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Wouldn't it be great if you could fast track along the road to success?   Do you want to know how to do this? A simple way is to follow the lives of other successful people. If there is one thing that is certain in life is that everyone makes mistakes. Even the most successful business people have made wrong decisions at some point in time. The difference is that successful people learn from their mistakes and turn them into something positive. In the same way they can be great as mentors. You can learn from their experiences, especially the positive ones that have made them successful.

The Bad, the Ugly and the Good News

As a business owner you will no doubt have made some mistakes along the way. I know that I have and in the process I have learnt some short cuts, some ways not to do things, and what things have the most impact on my business. As a business person I have experienced some of the bad and the ugly. I may be working just three days a week and have a million dollar business now, but I didn't start out that way. My road to success has involved me having to overcome numerous obstacles. Personally I think I have probably overcome every obstacle you have ever faced or are likely to face. Each one of those has given me a renewed perspective and strategies for continuing to move forward. For you this is the good news. It means that you can learn from my experiences without having to make the same mistakes yourself. The strategies in the programs are based on solid experience. They can give you results, just as they have for many of my other clients. Buying into a business community can give you access to mentors and people with a vast depth of business experience. They can be your encouragement and support when you are facing challenges.

Benefits of Working with Successful People

•       Successful people often have high energy levels and this can be contagious. Their excitement about ideas and strategies can spur you on to achieving your goals.

•       Successful people have proven strategies which can often be applied to other similar businesses. This can help you fast track your business success.

•       Being part of a business community provides you with encouragement, support and accountability.

•       As you learn from more experienced people so you too can start developing your own strategies that other people may be able to benefit from.

•       Following proven strategies helps you to avoid common pitfalls and can speed up your business success.

•       Being in a business community allows you to interact with others who have had similar experiences and who understand the challenges of running your own business.

Even though you may be in business on your own, it doesn't necessarily mean that you have to figure out absolutely everything on your own. Becoming part of a business community can give you access to valuable information, strategies and business tactics. Using other peoples proven success can help you to get on the fast track to achieving your goals.

Bernadette Doyle is a marketing specialist who helps entrepreneurs become client magnets and attract a steady stream of their ideal clients. If you’d like to learn more about her amazing Mastermind group, click here: http://www.clientmagnets.com/marketingmastermind/

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Sometimes you need to go with your gut and risk it, or you'll never know what's 'behind the curtain.'

Have you ever been in a position in your business where an opportunity comes up and you know it will benefit your business to take it, but it's going to cost. It may cost a lot financially and maybe you don't have the cash in hand. Maybe it requires you to put your reputation on the line. Maybe it requires you to do something that you don't quite feel equipped for.   When faced with these type of decisions ask yourself the question: "If I manage to get this right, how much will I have learned in the process?"

Taking Risks helps you to Grow and Expand your Capabilities

I have worked with many clients who hesitate and say to me: "But I have never done that before!" Fortunately most of them don't allow that to hold them back. I have one client who had some expertise but he didn't know how to package and sell it. I helped him to put it together and price it at a much higher level. I helped him to realize that his initial price point for the level of expertise that he was offering was far too low. The product sold for $5000 and it was my recommendation to sell the product from the stage. The idea terrified him as he had never presented on stage before and he certainly had no experience as a sales person.   The great thing is that he took on the challenge. He knew he would be risking his reputation and breaking new ground, but he didn't let it stop him. When I followed up with him a short while later he had already sold 25 products and he was so excited about it. He learned that he could do something new. He just needed to be willing to take the risk and step up to the challenge.

The benefits of Taking Risks

•      Taking risks is a big part of being a business owner. Not everything can be carefully calculated. Sometimes you just need to go with your gut and risk it.

•      In taking risks you open yourself up to new opportunities. You can learn new skills or discover some that you didn't know you had.

•      Taking risks is a way of expanding your capacity and your way of thinking. When you are willing to take on risks you tend to have a broader view on things and this can create many opportunities for you.

•      Taking risks helps you to gain momentum in your business. Because you have risked something it spurs you on to make a success of it.

•      In the same way taking risks can energize you to think more creatively and find solutions to the challenges that you face.

•      The more accustomed you get to taking risks the more courageous you will get. With each risk that you take that pays off you learn the value in it, and this encourages you to look for other similar opportunities.

Many people shy away from taking risks preferring to take the safe and secure path to success. However, any person that has achieved a great level of success will tell you that they would never have got there if they hadn't been willing to take risks. Taking risks can teach you so much about yourself and your business. Being willing to take risks will also open up many more opportunities for you to grow your business.

Bernadette Doyle is a marketing specialist who helps entrepreneurs become client magnets and attract a steady stream of their ideal clients. If you’d like to receive invaluable tips and advice on how to attract clients with ease, register at http://www.clientmagnets.com

girlsonbeachI may be known primarily as a marketing coach, but I am the first to admit that if you're serious about growing a six or seven-figure business, it's going to take a lot more than great marketing.

You can do all the right things and work hard, but if it's not yet translating into results, it may be that your marketing strategies need tweaking, or you may need to work on your business model and your income streams.   But, it's also a strong indication that what you really need to work on is your mindset.

If your mindset isn't in the right place, you could be sabotaging your own success.

Perhaps deep down you don't feel that you deserve it, or you doubt yourself or don't trust yourself. Maybe you just don't believe that you should have it so easy.

Wrestling with these issues takes a lot of strength. You have to make up your mind that you are stronger than the issues.

Every time you step up to a new level, there will be more inner work for you to do. There's always more to face and to overcome and to step through.

Think about some of the workings of your mindset that are holding you back right now.

•      If you feel like you've got to do everything yourself in order for everything to get done, that's a mindset issue.

•      If you doubt yourself, and think you have to slowly build your credibility before you can offer an expensive program, that's a mindset issue.

•      If you aren't willing to invest money in yourself by taking training courses, buying programs or hiring a coach, that's a mindset issue.

•      If you think the only way that you can make money is by trading your time for it, that's a mindset issue.

You need to shift your mindset. Being put in situations and even getting assignments where your old mindset is challenged and tested will help you to look at and handle things differently. Ultimately, you will blow apart all of the old ways in which you approach new things.   Working with a coach or a mentor specifically on mindset will help you a great enormously.   And I can personally speak from experience!

The change in your mindset shift is a little difficult to explain because it really needs to be experienced.     The bottom line is that part of mindset is to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Everything you want that you don't yet have is outside of your comfort zone. If it was inside your comfort zone, you would already have it. You have to step outside of that zone to get what you want – and deserve.

Once you shift your mindset, you will be comfortable with being the expert at what you do, delegating, believing in yourself and in the value you offer to your clients.

That is when you will achieve and surpass your business goals.

So go for it!   Join me in the journey and make this year your best year ever!

Bernadette Doyle is a marketing specialist who helps entrepreneurs become client magnets and attract a steady stream of their ideal clients. If you’d like to receive invaluable tips and advice on how to attract clients with ease, register at http://www.clientmagnets.com

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