Habits, Mindsets, and Games shared by UNProfitable Business Owners:
- PROCRASTINATION: I’ve long said that the ONLY two things you need to succeed in business are a finely tuned, passionate commitment to sales and…. an ALARM CLOCK. An alarm clock (for me) represents waking up early AND a sense of urgency. Why wait? What are you putting off that should be done today? Successful entrepreneurs have a sense of urgency that can be summed up in one word: NOW.
- A MINDSET, LIFESTYLE, and LANGUAGE OF FEAR and LACK: Far short of the boldness, audacity and confidence required for success, UNprofitable business owners use their mental faculties to imagine worst case scenarios and dwindling resources. Successful entrepreneurs are bold, confident and think in terms of abundance!
- THE WAITING GAME… or ACTION STEPS THAT BEGIN WITH THE WORDS, “WAITING FOR”.. I’ll never forget the first time I ran into this type of small business owner. Coaching her felt like pulling teeth… because she was always WAITING for something to happen. (It didn’t help that her industry was one I was unfamiliar with… and have NEVER TOUCHED again… in over 3 years since meeting her! ) I would say, “What does WAITING for x to happen look like? What is that action step?” The MOST successful entrepreneurs have many, many things in common. WAITING is not one of them.