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6 Incredibly powerful questions to help you grow your business

Here are 6 essential questions, to help you take your business to the next level.

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  1. Are you wishing the economy was better or are you improving your skills? You can’t improve the economy, but you can improve yourself. Make the adjustments required, to thrive. Don’t just wait.
  2. Are you running your business or is your business running you? Unless you are working to a plan, you are simply reacting to whatever your business is throwing at you… rather than running your business.
  3. Are you saying ‘yes’ to too many requests? Your time is precious. Use it wisely, so that you have all the time required to do all the things that matter.
  4. Are you investing in your future, by doing more than you are paid for? Future success belongs to those who pay the price for success, in advance.
  5. Are you associating with the right people? We tend to grow in the same direction as those we associate with. Think about what your associates have got you; thinking, believing, feeling and saying.
  6. Are you learning from past business mistakes or repeating them? If you are facing the same old frustrations, it’s because you’re repeating the same old errors. For better results, you need a better strategy.

What would you add to that list?

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10 Comments

  1. Great blog Jim… thanks

    Geoff

  2. Toni Parker

    May 25, 2013 at 05:11

    I say yes too much and it’s to my detrement.

    I’m what they call a people pleaser and oftentimes this works against me. I’m sure it attracts the wrong kind of people too.

    Maybe now I’ve heard it from you, I’ll start putting my own business first. Otherwise, I won;t have a business to be of service to others.

    Your blog has been a beacon to me this year and youve helped me more than you know.

  3. Harry Gerrard

    May 25, 2013 at 07:29

    Bookmarked and shared.

    Thanks for getting me thinking Jim!

  4. Are you saying ‘yes’ to too many requests? Imagine yes… that’s me. I rush to sort others out — especially relatives. I cant call myself a people pleaser as such but more of a burden carrier. Agreed… I have to learn to say no most of the times otherwise I will always end up being the looser :(

    • Hi, Faith. It’s all about balance, in my experience. It is fulfilling to give, but we need to avoid neglecting ourselves in the process.

      Thanks for the comment.

  5. Great advice! Learning to say ‘no’ can be difficult – something I’m working on at the minute, too! I’ve let the business run me for too long – but learning to manage time to work ‘on’ the business instead of ‘in’ the business is challenging! Thanks Jim!

    • Hi, Alison. Yes, none of the things required to get a business beyond ‘average’ are easy. Maybe that’s why they work?

      Thanks for the feedback and welcome to the blog.

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