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Discover The Spark That Motivates You In Business and Life


Can There Be Any Other Business Like Your Own Business?

"Whatever you persistently allow to occupy your thoughts will magnify in your life."


-Dennis Kimbro, PhD., Author, Small Business Consultant, and Lecturer for the Napoleon Hill Foundation

Your reason for becoming an entrepreneur or having a business of your own is the first spark that motivates you to do so. A successful business is determined by how often you are motivated and in balancing the various stages of your life. Planning every step that is well thought out is the key to having continuous success in your business.

In order to start a business, it only takes one thought. In order to grow any enterprise, business, or entrepreneurship it requires a series of steps that must be actively and consistently developed. To keep your business successful, it must be given constant thought and attention. Your thoughts can empower you, give you energy, or make you act on your desire. Only you can decide which thoughts you must focus on to guide you toward your success.

When your thoughts are expressed to others, they become a reflection of who you are. They can project themselves onto others. So, take charge of your thoughts. Think about how you feel, and how those emotions affect you and carry you through life. These emotions when joined with your motivations determine your end result.

The manner in which your thoughts are displayed, not only in your business but, in your daily life serve a useful purpose. Therefore, it's important to understand where you direct your thoughts. Focus on good thoughts and keep negative thoughts and feelings under control. Unpleasant thoughts can turn your customers - and friends, away.

What is that special purpose that you find fulfilling? When you know this, you know what motivates you. Your purpose becomes a special commitment, a determination that you're born with, a deep desire that gives you energy, a spark of fire, or a charge that is necessary to produce your ultimate goal. Putting your energy, concentration, and action behind those thoughts will motivate you to accomplish your goals in life.

Once you find what motivates you, then take the next step. Focusing your thoughts and your attention on one step at a time makes it easier to reach your goals. Stay open to all possibilities and ideas. Divine intervention will guide you, making opportunities available where none may have existed before. You may even see new ideas that you never thought were possible. Do not doubt. New ideas will come your way. Be thankful for them. Look at them with a beginner's mind - with alertness and enthusiasm. Then move on to the next step.

Thoughts are the first forms of communication. When you voice your thoughts, you are sending and receiving messages. Your thoughts must be a continuous flow of positive energy. Find some way to communicate this positive energy (enthusiasm) to your customers. This is the lifeline of all businesses. Then figure out a creative way to let consumers know about your business products or services. Effective communication makes a big difference in your success.

First, make sure you are offering the right product or service. When you can say, "I use it myself, and it's great," means you've found the right product or service to offer to consumers. Whenever your business has a new product or service to offer, it must have the power to stick around. Positive, ongoing communication with your customers provides this satisfaction.

Listening and paying attention to your customers is another step to growing your business. Be a forward thinker. It's a business tool that is often overlooked. Be open and willing to accept changes and new ideas. Focusing on quality and not on profits is another way to encourage business growth. Find a way to communicate the benefits of your product or service. Does your merchandise or work reflect the high standard that is expected by the public? If not, be willing to make it the best.

Motivation is the driving force behind your business. Find what motivates you and keep the emotion going. Let it lead you to being unique. After all, there's no business like your own business.

Copyright 2004

About The Author

Gerri D Smith publishes and hosts multiple Gateways to inspire, encourage, and support individuals, small business owners, entrepreneurs. An online business resource giving you more ways to reach your personal and financial goals through articles, ongoing contests for cash prizes, and more in a Free Monthly Newsletter. For details, visit: http://www.distinctivebusinesswomen.com. Or email your correct email address to: gerri@distinctivebusinesswomen.com/?Subject=Subscribe.

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