Realise that Success is a state of mind and states can be accesses at will. So you are already a success if you want to be!
Are you running away from failure or towards success? Decide today to move towards what you want rather than away from what you don’t want.
Be passionate. It’s amazing what you can achieve if you are totally passionate about your subject, people will follow that passion and so will success.
Believe in your self. Are you a person that needs external approval in order to know you’ve done the job right? Make a decision today to approve yourself with seeking it from others.
Burn your bridges. Then there’s no going back and only one way forwards, and that is to success.
Scrap Plan B. There is only plan A and Plan A will work – put all your energy in to making Plan A a success, rather than wasting energy on ‘what if I fail’ plan Bs!
Remain Flexible. The most flexible element in any system will dominate that system. While other companies put in place policies and protocols, ensure yours are flexible so when you need to change tactics (like in a recession) you can do it instantly.
Set a definite chief aim for your business. In it define what you want to Be, Do and Have (in that order) then place this in your time line in the future and understand the changes you need to make today to make this happen.
Put together a team of experts around you. This could be work colleagues or your personal executive board of specialist advisors. DO NOT use friends for friends sake, use people that can do the role well. Look for advisory board members for finance, marketing, branding, coaching, operations and creativity – pick people that will push you and meet once every 4-6 months.
Enjoy the NOW. Right now, that’s all that matters.