Gain some clarity
Have a healthy curiosity for your clients and understand a need or problem they have. How can you solve this problem? What kind of language do they use when describing the problem? What are their habits when searching for a solution? If you are new to business it’s easy to get caught up in designing your website or logo. Understand your clients first and how you will show up for them in the marketplace.
Failure is not personal. Failure is data and information that can be used to pivot or improve how you are approaching or implementing something. Develop a healthy relationship with failure as it’s going to be along for your entrepreneurial journey. Embrace it, learn from it and keep moving forward.
Being a busy bee
Are you busy working hard and not seeing the results you want? What exactly are you working on? Are they income generating, client focused tasks that will move your business forward? Be honest with yourself and check to make sure all that busyness isn’t a disguise for fear of really putting yourself out there. As a business owner you have a unique gift to share with the world. Don’t hold it back.
Maximise the power of your calendar
At the beginning of the week sit down and write out everything to be done both for business and your personal life. Then assign each task a place on your calendar, including free time, where you can allow your brain to color outside the lines for a moment.
Create simple procedures within your business and execute on them. This can include where and how you promote your business, turnaround time for answering client inquiries, what social media platforms you post and a schedule of when. As your business grows and you begin to add independent contractors (like a Virtual Assistant) or employees, you can share these procedures so they can hit the ground running!
If you take these suggestions and actively work them into your business you will get unstuck and closer to achieving your goals. Being consistent in your actions and having the willingness to try things, will sometimes take you on an unexpected journey that’s even better than the plan you have in your mind. Have fun and enjoy the entire process, failures included.