How Badly Do You Really Want Success

How Badly Do You Really Want Success

How many excuses have you made this month?

Harsh words coming up ladies.  Take a seat if you need to.

I have spoken with a number of ladies this month who haven’t completed tasks that have been set as part of their 1:1 coaching with me.  This has left me somewhat surprised as I always check their commitment at each call and never leave them without them being confident they can do what I have suggested.

But this month, I have had clients tell me they are going to leave it to the universe to tell them when the right time is to move forward.

Well here’s some breaking news. 

This is just a sad excuse for not getting out of your comfort zone and doing some work.  The universe wants you to get off your arses and sort your problems out yourself!!

Too many of you are using the universe scenario to stay in your comfort zones and not do any real money-making activity.  Yes, use visualisation (it works), work on your inner self (so important) but you must take physical action also.

The universe isn’t going to pay your bills and your comfort zone is going to get bloody well uncomfortable when you start to get final reminders through the post.

If you want success badly enough, you will find a way.  If you don’t, you will find an excuse.

It’s up to you to take responsibility for yourself and your success.

I can hear the offence taken by many of you already and if you don’t like my straight talking, I’m not going to apologise.  I don’t sugar coat things.  I tell you how it is.  Now it’s up to you.

How badly do you really want success?

Here’s an exercise for you to help you decide.

Take a seat, close your eyes and take the time to imagine the following scenarios:

Scenario 1

12 months from now, you have shied away from fully promoting yourself. You have no bookings and no income. You are no further forward with your business than you are today.

Your friends and family ask you how your business is going. You feel sick to the stomach. You regret that you didn’t plan and block out time to work properly in your business.  You regret you didn’t stay focused and just worked ad hoc over the last 12 months.

There is no money in the bank account and you know your partner is getting fed up of hearing the same story that next month you will have new clients. You know you won’t as you don’t really believe in yourself.

Scenario 2

12 months from now you are sat looking at your bank balance. You have a regular income that covers all your bills and provides for all those extra luxuries in life that you enjoy.

You open your emails and see a number of testimonies from happy clients and who say they are recommending you to everyone they know.  Oh, look!! Two new bookings have just popped up in your inbox!

Your partner asks you how your business is. You beam with pride and tell them you are treating them to a weekend away as you are doing so well.

Really sit and visualise both these scenarios. Which one do you want in 12 months? Number 2? Then focus on this. Bottle the feeling of scenario 2. Think this scenario through before you go to sleep at night and when you wake up every morning.

It’s your choice. If you want it badly enough, you will do what it takes.  You will take action.   You will plan.  You will get focused.  And you will do one thing every single day to take you closer to your goal.  You WON’T give up.

If you don’t really want it, you will make excuses.

It’s all up to you!


What Does Success Really Look Like To You?

What Does Success Really Look Like To You?

How To Plan A Successful Home Business Part 1

Welcome to Part 1 of planning your business success


Define success

In order to succeed, you must define success.  Success could be defined as something which gives you happiness and satisfaction, but is that all?  A phrase I love which I heard recently is that the key point in finding success is when you find your today is better than your yesterday.

But what does success mean to you?  If you cannot define what success means to you, then you will never know if you have achieved it or not.

So many people think that success only consists of having money or power but this is not the case.  Success will vary from one person to another.  For one person it may mean material wealth and therefore they define their success by achieving a sum of money in the bank, or by owning material items such as a luxury home or top of the range car.  To someone else, success may be time freedom.  They will consider themselves to be successful when they are able to have time to do the things they love and with the people they love when they want.  And to another, it may be by gaining a significant achievement such as winning a business award or completing a race in a particular time.  It could be as simple as working in a job you love.

Take time to really think about what success means to you so you will know when you have achieved your dream.

Be specific

Now you know what success means to you, make it specific.  You need to specific about what you are aiming for or it will all become a bit woolly around the edges and you will never be quite sure if you are on the right track to attaining it or not.

If you have decided that you will have achieved success by being debt free with ample disposable income, be clear on exactly what figure this income is that you will have.  If you want that top of the range car, what make, colour, and engine size will it have?  If you want to increase sales in your business, be exact as to by how much of an increase you want.  Is it by 50% or 100%?  Or is it a specific amount of sales income that you are looking to achieve?

Saying you want to live in a nice house is just a loose dream compared to saying you want to live in a four bedroom detached house, with quarter-acre garden, garage, home office, gym and sea views in North Devon.  The more detailed and specific you can be about what it is that you want to achieve, the better.

Get down to the nitty-gritty of what you really want.  Cross the t’s and dot the I’s.  If you get stuck research online and in magazines for inspiration to help you build that perfect vision.