How to find your businesses WHY!

A vision statement is a concise way of telling you, your employees, and the world what your business would like to achieve in the near and long term. It’s a lot like goal setting, but a little more grand. A vision is more of a destination. Think of it like this: when you were young, you wanted to grow up to be something, the president, an actor, an entrepreneur. In other words, you had a vision of your life as an adult. But we are not talking about just any vision here. We are referring to your company’s, or your business’, vision.

You know that you have succeeded when you have achieved the goal or accomplished the purpose, that you have set out to achieve or accomplish from the beginning. All those hours, resources and efforts that you have spent on planning, researching, and subsequently implementing those plans are directed towards a fixed objective. You know, from the outset, that you want your business to become something. You have a vision in your mind what you want it to be in the future.

A business vision, which comes in the form of a vision statement, is a clear declaration of what a company, business or organization wants to achieve or become in the future. It is not to be confused with the “mission statement”, which puts forth how the company, business, or organization intends to achieve a realization of that vision. The two are closely related, however, since the vision provides a plan for the future, while the mission statement is essentially an outline of the company’s purpose and operations.

Simple. You cannot start planning if you do not know where you are going or you do not know what you want to become in the future. You cannot map out directions if you do not have a destination in sight. You cannot start strategic business planning if you are cannot envision where your business wants to be. If you, as the business owner, have the skill, you can write the company vision statement yourself or with a partner. If you have a few people in your company, the best way to write a company vision statement is to brainstorm. You will be surprised at the plethora of good ideas you will get. Get everyone in your company together, tell them what you are doing, and start brainstorming. In order to write a vision statement, keep in mind two things besides your dream for the future - your values statement and the stakeholders of your organization. Vision statement has to be in line with your company values statement. Whoever your stakeholders are or will be, your vision statement has to be in line with those stakeholders. For example, if you are funded by venture capitalists, they have a say in what your company will be. Don't engage in fantasy. Keep the vision statement real.

You can liken your company vision to your business’ destination. Unfortunately, it is a fact that not all employees are fully aware of where their organization is heading, and having a vision will rectify that problem. All levels of the organization will be kept in the loop, so to speak, and this awareness will give them focus in carrying out their assigned tasks, duties and responsibilities.

Make the purpose a clear message and include the overall team in the vision, this will allow a more fulfilled environment and also as a leader of the company to make the decisions for the long term more effectively. Everyone and everything needs vision, purpose and reason as to why. Find yours and keep looking and refining it until you have it as life and your business will only excel once you do!
Written by:
Kane Hansen.

Why Culture will Help you Grow your Business Long Term

Companies often take a passive approach to culture. They figure it's not something they can control or that they need to control. If they leave it alone, it'll all work itself out. Culture is an important differentiator to set your company apart from the competition. It's also what attracts the right talent. Every organization needs talent in order to stay afloat and brings in the right customers.

Making yourself personally accessible to your employees will help keep your company culture strong. Although it’s hard to maintain personal relationships with a large group of people, you can at least commit to remembering their first names. Ask them about their lives with genuine interest and active listening. Socialize with them and you’ll have an open, respectful, positive and strong company culture. You can encourage and motivate your employees to speak positively on your brand's behalf. Not only will they help you find the right people to hire, but they can also help you bring in more customers. While skillsets and experience are important when hiring new members for your organization, you also need to hire for culture fit. An employee's skills may get them in the door, but your culture is what will keep them there. Giving people an ideal cultural environment in which to work is about more than just preventing them from quitting; your employees shouldn't dread coming to work. They should enjoy coming to the office and value the work that they do. Companies with a strong culture have employees who like the challenges of their job, get along well with their co-workers and enjoy the atmosphere of the workplace. It’s about making them feel truly invested in their jobs. If you create a culture that your employees really love, they’ll feel that the office is an extension of their home, and will feel both excited and passionate about the work they’re doing. And it's true that good talent knows other good talent. And when your employees are happy with their work, they are more likely to share with others. They'll spread the word about their positive experience with your company, and you'll soon grow gain a strong reputation.

