Let me ask you a question. Are you satisfied with your business? Do you feel that you’re achieving as much as you possibly can? Are you making as much money as you want to? Do you know what that number is? I do, and I can give you some examples as we go through this as to how I know. I’m not going to give you numbers, but I’m going to tell you how I know how to get to that point. What we’re going to discuss today is the Five Hidden Secrets of Business Success. Now, are they really hidden? No, they’re not hidden. What’s hidden is the sequence in which you need to follow them, because chances are you’re probably doing a lot of them. The question is, are you doing them in the sequence that’s going to make the biggest difference for you and your business?
Let’s start out with the first one, which I call systems. Do you have systems in place that you use? A system is a repeatable set of steps that you can do over and over and over again. My podcast is part of a system, my blog is part of a system, but it all falls into place. I have courses about productivity, about Google Analytics. Those are all parts of the system. Do you have a system in place? Now I use a system, and I’ve worked this system for years. I also learned a lot from hiring coaches to get this system in place. I tried it on my own and then I was able to work with clients, and show them how to do it. It eventually became my mastermind, called the Bacon System, which is a 12-week course that I teach. It is expanded into a system for LinkedIn, and I can constantly do this over and over and over again. However, I invested in figuring out how to do this, so let me tell you the next steps that are necessary to make all this stuff work.
The second piece of the puzzle other than creating a system — we’ll come back to systems at the end — is networking. That involves getting out and meeting people face-to-face where they are. Now, there are a lot of different philosophies about networking, but the thing I’m going to tell you is that networking is not about finding clients. It’s about finding people that you can help and stay top of mind, so are you getting out locally, nationally, going to conferences, doing something where you’re meeting people who are influencers or people that could potentially recommend you to somebody else. The thing is, you have to go into it with a servant leader’s heart.
You have to go in saying, “I’m going to network to see if I can find people who I can help through all of the contacts that I have built up.” So you have a Rolodex (old term) of your contacts Go to the full article.
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