There are things you need to have to be successful no matter what:
- Access to powerful resources
- A Plan or System to quickly evaluate businesses
- Strong Value Proposition and USP
But none of these are the most important thing…
To be a successful business coach, consultant or leader, you MUST get things done. The right things…
All the plans and knowledge and systems and value and experience in the world is worthless if it’s not put into action.
So the key to running a small business successfully or helping others do the same…
The Discipline to do what you NEED to do to work ON your business each week.
The Discipline to NOT do what you want to do when it should be handled by someone else or should just be avoided altogether. (NOT doing something is generally even harder for us Type-A entrepreneurs.)
The Discipline to make a check list of all the things you need to implement and then actually DO them.
The Discipline to prepare for every meeting and phone call with an agenda (even if just to call a prospect) and then follow-up each of those meetings or phone calls with a summary to make sure everyone is on the same page.
The Discipline to set aside the time and money necessary to make an investment today that might not pay off for a month or a year.
Ok, you get the point…
If you ask me, when it comes down to getting things done, the most important trait you can have or you should look for in a business coach or consultant is Discipline.
So how can you get immensely more disciplined and productive in your own life?
Discipline yourself to do one thing every single day and you will be impressed by the results.
Every night before leaving the office, write down the 1 absolute most important thing you can accomplish tomorrow. Don’t make a mental note. WRITE IT DOWN!
The next day, if possible, do that thing right away. If you’re in a service business where the first 2 hours of the day are the busiest, make a commitment to get it done before lunch.
That way, no matter what emergencies pop up or what fires you have to put out, you have a win today! And if you do this every day, then you get a win every single day.
To your disciplined success, Bryan
P.S. Make sure at least one day a week, “Work ON my business for 2 hours” is on your list for the next day. Twice a week should be the goal.