As a business grows the culture inevitably changes very quickly. In order to keep up with changing personalities, we chose to get our employees involved in what our culture would be. Company culture is about creating a set of values that reflect who you are and what your business is trying to achieve in the market place. For companies large and small, it has become increasingly important that their culture be infused in everything they do, from operations and human resources to marketing. Culture gives employees a driving goal and purpose for what they do. It connects your leadership team with the rest of the employees and binds them with a set of shared beliefs. Your employees want to feel like they are contributing to something larger than themselves. Employees who are more enthusiastic about the companies they work for tend to be more productive. That means more work and more business being done. Your employees' enthusiasm will also be apparent to your customers and be an attractive selling point for them.

How to Form Lasting Relationships with your Staff

Good working relationships give us several other benefits, our work is more enjoyable when we have good relationships with those around us. Also, people are more likely to go along with changes that we want to implement, and become more innovative and creative. Respect the people who you work with, you must value their input and ideas although doesn't mean you always agree, and they value yours as well. Working together, you can develop solutions based on your collective insight, wisdom and creativity hence getting the most leverage out of everyone.

Employees are a lot like plants: give them a place in the sun, just enough attention, but not too much, and room to grow and they'll thrive. Keep them in the dark, hover over them too much, or neglect them outright, and they'll fail to produce. If building a stronger relationship with your employees is important to you, you can't go wrong by shining the spotlight on their achievements, giving them enough positive reinforcement without micromanaging, and allowing them to develop their talents.

Trust is the foundation of every good relationship. And the simplest path to increased trust is respect. It’s respectful recognition of accomplishments and transparency around failure. It’s connection between leaders and teams. It doesn’t cost anything to buy, but each side needs to make time for it. Practicing daily respect habits like "listen and care, make eye contact, and acknowledge yours and their flaws" will drive engagement, and ultimately performance. When you trust your team and colleagues, you form a powerful bond that helps you to work and communicate more effectively. If you trust the people you work with, you can be open and honest in your thoughts and actions, and you don't have to waste time and energy "watching your back." Employees feel comfortable coming to you with new ideas, concerns, or, in the worst-case scenario, complaints, then it's easier to establish the natural give-and-take that comes with strong relationships and be ahead fo the curve in the business from inside knowledge for the team directly.

Spend quality time with your employees. It's not enough just to be present for meetings and other essential tasks. If you want to have a real relationship with your employees, you have to be there for the ups and downs. Volunteer your assistance on a difficult project, provide a lunch for everyone during a hectic time and eat it with them and make the monthly employee birthday party special.

Taking responsibility for your words and actions. Those who are mindful are careful and attend to what they say, and they don't let their own negative emotions impact the people around them. Be fair to all of your stuffs, don’t create discontent in the workplace faster than obvious favoritism toward certain employees, or worse yet, a relative this damages moral fast. You're not going to like everyone equally, of course, but the important thing is to treat all employees equally. Enforce rules uniformly, reward hard work and exceeded expectations the same way for every employee, and try hard to have a positive attitude, even toward employees that are difficult to get along with.

Don't just manage your employees create good relationship with them, be friendly but not be friends with them, respect them and they will respect you as well. Play by the same rules your employees are expected to play by. Don't take advantage of your status as a manager or business owner to make exceptions for yourself, or you risk creating an "us versus them" environment which is toxic and will destroy the chances of any amazing growth and developments within a company.

Written by:

Kane Hansen

How to Overcome Failure and Stay Motivated

Most highly successful people achieved their greatest success one step beyond what looked like their greatest failure. As for majority of the general public, we usually only learn about these individuals and their companies once they have made it big and hence the saying "overnight success" is made. We admire their success yet rarely witness the immense struggle they went through to get there. By not being exposed to their failures, we are unfortunately only left to compare ourselves to their achievements. This in turn can make it hard for us to validate the mistakes we make and problems we experience. We often second guess ourselves and question our abilities; not realising that adversity is required in order to succeed, it's all part of the growth.

