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Success Tips To Help You Build Your Business and Pace Yourself

If you have ever started a business or you are thinking about it just remember, it takes time and sometimes or should I say it will usually take longer than you think.  One of the greatest lessons that I have learned in business is that you must pace yourself.  I hear so many stories of entrepreneurs working crazy hours (sometimes twice as much as a full-time employee) when starting a business and truthfully, it will take an obscene amount of work at times, but what you have got to do is learn to pace yourself.  You would never run a marathon at full speed and building a business is a marathon.  It’s not so much how fast you finish, but that you actually finish the race as so many don’t.  In the tips below I share ways to pace yourself, so you not only don’t burn out, but you won’t quit.

“The hare can get you going, but the tortoise will finish the race.” author unknown

So here are some tips to build your business and help you stay in the race long enough to succeed.

  1. Set monthly, quarterly, and annual goals (write them down, something happens to the subconscious when you write your goals down.  Don’t type them, get out a pad and paper and write them down.)
  2. Set daily tasks and always give attention to the most important ones first (80/20 rule).
  3. If your business requires that you prospect or cold call, set aside an hour or two per day to do some calls.  Honestly, you’re probably only good for 2 to 3 hours a day of cold calling or following up on leads at the very most.
  4. Always look at your calendar to see who you need to follow up with.  Very rarely will anyone do anything without follow up (the fortune is in the follow up as they say).
  5. Exercise regularly (you must take care of your health if you are going to stay in the game.  Set aside 30 minutes to an hour per day to walk, hike, surf, hit the gym.)
  6. Eat right (your diet is so important and will give you more energy and focus throughout the day).
  7. Sleep (get plenty of rest, rest is important and you will need it for focus and stamina.)
  8. Pray daily – If you don’t believe in God try and find faith in something other than yourself because that faith is going to keep you going strong when you feel like quitting the race, which will happen a lot more than you think.
  9. Meditate daily.  Set aside 15 to 20 minutes per day to meditate, your mind & spirit need to calm themselves.  This will gets you in a good vibration and with good feelings, you will repel negativity and connect with better quality people which you need to be successful in business.)  If you’re constantly worried, anxious, and rushed those are the type of people you will attract.  Learn to be calm cool and collected.  It will take practice, but you really want to get this one.
  10. Read.  Set aside a few minutes per day to read.  I personally like to read first thing in the morning as I notice it helps me stay focus.  Discipline yourself to read 10 pages per day.
  11. Set aside a time of day to do emails and social media.  I recently took Facebook off of my mobile phone and don’t have my business emails on my mobile phone either.  This forces me not to look at Facebook or emails when I’m away from my computer.
  12. Consistent activity.  Be consistent and don’t waste time with your activities.
  13. Slow & deliberate – be slow and deliberate in everything you do.  If you move too fast you will make costly mistakes and truthfully in business, you are trying to control your losses while increasing your profits.

Hope these tips help you while you build your business, many of these tips aren’t even business related, but will apply to most any business if you plan on being around in 2, 3, or even 5 years.  Think of it like charging your phone battery every night before you go to bed.  Your body and your mind needs these things and so does your business.  I have personally been completely self-employed for 8 of the past 10 years and don’t know too many who are still in the game.  I know a few who have hit the big time, but most of the people I know who were self-employed at one time are back at their jobs, bankrupt, or have dropped off the face of the earth.

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5 Daily Things You Must Do To Have Success in Your Home Based Business

Succeeding in your home based business probably requires you to make a few phone calls every day – prospecting for business builders, and prospecting  for customers or posting on Social Media or writing a blog or article like this one.  In today’s blog, I want to share with you 5 things you must do on a daily basis to have success in your home based business.  In fact, these 5 things will almost guarantee you success in any business venture if you follow them daily.  These 5 things are probably not what you think about, but if you’re not in top physical and spiritual shape you will never be at the top of your game.

The 5 Things You MUST Do Daily To Have Success in Your Home Based Business.

  1. Prayer – if you believe in god or a higher power, I highly advise that you take a few minutes everyday preferably before you start your day and say a simple prayer – give thanks, ask for guidance, pray that god leads you to the right people for your business.  Get in the habit of doing this daily and your business will certainly grow over a period of time.
  2. Read – Take a few minutes every day and get in the habit of reading.  If you cannot read a book due to time constraints look for articles or quotes.  Just take a few minutes every day and read a few pages.  Challenge yourself to read 10 pages per day if possible. “Leader are readers.”
  3. Exercise – Take 30 minutes minimum per day at least 3 to 5 days per week and go for a walk, a run, or swimming.  Do something everyday to keep you in shape.  This will release endorphins that will make your day go so much better, plus it will build your immune system and help you to live a longer more productive life.  I personally try and surf at least 2 days per week and go to the gym 2 days per week and go walking or hiking the other 2 days.  In other words, Im getting exercise almost daily and it is so important for stamina and energy.  I’ve never personally met anyone who was super successful who didn’t exercise on a regular basis.
  4. Diet – Watch what you eat and eat at least 3 meals per day.  Learn about nutrition and make sure to get lots of fruits, protein, grains, and vegetables in your diet.  It’s almost impossible to get all of our nutritional needs through food alone, so make sure to supplement with vitamins.  Also, make sure to drink lots of water.  A good rule of thumb on water is to take your body weight and divide it into 2 (thats how many ounces of water you should be drinking per day).
  5. Rest – Studies now show that we all need around 7 to 8 hours of sleep per day.  Sleep is important and I know when I get 7 or 8 hours of sleep that I am much more productive throughout the day than when I only sleep 4 or 5 hours.  Make it a priority to get sleep and this will always put you at the top of the game when it comes to succeeding in your business.

I didn’t include this in my top 5 things you should do on a daily basis to have success in your home based business, but this should be on it – Meditation.  I have found that when I take 15 to 20 minutes per day and meditate that I not only slow down time but that I operate from a more heart-centered place.  It connects my spirit to my higher power in such a way that I feel contentment and serenity.  If you have never meditated before, but would like to, I highly recommend that you go to youtube and search for guided meditations.  This is a great way to kick off your day, every day.  Get in the habit of incorporating all 6 of my tips or a few into your daily activities and I can almost guarantee that you that you will not only grow as a person, but your business will grow too.