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7 High Impact Ways to Begin Your Business on the Right Note This Decade



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Starting your business can be a high-five moment with fist thumping and back slaps for many. While for some, it can be intimidating. It’s not an everyday routine you indulge in. It’s a defining moment that can change the way you live your life. As the new decade begins, realign your thinking to start your business on the right note. It can improve your chances of reaching your goals faster. It can also lead to many life-changing moments, both big and small.

Below are seven high-impact ways to help you avoid the mistakes most businesses only realize way too late:

1. Be realistic on your goals

It’s a good thing to aim high when setting your goals. But often they can be hard to achieve. Take a long hard look at your goals and if they are realistic. Market research is excellent, but with deep introspection, your goals can become a reality. Consider your strengths, skills, knowledge, and resources to achieve them in a given timeframe.

2. Time block 

We are often guilty of taking on too much work. It spills into your personal life and impact it in a negative way. One popular way to guard your time is time blocking. As simple as it sounds, it’s ensuring you prepare, plan, and block time for large and small projects often in batches or patterns. 

With the Ivy Lee method, you first pick and work on the six crucial tasks for the day. Doing so reduces the stress with the daily activities and gives you clarity on your vital tasks that will move the needle in your business. Before you choose the top five to six tasks, take a bit of me time to get to know yourself better.

“To do two things at once is to do neither.” – Publilius Syrus

3. Know yourself better

When starting a business, most often, you will be the sole owner or probably begin with a small team. That’s an additional responsibility for making the right decisions that impact everyone positively. It might not always be possible if you are feeling stressed or worried most of the time.

To avoid getting in this zone, take a bit of me-time for self-realization every day. Journaling is an excellent way to make a quick five-minute account of the best decisions, wins, and not so good moments of the day. It never hurts to indulge in a hobby once a week that keeps you motivated, especially when you’re often fighting yourself when it comes to feeling confident, being calm, or taking risks at work.

4. Outsource

Doing many things at once can lead to overwhelm, burnout, and making poor decisions. Most often, it’s reactive decision-making where you end up fire-fighting. On the other hand, consider a scenario where you are mentally charged up, and you know what’s coming. 

Focus on what you are good at, and outsource other tasks to people outside of your team.

5. Be specific

When you allocate work to others, it’s wise to be specific to your expectations. Else, it might be a downward spiral for the team or the vendor or yourself.

Some questions to ponder on:

  • Are you communicating what you want the other person to understand?
  • Has the other person understood what you meant to say?
  • Is there a pre-decided timeframe that can balance the expectations?
  • Are there are gaps in work and your expectations?

“I have discovered that you will achieve nothing if you pursue everything. Be specific and stay focused.” – Israelmore Ayivor

6. Declutter

As your business grows, you’ll find yourself buried in paperwork. Goal-setting and tracking, payments, shipments, marketing, operations are some of the areas you need to track regularly. 

Declutter and focus on one thing at a time. This will help you perform the task at hand in a more impactful way. 

7. Look for opportunities

Once you have your systems in place with a loyal audience, it’s time to reach out to a new audience. Even as you navigate the ups and downs in your business, networking will play a vital role in expanding your reach. It lets you learn and speed up your growth faster than you would otherwise do.

One way to ensure you are always in front of your audience is to network with like-minded businesses. It gives you a general feeling of the kind of work they do and how you can collaborate for business growth.

Regardless of where you’re at in the year, make sure to focus on the activities that’ll help you reach your goals. Starting with the seven steps outlined above will ensure you are mentally and emotionally ready to take on every challenge in your business.

How are you going to make sure you have your best year yet? Share your plans below so we can keep you accountable!

Patricia Vaz is a content creator with six years of freelance writing on digital marketing and tech topics. Her writing has helped her clients drive traffic and convert passive readers into active customers. Contact her at WritewithPat or LinkedIn.