This way of thinking has made the world afraid of failure. Even from a young age we have been taught that being wrong and making mistakes are bad. Our mind itself uses painful memories of the past to provoke negative emotions like fear and anxiety to stop us from making those same errors today. When actually you didn’t know that the time you learn the most is when you try and fail and should be encouraged if anything but with some context around strategy and preparation. If you can learn the mistakes you made then maybe next time you can overcome failure and reach success easier or faster as reflecting on the past allows for this. We fail forward by learning from our setbacks and making the necessary adjustments until we succeed. Every change we make, every person we meet, and every bit of information we absorb is coming together so we can create a different outcome. Never ever let failures even scratch your confidence level. If you fail it doesn’t mean you can never do it. Keep going at it and believe in yourself and that’s very important in overcoming failure. Don’t wander in the past but rather concentrate on what you’re doing “now.” By staying in the present you allow yourself to grow from your failure and overcome it rather than drowning in your own pain.

By being motivated and carrying yourself daily as a motivated person, you will do this on auto polite overtime. Such people taste the real sweetness of success once the work and energy has been put into getting their the right way. The recipe of successful people contains the magic ingredient of motivation which makes all the difference. Usually, taking the first step towards doing something big happens to be a great challenge, but when you are motivated, it is not a hurdle at all. Once you start off, things go on getting easier as you get more used to them. A part of the motivation to start the process is necessary but the constant continuation of these tasks or action allows the habits to be formed and developed overtime for faster success.

Please refer to the habits for success blog, I written for a more detailed insight to the part 2 to becoming successful after you master the motivation skill set.

Written by

Kane Hansen.

How to Develop the Right Habits for Success as a Business Owner

There’s no exact formula for success. However successful businesses maintain good habits and it is one of the reasons why they managed to be where they are now. Habits they have picked along the way, such as having good contracts, structure and management, has helped successful owners get to where they are and take their business to the next level. In a highly competitive landscape, it’s important and vital to make sure you ensure good habits are enforced so your business continues to thrive. Most of the successful people develop and maintain good habits consistently and religiously in their worlds.

To ensure you utilize every minute and hour of each day, it’s important to learn how to focus on the most rewarding tasks, this is crucial for achieving high levels of success. One of the biggest mistakes that many people make is directing their energy towards low-valued tasks. Take a look at everything you have going on right now in your life. Review your list of things to do and evaluate which task you can do now that will bring forth the most value to your customers and team. Give each task a percentage of impact and how it can benefit your business, mostly learning how to direct your energy towards your most rewarding tasks on auto pilot is the skill require not identifying it. Pay close attention and ask yourself what the high-valued tasks are the ones that have the potential to bring the most reward to you and your business leverage your time and have this structural traits embedded into your business model always.

The most important thing you need to prioritize in order to set a foundation for your business it process of your thoughts out habits physically put down on paper in manuals and checklists to ensure as the business scales so does the standards. It’s always important to think about how something can help you to increase revenue or reduce your operating cost making reviewing your current structure a part of the discipline to ensure it is still the most optimised way to operate. Knowing when you should create a strategy for long term goals while balancing short term objectives which Gary Vee calls it the clouds and the dirt, need a long term vision but some days you need to grind away in this tedious tasks to reach that big picture. Most businesses have their objectives that they want to accomplish each quarter. Everything else you do should coincide with those objectives. Never lose sight of the goals you have set out for yourself. Once you have a goal in place, work each day to get closer to those goals. Always think about the thing you prioritize the most and how that is contributing to the end goal. Learn how to manage your time, get a planner and plan everything ahead of time. Always keep your eyes on your goals, learn how to say ‘no’ on the things that are not so important. High achievers never lose sight of what their major goal is. Do something every day that will bring you closer to achieve your main goal.

