Are you truly committed to your business? The reason I ask, is because developing a successful small business requires a lot of commitment. You’re smart and probably already know this …
But here’s the catch.
You can be completely dedicated to your company and still wind up side-tracked.
As you become more successful, inevitably you’ll find yourself barraged with more opportunities. And while that’s generally a good thing it will become even more essential for you to stay focused on your vision.
It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of a growing, successful company. However, to focus on long-term sustainability and success you must prioritize. Take these four steps to re-commit to your vision and ramp up small business purpose.
1. Stay loyal and focused on your business.
As an entrepreneur you create tremendous value for many people – suppliers, partners, customers, and people you’ve likely never met. Seal the deal and stay committed to your vision and responsibility. Others are counting on you.
“A genius is simply one who has taken full possession of his own mind and directed it toward objectives of his own choosing, without permitting outside influences to discourage or mislead him.” – Napoleon Hill
2. Learn when to form partnerships and when to say no.
If you’re doing the first step really well, in all likelihood you’re intrinsic value has skyrocketed. When this happens others will take notice and desire to strike deals, ventures, etc.
While many projects may be appealing, don’t forget “why” you’re an entrepreneur in the first place. Refer back to your goals and see if the new opportunities align. If not, learn to respectfully say “no.” It may be an excellent opportunity, but ultimately not for you and your business.
“Set your mind on a definite goal and observe how quickly the world stands aside to let you pass.” – Napoleon Hill