Entrepreneurs often find themselves in an awkward plateau. While everything seems to be in place, the business cannot seem to take off as expected. The potential is undeniable, and based on the research done prior to the launch, business should be picking up by now. The market is out there, but why are things running a bit slow?
When business seems to be losing pace, sometimes a new habit can help get it off the ground. Successful entrepreneurs didn’t make their millions wondering what went wrong. They were busy doing equally productive work, like reading blogs about their products or keeping tabs with their former clients.
Read for Growth
A change in daily routine can help push your business. For instance passionate businessmen continue to absorb new knowledge about their chosen industry. There are other entrepreneurs who have experimented with a similar venture before you did; read about their challenges and learn from their mistakes.
If you are in the manufacturing business, make it a habit to read about how to improve your products. Subscribe to a trade a magazine and discover how the same product is marketed in different countries and to various consumers.
Spend at least two hours a day reading anything that can enrich your knowledge. It does not have to be related to your business. If you enjoy classical literature, then spend two hours with Ernest Hemingway or Emily Bronte. It may not be directly significant to your current problems, but it helps stretch your imagination. Once your mind gets going infinite ideas can come to you.
Success is all about having the right attitude. When things are not quickly taking off as you anticipated them, it becomes very tempting to overlook the bright side but do not give in to this. Millionaires achieve their goals because they know how to keep the spirit alive in their hearts and minds, even if things seem to be going the opposite direction.
Keep yourself excited by subscribing to blogs and websites that uplift you. Tune in to meditation sites, read inspiring stories, recite affirmations, there are dozens of sites that can keep you centered amid a hectic day.
This is also the time to go online and read blogs of successful entrepreneurs engaged in the same business. If readers are allowed to post comments, now is your chance to ask relevant questions that can help your business grow. If there are toll-free numbers just like what Ringcentral have, you could try placing an inquiry call. You might even get a chance to speak to the author himself. Sometimes a hearing an actual voice of wisdom can do wonders to your mood.
Wake up Before Sunrise
Early risers are more productive because they start working before the world wakes -up. Just when you are about to start your day, these early risers all revved up for the challenge.
Imagine at least two hours of no distractions in the morning. No phone calls or text messages, its just you and the world. And since everyone is still asleep, you can do whatever you please. Use the time to read emails, get in touch with your contacts, and write to your family members. If your have a dead line, then start working so you can finish on time.
Be Frugal and Lean
It is always wise to live within your means. Apart from material senseless material accumulation, nothing good comes out of extravagant spending. Entrepreneurs always need to be watchful of their cashflow especially during the first few months of business.