What do the winners in business do on a consistent basis? They take action. They don’t just wait for their success to arrive; they go out of their way to make it happen. They continually challenge themselves to do more and be more. They go after what they want and make a plan to achieve it. Now think for a minute—is this what you are currently doing in your business? If not, you need to take some steps to make a change.
Here are action steps you can take right now to reclaim your business success:
Do something out of the norm – Have you gotten complacent in your business? You do the same ole’, same ole’, week in and week out. It can be a great thing to get systems down so your business is running like clockwork, but are you finding you are losing the excitement you once had? Perhaps it’s time to shake it up and get re-energized. Take a different approach to something you’ve been doing a certain way for a long time and see if it sparks a new energy or a new level of excitement. What you will more than likely discover is in doing so; you will find an even better way to do it.
Take a business challenge – Challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone and do something new. Forget the negative energy or lack of energy you have been feeling lately and just do it. What can you do this week you haven’t done recently? What can you do to bring some fresh juice into your business? Go ahead, take a risk or two. It feels great.
Have a sale – There’s a reason there are so many Christmas in July sales. They work. People love a bargain. They love saving money. Maybe it’s time to have a summer sale. The beauty of a sale is you get to pull out some of the older products in your arsenal, dust off the cobwebs, and bring them front and center again. Do you have an audio series you did at the beginning of the year? Go ahead and put it on sale. How about an ebook you wrote? Put it on sale and see what happens.
Now if you decide to have a sale, make sure it’s a real sale. Saving 3% on a product is not going to get anyone to sign up. Also, announce your sale. Just having a sale isn’t enough; you need to tell others you are doing it. Announce it aggressively.
Get back to writing – When was the last time you wrote an article on what makes you an expert? It’s time to write something new; something fresh. Even if you have a full schedule and tons of speaking engagements lined up, commit to writing more. Take a quick look at your blog right now. When was your last blog posting? It’s time to write. One of the things you’ll discover is not only will it help in your marketing efforts, but it will get you involved in your business again. To write, you have to really think about what makes you an expert. This simple process brings out the knowledge you have to share and can help get your creativity flowing.
It’s time to take action today. Get excited about your business again. You will be amazed how this energy will flow not only in creating more sales and speaking engagements, but in the empowerment you will feel personally to do more and be more.
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