We spend more time in business saying what should happen, talking about what needs to happen, and very little time making either a reality in our businesses. The truth of the matter is that once we believe we’ve mastered the mechanics, and put the car in drive, the rest becomes a subconscious act of doing then what we’ve done before.
It’s important to understand that the mechanics of our operations can often times distort the pursuit of becoming better. Once we think we have a basic grasp of how to, we stop asking what if. In my own internet business, I’ve found myself going from thriving to surviving.
In our minds we can calculate a thousand probable equations for greater success in our collective endeavors but unfortunately for most of us they remain to be thoughts, spoken phases and ideas that frankly never become mustard on the bread. The strength and motivation of a dream is that it’s different from reality. However, the death of a dream is when it becomes reality this is to say never stop dreaming even when one comes true.
I’ve always believed that most of the success in business is not just the culmination of a set of ideas that have been placed in some collection plate format but instead it is the act of practice and repetition that drives good to become great. John D. Rockefeller said – Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
I understood that it is/ was necessary to break this elusive cycle of creative talk and move into a pattern of active implementation to strengthen my business but doing so was not happening. It is my strong belief that I’m not the only entrepreneur who may have fallen into this place of stale production. Therefore like piano for beginners I spent time reviewing the basics and repeating the fundamentals, not to remain a beginner but to become accomplished. Sometimes in business you just have to push the envelope and it is like learning to play the piano online where you just have to work at it day after day and be proud of your accomplishments each week.
Barbra Sher, best- selling author and the ‘godmother of life coaching’ stated that – Doing is a quantum leap from imagining. To me this is to say that implementation is more effective than revelation. Again the measurement of success is not what we say we will do, but it is what we’ve done that we’ve said. It is for the reasons I’ve spoken of above that I put together 5 tips for making my words and my actions affect the future of my internet business.
1) Journal Your Journey – Record daily the developmental thoughts that cross your mind for the improvement or progression of your internet business. Discipline yourself to have a weekly review of these written thoughts and measure them with where you currently stand.
2) Recite to Your Support – As in a recital, friends and family gather to hear you perform what some of them have heard you practice. This is reflective of devising a meeting with special members of your team and individuals you trust and simply bouncing your ideas off them. There is something about hearing yourself share that ignites mobility and action, or a desire to get better when others confirm the positive strength of your ideas.
3) Trust Your Instinct – You’ve gotten yourself started out the blocks and made some progress. Remember a beginning is just that, a beginning. For most of us, an idea was the heart beat of the creation of our business. Therefore, it’s important to remember that a heart beat that stops is a business that dies.
4) Drive Your Delivery – Take the initiative to be consistent in the improvement of your business. Don’t settle or become complacent in your pursuit of greater prosperity J. P Morgan said, “Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther”.
5) Define and Refine your Direction – Once you’ve reached a level of success or seen your internet business evolve, that is the time to look to the next phase of development, improvement or modification. You should always be about reiterating the vision, determining where you’ve come in it, and where you still need to go to get there.