If youíve failed at producing big results in your business, itís time to let the failures go and move on. As an entrepreneur, you do not have time to sit around with regret; youíve got to get moving!
If you want to produce big results, you first need to understand how to get big results. Big results are brought upon by the confidence to take consistent action. If you have at any time questioned your ability to create the kind of life you have always wanted, a change in mindset would work wonders for your personal and professional life.
Learn how to Use the 4-D Master Task List
The first and most important principle to producing big results is learning how to focus on the high-payoff tasks while delegating or deleting the not-so-important tasks. Reduce time-wasters, while increasing your productivity to sticking to four rules regarding all of your tasks: Do it Now - Do it Later - Delegate it - Delete it.
Each evening before you go to bed, create a Master Task List for the following day. Categorize each task: Do it now - Do it later - Delegate it - Delete it; and prioritized, with the highest payoff task at the very top of the list. Youíll want to do this every evening for two reasons: 1) You can get a good nightís rest knowing that youíve written everything down and 2) So your sub-conscious can organize your day while youíre busy sleeping.
Live each day by your Master Task List - and schedule everything by 15-minute marks. Youíll want to list everything, including morning coffee, shower and drive-time. To avoid feeling overwhelmed, give yourself 15-minute buffers between each item. That way, if youíre running a few minutes behind schedule, you can still remain calm. If you donít have time to get to something, transfer it to your next dayís list.
Learn from other Successful Entrepreneurs
Making friends with other successful entrepreneurs will get into a positive, successful mindset. The wealthy and successful think and act very differently than those who are just scraping by, and what you want to do is learn the distinctive differences so you always know where your mindset is taking you.
Find mastermind networking groups where you can immerse yourself in a room of big thinkers. Attend dinner parties where successful business owners congregate. Successful entrepreneurs know how to get big results and soon enough their savvy business tips will rub off on you. Ask good questions and get a mentor or mentors to help you.
Learn to Take Risks
Would Bill Gates would be where he is today if he didnít drop out of Harvard to follow his dream? What if Steve Jobs gave up building computers? Neither would be where he is today if it werenít for taking risks. Ask any successful entrepreneur; sometimes it takes big risks to get big results.
If youíre wondering why you havenít gotten to where you want to be, itís probably a safe bet that you havenít taken much risk. The moral of the story is that without taking some calculated risks, you will never have big results.
Remember, it is always and only about taking action that puts you on the straightest path to achieving your goals. The only person responsible for creating that path is you. You must learn it is only habit that separates you from the most successful entrepreneurs in the world. They have learned how to optimize their time and results to get there faster. The straighter the line, the quicker you produce big results.