How To Succeed In Business Today

What does it take for you to succeed in business today?

Are you an entrepreneur?

Are you looking to take the bold step into entrepreneurship?

Where do you go to find the answers you need to succeed in business?

Did you know that success leaves clues?

You know that the internet and technology is changing at warp speed.

You know that social media has completely altered the way we connect, engage and communicate.

Are the principles of success from 50 years ago still applicable today?

The internet has certainly opened many more doors of business opportunity.

You also have to factor in all the changes, as whatever business you start today might not be in demand 5 or 10 years down the road.

There is one word that is emerging in the marketplace that you have to pay close attention to.

That word is “Adaptable.”

You have to be adaptable to succeed in business because what works today might not be working tomorrow.

Two prime examples are Blockbuster and Kodak.

They were the kings of their industry at one point, but they did not adapt.

Succeed In Business

Succeed In Business

How to get success in whatever you do

The principles that make up the foundation for success are essentially the same as they were in the early nineteen hundreds.

If you have ever read the classic, Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill, which was written in 1937, you will learn the basic fundamentals of success.

One of the keys how to get success is to to learn and more importantly apply those principles.

You may have heard the expression,”knowledge is power.”

This is not accurate.

Knowledge on its own has no power.

“Applied knowledge” is power.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Do the thing and you shall have power.”

A lot of people “try” stuff.

It even sounds weak when you say the word, “try.”

Try is not commitment, it is making an attempt until you don’t like the result you are getting, then you quit.

“Commitment is doing the thing long after the feeling you said it with has left you.” – George Zalucki

If you want to get success you must commit to a certain process.

There is no try.

Jim Rohn, motivational speaker and philosopher had a quote that stated,”When you know what you want, and you want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.”

Excuses or results, its your choice.

How to succeed in life

I don’t know about you, but I was told by my parents when I was growing up, “work hard and be honest and everything will work out.”

Well, I worked hard and I was honest, and I did succeed, but I also failed quite a few times.

Succeed In Business

Succeed In Business

This caused me to put that into question and start saying to myself, there has to be more to it than that because it was not working on a consistent basis.

How to succeed in life to me is about integrity, commitment, perseverance, hard work, attitude, discipline and consistency.

One of the key components that is being integrated more and more into business is a personal development plan.

Success is more about who you become in the process than about how much you make.

The cool thing about a personal development plan is, as you develop yourself on the personal level, you become better in business.

Every business out there involves people in some aspect and the better you are the easier it is to deal with others.

I developed an analogy in life when I was young that I applied to how to succeed in life.

I used the analogy of taking 10 individuals working on their own, competing against each other to be successful to 10 people that were working in harmony together for a common goal.

Give this 10 years and there is no doubt that the 10 people working together in harmony would be far more successful on every level of their life.

Here are some great success quotes to pay attention to

With all the negativity that is broadcast at you on a daily basis it is nice to have some positive things to rely on to turn your mindset around.

Success quotes are not just simply words, they are pieces of inspiration that you read and it is better to read them aloud with feeling.

Thinking is good but feeling is much more powerful.

  1. “If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” James Cameron
  2. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” Henry David Thoreau
  3. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”John Wooden
  4. “Entrepreneurs average 3.8 failures before final success. What sets the successful ones apart is their amazing persistence.” Lisa M. Amos
  5. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”Jim Rohn
  6. “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life–think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” Swami Vivekananda
  7. “Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” Tony Hsieh
  8. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney
  9. “If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be paid to do more than you do.” Anonymous
  10. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill
  11. “Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.” Vaibhav Shah

Don’t just read them, own them as they were your own words.

Make them mean something that resonates with you.

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Succeed In Business

There are many ways to be successful

One thing that I mentioned above was that success leaves clues.

Almost anything that you might choose, someone has already achieved what you want to achieve.

One of the many ways to be successful is to follow the path of other successful people.

Learn from their mistakes and from the wisdom and insights they have gained from their experience’s.

Now this sounds like copying someone else.

Do you remember what happened when you copied someone else in school?

You were labelled a cheater and punished.

In the real world we call this modelling other people.

Take Napoleon Hill’s classic, Think and Grow Rich, if you were to study almost any book written on success since then you will find lots of the same information put into that author’s interpretation.

There are numerous ways to be successful but one of the best is simply to get out of your own way and model other’s.

Save yourself some of the pain and challenges by following in the footsteps of someone you will come to know as your mentor.

Or you could spend years or even decades trying to stubbornly figure it out on your own.

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Secret to success is not a mystery

Do you know that 85% of all businesses fail within the first 5 years?

Do you know what most business owners do?

They follow the path of these 85%.

How’s that working for you?

If someone jumps off a cliff are going to do that?

Do the same thing in the same way with the same thinking and you get the same result = failure.

Typically what most people will also do, (and I have been guilty of this in the past), is to look at a process and system  and say to themselves, I can improve on that.

You have just broken the modelling rule and are headed for the cliff.

When someone hands you the keys to the vault of knowledge that made them successful, follow the bouncing ball.

Stop trying to reinvent the wheel.

Do you know what happened to me, (even if I had many years of business experience), I failed when I steered off the path to do it my way.

The secret of success is that there is no secret.

Follow the path of someone successful that resonates with you.

Succeed In Business

Succeed In Business

Cheers

David Thompson

Success is yours to discover…imagine!

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About David Thompson

I help anyone in any business at any level of experience create profits through internet marketing using the right tools resources and mindset. my website, my business, and follow me, +David Thompson on Google+.

Comments

  1. Great blog post David, you make some excellent points for anyone to apply.

  2. All I can say is wow! I agree with many of your points, especially napoleon hills quote on applied knowledge being power! Thanks agian!

  3. Great post man. Passion is so important. Otherwise this is just another sales position

  4. I love that quote about failing above other people’s successes. Always set your goals high!

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