I have been to enough seminars and read enough books on success to know that success at anything doesn’t just happen because you want it to happen. Success comes by applying certain standards that allow you to make success happen.
- KNOW WHERE YOU ARE HEADING AND WHY
If achieving any goal or dream of success were easy, we would all achieve success. The most important thing about obtaining a goal of dream is know exactly what it looks like and stay ever focused on your “why” you want it!
- HAVE A PLAN OF HOW YOU ARE GOING TO GET THERE
If you were planning a cross country trip by car, you would start with a road map (remember those?) or using today’s technology you would set your GPS on that desired location and let it map out the direction and the course you want to go. It is the same for “arriving” at a goal or dream location. The plan for success in business is your Business Plan. Follow it and don’t be hesitant about making a few changes along the way if needed.
- SEEK SUPPORT
If often heard it said that “If you see a turtle atop a fence, you have to know that it did not get there by itself!” Seek the support of people who will “lift” you up and be ready for those who (for some reason) do not want you to achieve that success. Perhaps they want to have a reason for their own failures. Misery does enjoy company, you know?
- KNOW THAT YOU AND ONLY YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR SUCCESS OR FAILURE
Know that you and only you are going to be responsible for your success. Adopt the attitude that “If it has got to be, then it is up to me!” There will never be anyone more vested in your success than you! So, don’t give up!
- DON’T COMPARE YOUR SELF TO OTHERS AND DON’T LISTEN TO NAYSAYERS
Just because others have attempted the same goal or dream and could not achieve it, does not mean that you won’t get there! We have interviewed so many successful people in real estate, business and sports that were told that they would not be successful and they ended up proving those naysayers were wrong.
- EXPECT SETBACKS & LEARN FROM THEM
Every success story comes with failed attempts. Remember that if there was a victory, there had to be a battle. Babe Ruth was the home run king of his day. People forget that he did not hit a homerun every time he got up to the plate. He struck out lots of times. Expect setbacks along the way and learn from them.
Our cover honoree this month is Mr. Shah Haleem of SMJZ Holdings, LLC. Shah has had more than his share of challenges building his business that helped him serve so many others!
You will enjoy his story!
Good Reading, Good Sales & Success to You,