on running a business. When listening to all these power house players in the biz game, there are a few common themes I’m hearing over and over.
I’ve adapted some of these things in my person business (and life) and it’s been a complete game changer almost overnight. Since, I believe there is room for everyone to be successful, I wanted to share some of the insight along with ya’ll.
5 Things I’ve Learned In Business That You Need To Know:
1. You should only be working, “On Purpose and with a Purpose.” Know your “why.” Why are you doing what you are doing? Understand your why. Write it down. Only do things that align with it.
Once you know your purpose, work “on purpose.” Do not waste your time if it is something that doesn’t help you achieve your end goal. Outsource what you don’t love or are not amazing at doing.
2. You’ve got everything you need to start. RIGHT NOW. (Thanks to Sarah Jakes Roberts for this amazing realization. If you have an idea and a passion, you’ve got everything you need. Start now. Do it scared. You will stumble, fall, learn, grow, but you will never know if you don’t start.
3. There’s no “secret sauce” to success. I used to look at other bloggers with more followers, better engagement etc. and think to myself they must know a secret to growing quickly. There must be some secret concoction that I just don’t know. Nope. There’s not. That recipe doesn’t exist. Actually, I take that back. There is. WORK. Hard work. More work. Outworking everyone around you. Dirty work. WORK. That sprinkled with some strong dashes of belief. Belief in yourself and your business.
4. Your ability is not limited to your experiences. Sarah Jakes Roberts dropped me with another major truth bomb that rocked my world. I’m going to repeat that one. Let it sink in. Your ability is not limited to your experiences. Your parents didn’t finish college? That doesn’t mean you can’t. You didn’t finish school? That doesn’t mean that you can’t run a successful business. It’s easier to plan for failures than have faith in success.
Do you innately plan a back up plan along with your business plan? Stop. Stop right now. You are manifesting that it won’t happen. It WILL happen if you allow it to. Not based on how you grew up. Not based on any outstanding circumstances, other than your willpower, belief in yourself, and grit to get the job done.
5. You are the cap to your business. Your business caps off where you do. Remove the lid. How do you remove that lid? You listen to podcasts, you ask the deep questions, you go to that conference, you read a business book, you research, you education yourself and believe in yourself. Take the lid off. You got this.