If you have owned your own business, you would know that the products and services require time and money invested in them to grow. Your staff is also a critical aspect which can affect your productivity and success – they often make or break your business.
Business success is the same as life success
If you aim to succeed, then you would not give away your products for free or keep dishonest staff members. If you did – you would eventually go bust and have to file for bankruptcy. Your life operates on the same principles. Some of you are ready to file for life “bankruptcy” as your life follows the same patterns of running a bad business. Allow me to expand…
4 rules of a successful business
- Successful businesses have paying customers who pay for their product or services.
- Successful businesses have loyal and passionate staff members who help their business grow and create a good rapport with the customers.
- Successful businesses steer away from “bad” customers or troublemakers.
- Successful businesses keep changing and evolving to keep up with the technology and the needs of their customers.
Now project that onto your own life. Do you constantly give away your time and energy for free that you don’t have? Do you have family and friends who are disloyal or negative? Do you resist changing yourself, thinking everyone else needs to change?
How to lead a successful life
If you are operating your life as a bad business, of course, you will feel unsuccessful and bankrupt of energy. To become “successful” in life, your services, time and gifts need to be paid, appreciated or at the very least – an exchange of positive energy needs to occur. You need to be surrounded by people who support and encourage you. Staying flexible, open to new ways of thinking, and prepared to change yourself.
Be mindful to balance your energy … if you give without receiving, then your “energy” will be depleted. Your “mojo” for life will fade away and, at some point, you will want to give up. Conversely, when your time and energy is rewarded and appreciated, you build a good platform for success in your life. When your business or “life” grows, you feel excitement and passion that takes you to the next step to grow even further.
Take your inventory
It is time to take stock of your life, create a balance sheet and check if you have the appropriate building blocks for a successful life. Ask yourself – are you running a good “life business”? Would you stop giving to those who only take from you, and would you “sack” any of your friends or family members? Have you changed and evolved enough to reach your full potential?
Sending you great energy and appreciation for your life’s successes,