Be happy and having a positive mental outlook can help with any situation. It is always said that you don’t have control with external factors, but you do have control over how you handle situations internally. With positive thinking regardless of what you are going through, you will continue to work through situations and reach your goals. A great attitude for success and having gratitude can go a long way making this a aspect of your self discipline will work wonder especially managing day to day business stress.  If you understand what you’re trying to achieve and have patience with the process, you will be ahead of the rest. It means that understanding where you place your focus can have an intense impact on what happens to you, knowing the journey ahead in wanting to be successful. If you only have negative thoughts, chances are you will be settling for average. Instead, you need to constantly feed your mind with positive thoughts. Successful people experience failures too they have the choice to quit or to stop. Instead of dwelling on their failure, they continue and have a Positive Mental Attitude which helps them to reach their ultimate goal. When you constantly strive to become a better person, refine your skill set and invest in your future daily, you become more as an individual. When you become more as an individual, your value increases.  The more your value increases, the more successful you will become and it all starts to become much easier and all with your habits building the blocks of foundation to work off. Always remember that attitude is more important than skills so start with the internal habits of your thoughts and emotions as they will flow outwards into the physical world and your day to day life.

Written by:

Kane Hansen

True North - Founder.

How to Track and Manage Cash Flow for the Tough Times in the Economy

Tracking and understanding cash flow is vital for any business. Cash flow is one of the most critical components of success for a small or mid-sized business. Without cash, profits are meaningless. Many a profitable business on paper has ended up in bankruptcy because the amount of cash coming in doesn't compare with the amount of cash going out.
You need to know how the amount of money you bring into your business compares to the amount going out. If you're spending more than you're earning, you need to make changes to avoid going out of business. There's an old adage about business that "cash is king" and, if that's so, then cash flow is the blood that keeps the heart of the kingdom pumping. Put simply, cash flow is the money that will be coming in and going out.
To achieve a positive cash flow you have to work at it. Positive cash flow does not come by chance. You need to analyze and manage your cash flow to more effectively control the inflow and outflow of cash.
A positive cash flow is actually needed to generate profits. You need enough cash to pay your employees and suppliers so that you can make goods. It's the sale of those goods that helps generate a profit. But if you don't have the money to make the goods, you don't end up with the profit. So you really need to structure your business to have a positive cash flow if you want your business to grow and increase profits.
And it's important to regularly track the movement of funds in and out of your organization to identify where your business is from a financial standpoint and where it will be in several months.

Why Knowing Your Cash Flow Will be The Thing to Save Your Business

Dealing with cash flow issues is most difficult when you are starting a business. You have many expenses and money is going out fast. Think of 'cash flow' as a picture of your business. If more money is coming in than is going out, you are in a "positive cash flow" situation and you have enough to pay your bills. If more cash is going out than coming in, you are in danger of being overdrawn, that's why you need to know where your cash flow is, to save your business. When your business grows, it’s essential you fully understand the movements and volume of your cash flow on a micro level of month to month.

The larger the business, the more complex the cash flow is, so you need to examine everything thoroughly. Some factors to consider when reviewing your cash flow include target pricing, and understanding the true costs of each sale which helps know when to hire a salesperson and the KPI's they will need to work towards. You might notice some services are costing you more money than you thought, or choose to focus your efforts on the most profitable products your business offers though you sometimes don't where that is within the business unless the numbers are maxed out to track it adequately. It’s always worth keeping an inventory of your strongest performing products and generally set up a culture of observing your key performance indicators around these to see their consistency. Then keeping in mind those learning so you can replicate their success moving forward on other products or strategies for growing the business.

