Get Personal To Achieve Your Business Goals
Women in Business, can I ask you a personal question?
There are no stupid questions. The only stupid question is the one that isn't asked.
Whether you're just starting out or trying to grow your business to even greater heights, I'm sure you have many questions about your next steps. Usually, the questions that come into your mind are more concrete in nature: Who is my audience? Where, as women business owners, should I open my business? How should I advertise?
Good questions, but there are others that you may not think to ask - of yourself and about yourself. These questions revolve around the person you need to be in order to achieve the success you want. These questions are so important in your journey of success. This week I invite you to get personal. Look within yourself by considering these 7 questions.
Think about them before answering them, and be sure to answer them honestly. These are the same personal questions I continue to ask myself. These are the questions that help me to propel my business higher and higher every year. I promise you, spending a little focused time here, will reap you great rewards .
1. Are you setting your goals according to what you truly want or what you think you should get?
If your perspective is based on what you think you can do or have to do, you're limiting your business potential. Set your business goals based on what you truly want to achieve.
2. Do you have a burning desire?
When you set out to do something you've never done, you are bound to encounter obstacles and hurdles. A burning desire will motivate you to overcome them rather than quitting because the going gets tough.
3. Where do you want to be?
Design your business on your terms. The lifestyle you want to live, how much vacation you want to take, how many hours you want to work are totally up to you. Map these things out in advance so you can determine how to get there.
4. Are you setting the right goals?
Setting business goals that excite and challenge you will keep you from becoming lazy or complacent. Be careful not to set goals that are so overwhelming that they paralyze you with fear. Keep a balance.
5. What do you need to let go of?
When you move from one level to another, in life and in business, you have to leave some things behind. It could be a habit, a former acquaintance or a work pattern, but the more old things you carry with you, the harder it is to climb. Let go of the things that hold you back.
6. Who do you need to be in order to do this?
How you act and react is just as, perhaps even more important, than what you do. Take notice of your habits and your surroundings. Ask yourself if the person you need to be to achieve your business goals would live and act this way.
7. What is the one critical skill you need?
Learning to sell is the most critical skill in any business. The most important investment you can make in yourself is learning to sell one-to-one. Make the conscious commitment to making yourself the best salesperson your business could have.
Asking yourself these personal questions and revealing your personal, honest answers will give you insight on what you need to learn and do to achieve your business goals.
Never stop asking yourself questions. Every answer will take you further and further on the road to your success as women owned businesses.
About the Author
Bernadette Doyle created Client Magnets Ltd to help self-employed people including women business owners solve one of their biggest business problems: attract a steady stream of clients. If you'd like to receive invaluable tips and advice on how to attract clients with ease, register at http://www.clientmagnets.com