Do you want to make your business fail proof regardless of how big your goals are or how big your challenges may be? Do you you want to make sure nothing stands between you and the goals you want to achieve as an entrepreneur?
I’m a business coach who for the last 10 years, has researched the science of successfully growing a small but truly profitable business.
I have been studying the patterns of how a solo-preneur, or entrepreneur can predictably reach the highest goals in the shortest period of time without feeling defeated no matter what external circumstances try to hold back your business.
In these two short videos you’re about to watch, I am going to present to you the MAP for making yourself fail proof as an entrepreneur.
My experience has shown me that we, as entrepreneurs, tend to give up on a goal when we experience a set back and we truly believe that this set back has the power to keep us from accomplishing our goal. We build this belief equation in our heads (setback = inevitable failure) and we haven’t implanted the opposite belief that challenges can be overcome. This is a very powerful distinction that sets the successful entrepreneur apart from the entrepreneur who is left behind in frustration.
It’s not enough to just believe in the possibility of accomplishing a goal if we want predictable success. We can believe in the possibility of accomplishing a goal and still illogically rationalize how a particular setback has rendered it unattainable. Therefore, it’s advantageous for us to condition our beliefs and conceive that failure is impossible. This ensures that the failure never becomes possible for us.
Our first step in making sure we never fail is to take time out of our day to train our belief system to include the understanding that failure is impossible for us, and make the decision that we will not stop until we achieve the goals that we have laid out in front of us.
Our next step is to master the process of minimizing influences that may cause friction and cause more challenges toward reaching our goals. That’s why in the next video here at Entrepreneurs Journey.com I am going to share with you how to forecast and avoid setbacks that are unique to your personal journey as an entrepreneur.
Then, I’m going to help you discover how to pull data out of the setbacks that you experience so you can be sure they are not repeated.
The best way to minimize the setbacks we experience is through clear, effective decision making.
Entrepreneurs who consistently make effective decisions have three primary things in common:
There are only two ways to obtain a clear map of the territory you are traveling through. We can either get it from using experience of trial and error, or we can get the map by borrowing it from someone else.
We are talking about forecasting potential challenges, so let’s see how to develop a map through trial and error for the moment, so we can talk about borrowing someone else’s map.
It’s never been easier in history to learn from others how they were able to successfully reach a business goal.
If you were driving in a city that was unfamiliar to you, but you had a friend who lived there and knew his or her way around, you would probably call them and get answers if you weren’t sure of the best direction to go. Wherever you get your map or applied knowledge, remember that it’s as simple as treating the advice you get like a real map. Follow it as closely as possible and ask for directions on things you don’t understand.
As I mentioned above, there are two ways to obtain a map. There may be circumstances where you are “boldly going where no man or woman has ever gone before.” In a case where you are creating your own map, I want to challenge you to break down the elements of your business and find individual maps for each of those elements. Because all new positive elements are made of successful building blocks that came before it.
Now you have a clear map drawn out of where you are headed and how to get there. The more presence or focus we can bring to our individual tasks, the more precise our decisions become.
Picture yourself working your way through an obstacle course. Imagine a spotlight shining on the specific obstacle you are working on at that moment. The spotlight gives you concentrated clarity so you can give that obstacle your full attention and focus before moving onto the next. The brighter it is, the easier it is to see your way through that challenge you are facing at that given moment.
Stay present. Stay focused.
Being objective and not taking things personal keeps unneeded emotions from clouding your decisions. Yes, there is a part of your journey that you probably won’t find on someone else’s map because it is unique to your path. But, the more presence we hold in a situation and the more objective we are, the easier it is to hear that inner voice telling us what decisions to make on the part of the journey that is unique to our life situation.
That’s why it’s been said by so many amazing people that…
we start to become great when we listen to our inner voice.
We will never hear our inner voice unless we are present and objective.
Now, what do we do with the setbacks we don’t or can’t avoid?
Although sometimes painful, setbacks are a natural part of getting feedback and learning as an entrepreneur. Inside any setback or challenge is feedback. This feedback is a clue into how we can become more effective with the process we are using to achieve our goal with our business.
Journaling and asking yourself the hard questions about whether what you’re doing is the best way to build a strong map through trial and error. After you make a discovery or improvement, put that improvement into a standard protocol that will be implemented into your business whether you are a solo-preneur or have several companies.
I hope you are able to use all of the value in these videos. Let me know what you think in the comments.