Monitor your business’s cash flow, look at your current financial situation, but also pay attention to patterns, such as how long certain clients take to pay their bills. If problems arise, it can be critically important for you to be able to pinpoint the causes early so that you can act on them effectively. If you do your own books you need to allocate time to follow up outstanding invoices. But over time it would be more ideal, having a contractor or in house employed book keeper that can do the numbers for you and chase funds owed. You want to be at the front of the ship leading the way and not bogged down tracking the numbers weekly, keep in mind understanding them and knowing the flow of how the businesses oxygen source moves is critical to controlling the ship sustainable.

Learning the basics to monitoring cash flow, every business owner could probably benefit from a basic accounting course when they are starting out. Learn what the most important measurements are to apply to your business financially, even if you have designated experts on staff you need to know how to manage them and know what they are doing in your business as they have one foot of the blood line of the business. Delegation is important and necessary, but the buck ultimately stops with you. Being able to understand financial concepts and the language of accounting better enables you to evaluate the financial health of your business so keep this in mind always.

At this stage, it can be enormously beneficial to partner up with a cash flow finance expert or look for quality outsource companies that offer book keeper services if money is an issue. Not only can they help a lot with complicated processes like weighing up future investments and cash flow, but they’ve seen and done it all before. So when doing your book keeping, make sure to have the structure mapped out for efficiencies earlier rather than later, should be aligned to the work flow of your business model.

So take the numbers of your business serious it is the life line of your business and this has taken out many businesses before over the history of time, from small to large operations, when you don't forecast things, knowing how the business is actually performing as in daily profitability as the causes. So go learn the basics, ensure you allocate quality time to this aspect of your business and utilise the knowledge of others to help plan the business for growth without putting your dreams at risk.

Written by:

Kane Hansen

Why you need to stay on Top of the Marketing World in Today’s Times

It is an undeniable fact that technology has, and is continually changing the way we do business, and has no doubt about it made it's impact on digital marketing as well. In fact, it has brought digital marketing a long way and its future looks bright. Technology is inescapable now and those in business that choose not to face it will fizzle out. It pervades every facet of our life just see people everywhere now glued to their phones right! From how we work, play and live our lives, technology has created a revolution that will grow for as long as humans continue to advance in their capabilities.

As the days, months and years go by technology just gets better and better. What was once the latest and greatest yesterday, is old news today. The bottom line is, technology doesn’t wait for you and if your organization isn’t keeping up with it, you will surely be left in the dust by one of your competitors. They surely would have used social media as their advantage in this technology era. Social media is growing at warp speed and isn't going to slow down. With more and more people joining social media sites and using them regularly or efficiently, the social media industry is bound to become bigger in the coming years. It’s booming like never before, just knowing the technology abilities for social media will be one of the best ways if not the only way to use in your business for scaling and profiting solid results.

Yes, the social media wave isn’t ending anytime soon. And your business should take advantage of it if you want it to survive. With such amazing growth, every business today needs to leverage proper social media channels in the best possible way. Not because it’s the “in thing”, and not because it sounds simple, but because their target audience is hanging around the popular social networks with over 4 Billion active users world wide. And they’re engaging with their favourite brands and connecting with them on different levels don't you want to meet your current or future potentials clients eyes where they are focusing most of their attention on? By giving your businesses brand the social media touch, you not only generate more business but also connect with your EXISTING customers better and serve them on a higher level which has shown to result is retention of customers. It actually makes your online marketing easier once you have a execute strategy in place and it can save you a lot of your time once done. You can also contract it out, hire in house or do some training to look after it yourself if you aren't in a position increase business expenses currently.

No matter what industry your business is in, social media offers the opportunity to establish your brand as a thought leader the go to source for information on topics related to your business. Perhaps the most important thing social media can do for a business is to give business owners a way to engage customers in a whole new way. Social media allows you to get personal with your customers, and form a bond of trust with them. By replying to the concerns of your customers and asking for their opinions, you can enhance customer satisfaction while getting more traffic for your site, which further promotes your business.

