Life is good. You’ve finally got your processes in line, and your well-oiled machine is making you some serious green. There’s only one problem. While it takes a lot of hard work to become successful in this industry, what most people don’t know is that it takes even more work to keep the engines pumping. And that’s where you’re at now.
But we can help! We’ve come up with the best ways to sustain and even grow your current success. These are practices we use in our own business to ensure continued growth. And if it works for us, it can work for you. To make things easier, we’ve broken the list into two. That way you can focus on a few of these key aspects at a time. Be sure to check back for the Top 5.
- Embrace Change
It’s easy to get comfortable, to kick back and relax now that you’ve found success, but here’s what we know: if you aren’t uncomfortable you aren’t growing. And if you aren’t growing, you’re dying. George Bernard Shaw said, “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” We believe that in order to find success, you must embrace the fear and make change happen.
- Keep Doing What Works
Embracing change is an important part of continued success, but that doesn’t mean you should change what made you successful in the first place. Testing is great! But why fix what isn’t broken? If switching from red to green candy bars increased sales by 75%, why would you switch back to red? Our guess is that some people get bored or just plain forget, but you can’t let that happen! You have to recognize and re-implement ideas that work. You’ll get bored with them long before they actually lose their effectiveness.
- Go Back To The Basics
Sometimes people get so good at something that they start to ignore the fundamentals. We even struggle with this from time-to-time. As time goes on we have to go back and study the building blocks every once in awhile. Even we can’t remember most of the stuff from our favorite college classes.
- Don’t Lose The Fire
We all need a little motivation from time to time. When we started down the path to success, the drive to succeed kept us up at night. But as time goes on and our list of achievements grows, it becomes the norm. It loses its allure, it’s shine. That thing we used to dream about has become our reality, but for some reason it’s become so…boring. People tend to like building rather than maintaining, and business models are no different. You must find new ways to keep your mind sharp after things start to get easier. You have to find what gives you passion again.