Find a quiet place to relax, think and plan about accelerating your progress.
Will your current mindset help or hinder the start-up phase?
What will it take to create your version of a successful business and a much happier lifestyle and how long will it take you.
Put some accelerator steps into your persona and you will be amazed at the outcomes that can be achieved. Continually thinking that you can’t do something like starting your own business, only leaves you with regret.
When I talk about “It’s too hard doing it by yourself”, I mean there is just too much to learn and too much to do. Operating with other people and organisations to help you, makes things much easier to accomplish. Your focus should be on broader thinking than addressing the issues with your own understanding.
How big is the gap is there between you and the business you want to create? Bridging this gap can be as simple as knowing what successful people think and talk about. What they are creating. What’s stopping you?
“To be a champion, you have to learn to handle stress and pressure. But if you’ve prepared mentally and physically, you don’t have to worry”. Harvey Mackay
While focusing on what unsuccessful people do and talk about may help you to avoid bad situations, it is also very time wasting.
There are plenty of startups trying to do really good things, but they fail because they create depressing places to work and surround themselves with clutter and negative people.
The biggest problem people usually have is simply focusing their thinking on exactly what type of business to create. They don’t know what they want and then don’t allow enough constructive thinking to arrive at the answer
Would you like to accelerate the results your achieving and achieve your goals sooner? Well here are some techniques that will certainly help you to accelerate the creation of an exciting business.
- Write down your goals clearly in every detail. A goal that is not written down is merely a wish. When you write it down, you signal to your subconscious mind that you really want to accomplish a particular goal.
- Clear your “mind traffic’, the endless number of thoughts that seem to just come out of nowhere when you start to focus on what you want. It is a natural occurrence and when better understood and controlled, is welcomed.
- Visualise your new business. See it in your mind’s eye as though it were already a reality. The clearer and more vivid your mental picture, the faster it will become a reality.
- Do plenty of doodling, then write your goals in simple, every-day words. Create a scrapbook of pictures and diagrams that illustrate what you are trying to achieve. Remember a picture is worth a thousand words.
- Don’t try to take on too much at once. Many people finish up falling well short of their dreams simply because they tried to do too many things at once. Prioritise all activities, focus on the most important and delegate or outsource the rest.
- Take time to visit businesses that you think are similar to the one you have in mind. You will usually be surprised how successful owners will reveal their knowledge to you in order to accelerate you getting started.
- Look up entrepreneurial attributes in the Knowledge Base. I feel sorry for people I have met who see themselves as entrepreneurs, simply because they have owned a small business. For many years, they have not grown and nor have they.
- Focus your mind on the problems, frustrations, wants and needs of the customers you are seeking to serve. Compartmentalise your mind to focus on each of these important issues which will enable better engagement with
- If you have been in a corporate job, you may need to refocus your mind on the differences between a small start-up and a large existing business. There are many issues you will have to address, like having a personal support staff and outsourcing.
- Release your goal to your subconscious mind. Turn your goal over to the power of the universe and just get out of the way. You will be amazed when you know the right actions to take at the right time.
“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up”. Babe Ruth
Things you can start doing today
- Become more aware and ready for action. Once you announce a goal you will be amazed just how the people and resources needed for its achievement, start to assemble around you.
- Resolve to take at least one action every day from one of the goals on your 3 5 cards. Do something every day, even if it is just a baby step, that moves you toward your goal so you can maintain your momentum.
- Relax your mind. Take time to breathe, pray or meditate each day. Disengage the stress response and engage the relaxation response. A quiet state of mind allows your brain to access newly formed pathways.
- Write the goals on three-by-five index cards and carry them with you, referring to them at every opportunity until they are achieved. Affirmations work. Post your key goals on the fridge or back of the toilet door for extra reinforcement.
- See your goal achieved by thinking and identifying all the steps required to bring it to life. This will strengthen your desire and deepen your belief that you can do and do it well and faster.
- Confidently behave as if your subconscious mind was already bringing your goals to life. Accept that you are moving toward your goal and it is moving toward you. Focus on forward Not yesterday’s, or worse still someone else’s failures.
- Feel the success you expect as if your business were already Feel the emotion of satisfaction and pleasure that you would have once you have achieved it. Visualise and feel this success as often as you can until it is actually happening.
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I have found that the acceleration of a non-profit organisation or a community can be somewhat slower than most businesses.
This because you will be required to deal with more difficult funding issues, bureaucrats, and volunteers along with a lack of commercial reality of many of the people you will have to work with.