So just as any means of marketing has been done previously in history from having a stall in the local market, door knocking, mailing, radio, television and emails the principals aren't different you just want to been seen by your customers eyes, identified as an authority in your space and they know you can add value to them. The new world of social media allows a small business to use these same principals but with huge leverage at very low costs, so the margins of ROI can be massive. If you aren't taking advantage of these things already then you need to start this process NOW!

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Written by:

Kane Hansen

True North Business Consulting.

How to Know Where to Best Spend your Time as a Business Owner

As a business owner, you know that time is your greatest asset. You can lose money and get it back. You can even lose a business and get it back. But time is irretrievable, and that's why you've got to protect it. And to make good business decisions, you also need to put regular time into planning, more than anything else, time is the most precious resource you will deal with as a business owner. Unlike money, you can only make so much of it in a day, so it is crucial you manage your time as effectively as possible.

Decide how much time to spend on business development, personal needs, family, and other important areas. A good allotment of time to set aside for yourself is 25%. Each time you make a commitment, make a timeline for your involvement. Keep in mind that maintenance requires 25% of the time you spend on any project. If you want to understand how some of the greatest operators manage their time with a P.A they work off what is called a "Ideal Work Week" or "Ideal Week" where every part of the day is schedule via priority of the task to the business or lifestyle and controlled by strict time frames.

At the early stages, business owners are involved in every detail of the company. Their free time would be spent on marketing, strategic planning, product development and developing strategic partnerships. Doing so, they would create new opportunities, grow revenue and achieve a better balance of work and personal life this is required for any business that is looking to scale. And one of the easiest ways for business owners to free up time and be more productive is to streamline tasks like scheduling meetings, follow ups, outstanding orders and payroll tasks. Scheduling payroll can save countless minutes of repetition from doing data entry and follow up outstanding invoices all take up time when your business starts to grow. Using the right systems and communication the owner can quickly leverage the business with the employees or outsourced resources, delegating tasks all in an instant and hand off the task of the easier more simple things like payroll, admin, repetition tasks. To have these allocated to staff or external contractors on a lower hourly cost that can deliver them on a faster and more effectively basis. The business owners can then devote more of their time to doing what they love: growing their business and turning a greater profit.

Constantly dealing with “urgent matters.” Whether it’s filling a sudden gap in scheduling, dealing with an unruly customer, fixing mistakes in payroll, business owners spend over a third of their time on activities that are both urgent and of immediate importance. This, coupled with unscheduled communications, personality issues, waiting for information or dealing with administrative tasks in general, are key reasons why business owners spend too much time working in their business instead of on their business. So having a clear vision and why in business and strategically doing the 20% of things that deliver 80% of your outcome as the priority each day will change get huge results with the same or less effort. By focusing on the main things each day and what will add the most value to your strategy to grow the business and keep on moving forward will make blocking out the minor issues easier and knowing where and how to spend your time each day.

As a business owner there are several roles that are performed in the beginning of running a company admin, payroll, book keeping, sales, marketing, hiring, training, business strategy, culture and the vision. Though most owners find themselves trying to do everything or too at least way too many of these things and this is what holds back the company from greater growth and profitability, they need to map out a work flow and understand what roles and tasks are done at each section of the work flow, systemise those processes and then start to look at the more minor repetition tasks and roles to be able to allocate them to an internal recourse or external recourse to get them done with freeing up time. I can ensure you it might feel a little hard to let go and trust with these things at first but you will free up valuable time as a business owner to focus more on the big picture and higher income producing activities in the business, along with having the right plan of attack to execute this process with minimizing risk was discussed above about the work flow and systems being structured within the business before trying this concept.

This process goes on and on and you can leverage and allocate more of the roles and tasks as the company grows, as you get bigger there will be further aspects to step away from and try replace with a more skilled or cost effective solution to achieving that outcome, you will notice your time becoming harder to manage and this is when you will know to review the businesses efficiency strategy. But please keep in mind a ruthless scheduled week, clear strategic plan is needed and definitely make sure you map out the per sale and post sale process with detailed systems and processes before you allocate the roles or tasks to help make the transition easier and successful.

