Once you have a handle on the basic ideas of what NOT to do and where you are at the moment, you can set your sights on the future. What is your ultimate goal? If you had to blink before answering, you might not have a clear direction. Without direction, you aren't likely to grow far from where you are now.
Tip 3 - know where you're going
As stated [before], many small business owners (in fact I would say most from our experience) are in business as a result of habit rather than on a clearly defined journey toward a destination of their choice. Can you imagine a potential Olympic athlete who approaches his or her sport with the idea of, "If I turn up to training a few times I might win a race or get selected on the team and I could even win an Olympic gold medal one day."
As we all know, an athlete requires far greater dedication to achieve Olympic Gold and so do you if you are going to be successful in your own enterprise. Having said this, however, it's important to realize the size of obtaining your "gold" may seem overwhelming so, like the potential Olympian, you have to break down the big picture into manageable chunks so you can see how far you have come.
Maybe you aren't an athlete, but your dreams are big and pursuing them can be as scary as thinking about being in the Olympics! That long term goal you set for yourself a few blogs back might seem impossible, so take some time to give yourself smaller goals along the way. Successfully reaching the small goals will help generate momentum to get you to the big pay off!
What is the first small goal you want to achieve?