Change is inevitable. Many believe that being a high-achieving woman entrepreneur is the fast track to personal growth. As an entrepreneur, the challenge does exist to always explore new frontiers and learn new skills because the marketplace is ever changing.
These high-achieving women entrepreneurs have also learned that in this ever-changing marketplace they must continuously upgrade their business model, systems, value, products and services as well.
So what are the 5 Ways for High-Achieving Women to Upgrade Their Business for Growth, Success and Acceleration?
#1. Think On Your Feet – Be Resourceful
Being a woman of many talents and skills doesn’t mean you have to do everything yourself but it does come in handy when you’re looking for solutions. Being resourceful gives you more tools in your toolbox for thinking on your feet.
#2. Manage Your Time – So It Doesn’t Manage You
Women are master jugglers because we always seem to take on more than we can handle sometimes. Managing your time is simply about setting boundaries, employing proper planning, learning to say ‘no’ and delegating whenever you can.
#3. Makes Mistakes – But Learn From Them
Here’s my mantra, “It’s not a mistake if you learn from it.” When things don’t work out, figure out what can be done better, faster, easier or completely different.
As Thomas Edison once said: “We now know a thousand ways not to build a light bulb.”
#4. Keep Your Promises – Meet Your Deadlines
How you show up in your business IS your reputation – to your clients, peers and team. Only make commitments you will follow through on and if something comes up that delays you, move mountains to make it happen or make it right when it doesn’t.
#5. But Don’t Let Emotions Take Over – Work From Your Heart
Your business is an extension and expression of who you are – always come from the heart in the work you do. Make a conscious decision not to let your emotions control your work in a negative way.
Always, always, always make value your main priority and make sure that you have a dynamic coach or mentor whose focus is growth, success and acceleration. Value and a coach or mentor will also upgrade your business for the long-term success.
© 2011 Dr. Laureen Wishom
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