Small Business Commandments Part 4

  1. Business is a game: As tough as you need to be, please enjoy business. I sold my business after I lost passion for it. Once the passion is gone it is time to go. If not, let someone else run it completely and live off the income. I enjoy building a business. I am not an operation person. I love to create something from nothing, build a site, build traffic, make money, create a passive income and then move to my next project. Other people wouldn’t dream of moving from their industry because they love it. That is fantastic. If you enjoy your business, enjoy the game. The game of sales, negotiating, growing, improving, building your wealth. I love it all. At the end of the day, business is a game; you just have to play it better than your competitors.
  2. Patience: My worst virtue. I want to be a million dollar company overnight but it doesn’t work that way. You need to be patient and wise. Test all parts of your marketing; learn what works and what doesn’t. When you find what works, smash it as much as you can. Just go for it. Eventually you will know what advertising works for you, who your ideal customer is, how to crush your competition. Most businesses grow slowly. I don’t like this personally. I believe you start of slowly but once you get that giant wheel moving, you should be grow at breakneck speed. Grab your opportunity as much as you can.
  3. Be the best: I really mean this. When you wake up in the morning, go in a with the attitude that you are the best. You are the alpha male or female. You have an aura about you. People want to do business with you. You ooze success. Don’t go to work and relax, be the best to your customers, your staff, your marketing efforts, your workout after work. Don’t stop. The rewards are there if you want them. Most people say they are ambitious but I strongly disagree.Just because you want a Ferrari doesn’t mean that you are ambitious. It’s the person who is willing to sacrifice more than anyone else that will succeed. The person who can put it all on the line each and every day. The person who gets up early every morning and stays disciplined all your round, not when he feels like it. The person who can see opportunities and take them. No one remembers second so be the best in your industry, no matter what it is.