The idea behind business is simple, monetize something you have that other people find useful and make money, this can be:
But the process of getting business done is where most people falter.
In business school, they don’t teach you about the psychological stress and mental fortitude it takes to run a successful business.
It’s like someone teaching you how to ride a bike or swim and they don’t understand that the biggest thing which stops people from learning those skills is the fear of getting injured.
Everyone who starts a business and doesn’t see results for a while begins to doubt their methods, goals, and effort.
Here are 3 rules I live by in order to mentally conquer the stress of running a business and consistently grow.
#1. Make Some Sort Of Progress EVERYDAY
Don’t let a day go by where you didn’t do something to improve yourself or your business… even if it’s by a minuscule amount.
If you improved your business by just 1% everyday, by the end of the year, your business would be 365% better than it was at the start of the year.
Of course you should be aiming to make giant leaps instead of small steps, but create progress in any way you can.
With this idea in mind, you would grow extremely quickly and you wouldn’t burnout doing it.
A lot of new entrepreneurs want results quickly so they overwork themselves into extreme stress.
This is completely unnecessary.
Once you start getting the feeling “If I keep going this way, I’m gonna burnout,” start rolling back your efforts or hire someone to take over temporarily.
#2. Live Everyday Like The Day Before Didn’t Happen
This runs opposite to what most motivational speakers preach.
The saying usually goes “live everyday like it’s your last.”
Living like this is a good way to ( again) get burned-out.
Also I don’t think I would be working on my business on my last day on the planet, I’d probably just try to see everyone…