We are now 3 days into 2018.

Are you still in the middle of planning those big goals or are you actually in the process of applying actions to your thoughts?

Hopefully you’re doing the latter because if you haven’t noticed, 365 days goes by extremely quickly.

Before you know it, it’ll be summer and then you’ll soon find yourself preparing your plans for 2019.

Time is not on your side, which means every minute of the day must be effectively utilized with purpose backed actions.

You don’t have time to procrastinate by remaining in planning mode for 3 months, constantly making big announcements about what you’re going to do, and then relying on inconsistent actions to accomplish your goals.

Your ability to be successful relies on the effectiveness on your actions.

This means each step you take needs to be directed towards penetrating the challenges surrounding your goals.

Therefore, you need to become a better version of yourself, something the majority of people have a hard time doing because they refuse to eradicate their mediocre behavior.

Since we’re not even a week into the new year, I want to help keep you on your toes so that you accomplish all the goals you’ve set to be achieved this year.

I’m going to cover why most people never achieve their goals and then show you how you can ensure that you actually accomplish your goals.

So let’s get started.

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Entrepreneurship

The words law and entrepreneurship don’t even seem like they belong in the same sentence.

One word represents the free-will to pursue the ambitions within your mind. The other word represents rules you must abide by in order to not get yourself in any trouble.

But yet, there are laws that govern entrepreneurship and you need to know them if you want to be a successful entrepreneur.

The laws I’m talking about aren’t taxes you must pay and the licenses required to legally operate your business.

I’m talking about the laws that put you in the position to make more money!

You might be passionate about helping your customers or finding solutions to social problems, but at the end of the day your time is valuable. You must be getting paid for the time commitment you put into producing a valuable product or service.

This sounds like common sense but you would be surprised to know how many entrepreneurs are basically giving their value away for little to nothing.

I call these type of individuals starving entrepreneurs. They’re like the starving artist who play their music for free because they “enjoy” they’re craft.

You can’t be one of these people and I won’t allow you to become this type of entrepreneur.

Passion doesn’t put food on your table unless that passion is being packaged as a business.

And unfortunately, too many entrepreneurs don’t know how to position their entrepreneurial venture as a real business so they’re really just operating a time sucking hobby.

A real business pays you and a time sucking hobby stresses you out because you’re desperate to make money.

But if you were abiding by the rules that govern entrepreneurship, you wouldn’t find yourself in a never-ending losing position.

This is why I want to teach you about the laws that govern entrepreneurship.

Once you understand the importance of these laws, you’ll start to operate in a more effective manner because you’ll know how to strategically work towards reaching your goals.

And what’s great about these laws is that they’re common sense considering the end-goal of entrepreneurship is to build a successful business.

Let’s start examining these laws so that you can improve your daily performance to produce better results.

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Entrepreneurship

I recently released my first book, 10 Laws of Power for Entrepreneurs, which discusses the entrepreneurial process in detail.

I felt that this topic needed to be addressed because so many aspiring entrepreneurs don’t understand the process involved in entrepreneurship.

They subscribe to the belief that acquiring success is easy and almost instant — all that’s required to attain it is their “claim” to it.

May the ignorant soon find wisdom.

Entrepreneurship is a battle.

You’re battling for attention, for recognition, and for customers.

This makes success an elusive creature that can be very difficult to capture.

Therefore, mindset and behavior play a huge part in how well your hunt for success goes.

Your mindset influences the actions that form your behavior.

If you have a mediocre mindset, then you’ll have mediocre behavior.

A mediocre mindset is when you feel entitled, play the victim, and hate the success that other people experience.

Mediocre behavior is when you do half-ass work and always look for shortcuts.

Mediocrity is a repellent of success and unfortunately, a lot of entrepreneurs operate within the confines of mediocrity.

The entrepreneurial process requires a winning mindset because this type of thinking influences successful behavior.

If an individual doesn’t possess a winning mindset they’ll never succeed in operating within the entrepreneurial process.

This is because the entrepreneurial process requires consistency, persistence, and massive action.

The average person who performs at a mediocre level doesn’t have the capacity to perform well within the entrepreneurial process because it requires intense focus — something mediocre individuals can never have.

If you’re not used to being accountable for your own actions and hustling nearly 24/7, then you’re going to need a crash course to learn how the entrepreneurial process works.

You’re going to need to thoroughly understand this process if you have any chance at succeeding in entrepreneurship.

If you fail to grasp this concept, that is dependent on mindset and actions, you’re guaranteed to fail at entrepreneurship.

So let’s dissect the entrepreneurial process to help you learn how to operate effectively and efficiently as an entrepreneur.

Read More What is the Entrepreneurial Process?

Entrepreneurship

2018 is less than 3 weeks away, which means you should already have a plan of action that’s currently being put into motion to accomplish your goals for the new year.

But most people like to plan for the new year a few days before it arrives or on the day of January 1st.

This is the wrong approach to take because you’re already behind on accomplishing your goals when you do this.

There’s pretty much a 99% chance your goals won’t be accomplished because you didn’t prepare yourself mentally for the challenge of improving.

You can’t just wake up one day and be a new, improved version of yourself without gradually progressing towards that change.

