All of us go through ups and downs in our businesses. It’s natural. But it’s what you do when you are down that determines your level of success in the long run. When you are in your down moment do you throw your hands up and say “I QUIT!” or do you strategize how to get out and back on top of your business?
There are many reasons we can feel like failures (even if we’re not). When you are down you MUST take action and take an honest look at what you have been doing in your business.
If you are feeling like your business is not going how you want it to go then ask yourself if you are doing any of the following things. If you are then you must stop!
Take a look at this list…
You Don’t Do The Things You Love
It can be so easy to get caught up in making money online that you push away your business dreams and goals. Are you really doing what you want to do? You can create a business around the things you love to do and not the other way around. Are you doing what you have the most interest in?
You Are Not Focused On Building An Email List
Not focusing on building your list is a surefire way to not be in business long. If you are waiting to build your list…stop! If there is ONE thing that you should make sure you do – it’s building your list!! Right now, even before you have a product created or any other offers to sell.
You Don’t Make Offers
You can’t make money and therefore have a business if you are not making offers! What do you have to offer? What can you create for your market right now? You are not going to grow if you don’t put things out there to sell. Period.
You Jump At Every Opportunity
Opportunity is good IF it mixes with what you are doing. If it doesn’t take you closer to your goals then you are setting yourself up for a disaster. Stay focused!
You Dont Stick With Anything
This is similar to the point above. If you want to see success then you have to pick ONE business model and give it time to grow. You have to be realistic about your monetary goals as well. Don’t start something and expect to go from zero to $10K per month overnight.
You Are Not Consistent
Again a little similar to the past couple of points. If you are not doing something every.single.day and for a long period of time to move your business forward then you are not being consistent. Or if you send an email out to your list once a week and then nothing the next four weeks then you are not being consistent. Same goes with everyting else – blogging, creating products, driving traffic, building relationships…all require consistent effort in order for you to see results.
You Have No Plan
If you are wondering what you should do right now then you most likely have no plan. If you are stuck read this post to refresh your memory on the 3 tasks that matter.
You Are Not Building Relationships
Have you met someone new today or even this week? Have you reached out and commented on someone else’s blog? Have you tweeted something that was from someone other than your group of associates? Have you partnered with anyone recently in an interview?
You Don’t Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone
When was the last time you did something you felt VERY uncomfortable doing? It’s important to keep reaching to new levels. The only way to do that is to get out of your comfort zone and start doing things you know you need to do but are scared to do. What are you afraid of?
All of these things are necessary to create a thriving business online. What are you doing to ensure you are successful?
Let me know below! Are you doing any of these things? What else would you add to the list?