Around this time of year I get asked that question by client and friend alike, and my answer is always the same—pay attention to those 2-3 things you want to accomplish. Everything else is background noise.
What makes an entrepreneur so good is his/her ability to see the entire playing field and to recognize opportunity where others see obstacles. Combine that with our insatiable need to accomplish and you get our greatest weakness—the desire to do it all. To succeed in business and life, however, you need to understand that we CAN have it all, just not all at once. That’s because it’s a process.
The key is creating a process that fits your personality and style. Check out any bookstore in person or online and you’ll find thousands of books touting a secret or series of tips that will allow you to have it all. And if the author can get enough people to buy the book, they will be able to grab that brass ring while unfortunately, everyone who purchased the book is left searching for the next golden secret.
Now don’t get me wrong. As someone who wrote one of those books, they all offer great tools, tips and ideas to incorporate into your own process, which turns out to be the real secret. It must be YOUR process, not mine nor that of the myriad of other authors out there. The best we can do is offer up templates you mold into something fitting your lifestyle and goals—something you can and will repeat daily because in the end, success comes from consistent implementation of a solid process.
So the answer to that question posed at the beginning of this blog is simply this – focus on your process. And know that in order to make sure it’s effective you can’t do it in a vacuum. Find a group of peers you can trust to contrast, compare and challenge each other’s processes in order to continuously evolve and eventually succeed. In doing so, you’ll come to realize that everyone’s process is similar and based on a singular theme that allows for many variations, allowing us the freedom to roll with the beat of our own drummer.
And isn’t that the beauty of an entrepreneur’s life?
D – The Biker Guy
As always – These are my thoughts, I could be wrong. So, if you disagree or simply want to pile on, please do so. I look forward to the conversation.