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Six ways to help your business grow

Six ways to help your business grow

How was your day yesterday?

Did you achieve what you set out to do or did the events of the day over take you and stop you being as efficient as you originally set out to be?

Success in life or business is about solving problems and sticking to a plan. Yes many of us have ideas for success, but how many of us have fallen by the wayside as day to day events impact upon us and drive us off course? 

If you have an idea and see how it can be implemented write your plan and stay the course before someone else makes your idea their reality.

Success comes to those who take time to see what others don’t and go for it. 

If we now take a taxi, we may use Uber. If we are looking for accommodation on a city break, we may ignore hotels we have used in the past to use Airbnb. 

When we watch our favourite television programme we don’t have to wait a week to see the result of the latest cliff hanger, we can binge watch using Netflix.

What each of these organisations have in common is they had visionaries who stepped back, looked at how the world is evolving and the technology available, and had an idea to change the way we live.

When did you last step back to see what you could do differently to be more successful? 

If you have an idea, here are six things you can do now to make them happen:

1.    Take time out to think about the future and dream

Information overload and stress are impacting on us all. The phone rings, your inbox fills, colleagues seek advice and clients want your time. 

The clock whirls and the day flies into the weekend and we prepare for the week ahead, to do what we have always done. 

If this is to change, we need to break the cycle of normality and create time in our day to look at how our world is evolving and dream about how we can adapt to this and exploit the opportunities these changes will bring. 

I’d urge you all to try and allocate some dream time each week, where you can research what’s changing in your world and the world of your clients. You can then sit back and visualise what you can do to be more successful.

This time can be taking a walk, during your exercise or even sitting down and enjoying a cup of tea and a bun.

2.    Write your ideas down

The secret to success is inspiration and application and no one can tell when a great idea comes so it’s a sensible thing to do to have a small ideas book that you can keep in your pocket and write down your ideas as they happen.