Each of the following have one thing in common:
- The economy.
- The arrival in your marketplace of a smart, agile competitor.
- The next trend.
- The price of commodities.
Answer: They are all beyond your control. You can worry about them or complain about them, but you have no influence over them.
Focus on what you can influence
As a business owner, it’s essential to only invest your time and energy in what you can control.
Any result you want to achieve, needs to be within your influence.
For example: If your plan for a better future is based around making business improvements, you can adjust as required and achieve real progress. However, if your plan for a better future is based around ‘the economy picking up’, you put yourself in a position of zero influence.
Relying on things you can’t control is a major cause of stress. It’s also a really bad business move. So, take control. Plan to succeed and then follow your plan.