In a previous post, I talked about “turning up” for your business. Why are so many of us uncomfortable playing big in our businesses, our careers, our dreams and aspirations but very comfortable “turning up“ for fun and entertainment? It’s not only more acceptable to us, it more socially acceptable to turn up for a party or a vacation than it is to focus in on your goals. So how do you do it? How do you “turn up” for your business? Here are three quick tips you can use to start turning up for your business right now.
- Keep Your Confidence in Check – When you turn up for a party, there’s no doubt at all. You’re not second guessing your decision to turn up and have a good time. You just do it. Bring that same confidence to working your business. Be a good manager of your thoughts and commit to the activities you know you need to do to move your business forward.
- Remember – Discipline is Sexy! – When is the last time you looked at someone with a successful business or maybe someone who lost a lot of weight or completely turned their life around and thought “That’s horrible”? It’s never happened, right? Of course not. We love to hear, see and read profiles of successful people. The stories are appealing and attractive. We’re drawn to success. Yet, many of us recoil when we hear the word discipline. We don’t want to make the changes necessary to get the success we desire. When don’t feel like it or you’d rather go have a drink with the girls, remember – Discipline is sexy! Commit yourself to the daily disciplines your business needs to grow and flourish.
- Talk about Your Business – It sounds obvious doesn’t it? But many of us don’t talk about our businesses. We don’t give people the opportunity to support us. Don’t beat people over the head with it and don’t be in sell mode all of the time but do share what you do with the people you come into contact with. How else are they going to know? Each time you decide not to share what you do and what you’re passionate about, you are missing out on opportunities. I can’t tell you how many times just talking about what I do in casual conversation has led me to new speaking engagements or new clients.
So get started. Turn up! And where your business is concerned, stay turned up!