Did you catch the Republican National Convention last week? Are you looking forward to next week's DNC convention in Charlotte?
No matter your politics, last week definitely held some memorable moments and quotes to remember don’t you think? Whether you were listening to remarks by Congressman Marco Rubio or presidential candidate Mitt Romney. And whether you loved it or hated it, who can forget Clint Eastwood's unscripted remarks right?
One of the themes that keeps popping up is the complex mix of just what it takes to build a business. Whether President Obama's remark was taken out of context or was taken exactly as he meant it, I think we can all agree that building a business is hard work, right?
There are certainly a lot of heartfelt sentiments on both sides of the aisle. And one of the themes that keep coming back around is centered around business, particularly small business, in building the American economy.
I'm not going to step into the political minefield <grin>, but on a day like today, Labor Day, I wanted to share my appreciation for you – the business builders of all kinds who make this community, here on my blog and via other social media networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc) what it is. This isn't just a place where "lots" of people come to learn – it's an engaged community of people, passionate about using social media to explode their businesses one way or another! I love that!!
I have a huge heart for people building businesses. I've been so blessed with some pretty amazing accolades lately, and it's easy, I think, for people to see where I am now and think it's always been this good.
The fact of the matter is – it's been quite the journey! I built my first business from my dining room table, and it took me many years before I got to the kind of success that I've achieved in my current business in the past few years.
And as I watch my coaching clients experience success in their own businesses during the past six months, I'm reminded that while success takes hard work and determination, there are also some stepping stones you can provide for yourself along the way that can make all the difference in the world between experiencing success now versus having to wait as many years as I did.
So I wanted to give you 3 tips for boosting your success in your business. Tips that show you a payoff NOW rather than later!
Labor Day Tips for Boosting Your Business Growth
1. Find A Coach!
This isn't a self-serving plug. I'm not asking you to consider my coaching services. I may not even be the right one for you.
But having worked with a coach myself, I am the first to tell you that when I decided to commit to coaching, my business grew very rapidly. Five years I struggled to make money in my first business and in my second business, with the help of a coach, I quickly built a multiple six figure business in about 9 months. I've talked about this before, but if you are considering implementing this step to boost your business fast, you'll want to make sure you're working with a coach who is experienced in what you are trying to accomplish, one who has references of well-satisfied clients, and one who counts the coaching as a success only when you've succeeded to your expectations.
2. Keep Learning!
While your coaching work is an ongoing experience, you should make a point to attend some kind of ongoing education or seminar, at least once a year. Why? It keeps you fresh in your field, keeps you meeting people you can network with and learn from, and gives you the input you need to keep dreaming even bigger dreams!
I think this is so important, I've been putting together my first live event, Social Boom that is taking place in just a few short weeks (and I'm so excited it's almost here!). Featuring Gary Vaynerchuk as a keynote speaker, myself, Nathan Latka, Terry Williamson, and many more! Can you imagine, 11 highly successful business owners all in the same place, at the same time, ready, willing and totally committed to sharing how they do it with you? Talk about shortening your learning curve! It promises to be an event you simply don't want to miss!
But whether it's Social Boom or some other event, you want to make sure you are planning regular opportunities to grow and connect with others in your field!
3. Take Care of YOU!
Surprised that I have included this one? Labor Day grew out of the rising awareness that people are the engine of business. And when you are growing your own business, it's important to make sure you are taking care of you too. It's so easy to put your heart and soul into your business and forget to make time for you and those you love.
But if you aren't taking care of you and your loved ones, sooner or later, it's going to catch up with you, and your business will go surely suffer.
I sure hope you are taking some time to enjoy the end of summer this Labor Day weekend! Do you have a favorite story from building your business? Share with me below so we can celebrate with you!
Who is ready to turn the corner on the last quarter of the year and make BIG things happen in their business?