Sell Without Selling Podcast
Set Yourself Up For Success
On this episode, Stacey shares some practical advice that will help you to set yourself up for success.
- Create a designated space to work comfortably.
- Surround yourself with a network of people that are pursuing success with the same tenacity as you.
- Set goals
- Focus on what YOU’RE Good at and outsource the rest.
- Emphasize self-care.”
“If you run it like a business, it will pay you like a business. If you run it like a hobby, it will cost you like a hobby.” -Stacey O’Byrne
(First ~2 mins)
Okay let’s get onto today’s topic. Setting yourself up for success. I get asked all the time what it takes for an entrepreneur, business owner, or a sales professional to set themselves up for success. And you know, the foundations of success are very fundamental. And it all starts with your surroundings. It all starts with you allowing yourself a dedicated work space. What do I mean by that? You know, if you don’t have a place, a space, where you have success designed, laid out, it’s not ergonomically correct for you, it’s not your workplace, your work space, then you’re instantaneously putting yourself in an environment of potential sabotage.
You know, some entrepreneurs, they work at home. And that is fine. Home-based businesses are just perfect, and that being said, you still want to have an environment, a space that is open for business. Whether it’s an alcove in your house. Whether it’s a spare bedroom that you converted to a work space. Whether it’s your favorite chair or your favorite table. You need a place, a space, that is comfortable, that is private, and that allows you to be setup and organized so that you have the right space, and the right place to create your success.
So first and foremost, we want a desk or a desk-like environment, with drawers, files, accessible organization. You want a chair, a chair that’s comfortable, a chair that’s agronomically correct that let’s you be at the right level of your work space. You want the right equipment. At a minimum. It doesn’t matter if you have a 3,000 square foot environment like I do, or if you have a home office, or if you have a space in your office. You still need the basic essentials of business. You need wifi. You need some kind of computer system. You need apps. You need programs. You need a printer. At a minimum. And then of course your basic essentials, whether or not it’s a smart tablet, pens, pencils, notebooks, or digital technology. You need the proper environment and the proper equipment, whatever that is for what it is that you do.