Regardless of how much you are looking for it, it is impossible to find a unique formula which guarantees success in any business you are in.
Maybe because all businesses are different and unique in their own way. Maybe because success depends on many different factors which constantly shift. Or just maybe because success also depends on luck, current events, people and uncontrollable factors.
Although there is no unique formula for it, there are certain things which can have a huge influence on how successful you will be.
Here's 5 of them:
1. Learn How To Sell
Most people hate selling and salespeople, and they don't even know why. No matter what they think, selling is one of the best skills to possess.
It doesn't always have to refer to products, it also refers to selling yourself or your own services.
We are all sellers, some people just do it better than others. And if you want to achieve success,you need to be in that group of people who can sell whilst making a customer remember you and return again.
2. Have uncomfortable conversations
The more you do something, the better you get at it. If you put yourself in difficult situations every day, soon it won't be problem for you to get out of them as a winner. It is why soldiers keep practicing the same skills over and over again, so they can perform them perfectly in a real-life situations.
Whether you like it or not, sooner or later you will end up in an awkward conversation. It is your choice if you will be ready for it or not.
3. Get used to "NO"
Not everyone will like you or your service, not everyone will fall in love with your product. And the worst is...not everyone will buy from you.
Hearing a "No" can be hard, it affects your motivation, your state of mind. It simply get's you down. It's super important to get used to hear negative answers, get a lesson from it and move to another customer.
4. Hire and Train
Wouldn't it be great if you could do twice the amount of work and have somebody who will do all the heavy and boring things for you?
When I started working online, I thought that I could do all the work myself. As time went by, and every time my business grew, I realized that there is just not enough time do everything alone. Hiring some help was the best move for me. Before, I needed about 1 year to create and launch a product, now with some help, it takes me only 3 months or less.
5. Stop procrastinating
The first step to achieving any goal is to get started. How many times you failed to achieve some goal, just because you can't get started?
How many times have you said "I'll start tomorrow" and that tomorrow never came?
You will never do anything if you say "Starting from tomorrow".
The solution is:
Start it today...right NOW. And never wait for perfect conditions, maybe they will never come.
If you have your own ingredient in the recipe for success, feel free to share it with us in a comment below.