Momentum: An Entrepreneur’s Best Friend
“Success requires first expending ten units of effort to produce one unit of results. Your momentum will then produce ten units of results with each unit of effort.” – Charles J. Givens
Momentum is the best friend of any business person. When you have momentum in your life, it all seems relatively stress-free. Things flow from one place to the next and much like a snowball pick up pace when you apply your desire and consistent effort in pushing forward.
The best way we have ever heard momentum described is like a children’s roundabout in the park. At first, it takes a mighty effort to get the roundabout turning (especially if you have people on it) but after you exert that initial effort and get it running, just a few pushes regularly will keep it spinning.
Momentum works much the same in business. To start, it feels like you are running on a treadmill – going hell-for-leather but hardly moving. Knowing that you’re on the right track and planting the seeds for momentum to pick up is crucial when you are beginning. All you need is one or two great wins and the momentum from those, if you capitalise on it, will lead you to bigger and better goals being accomplished.
So what are the key elements in ensuring you are doing the right things to create huge momentum in your business?
Always revisit your ‘why’ – your reason for doing what you are doing. When you know what you want and why, doing the leg work to start will seem worth it.
Surround yourself with people who believe in you and inspire you to keep going. Get advice from people who are in a position you’d like to be in. Ask someone to be your mentor.
Celebrate the wins (no matter how small) start with something small like the fact you made the decision to start your own business. The fact you made your first call. Then made your first sale. Then your first team member. Move on to bigger wins as your business grows.
Find a routine that works for you and stick to it – no matter what. Ask any successful person and they will tell you success is seen in your daily routines. Balance your day and ensure you’re working on growing your business every single day.