What Matters Now

December 14, 2009 at 2:56 pm Leave a comment

Seth Godin, thought-leader extrordinaire, has asked more than 70 of today’s top thinkers to write a page each about what they are thinking about/planning for the coming year/want to share.

He has compiled it into a pdf that he is encouraging all to share.

Here’s what I’m thinking about/planning for the coming year/want to share.

UNITE

If all small business owners were united into a community whose aim is to support each other, the world would be a better place.

Small business supports local sport, culture and community.

Business owners have a vested interest in making sure their communities have good infrastructure.

Small business is the economic life of most communities by providing jobs, buying goods and services, and making goods and services available.

Therefore, the more successful small business is, the better our communities can be. This applies all over the world and is the reason that the Acumen Fund and Kiva are such important charities.

It sure feels like running a small business is a tough road. Why is that?

If we worked together, small business would be more successful.

Support other small business by recognizing that none of us are competitors, we all want to help, the more you give the more you get in return. Share advice/resources/ideas. Buy from your community.

Read What Matters Now, apply it and pass it on. Tell us what you are thinking about/planning for the coming year/want to share.

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The Three Success Factors

I have worked closely with 100’s of business owners and I have seen too many struggle. I have seen what works and what doesn't.

It takes 3 things to succeed:
1. Hard work - and I know you do that already.
2. Knowledge - domain knowledge: you've got that and continue to learn; and business knowledge: this is where everyone focuses and it's easy to find
3. Mindset - This is the killer app. This is what makes or breaks small business owners.

We work on Mindset here at the Business Owners Success Club: how you think about yourself and your business.

When you focus on a business that gives you what you need to live a Good Life and gives others what they need to solve a problem, everything else falls into place and you have a successful business.

Using that as a framework we work on one aspect of business every month. February is "Your Place in Your Community" month.

In March we will open the doors to our online community. Stay Tuned.

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