So you can’t expect to improve your business in 2018 if you didn’t implement the new system of actions that are supposed to replace your old ones.

This should have been done by the beginning of the 3rd quarter of 2017.

You’re probably reading this right now and feel slightly panicked because it’s the middle of December and you just started to think about your goals for 2018.

This does put you in a bit of a predicament, especially since we’re in the midst of the holiday season.

This is the time of year when you become distracted by family, friends, and the festivities celebrating the holidays that last for nearly a month — Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day.

Therefore, your attention is focused on entertainment and relaxing.

You’re not concerned with pushing yourself to improve heading into the new year.

Then when January 1, 2018 arrives, you quickly try to put some goals together that aren’t even supported by a strong strategy focused on execution.

This causes you to have issues making any progress because you’re rushed to produce results instead of gradually letting the tactics within your strategy have an impact.

This leads to you dealing with a lot of frustration.

Once you get frustrated, you start to believe that you cannot accomplish your goals, causing you to give up on them and operate with the same behavior you’re use to.

It’s back to business as usual and another year where your business experiences mediocre results.

What I want to help you do is eliminate mediocrity from your behavior so that you can position your business to experience massive results in 2018.

Even if you haven’t already put your plan into motion to accomplish your 2018 goals, I will teach you how you can begin the process.

Fair Warning: You will work harder than you ever have before to produce massive results but the spoils of your hard work will be worth the effort.

So let’s stop talking and begin the implementation process.

Read More How to Accomplish Your 2018 Business Goals

Entrepreneurship

If you haven’t noticed, I recently released a new e-book called The Starter Playbook for Entrepreneurs. This e-book is a prequel to 10 Laws of Power for Entrepreneurs.

Even though I initially wrote this e-book as an appetizer for my book release on December 29th, I noticed during the writing process that the information enclosed was desperately needed by aspiring entrepreneurs who were entering the world of entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship is a complex world of many different moving pieces that have to connect together for you to succeed as an entrepreneur.

These pieces include: product development, customer service, sales, marketing, continued learning, networking, positioning, and many other different aspects that go into building a successful business.

Most people fail to connect all these different pieces together because they don’t really understand the entrepreneurial process.

But the only way you can understand this process is by possessing the mindset that enables you to implement the successful habits that develop successful behavior.

Because that’s all that failure or success as an entrepreneur really boils down to — your mindset which influences your behavior.

Read More Download Your E-book Now: The Starter Playbook for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship

What’s your reason for becoming an entrepreneur?

I want the real reason and not some response about how you’re meant to be an entrepreneur.

You made the choice to become an entrepreneur because you wanted to pursue the opportunity of making a lot of money.

And there’s nothing wrong with that source of motivation.

I’d like to ask you, though, “what activities are you using to make money?”

This is a question that must be asked because if you aren’t making money as an entrepreneur, then you’re wasting your time.

The flow of money into your business is dependent on marketing and sales.

Therefore, you need to create an effective marketing strategy that efficiently converts prospects into customers.

You might be saying out loud as you read this, “that’s easier said than done!”

I’ll take that response of frustration as indication that you aren’t experiencing the sales you’d like to have.

There’s probably multiple reasons as to why your lack of sales is occurring, and I can go on at quite a length discussing those issues.

Instead, I want to focus on giving you a great solution to your sales woes.

Read More Are You Generating Quality Leads with Online Quizzes?

Online Business

There’s nothing worse than being an entrepreneur who has been in business for 10 years and you’re still struggling like a new business owner.

Your business has not grown but your debt and stress have significantly grown!

You operate a business that has no marketing or sales strategies, no financial goals being worked towards, and no market identity.

Your terrible operational approach leads to inconsistent sales, near empty personal and business bank accounts, and no customer loyalty.

It’s an agonizing feeling to be an entrepreneur in this position.

You’re very miserable being an entrepreneur.

It’s not the sure path towards wealth that you once thought it would be.

You’re very close to giving up your entrepreneurial pursuits to become an employee again.

The only thing that will stop you from giving up entrepreneurship is if your business experienced growth in the next 60 days.

How can this possibly happen though,  if you have been struggling as an entrepreneur for years?

Luckily, this feat isn’t impossible.

It’s actually quite achievable if you’re committed to working both hard and smart.

This distinction has to be made because you can work hard and never produce any results.

Working hard without an effective strategy only leads to you being frustrated by stagnation.

Working smart + hard leads to massive results being produced.

Massive results are how you grow your business quickly!

Now you need to learn how to go from little to no results to massive results.

This is done through a combination of effective actions.

Effective actions are focused on wasting as little time as possible to produce results quickly.

Struggling entrepreneurs have a problem with wasting time.

Their time is either wasted procrastinating or by doing a lot of something that leads to absolutely nothing.

You can’t do either of these things and expect to succeed.

Your business’s growth requires a strong strategy backed by bold actions.

Bold actions mean that you intend to accomplish your goals as soon as possible without hesitation.

The 5 actions listed in this blog post will help you move boldly and swiftly towards growth.

If you’re ready for growth, let’s dig into the 5 strategies listed.

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