How do you make your business successful? This involves the awareness that success is the progressive realization of worthwhile, predetermined, emotionally inspiring and clearly defined, personal goals or dreams.

There are many components to this success process. The following is an overview of the essential points. Each point could have a book written about it.

1. Find your passion. Follow your heart. Keep your focus on 'your why', so you are motivated to hang in to the finish. A burning desire is the greatest motivator. Look for your own unique solution to the challenges you see around you. Love what you do.

2. Commit to the goal or dreams and dedicate yourself completely to the attainment of them. Write and clarify your purpose and vision. Once you commit, “then providence moves too”. “All sorts of things occur to assist one that never otherwise would have occurred” (W.N. Murray, 1951). Keep the faith, even in the face of current reality. Consistently and constantly give attention to the things you are choosing to create.

3. Develop a plan for achieving your goal/dream and a timeline as to when it will be attained. Follow the SMART rule (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Target dated). Break it down into day by day planning. Stay balanced by setting goals in all areas of life, not just career.

4. Take action daily. Cultivate a dogged determination to follow through. Persevere. Ask for what you need. Develop a team. Step out of your comfort zone. Go the extra mile. Focus on the journey, not the destination.

5. Maintain a positive attitude every day by exposing yourself to positive ideas, thoughts and people. Learning is life long. Have an attitude of gratitude. Work on your positive self talk. Develop an “I can” attitude.

6. See obstacles and challenges as possibilities and make the most of every opportunity. Give your attention to the solutions and opportunities the obstacles created. Gain knowledge from your mistakes and learn to do a self critique to improve. Solicit feedback and take corrective action. Become skilled at saying, "thank you for sharing" to your doubting voices and carry on toward the goal. Take into account that change is constant. Be flexible, optimistic and work diligently. Change past programming. Remember the ultimate goal is to bring the energy back to where you are headed. The most successful people have also experienced the most failures on their journey to their dreams.

7. Write down and concentrate on your strengths and values instead of your weaknesses. Use your unique abilities. Visualize and affirm your success daily. Remember what you focus on, expands.

8. Come from your heart to help others and make a contribution to the world. Give back using your talents and resources.

9. Have a mastermind team or a support group or a mentor to hold the space for your success. Utilize the universal laws and higher energies.

10. Acknowledge and celebrate your successes along the way. Reward yourself and thank others.

I hope that this success process will help you toward your personal goals or dreams. Once you master all of these components, you will develop the habit of success and anything is possible.

Here’s to your success!
Charlene Day

Author's Bio: 

I am a Success Catalyst, author, speaker and change agent. My expertise in the areas of wellness, lifestyle counseling and entrepreneurial coaching is the result of more than 40 years of study and practice. I am a certified facilitator with the Thinking into Results program with Life Success, a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), a Registered Nutritional Consultant, have a Bachelor of Spiritual Science, and hold a Diploma in Social Work.

I have authored and co-authored over seven books as well as contributed articles to two other books. I write for magazines and have hosted a radio program.

My enthusiastic study in the area of sales, marketing, goal setting, money management, communication skills, leadership, personal development and training led me to coaching others. As an entrepreneur for over 40 years, I support others based on experiential knowledge, in their journey towards becoming entrepreneurs and leaders.

As a visionary social entrepreneur, speaker, seminar leader and Success Catalyst, I assist others to recognize their full potential. I inspire entrepreneurs to deal with issues and paradigms that prevent them from achieving their dreams and encourage them to live to their highest potential. This is offered through Thinking Into Results coaching or through an entrepreneurial venture which gives people the opportunity to earn over $100,000 in their first year.

I live with my life partner, Brian and have a daughter and two grown granddaughters and a great-grandson.

If you would like to attend one of my Born Rich Masterminds where you get to join other like-minded, success oriented individuals studying the “secrets” to success and learning how to attract wealth in ALL areas of our lives, please contact me.