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How Your Beliefs Can Supercharge or Sabotage Your Success

Your life is dictated by beliefs and biases that drive your thinking, behaviors, and decisions



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How to Break the Cycles of Mediocrity and Manifest Your Greatness

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity



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In just a few weeks, we will be wrapping up 2023. Can you believe it? This year has been absolutely incredible for me.

I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

I can truly say that I have made the most of my moments this year and I have used everything as a catalyst for maximizing my greatest potential.

As a revolutionary leader, I have the pleasure of consulting and advising leaders around the world to fulfill purpose, realize their greatest potential and make an impact.

I want to share some insights with you that will help you to break cycles of mediocrity and manifest your greatness

Everything legal must come through the matrix

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I am using the term matrix. However, what you have to understand is that I am trying to make a highly complex spiritual principle practical to understand.

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, every life has an origin and I believe that origin is divine and begins with eternity. You are birthed from eternity and into time to fulfill a unique purpose and assignment in your lifetime and generation.

The matrix is simply the portal or vehicle that brings something out of the invisible realm and into tangible form. The problem with much of the teaching today is that it excludes the matrix. We are told to believe that success is instantaneous and overnight.

Nobody talks about how a dream progresses through stages beginning with visualization and ultimately culminating in manifestation. Without a matrix or portal then everything that you attempt to birth and build will be illegal.

The matrix not only makes you legal but it gives you the authority and power to function as the greatest expression of who you were created to be. 

Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

Everything that has been destined for your life must be incubated and converted to become realities born to time. 

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin to build.” – Robert Collier

You must give expression to that which is not yet born to time

When you think about a matrix or a prophetic incubation process, you have to understand that potential is often unrealized and untapped. In other words, your potential is in raw form and your potential cannot serve you as long as it is untapped.

The thing that makes me valuable is that I have the ability to convert potential into power. I have done it in my own life and I have empowered leaders around the world to do the same. How do you convert potential into power?

First, it is important to note that you have to perceive potential. If you cannot perceive your potential then you can never cultivate your potential. In addition, you must take the time to cultivate your potential. We often get excited about our capabilities; however, we never expand our capacity in order to realize our greatest potential.

In other words, the strength of your potential is only discovered through your willingness to stretch. The more we are challenged the more we are empowered to expand our capacity for greatness. Most of all, you must begin to express your potential. The expression of potential is different for every person.

For example, the expression of my potential is best demonstrated through the thoughts, ideas, products, services, books, etc.

For another person the expression of potential may look like a screenplay, artwork, sports, scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, etc.

Regardless of the form of expression, I know that you will live empty and unfulfilled until you make the decision to express your potential. The expression of your potential gives voice to your dreams, life to your vision, significance to your moments and activates your true power.

You must manifest your greatness

As a revolutionary thinker and leader, my work has impacted people around the world. I am grateful that my life is a source of empowerment to so many people. However, before anyone could ever benefit from my life, I had to make a non-negotiable decision to become who I was born to be.

I wish I could tell you that this journey is easy and that you will get there overnight. However, in a world that celebrates us for doing we are often criticized for being. As a result, I wasted a lot of time trying to be who other people wanted me to be instead of being who I was born to be.

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity. It is through our bravery to be vulnerable that we ultimately manifest our greatness. We do not bless the world by being a duplicate. We bless the world when we honor our difference. When you honor your difference you honor your potential.

Ultimately, your difference is how you manifest your greatness.

When you present anything but your authentic self to the world, you are playing small and you are robbing the world of your significance. Manifesting your greatness requires you to master your gifts.

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Here’s a Young Man’s Antidote for the Uncertainty of the Modern World

Why do a lot of young guys lack confidence in today’s world? 



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Toxic Leadership: 5 Ways to Identify a Bad Leader

if you have a leader who displays any of the toxic traits, it’s time to move on to greener pastures.



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Let’s be honest, we’ve all crossed paths with a toxic leader in our careers at some point. Unfortunately, while some toxic leaders don’t even bother to hide their behaviour, some know very well how to conceal their true selves behind a strong-built facade. The latter is the most dangerous of the two. (more…)

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