Let’s face it, if you’re not growing as a person, your business probably isn’t growing either. And if your business isn’t becoming more successful your probably a little frustrated with your plateau.
As Tony Robbins said, “Progress equals happiness.” And it’s true, in any area of life it’s normal for the human brain to want to achieve more. But it’s not always easy to do when you’re trying to dominate your business and life simultaneously.
But being an entrepreneur isn’t like a 9-5. You must be willing to undergo growth and change.
You must to be able to adapt to change and react quickly in order to stay competitive in your industry. Successful entrepreneurs know the value of becoming better and make it a daily habit to regularly improve.
Here are five ways you can work on yourself so you can become a better leader, visionary, and more successful entrepreneur:
Five Success Habits for Every Entrepreneur
1. Make Reading a Daily Habit
Reading has been one of the metrics for successful people for centuries. The more you learn, the more you can earn and bring value into the world. With so much changing in so many industries, reading is vital to evolving as an entrepreneur.
It’s the reason Warren Buffett reads five hours per day and the average CEO reads a book per week. You can’t evolve without putting new information into your mind. Information in creates ideas coming out.
2. Say No More Than You Say Yes
As Warren Buffett said, “The differences between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.” While it’s human nature to want to say yes to every client and employee, ultimately you control your destiny and your decision making prowess will determine your level of success.
Don’t spread yourself thin by saying yes to everything. It may seem like you’re going to do more but in reality, you’re more likely to be inefficient or burn out.
3. Learn to Control Your State
As an entrepreneur, it feels like you’re putting out fires a lot. It’s easy to have a great morning and feel like the world is collapsing by 2 pm.
If you can’t control your state on a regular basis, you’re probably not going to achieve the type of success you want. It’s so vital to have practices in place to help you get back into peak state.
Start by trying these two activities:
Practice Meditation Daily
According to Tim Ferriss’s book, Tribe of Mentors, 80% of the high achievers he interviewed for the book have some sort of daily mindfulness practice. Start some sort of meditation each day to stay calm, cool, and collected.
Control Your Breathing
If you’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and frustrated, try taking 10 deep breaths. Inhale for five seconds, hold for two, and breathe out for five. Studies have found your state will change by adopting a breathing technique.
4. Improve Time Management
If you want to become a more successful entrepreneur, time management is huge.
Part of it is saying no to unhelpful distraction but the next step is planning ahead.
Every day you should have a plan for that day. Yes, things happen sometimes and you’ll have to adapt the plan occasionally.
But ultimately, you want to have a clear cut schedule for each day so you can maximize your productivity and efficiency. Find your peak time of efficiency, for most people, it’s early and do the deep work then.
Focus on creating momentum early in the day so you can keep it rolling throughout the day. As the great Job Rohn said, “Either you run the day or the day runs you.”
5. Make Health a Top Priority
It’s hard to be ultra successful if you’re in a brain fog all day from fatty foods and lack of exercise. Instead, make your health a top priority to become a high achiever. Treat your body like a professional athlete.
Because ultimately, without your health your business won’t be able to thrive. And besides, what’s the point of making a ton of money if you don’t have your health to enjoy it? With improved health comes higher focus and a clearer thought process to solve problems more effectively & more energy which will enable you to get more out of each day.
Utilise these strategies today and start the process of becoming a more successful entrepreneur.