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Published on 17/10/2013
Running a business and juggling life can be a real test of character.
We have so many tasks to perform, so many decisions to make, and so many unexpected obstacles to overcome, which makes running a business smoothly a real discouraging reality.
However, the entrepreneur is the first person who will tell you that you need to take control of your business, and ‘grab the bull by the horns’, before the business takes control of you !
You can take control of the business by becoming more ‘proactive’ and less ‘reactive’ to day to day events. Continue to focus your efforts more on ‘business development’ and less on ‘operational tasks’.
This will ensure that your business continues to grow and prosper, instead of it being stuck in the same phase it was at when you first started. It's important to be able to look back and see progress and change.
The philosophy of ‘grabbing the bull by the horns’ in your business can be extended into daily practical activities including:
1. Performing creative visualisation and envisaging yourself as being successful, in the near or distant future;
2. Developing a simple but strategic action plan which determines your short term priorities, whilst ensuring you are moving in the right direction to achieve your long term goals;
3. Going out and networking with positive minded people, who understand your position, and genuinely support your desire for more success;
4. Working outside of the comfort zone, and pushing yourself to new levels of performance where learning, success, and failure will occur simultaneously.
Taking control of your business, or life for that matter, takes courage, practice, focus, and a desire to push yourself to new heights of performance and resilience. Just think of the Spanish Matador, who does the same when competing against a raging bull !
(Article written by Federico Re - Creative Entrepreneur)
“If we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently” (quote by Tony Robbins)
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