We talked in a previous blog about burning your bridges,:, Tony Robbins’ theory on how you should be on a path going forward, and not looking backwards. We discussed not using your energy in keeping your exits open, but rather focusing on your goals and moving forward. But this is scary. How do you know if you’re on the right path? How do you know if you should be investing these resources and moving forward?
#1 Does the plan make sense? Have you really thought through your plan and made sure that it makes logical sense? Is it doable? Is the business you want something that can be achieved? If it’s a new industry, or some new product, you may not have as much data, but does it really make sense?
#2 Is there a market need? Is there a possibility? Have other people done this? What are other people telling you? Are other people telling you that you’re moving towards success? Are they telling you that they see the possibilities?
#3 Are you seeing growth? Are you making movements to where you want to be? You’re not going to go from where you are now to your goal immediately, but are you making successes? Are you moving in that direction? Are you seeing momentum? Are new leads coming in the right direction?
#4 What do other successful people tell you about your success? Look to those that are successful. They’ve done this process before. They’ve moved through things. Are they seeing you as successful? Use the counsel and guidance of those that have done well, prior to you. Don’t listen to the naysayers or the ones that have been locked into a very secure path, because they’re not going to understand the entrepreneurial flair that you have.
What are your thoughts? Is there some part of you deep down that’s scared about your business? What are you looking to accomplish? Feel free to comment about your business and your plan below, so that others can give input. What’s your biggest struggle? What’s holding your back? We’d love to hear your comments below.
This posting is intended to be a tool to familiarize readers with some of the issues discussed herein. This is not meant to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. This article should not be treated as legal advice to any person or entity. Freeimages.com/ photographer kimberly vohsen.
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