What is the key to business success? There is not one right answer but if you want to be successful, you need to be highly disciplined.
Not all habits have to be bad. Here are a few habits of highly successful business people. Start 2018 by implementing new "good habits" and achieve the success you've always dreamed of.
1. Read about your industry and beyond
Set time aside to read about your industry, related industries, current affairs, pop culture and what is trending around the world. Bookmark or tag articles that you come across throughout the day and come back to read them during your dedicated “reading time”.
2. Healthy mind and healthy body
The most successful entrepreneurs focus on their mental and physical fitness. The two are inextricably linked. Most IronMan triathletes are senior business people and successful entrepreneurs. A good workout helps to clear your mind and prepares you to face the daily challenges of your business.
[Read Train the Brain for Extra Gains to know how workouts could also improve the performance of your mind]
Time away from email, Wi-Fi and your computer is crucial for your sanity, productivity and general well-being. Try to switch off in the evenings and/or at weekends. Turn off your smartphone and focus on family life, friends and hobbies.
[Read How to Create Your Business Around Your Lifestyle Not the Other Way Around to learn how to achieve your perfect work life balance]
4. Listen more
The best business leaders are those that realise they cannot be the best at everything. Your greatest asset is deciphering valuable information and actioning it quickly. Spend more time listening to your people, your customers and your peers in order to make better informed decisions.
[Read How to Manage High Performance Teams to learn how to manage your team without micromanaging them]
5. Get organised
Effective managers set daily goals to stay focused. Try to stay task oriented in order to keep on track. Schedule regular planning meetings in order to map out progress towards the achievement of the vision and goals of your business. This can help you to focus on the big picture.
6. Focus on your objectives
De-prioritise things which do not fit with the achievement of your objectives. Write down your key objectives. If something comes up which does not (in some way) support the achievement of your goals, de-prioritise it or if necessary, just say no. Keep focusing on your key objectives and focus on being productive.
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