Written by:

Kane Hansen

How to Create a Positive Mindset

A positive mindset keeps you going. It enables you to look at the positives of any situation and it helps you to visualize your goals, ultimately resulting in reaching them easier. The power of positive thinking is a popular concept, and sometimes it can feel a little cliché. But the physical and mental benefits of positive thinking have been demonstrated by multiple scientific studies. Positive thinking can give you more confidence, improve your mood, and even reduce the likelihood of developing health conditions.

Nobody's perfect. We’re going to make mistakes and experience failure in multiple contexts, at multiple jobs and with multiple people at some stage of our lives it's inevitable. But instead of focusing on how you failed, think about what you’re going to do next time, turn your failure into a lesson. Always remember that a positive mindset in business can be the difference between success and failure. It is all about learning just as a child which you were once upon a time tries to ride a bike for the first time and you fall off. You short term fail right...... but you continued to change and attempt to ride the bike without falling. It is this mindset we lose as we grow older we forget that everything in life is learnt through failing, reflecting and adapting until we succeed. So embrace your failures as it is apart of the journey to the outcome you are working towards.

Take a look at how you can remain positive weather you are self-employed, an entrepreneur, or someone trying to climb the ladder in your given field, you must always remain positive no matter what challenges you encounter. Almost invariably, you’re going to encounter obstacles throughout the day there’s no such thing as a perfect day, we wouldn't appreciate the sunny days if we never had the rainy days. When you encounter such a challenge, focus on the benefits, no matter how slight or unimportant they may seem, using gratitude as the fuel to keep you going. It is impossible to be grateful and angry or sad at the same time those emotions can't overlap. When facing hardships, setbacks, or self-doubt about your skills and abilities, positive thinking and daily affirmations to yourself saying that you’ll succeed can be a powerful force in helping you overcome anything. Get to a mental place of gratitude, them visualise and manifest positive thoughts and visions and know the process takes time, hard work and resilience. Preparing yourself and your mind for the bad days ahead makes it easier to pull your mind out of that negative spiral when it arises, you will be aware when it hits you.

Someone with a positive mindset handles challenges with self-assurance and composure. These people have confidence in their professional skills and ability to deal with obstacles. They can manage stress, remain calm under pressure and plan to resolve problems effectively. A resilient attitude also requires strong goal orientation, which means monitoring progress ongoing and regulating behavior that affects the goals one sets for oneself. Remember riding a bike you aren't born with these qualities in mindset control they are trained into the mind, they are developed and practiced. You need to pay attention every day to the mind, understand what it is doing and refocusing it's energy to the end goal. Setting goals daily and having a routine that starts your day with a positive and strong vibe is critical to remapping the brain to become more ruthless to success.

If you maintain a positive attitude, this will be infectious and those around you will pick up on your positive energy. Everyone in your company will feel positive and customers will want to do business with you. This in turn will lead to you maximizing the performance of your business. With a positive approach you will feel in control and confident and you will perform at your best. Then this is where it gets interesting because as soon as you get momentum, you see it working and improvements happen the snow ball affect kicks in. You start to believe in it, you focus more on it and are so in tune to what you do and when or why you do it then.

So a little recap to this is start a routine. Hold gratitude within you mind and body, visualise your outcome and focus and know your true purpose the end game. Write down these goals or vision, create parts of the routine that get your energy up. Thi can be gym, running, yoga as long as it is a sustainable and effective part to the process. Be ready for setbacks, embrace them and reflect on where you slipped up, then replan your strategy or ways to retrain the brain around those obstacles and try again. Bringing yourself always back to the good energy and purpose of the why and the long term vision. Give yourself daily praise for the small things, any progress is progress, a failure is process as you have now identified another way as to what doesn't work. Now go out there and smash your future into the destiny you deserve.

Published by:

Kane Hansen

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