Successful people do the things that others don’t want to do. Building a booming business doesn’t happen overnight. First, stop comparing yourself to others. You can’t compare your day one with someone else who is in year five. If you are not where you want to be in your business, you need to make a change. Here are some common characteristics many successful people around the world have in common.
The concept of the “Mastermind” was formally introduced by Napoleon Hill in his timeless classic, “Think And Grow Rich,”. Hill’s book recounts how many successful business people rely on a small, tight-knit group of advisors to help them build their businesses.
However, Mastermind Groups have been around since the beginning of time. History is full great achievers who have built mastermind groups. Jesus Christ had a mastermind team of twelve apostles. Benjamin Franklin formed a weekly discussion known as Junto with twelve men who shared his drive for learning and conversation. The result of this group led to a library, a college, the U.S. post office, Philadelphia’s fire department, mutual insurance and Philadelphia’s city water works. C.S Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams and others know as the Inklings met on Thursday evenings in the late 1930’s thru early 1940’s at Oxford’s Magdalen College rooms to read aloud from their works, discuss philosophy and exchange ideas. As a result many literally works were published including, C.S. Lewis’s “Out of the Silent Plant”, J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” and Charles Williams’ “All Hallows Eve”.
There’s no shortage of advice for business owners on the internet. Over the years, I’ve had a lot of opportunities to get advice and much of it was useless to me.
But there were a few key pieces that I’ve collected over the years that have made a dramatic impact on my business. No-nonsense lessons that I either picked up from people smarter than me, or learned the hard way. It’s the advice that I wish I was given when I first started out in business
It won’t all be useful to you right now, but if just one of these tips is as game-changing for you as it was for me, then I’ll consider this post a success.
So, how’s your filing system? Do you ever have trouble finding a specific document again once you’ve stashed it away? You may even have three or four files that contain the same information but are labeled differently – what a mess! The frantic pace of daily business and life tends to create a temptation to just complete each task as quickly as possible at the expense of order and process–a situation with the potential for escalating problems in the future.