Entrepreneurial Thinking - Focus On Your Strategies
By Knut Ofstbo
There are a few things that successful entrepreneurs have in common and the way of thinking is one of them. To become a successful entrepreneur you have to stay focused and work towards your goal, too many times this is where it fails.
Do not focus too much on seeking opportunities.
A successful entrepreneur do not waste time seeking opportunities, he stays focused on the strategies he already created. In internet marketing this is where most people fail. They jump from one thing to the other and constantly seek new opportunities without any plan on how their business can benefit from it. Too many of the so called gurus of internet marketing make their living from these persons.
They are willing to buy anything that promise them riches and spend hours to figure out that they bought a new useless software or information product. A real entrepreneur do not have time left for this kind of activity. A real entrepreneur have a plan for his business and will follow it to reach his goals. Anything that will not benefit the future plans for his business will be considered a waste of time.
How can you avoid these mistakes?
The first step to avoid this kind of procrastination is creating a plan for your business containing specific goals, both short term and long term. This way you have a plan to follow. Every time you are offered a new opportunity, always remember to ask yourself one important question: What can this offer do for my business?
In most cases you will find that the great offer will not help your business at all and actually it will probably just slow down your progress. That is the last thing you need to be successful.
If you spend some time to put up a detailed plan for your business it's a lot easier to avoid these mistakes and remember when you get the offers, ask yourself how your business can benefit from them.
It's your time, do not waste it.
I consider my time as extremely valuable and so should you. Let me explain. The time I waste is gone and I will never be able to get it back. I get older every day and I have no time to waste simply because I live only once. Think about it. How much time do you have to waste? Would you prefer spending more time with your family and friends? Or maybe you would like to spend more time having fun?
Let me continue to make sure you understand what I mean. When I work, I follow my plan and get things done. I want to be as productive as possible during my working hours so I can spend more time with my family and friends, doing the things I really love the most.
What is your strategy?
My advice to you is as follows. Take some time to think about what you are doing. How can you be more effective? What will it take from you to grow your business to the next level? Do you have a plan for your business? Are you thinking strategic?
Answer the questions above and reflect on how you can improve your way of thinking to be more effective. I will guarantee that you will experience huge improvements as soon as you have a plan and follow it. Always take a minute to consider any opportunity you come across to see if it really can help your business.
To finish off, never seek for new information or products unless you already have considered it as helpful to your business. Make sure to spend your time wisely and always stick with your plan. Remember that your time is valuable, you will never get back what you wasted.
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(c) Knut Ofstbo
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