Biz Tips: My Number One Tip for Success

Often the best advice is the most simple. One of the best bits of business advice...well really, it's the best advice for success in any area of your life, is to do more of what works and less of what doesn't.  Image credit: Paper and Pleats

Do More of What Works and Less of What Doesn't 

It's simple enough. Like I said, the best advice is often the most simple and something we've likely heard before. The problem doesn't lie in figuring out some big secret to success but rather following through with what we already know we should be doing.

It's a lot like weight loss or relationships. It's easy to know what we should do, but things get in the way - things like fear, doubt, temptation, laziness, insecurities, and so on. It's easy to get discouraged if we don't see big results right away.

When I decided to take my website from part-time to full-time, I had a lot of fear holding me back. What if I put in more time and effort, and it never paid off? I knew what I needed to do to make it successful. After looking at my traffic sources and sales, it was easy to see what was working and what wasn't.

It's tempting to pull back out of fear, especially whenever we have set-backs. But the sad irony is that if you pull back, you definitely won't succeed...not in business, relationships, or life in general. You just have to go for it knowing that your efforts won't always pay off, but reminding yourself that one day, they just might.

If you start to see results that you're happy with, then just keep going. Keep doing what works. Eventually you will see a cumulative effect (if you really are on the right track.) If not, well, then that falls into the category of things that don't work. Learn to identify those things and quickly move on.

What are some of the things that are having a positive effect on your business? What are some of the things that hold you back from doing what you know you need to do? What are some of the things you keep trying that aren't producing any results? Take a moment to write all of the answers down, so you'll know what your business game plan should be going forward.

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