May 28, 2010

Common Critical Mistakes of Entrepreneurs

When you first made a decision to start your own business,
or be your own boss did you think it was going to be a bed
of roses?

I'd like to congratulate you for taking a leap of faith by
taking the first step to acquiring your dreams. You are
already ahead of most people by merely making a decision.

Now that you are on the right track to creating a better life
for yourself, I encourage you to not make the critical mistakes
of most entrepreneurs.

It happens quite frequently; an excited entrepreneur starts a
business and immediately look for short cuts that will get
him on the fast track to success. Meanwhile, overlooking these
important steps:

1. No Plan or Business Model-Anytime you want to get from
where you are to where you want to be, there must be some
sort of plan. You need to know the answers to questions
such as: What's my best marketing method?, What steps will
I take? How do I plan to make my money?, and how will I follow up?

2. Not Investing in Yourself-Investing in your growth, knowledge
and skills is the single most important area of your business.
It gives you an incredible outcome if you invest time in training
to learn how to build your business. Get excited and attend the
seminars, conventions and workshops. Purchase the audios and tools.
Look at it as funding your dream.

3. Expecting To Do No Work-Many entrepreneurs expect the journey
to success to be smoothe sailing. They expect somehow to become
an overnight success without putting in the necessary work or hours.

Be realistic by knowing that you must put forth the effort. I'm not
saying to burn yourself out or suffer in a big way but do put forth
a good honest effort to take the necessary actions to reach your
goals. Visualization is nothing without taking the action steps to go with it.

These are a few of the most common mistakes made by up and rising
entrepreneurs all the time. There are no short cuts to success. Every
destination requires directions to get there. Remember, the external
always matches the internal beliefs. To ensure you will end up at your
chosen destination take the time, and the right steps to arrive
prosperous, happy and secure.

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To your success,

Rena Williams

May 26, 2010

Are You Responding or Reacting?

I haven't given this much thought until recently.
I was part of a group discussion of a certain topic,
when someone posed this question to another participant,
"did you respond or react?".

I had to ask the question of..."Is there a difference
between the two?"

Well, according to my understanding of the meanings,
when you respond, you've thought it through, therefore
you are able to act in a positive and more mature fashion.

However, when you react, you are letting the situation or
circumstance get the best of you by controlling you.

The great Zig Ziglar in all his wisdom simply said, "to
respond is positive, to react is negative." Now with that
being said which do you feel you are doing the most of,
responding or reacting?

The outcome of a potential nasty situation such as an
argument can easily be disfused or greatly accelerated
depending upon your choice of either to respond or react.

If we learn how to respond to others rather than react,
this alone can make a huge difference in how successful
we become.

Learning to stay focus and being bigger than our challenges
by projecting more positive qualities than negative will
keep us on the right path to success.

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Caring for your success,

Rena Williams