Good To Great

Good To Great: Anyone Can Be Successful in Business with the Right Support, Right Plan, and a Vision Bigger Than Their Fears!

Here’s what will kill your success right off the bat:
Your head!

Think about the last three things that did not work out in your life.

Answer this question.
Why did they not succeed?

If your answer was because of something or someone other than yourself, you are on a long, hard road.

Entrepreneurs who succeed understand that they are responsible for their decisions and results, that it’s not about their customers or clients.

Back to the old saying, “Your customers are always right!”

The purpose of that statement is to condition your mind that you are the ONLY constant in your business.  You get stronger when you can see that are responsible for your side in your divorce, your bankruptcy, and/or any other challenge in your life.

Now here’s what’s hard.
You’ll probably want to lash out and defend yourself here.
Or even worse, judge me for that comment.

Here’s the challenge with that thinking process.
You always LOSE!

What if you set the right plan and had the mentality to overcome
any obstacle that stood in your way?

What if you were smarter than the challenge
so it didn’t stop you this time?

What if you could let go of the idea that anyone is responsible
for your success or your failure but you?

I’ll tell you what would happen.
You’d make millions.
You’d have better friends.
And you’d be a happier person.

In this article, I can not help you with the THINKING aspect of changing the habit of releasing BLAME in your life and business.
But what I can help you with is sharing the questions that I ask myself to build my next year’s plan.

Hope this helps!

#1 What’s my money goal for next year?
WHY do I want that income? Meaning, what’s the purpose for it other than just making money? Money is energy, and it needs a reason to grow.

#2 What resources do I already have that will help me earn that capital?

#3 What main resource is missing in my business that I need to acquire if this plan is going to be successful?

#4 When should I create a section in my monthly calendar for FLEX time off?

For the last three years I’ve taken the last week of every month off. It’s really helped me problem solve difficult moments throughout the year and not get burnt out.

#5 This next year, what is going to DRIVE me to be my personal BEST?

This is critical. It’s like your own personal mantra or mission that you fall back on when you want to give up.

#6 The last step is putting it all down on paper. I create my plan that is like a treasure map for the rest of the year. I do NOT veer off my map because when you do, that’s when you get unexpected challenges that cause stress and financial breakdowns that you don’t need. Follow your plan; don’t chase the money!

Map out what months you are doing which activity and stop building your business randomly.

Good luck, and as always let me know if you need my support on something. Leave a comment below.

Author picture

Hi! I’m Shanda Sumpter, owner of HeartCore Business, investor to entrepreneurs on The Pitch, and named as one of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies in 2017, 2018, and 2019. I’ve helped business owners all over the nation grow and scale their businesses while enjoying their lives more. I believe in giving generously and being honest—all in the name of leaving a legacy.

Connect with me on Instagram

Share this post