I’ve had so many people approach me and talk about how the recession is effecting their business. It often seems that the biggest issue for them is how to focus their energies and not get discouraged. In my own businesses, I always make sure to focus in on activities that make money, save money, or reduce frustration. That way I am not at the whim of the economy – I’m too busy doing great things.
As a rule, I also let things be “good enough” and not perfect. It’s important to realize that there will always be missed opportunities or things you could have done more effectively. It’s vital to KNOW in your heart and head that your business is always evolving (look at Microsoft as a good example of that) – and your client’s needs change and grow as well. This is why I love to have a six-month plan to work from and to be vigilant about it… it’s much too easy to get distracted and lose momentum in the weeds. That said, if a terrific opportunity shows up, be sure to make room so that you can pounce on it!
Finally, remember that entrepreneurs take risks – it’s part of why we’re the guts of this nation. So if you’re not hearing “no” all the time, you’re simply not asking enough. Get out there, stay enthused, and ROCK your OWN success. It may not come barging through your door, but I’m absolutely positive that if you open the right doors, it WILL be there waiting.
Christine Comaford, Biz Accelerator, CEO of Mighty Ventures, Inc.
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