By: Gerri D Smith
Secret #1 - Aim not to make money.
Instead, help others to
succeed and provide them with a
solution to their problems. Keep
this secret in mind while working your
business and the money will
come. Believe it.
Secret #2 - You must possess a strong self-image.
A strong self
image is the foundation of real success. To create a strong self-
image, build upon your little victories or successes. Whenever one
door closes, knock on another. And another, until you discover the
one door of opportunity that leads to accomplishment. Building your
self-image can make the difference between success and failure in
everything you try to achieve.
Secret #3 - You must like yourself enough to grow mentally and
Without this positive self-image, real success is
difficult. When you possess confidence and strength, you are
empowered. Your self-image grows as a result; you are then able to
reach new heights.
Secret #4 - Create good habits.
Good habits are powerful tools
that can influence your clients, customers, and employees. When you
don't allow for the creation of good habits, you naturally end up
with bad habits. Which would you rather have? The reward for
developing good habits is an outstanding, well managed business and
a successful personal life.
Secret #5 - Replace fear with awareness.
people are not afraid to do uncomfortable things in life. Doing
uncomfortable tasks helps you accomplish the things you want to do.
It helps you to form the habit of winning and gives you a purpose or
reason to complete the task. Even though you may experience
failures, you learn what not to do and are able to bounce back and
Secret #6 - Know what's important to you, and act accordingly.
Learn how to balance work and play. To be outstanding, entrepreneurs
also must have a strong spiritual side. Along with a deep faith,
always maintain a high level of energy; patience, vision to look
ahead, optimism in times of need, and determination to follow
through on your decisions.
Secret #7 - Maintaining an outstanding business requires a caring attitude.
Develop the ability to care about yourself, your family,
your clients or customers, and your employees. Develop ways to
improve your product, rather than on making more profits. The
profits will come when you think about giving, and not getting.
Secret #8 - Outstanding business people test their limits everyday.
When you test your limits, you discover new strengths.
It's like being a child who first learns how to walk. The child
falls down many times, but always gets back up to try it again. In
doing so, they create a perfect, ongoing pattern of discovering
abilities they never knew they had. The pattern to try again and again, always discovering new
things is a characteristic of an outstanding business person.
This desire to test your limit is somehow forgotten as we become
adults. When desire is present, there are no tasks that are
unreachable. Desire forces you to think differently. It forces you
to act. It forces you to test your limits, to discover new
abilities. Desire then, is the first step to success. It will help
build and maintain your outstanding business.
Go, do, and be outstanding.