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Do at least one thing that makes you uncomfortable every day. Maybe it's making a dozen cold calls to drum up some business. Maybe it's clearing up clutter in your office. Maybe it's giving a presentation to a new client.
Successful people force themselves to do things unsuccessful people don't do.
(No one said this was supposed to be easy.)
6. Market your business every day: repetition counts
Marketing your business never stops. Your prospects will need to hear your message many times before they remember your name.
You'll need to get in touch with current clients consistently too.
7. Trust your intuition
Always go with your gut instinct. In fact, make it a rule that you never sign an agreement without sleeping on it first.
If you're thinking that you don't have intuition, you do. Everyone does. To access your intuition, start paying more attention to feelings in your body as you go through your day. The tightness in your belly, crick in your neck, and pain at back of your eyeballs are trying to tell you something.
Your intuition lives in your body. It's your (un)common sense. Pay attention to it.
8. Trust your dreams
You can access your intuition about your health, other people, and life situations more easily if you pay attention to your dreams.
You don't need to become a New Age flake, but if your dreams consistently feature floods, fires and earthquakes, it may be wise to pay attention to warnings you're being given.
Consider your dreams your early-warning radar.
9. Don't buy into limitation
How are you limiting yourself?
We all place limits on ourselves. What would you do if you knew, absolutely, without any doubt at all, that you could not fail?
Write down five things you would do if you knew you couldn't fail. Can you turn them into goals and make plans to achieve them?
10. Stay passionate
If you're not passionate about your business, you might as well be working in a regular job.
So if you've lost your passion, get it back. Do some thinking and writing. Write down answers to following questions:
Why are you working in your own business? What do you hope to achieve? Where will your business be next year, and in five years? What are you grateful for? What can you offer others? What do you love?
(The writing part is important.)
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