It's A Numbers Game - How To Be A Part Of The 1%

It's A Numbers Game - How To Be A Part Of The 1%

For most of us that the numbers 1, 4, 15, 60 and 20, won't mean a lot. By the end of this article they will.

Businesses can be separated into a category for each of those numbers, this represents the success of the business owner.

1% are at the top and are doing extremely well

4% own a great business

15% aren't quite there but are moving in the right direction 60% are doing alright, oftentimes they're just getting by

20% are struggling

Think of yourself and where you sit wihtin those groupings. It's probably not in that top 1% is it?

Well, here's the key traits that separate those at the top from the rest of the tree:

They're not afraid of being wrong. Those that are the most successful are willing to take a risk and be wrong than not to take the chance in the first place.

They are good listeners. It's vital to listen to what's being said within your field regarding various products, services and marketing in order to stay ahead of the trend.

Patience is key. That age old adage comes to mind 'Rome wasn't built in a day' Likewise your business won't shoot to stardom and success overnight. It will take time to get to the top.

Time is precious. It's important to value your time and make the most of it. Don't waste it on micro-managing everything at all times, work out your schedule and maximise your time each day.

Focus on what's important. Make sure you get any potential show-stoppers dealt with and the rest will follow. It's the important things that will make or break your business.

Awareness. To be in control of your business you need to know the numbers, if you're not keeping on top of the numbers then you'll have no sense of where your business is.

They're visionaries. They know where they want their business to go and so should you. Have a clear goal and a plan on how to get there. This will be a guide for your path to success.

Give and give some more. It's important to give back to those around you and you'll reap the rewards for what you've given.

Keeping up appearances. They make sure they don't drift into obscurity with their clients. You need to regularly show up, be it to events or simply by getting in contact to keep yourself in their conscious.

Don't become a dinosaur. Things change very quickly in today's world. The best don't fall behind. They're always learning something new and keeping up with the world around them.

Ask for help. Whilst you can jealously cling on to your clients regardless of your aptitude in fulfilling a task/request you musn't be afraid to ask for help. If you can't do it then outsource the work. Time is better spent working on the things you know.

Marketing is an example of something that people are often too stubborn to look for help with. If you need some guidance then call us on 01276 69 11 99 or you can email us at [email protected] and we'll have a chat.

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