Success in simplest words is the achievement of your goals about some action steps that you take in your business. Everyone wants to be successful. However, life is sometimes unpredictable. In many cases when we want to succeed, it is opposite, we fail.
How many times did you make a wrong decision? How many times did you take the wrong action steps? How many times you have done everything you think you need to do, and again you have failed?
This is our reality. But, it doesn’t mean that this is the end of the world for you as an entrepreneur. With every failure, you become stronger and better entrepreneur.
Here, I want to present six easy steps that you need to take if you want to succeed with everything that you as an entrepreneur start doing.
1. Make Clear Definition What Will be the Success for You
What is the success for you? What forms the success for you and your small business?
If it is more sales, then write it down how much sales you want to generate if you want to be successful. If it is more your personal time, write down how much time you want for yourself and your family. If it is a combination of something else write down on a piece of paper what it is for you and what you need to achieve in order to become successful.
If you know what success is for you before you start with action steps toward that success, you will have a clear map that will lead you to the victory you want to achieve.
2. Define Measures for Success
How will you know that you succeed in something if you don’t have clear measures that will tell you about your progress?
The measures that you will setup will be key performance indicators you will need to follow when you work to achieve your success. They will bring you adequate feedback for the next action steps you will need to take if you want to get what you want to get.
Make clear measures that will mean success for you.
3. Define the Route That Will Bring You to the Success
How you can reach the success if you don’t know what you need to do to achieve that success?
You must write each action step that will lead you to achievements. For each action step, you must delegate responsibility and make milestones. In such a way, you will have a clear map that will lead your business to success.
4. Measure Your Progress
The fourth step to your success is to measure your progress. You have defined the right measures in the form of key performance indicators in step two, and now you can make correlations of your real achievements.
5. Look Behind You for Improvements
You must always look behind you and what you have already done to find possible improvements.
For everything that was perfect, think how it can be improved. For everything that was wrong, think about how to change it to become perfect. This is a process of continuous improvement.
6. Always Celebrate Success
Probably, the success did not come only because of you. There are members of your business team that will help you to make a progress toward success. To make them more motivated to accomplish their action steps that will lead to the success of each project, celebrate every time when the goals are achieved.
This is an easy and simple step of the process but most times it is ignored.