How to Succeed in Business & Life

5 Habits to Succeed in Business & Life


1. Be Teachable


All successful people are teachable.  This means they are willing to learn and willing to change.  Even when this means stepping out of the so-called comfort zone, a true champion knows that positive improvement only happens outside the comfort zone.


How to get out of the comfort zone is by challenging yourself through consistent learning and improvement.  All athletes train their bodies vigorously over time so they are ready to perform on the big day.


It’s the same in business and life.  If you want certain results, you will have to get uncomfortable by training yourself to think differently (successfully) until it becomes second nature.


“All success is a learnable skill.” – William R King


However you choose to measure success for you, know that you can achieve it by developing success habits.  As you train yourself in this way, you will begin seeing results come to you effortlessly as you take action toward your goals.


2. Learn to think in principles


Training yourself to think in principles may be challenging at first, especially if you have not been taught how to do this.  Not everyone knows how to do this, yet it can be a powerful technique to understanding situations and seeing things more clearly.


If you were to learn this skill, you will gain a greater clarity and be able to understand what is going on in situations in your business and personal life.


“I think it’s important to reason from first principles rather than by analogy.” – Elon Musk
Learning to think/reason from principles is a success trait of highly successful individuals such as Elon Musk as quoted above.  When you train yourself to do this daily, you are developing an intuition/intelligence that will serve you in being a more success-minded person and you will see benefits in many areas of your life and business.


3. Develop Success Traits


Learning to think in principles is a trait of successful people all around the world.  You can see this in many examples of historical figures.  They understood things on a deeper level and so can you when you learn to make it a daily habit.


Another success trait is determination.  When you have determination you never give up.  You can see your goal clearly and you know you will achieve it.  You will let nothing stop you from reaching your success goal.


The power to focus is also a success trait.  If you only took 30 seconds of action a day toward your goal you may actually never achieve it.  Whereas if you took 5-30 minutes of focussed action toward your goal, you can pretty well guarantee you will complete your goal within a reasonable time frame.


Developing the trait of courage only comes through taking action regardless of any fear you may be experiencing. When doing something new or different you will experience the feeling of fear.  This is simply your subconscious trying to protect you from stepping out of the comfort zone.


When you feel the fear and take action regardless, you are training yourself to be courageous and overcome your fears.  All unreasonable fears are holding you back from creating the success you can have in your business and life.  Don’t let fear hold you back, choose to be courageous instead.


4. Be Determined & Focus


What goal are you moving toward?  I’m sure you will agree that in order to reach any goal it takes determination and focus.


As I mentioned above, you could spend the rest of your life moving toward a goal and never achieving it without focus, yet focus is required if you really want to succeed in business and life.


A powerful habit you can create is learning to build a vision of seeing yourself having accomplished your goal.  When you do this regularly you are building a determination within yourself that can propel you toward your goals and dreams regardless of whatever challenges you might face.


Visualizing takes focus and there are many great audio’s available that can help you focus while visualizing yourself  having achieved your goals.  A great visualization audio that has supported me in growing my business, having a happy family, going on many vacations, and more can be found by clicking here.


5. Follow Through


It also takes focus to follow through on a task/job/goal and see it through to completion.


You may have a goal and yet never achieve it without following through and taking the necessary right actions to move toward it.  If you have a worthwhile goal that is important to you, you must follow through long enough to see it come to fruition.


Anyone can start a project, some can focus on the required tasks for a project, yet not everyone will follow through on a project to completion.


Remembering the 3 stages of a project/goal can help you understand where you are at and what steps are needed to accomplish your goal/project.


3 Stages of a Goal


Make it a point to remember these 3 stages when you set a new goal.  This can help you know where you are at in the process and can motivate you to follow through on your goal until you complete it.


1: Start
2: Focus
3: Finish


I sincerely hope this article has assisted you on your personal path to success in business and life.  Please let me know what you enjoyed by sharing it in a comment below and/or click as many of the share buttons to help me get the word out.  Thank you so much for your support and for reading.  Best wishes to you in your journey.

William King

William currently lives in the Greater Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada with his wife Natasha and cat Noah. He has been cleaning windows professionally since 2004. William has worked for multiple window cleaning companies as both an employee and a subcontractor until he committed to building his own business in 2012. His business has grown since to provide a very nice income for the family. Natasha manages the office and accounting of the business as it continues to grow. With 28+ years of experience in the cleaning industry, William's intention with this website is to share his experience and knowledge with people who would like to learn how to create their own window / gutter cleaning service business.

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