“Those few days in Texas, changed my life.”
That’s what John Mulry wrote to me in an email a few months ago.
He started his email, “You’ve had a massive influence on my personal development. It was this time last year I made the decision to fly half way around the world from Ireland to attend the GKIC Fast Implementation Bootcamp.”
He’d written to thank Dave Dee and me and to let us know he’d also completed a book.
His book details his transformative journey from feeling lost and alone with no direction to the success he’s found today. In it, he shares what he believes is the key to getting everything you want in life.
After receiving messages like this over the past couple of years here at GKIC, I’ve identified some common denominators for these life transformations.
Some of the same reasons John succeeded are the very things that can make you more successful this year…
1) Pick One. Often there are so many different things you want to do. And you’re trying to do them all. I’ve seen people try to add info-marketing, write a book, improve their copywriting, and do a big launch…all at the same time.
Decide on one thing that will impact your business the most and commit to completing it. For example, maybe adding coaching will give you the biggest benefit. For the time being, just focus on getting your coaching program up and running and say “no” to other big ideas for now.
Side note: This doesn’t mean you should abandon things like marketing your business or keep up with the things already working in your business. Nor does it mean you can’t or shouldn’t come back to those other items on your “to do list.” It just means you should focus on completing one big business idea at a time instead of trying to do multiple projects.
2) Remove yourself from your everyday environment. Sometimes you get caught in the hamster wheel… so caught up in the day to day and too close to things that you can’t see what would truly make your business better. Not to mention it’s difficult to make huge improvements when you are surrounded by constant distractions.
Think of it this way, have you ever been at home wanting to relax but things that need to be done keep “calling your name?” Like the laundry, bills that need to be paid, the dishes in the sink, etc. You almost have to leave the house to avoid the distractions.
It’s the same with your business.
Getting away from your business allows you to think. It allows you to see your business concentrate on figuring out how to do things better without constant interruptions and diversions cluttering your mind.
Schedule time away from your business to contemplate new ideas, think and work ON your business instead of IN your business.
3) Don’t go it alone. Sometimes you need someone outside your business to help you connect the dots. (Tweet this!)
For example, say you know you need a marketing funnel in place, but you’re not quite sure how to go about it. Because you’re unsure, you do nothing.
By receiving feedback from other successful entrepreneurs, a mentor or a coach, you can fill in any missing pieces and get tips based on successful outcomes. This not only makes it easier, but you’ll feel much more confident about your decisions too. And when you feel confident, you’ll more likely to put your plan into action.
Decide that this is YOUR year. Ditch the distractions, focus on one big idea at a time, and get feedback from people you trust to help you move forward with new ideas.
Do you have examples where one or more of these ideas helped you make a breakthrough in your business? Share your story in our comment section.
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