This piece has been written to illuminate the 7 daily action steps that you ought to be taking for success in your business. It is by no means the only 7 things that you should everyday though, but what is included in this article are very key to your success in business. Some of them you could have heard of, or have been applying already. Nevertheless, I implore you to read all of it, I know you will certainly get some value from it. I am also going to be showing you how you can apply these 7 steps to get the kind of outcome you want in your business.
Before I go extensive I need you to understand this principle. A truly simple formula for success I got from a coach and it goes like this;
s + m = SUCCESS.
The little s represents keeping things simple, while the little m means mistakes. One point you should know is that you are most likely going to make some mistakes along the way in running your business. So allow yourself the freedom to do so. You are most likely going to spell things wrongly, you are going to place things wrongly. The majority of the time, you will not get things right the first time. There’s most likely going to be a learning curve.
However, most significantly, you have to give yourself the chance to succeed. That’s adding these 2 together. These 2 things together can truly equal success.
So, here are the 7 daily action steps you must adopt to guarantee success in your business.
- Personal Development,
- Content Creation,
- Posting and Sharing Content,
- Developing New Relationships,
- Fostering Existing Relationships,
- Following Up With Current Prospects,
- and Daily Gratitude.
1. Personal Development
Personal development is the first item that I am going to discuss because it is one of the most essential aspect of building your business. Developing yourself can actually affect every area of your life. You will develop new attributes that will open you up for new opportunities. When you develop yourself, you have better understanding of things you never had. You will see things in a different perspective. You are now able to process and interact with individuals in a different way.
You want to allow yourself these opportunities for success. You want to give yourself the tools to achieve your goals. With personal development, you allow yourself to succeed. Learn from other people that have had success that you aspire have.
So how do you go about personal development?
By reading books, watching DVDs created by professionals in your niche, you can watch YouTube, as well as video clips of people you aspire to be like on their Facebook page. Listen to podcasts as well as audios on CDs.
Now, one good thing is you can obtain videos, audios, and books on-line and offline, affordably or even absolutely free. But be on the lookout for premium materials when you can manage it, they will help to grow your business even much better.
You could also do live events – workshops, conferences, company meetings, training as well as life mentoring events– anything that will enhance you and give you attributes that are going to make you a richer person.
Besides all of these, you need to surround yourself with people that have the success that you want. This is very crucial. Not simply going to events and watching video clips, but really surrounding yourself with the individuals that have the success that you desire. Maybe you have a full-time job and also trying to build a home based business on the side and you are not always able to surround yourself with individuals that have the very same goals that you have.
Allow me to recommend this, when you are not with those individuals, then at the least, go to places those individuals you desire to be like go. Have a podcast that you could listen to when you are driving to and from work. When you are cooking dinner or doing your exercise, you are listening to a podcast. If you have to attend an event on the internet… do so. Because these are some of the locations to go get the results that you want to get. You want to discover something new. You want to see what somebody else is doing that’s gotten them some results and success.
Do not simply go to those places, do not just surround yourself with successful people, don’t just watch video clips and listen to podcast, you really need to IMPLEMENT what you have learnt. You probably have heard or read something new. If you believe it will be beneficial, try it, if it helps you, keep using it, if it does not, figure out why and how the expert you learnt it from from did it.
Personal development is a powerful and effective tool. Envision how powerful you are going to be when you begin applying this essential step.
2 Content Creation
Step 2 is Content Creation.
Whichever platform that you make use of, bring value. Whether it is blogging, producing YouTube videos, possibly you are involved a great deal with social media sites, whatever you have to be adding value.
By adding value, I mean, giving something that’s going to help other people. Can you bring something to your target market that’s going to assist them, inspire them, encourage them and educate them? Something that’s going to change their lives?
So, what you intend to do is, right after you’ve found out something new, you develop content from what you just learnt. If you are doing personal development, if you are watching, reading, listening to things that are empowering you, that are educating you and developing you, and you go into content development immediately after that, you are going to have plenty of materials to produce. You are never ever going to run out of content. It could be something that was directly pertaining to that thing that you just learnt, or a concept that was triggered but out rightly different from it.
If you have no content, then you have got absolutely nothing. You just must have content. Your content is like your online REAL ESTATE. If you are not creating content, whether it’s an article or video, how are people going to connect with you? How are they going to discover you, and how are they going to understand what you are all about? How are they going to know what you have to offer if you are not developing content?
For some of you, perhaps this is new. You are like “How can I create content? What is content creation?” If you prefer to write, you could start a blog where you publish daily, you could also record video clips. You can create a “how-to” video clip of doing particular things. A lot of people prefer to make use of social networks. Use social media sites if you are comfortable with that. Certainly as you do these things, you are undoubtedly going to see results in your home based business. But be rest assured that there will be some flaws and there will be need to improve your skills in some areas.
Another thing you could do is repurposing your content. That’s a method to enhance your content. If you published a blog, you can probably cut a video of what you just wrote about. If you cut a video, you can write a quick article about that video clip. By doing this you are maximizing your content. There are all kinds of ways you could use one idea to make more than one piece of content.
3 Posting and Sharing Content
This is a truly vital step. You need to get your value in front of people. Your value needs to be something that you can share regularly with people to get them to be attracted to you. If you have their permission to connect with them, then do, regularly. The good thing about constant communication with your audience is that it also offers you the chance to share your business opportunity with them.
