Remember this? The Queen asked, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” And, “Thou, O Queen, art the fairest in the land,” said the mirror.
But, remember this? One day the mirror told the queen, “Snow White, O Queen, is the fairest of them all.”
Ouch. Just like you’ve probably heard it said, “The mirror doesn’t lie.”
So, don’t let yours either.
When you get up tomorrow morning, go to the mirror and say this. “On my honor, I will have a successful business today.” It’s a simple, one step plan for success (or however many steps there are to get to your mirror). Then, you can be sure your business will grow and thrive from that point on.
Uh-oh, are you still with me? Or has the skeptic in you just woke up?
Well, I hope it’s the skeptic.
Because talking to yourself in the mirror isn’t a magic pill for success.
Especially if and when you lie. Oops, is that too blunt? Would you prefer me to say “especially if and when you don’t share only wonderful words with yourself?” The point is the same.
Tell yourself the truth.
Stay true to your vision. And your vows. All those times you told yourself, “I’m never gonna give up.” Or, “I’m gonna do at least one thing for my business, every day, so I can be successful faster.”
Yeah, now we’re talkin’.
I hope you did say those kinds of things to yourself when you started. And I hope you still do. But you might’ve noticed, after working your business for a while, that determination, alone, didn’t increase your bank deposits all that much. And maybe you even wonder what’s missing to help you get more clients or customers or patients or sales or whatever.
If those shaky thoughts have creeped into your head, don’t start to lie to yourself in the mirror. It’s OK to admit some doubt. And it’s OK to not know all the answers all the time. But…
It’s not OK to lie to yourself.
And if you’ve told yourself you can build a successful business all by yourself, you lied.
Because nobody can do that.
But you CAN build a business where you don’t have to work for someone else and you don’t have to hire employees. And it CAN feel like you’re doing it all by yourself. But it takes a System.
Unfortunately, most business owners don’t (or won’t) commit to a system. Most would rather OPEN a business than RUN one. Because opening is easy (so is going out of business). But running a business takes a System. At least if you want a business that can eventually run even without you.
I’ve mentioned, before, how it’s kind of like the difference between Tommy’s Taco Shop and Taco Bell. One makes tacos for a while. The other makes money for decades.
Which do you prefer? If it’s the make-money-for-decades model, then get in front of the mirror tomorrow morning and say, “On my honor, I will do my best for my business, my family, and my future.”
Then, book a free call with me. And together let’s see if we can get your business making-money-for-decades Ready. In other words, RondaReady. I’d love to help you Get Ready, Be Ready, and…