That’s a long title, eh? Many small business owners get frustrated and feel lost when they see that their business is not making as much progress as they had hoped for. One of the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make is that, instead of working on their business, they work in their business – there needs to be a balance between the two. We can get so caught up with handling clients, sometimes taking on more than we can handle for the sake of profits, that we forget to invest in business and professional development for the sake of longevity and sustainability.
In order to reap the benefits of business growth, one must sow the necessary seeds and consistently tend to it. The following are 3 habits for you to personally implement on a daily basis to help you professionally develop and improve the way you run your business.
Daily Habit No. 1 – Assess The Work Day + Journal
At the end of each work day, while everything is still fresh in mind, ask yourself the following questions and keep a log of your answers for frequent reflection:
What are some accomplishments for the day?
What problems occurred today?
What would you have done differently?
What needs to improve?
Answering the above questions will allow you to become even more aware of where you need to make necessary adjustments, and will encourage you to further your learning for the betterment of your business.
Daily Habit No. 2 – Listen to an Audiobook for One Hour
Reading is great; according to Brian Tracy, self-development author, reading only one book per month will put you into the top 1% of income earners in our society. Easy, eh? Not quite, because most people just don’t read, they claim they don’t have the time, which we all know is a lie, right? So we found a way to help you eliminate that excuse…
Get an audiobook on business management or professional development and listen to it for at least one hour per day. You can easily do this while you’re stuck in traffic, cooking, eating, or whatever – just trash the excuses and feed your brain with knowledge that you can apply to your business.
Daily Habit No. 3 – Create/Curate Content for Your Blog + Social Media
You’re browsing the web and scanning through different social media platforms and yet it’s usually, for the most part, time well-wasted. Be conscious when you’re online and schedule an hour or two for creating content instead of idly surfing the internet.
You can use Instagram apps to create branded posts to increase followers, or repost articles on Facebook that your clients will find valuable, or, even better, write blog posts for your company’s website that will enlighten your customer base. Constantly uploading quality content for the sake of your business’ online presence helps increase brand awareness and credibility.
Implement these three daily habits and you’ll see a positive difference in your mindset, which will only better the success of your business.