Smart People Learn from Other People's Mistakes

A recently favorite quote from Neil Patel of QuickSprout.com. 

Average people learn from their mistakes.

Smart people learn from other people's mistakes. 

This the premise of Before the Business and Women's Service Trade Network. My entire goal is to help others move from concept to launch as quickly as possible with the right tools and the right plan in hand.

Life is too short to procrastinate any longer on your business. It's time to focus and get clear on what you want and need to do to make it happen. Here are some tips to get you started. 

  1. Join groups and forums where others in you niche might hang out.
  2. Get a mentor; someone what has been there before you. 
  3. Listen to customers of other businesses similar to yours. Remember business is not about you and making money, it is about providing a solution to a problem a customer has so they want to pay you money. 
  4. Become friendly with potential customers. Provide them value before you even ask them to purchase from you. These are the people, that once they trust you, will tell you exactly what they need. 
  5. Make sure you are doing what you are passionate about, not just what you think will make you money. If you don't love what you are doing, it will show through to your customers and in every area of your life. 
  6. Be committed. Believe in yourself and don't let negative feedback take you off track. Pick out the nuggets of truth, incorporate as much as you can move forward. 
  7. Identify the true motives for wanting to start your business. Why do you really want to be a business owner? Only when you are aligned with your true motives will you realize the passion and desire within that cannot be stopped. 
  8. Push the fear aside and take action. Start with your foundational work to insure you have clarity and know how to spend your focus and energy. 
  9. Don't linger in the research phase too long and become a perpetual researcher. Spend enough time to know your niche, under others in your niche, and develop your path. Then move on and upward.

Once you are clear on your vision, and goals, the first thing you need to do as you are building your business is to start building your relationships. This is one of the most important aspects of your business and starting this early on will help as you move forward more quickly. You can do this by participating in forums and groups just sharing information and insights with others, asking questions and personally connecting with others. 

Stay tuned. In the next few posts I will dig deeper into some of these concepts and share the tips I have learned.