Getting business results is very similar to achieving good health and fitness. Both require effort, discipline and consistency.
So, here are four simple tips you can apply to improving business outcomes:
1) It takes discipline and consistency. There are no magic pills. Working on your business to achieve the outcomes you want is like working out in the gym. Results are achieved through effort, commitment, consistency and discipline.
2) Consider the whole but work on the individual parts. When you are at the gym, you will be working on a particular section of your body. For example, you work on your biceps on Mondays, abdominals on Tuesdays, and so on. However, you do this with an overall objective to improve your whole-body fitness. To have a good overall fitness and health, you also will need to work on all the areas of your body.
The same is with your business. At Biznostics, we encourage small business owners to work on only one area at a time (i.e. cashflow, marketing, time, sales, profitability etc.). By doing so, we also need to ensure all of these individual areas work together to create a healthy and growing business.
3) Start small. Fitness starts with that first crunch, that first sit-up, or that first run on the treadmill. It all starts with that first step.
What are the steps you can take towards your goal? It is important to know that these small changes will add up. If you continuously and consistently work on them, you will get the results you are after.
4) Make working on your business a priority. A fit and healthy person would make their fitness and diet regimes a priority in order to maintain their goals.
Just like in business – make time to work on your business regularly. At Biznostics, we encourage small business owners to spend five hours a week working on their business. If you can consistently put time aside to focus on making your business better, you will get the results you are after.
Here is a mini-task for you today: Work out how many hours you can commit to working on your business every week, while considering the four tips above.