The biggest competitor you have, every day of the week, is not what you think it is. The biggest competitor is intertia. No matter how successful you are, there is never a day that you can safely rest on your laurels and decide that you’re there. And that’s IF you’re massively successful already. If you’re in the other 97% of businesses, you’re working your butt off every day to stay ahead of the pack and keep your momentum going.
Here are my top four tips to continuously building momentum – this is definitely an article to pass on to your colleagues and to share with your team as well.
Step #1. Persevere! Think of failures as “learning adventures” to reduce their negative impact. As Henry Ford said, “Failure gives us the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” It’s okay to be afraid, and it’s certainly okay to fail, and everybody gets rejected. No matter what, just do not stand around for too long licking your wounds. Take a deep breath, dust yourself (or your team) off, and move on.
Step #2 Pay Attention. One of the fundamental attitudes you need to cultivate is constantly paying attention to what’s going on around you. Sometimes when you’re concentrating on what you’re doing, you miss important stuff. The more present you are, the more you’ll notice opportunities.
Step #3 Continuously Course-Correct. We all make mistakes. The more honest we are, the more likely we’ll avoid mistakes or recognize them immediately and be able to clean them up quickly. Clearer vision results in better decisions. And this goes for your team too. When you have an attitude of course correction, believe me, they will too.
Step #4 Celebrate Success. You took the risk; now give yourself the reward. What’s a compelling way to reward yourself and your team? It may be a great dinner together, or going to the spa with your best client — or simply taking a day off. Whatever it is, celebrate! It will make the work worth it.
Christine Comaford, The Executive Coach
CEO of Mighty Ventures, Inc. and Business Accelerator
PS: If you’re ready to 100% commit to your momentum, and you’d like to work with me personally, then attending my Business Acceleration Intensive weekend is your next step. December 3 is my LAST BAI, so definitely get on the roster now. You, me and 20 other executives. That’s it. http://BusinessAccelerationIntensive.com