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How To Run A Successful Business

When you think about the fact that work takes up the majority of our days (and our lives!), we might as well spend it making great money doing something we really love.

But creating a successful business doesn’t feel realistic to many people, which is why I want to share these 6 steps with you today to building and running a wildly successful business.

Because achieving wild amounts of success is possible for each and every one of us. You don’t need loads of money to invest, you can get started on a shoestring budget with just a laptop and an internet connection!

SUCCESS IS NOT AN ACCIDENT

Here’s the thing, success doesn’t just happen by accident, we have to be really intentional about making it happen.

So many of us assume that successful people have some hidden secret for the success they have achieved, but that’s not the case. 

We all have the same ability to create incredible success, the difference between those who succeed and those who don’t is simply down to mindset. 

Everything comes from within, so we have to condition ourselves to be able to succeed in business. 

6 steps to success

STEP 1: COMMIT TO CREATING SUCCESS

The first step to creating success is to commit to making it happen like never before. Commit with every cell of your being and decide that you are going to become ridiculously successful. Grab a pen and paper, make that decision right now and write it out, “I am going to build a ridiculously successful business, I am going to be amazingly successful.” 

Once you’ve made that decision, you have to believe fully in that commitment, see yourself as that successful person and feel that success happening for you. 

Make yourself available for success.

STEP 2: CREATE A VISION FOR YOUR SUCCESS

The second step is to create a vision for your success. Whether you’re at the very start of your business journey or you already have a business and you want to grow to the next level, you have to get clear on what that next level actually looks like.

Your vision is everything, and the most exciting thing is that anything can exist in the imagination, so use it to create a picture of what success looks like and what your dream business looks like. 

If you don’t know yet what success looks like for you, try exploring and doing some research. 

  • Who do you love following online? 
  • Who do you admire? 
  • Who runs a business that you really like and would you like to be in a similar position?

Have a look at what’s out there and start to write down what your dream business and life looks like. 

Start opening yourself up to what’s available for you, because if someone else can do it, you can do it too. 

STEP 3: START TAKING ACTION

The third step is to start taking action to make this business dream a reality. 

Ask yourself, what’s a small step you could take today that will help you move in the direction of your business dreams? 

Start with just one small step and if you don’t know what that step could be, then do some research! You could start with YouTube and look for inspiration on how to actually come up with a business idea. That could be your one small step.

After that, your next step could be to write out your best ideas. And then the next step might be picking your top idea.

Like Rumi says, “As you start to walk on the way, the way appears”.

Building a business doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Break it down and make it as easy as possible for yourself. Success is a process of lots of tiny, little steps that all come together. 

You don’t have to have it all completely figured out, you just need to know the next tiny step to take.

STEP 4: FIND OUT WHAT YOU NEED TO LEARN

The fourth step is finding out what you need to learn right now to make your business dream happen. 

When we identify what we need to learn, it can help us to create success a lot faster, because you might not have all the answers, but the answers that you are seeking are out there, so it’s simply up to you to find them.

But you can only find them if you’re really clear on what it is you actually need to learn. So figure out what that is, or find the people you need to learn from and make it an intention to begin that journey of learning.

STEP 5: FINDING SUPPORT

With so many ups and downs, we all need support on this crazy entrepreneurial journey, and when you do it together with other people who are in the same boat as you, it makes the journey a lot easier. 

Your network is your net worth, so who is in your network? And are they helping to elevate you and elevate your net worth?

Create a network around yourself that is going to help elevate your business success, because a lot of our energy comes from the people we surround ourselves with, it rubs off on us. 

So surround yourself with other people who are on the entrepreneurial journey, who are building successful businesses, who might be a few steps ahead of where you’re at. It’s going to make such a difference.

STEP 6: FIND YOUR MANTRAS FOR SUCCESS

Success is all about what’s going on inside of us – how we feel and what we think determines the decisions we make, the decisions we make determine the action we take and the action we take literally determines our success. 

So we really have to work on how we think and how we feel and we need to work on making ourselves more available for the success that we want to bring into our life. 

But so often we make ourselves more available for the doubts, the worries, the fears that keep us stuck and playing small. 

We have to get intentional about getting off that train, and a really powerful way to do that is by using mantras. 

Mantras can be really impactful and can make a huge difference to help you open yourself up to success. Mantras can be really simple, like:

  • “Thank you so much for the ideas that flow to me”
  • “Thank you so much for the support that I receive.” 
  • “Thank you so much for helping me to be courageous in building the business of my dreams.” 
  • “Thank you so much for showing me the way, thank you so much for the guidance that I receive.” 
  • “I open myself up for receiving abundance and success. I know it’s mine for the taking.” 

Sometimes when we feel stuck, it’s because we’re unconsciously repeating the same negative mantras to ourselves, convincing ourselves that we don’t know what to do. 

We repeat these mantras and thought patterns that are not helping us to progress. So switch them over and repeat mantras and create patterns of thought that will in fact help you to progress. 

Take back your power to control your own thoughts and get intentional about living a successful life.

These 6 steps will help you to succeed not only in business, but also in life in general. You only get one life so you might as well make it as amazing as you can!  

If you want more help and inspiration to build your successful business, definitely check out my book She Means Business >>>

And if you’d love to get to know yourself better and find out what type of entrepreneur you are, I’ve got a really fun quiz for you that will give you a game plan for your success!

Take the quiz right here >>>

Find out what type of an entrepreneur you are

Also check out this video I mentioned in this episode, called 5 High Income Business Ideas To Start From Home In 2021

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