When sharing content, you have to get the most out of your time. There are lots of methods to do this and there are various tools that you can make use of that will help you get the task done. Tools that will permit you to publish and share your materials to the most places the fastest. Nonetheless, whatever tools you are going to utilize… don’t utilize tools that make you appear to spam.
For instance, when you cut a YouTube video, you have the option of sharing it on your Facebook page, Google+ and your Twitter page. You could just click on the 3 icons and it will share it for you.
So, it’s definitely essential to get your content out there. Figure out where others share their content. Where else besides Facebook, Google+ and YouTube. There are actually hundreds of places where you can get your materials posted and discovered.
4 Developing New Relationships
This is another really powerful step. In establishing new relationships– consistent activities yield positive outcomes. That’s just the fundamental thing. You need to do this regularly, and when you do, you get results. If you do not inherently know how you can do this, you could learn. There are trainings that will show you the best ways to. This is what is important though– have a daily target. Say 5-10 new individuals each day that you are going to meet. You have to stay focused in the discussions. I recommend that you commit specific times to this task. When you are sending messages to people and interacting, that’s all you do.
Where do I find people to establish relationships? This is a very common question individuals have. You possibly have heard about all the old-school networking techniques… go to the shopping mall, the 3-foot rule… those are all great means to meet people.
It is a lot easier on-line though. However, you’ve got to be very careful you don’t go spamming people. Ways to meet people online include– going to social media groups; if you are going to a group, you have to find a group that’s active. You should not go into groups where it’s just individuals putting on link after link after link. You need to be in a group where people are actually interacting. Another location to discover people is fan pages of people of influence. It’s definitely a phenomenal way. You are going to find people all over there. Fan pages that actually have remarks and threads where people are paying attention. Where there is massive engagement taking place. You’ll locate all sort of people there that you could network with.
And, what about friends of friends? There are lots of them that you can meet online also. They are all over social media. There are lots of methods to meet new individuals on social networking sites.
Exactly what do I say when I meet new people? Just be yourself. Do not aim to be me or another person. Do not aim to be the guy that’s in your company that’s like the super mega recruiter that recruited like fifty percent of Lagos and all of Accra or New York City. Don’t be that person. Don’t be the woman that’s super glamorous and constantly getting her hair perfect and her nails done, that’s not you. Be yourself.
For me the most convenient way to begin a conversation, is simply Hello. It literally can be just that simple. Remember, there are going to be errors along the way. Occasionally, you are going to say the wrong things to the wrong people. That’s okay. Just keep things simple and you’ll have some success. If you don’t try at all, how do you make mistakes? How do you want to be successful?
5 Fostering Existing Relationships
When you start to do what I have talked about, and you are doing it on a consistent basis, you are going to have people to connect with. These are people that have given you permission to connect with them.
If you have been able to get their emails using a capture or squeeze page, then you have their consent to communicate with them over and over again. The bottom line is you need to keep communicating with your circle of influence to cultivate your relationship.
So exactly how do you accomplish that? One method is to make use of an auto-responder. You can start sending them email messages from the initial time you get their emails. You could send them emails based on things you just recently learnt, or handy videos you found on the internet, webinar invites and so on and so forth. Things that will add value and help your audience. It’s good if you could do this every day, but they have to be topics of interest to your audiences. You must also have real interest when carrying out these activities. If you are really going to be establishing these connections with other people, you have to have genuine interest.
You could use whatever communication method that is best for you. If you intend to utilize email and just be emailing, cool. Possibly you intend to send messages, or possibly you like to be on the phone. Some individuals prefer to use personal messaging or WhatsApp. Utilize what’s most effective for you. Identify how you can connect with people that you already have their permission to. I would suggest trying multiple platforms. See what works for you.
6 Following Up With Current Prospects
There are various things you could do with capture pages. And there are numerous information individuals need. Some could need assistance with the best ways to do specific tasks, while some want information regarding business opportunities. If, for example, you have potential customers that have reached your capture page and left their contact for info regarding your business opportunity, then you have to follow up with them. Send them simple and pertinent messages. You can begin with a video or a webinar… then, you keep following up with them until they register. Though not everybody will register, however, if you keep at it, a lot a lot more will definitely register.
Aside from squeeze pages and capture pages you could connect with social media sites like Facebook or Instagram. The ultimate is to send people to a page where their details are captured, you then follow up by sending them emails and even more emails. If you are able to get their telephone numbers, you can get in touch with them this way also, and then register them. These are just a few manner by which you could follow up.
7 Daily Gratitude
Daily Gratitude is the last step. Simply show some appreciation. Send SMS message or make phone calls to people that you are grateful for. Do this every day. Determine that you are going to make a number of calls, send out text messages and personal messages to people, however you want to go about it, just make sure you do it. What this does is it connects us with others, you recognize how many people have helped you along the way. It actually gives you a feeling of wanting to give back. When you recognize it, it really feels so powerful. You cannot help but want to serve, to go out and produce that material and provide value. It definitely gives you an amazing sense of power and abundance.
In all, do what you do with love. Do what you do with a heart of service, and don’t quit on your dreams because your dreams can come true. Now, possibly you are still unsure. Guess what, I was just like you. I had those uncertainties as well as those concerns. I didn’t quit on my dreams. Even though there were times when I didn’t know if I could do it. I knew there were other individuals just like me making it, leaders that built their business from nothing and accomplished things that were absolutely incredible.
Everyone has a different time frame and the only means to quicken your time frame is to actually take action.
If you’ve got some value from this piece begin to execute what you have learnt. Put your spin on it and create content you can share. And see some magic happen.