FACE, The Best Formula For Running A Successful Business. Running a successful business requires what I like to call the F.A.CE. Formula: FACE = Focus, Action, Commitment and Education. Let’s look at each of the four factors, and why they are essential to your success.
There are no great achievements absent of focus. In order to succeed, you must have a clearly defined goal you’re striving towards. Rather than mixing up your business models (eg, trying to do both affiliate marketing and information marketing at once), you should focus on just one business model, and really work it until you’ve mastered it.
It is also important to set “mini goals” for yourself. These are the steps you need to take along the way to get you to your ultimate goal of profiting from your business.
Success also requires consistent action. This one should be a ‘no-brainer’, but you’d be surprised how many people have difficulty taking action. It’s not because they don’t want to succeed. Instead, it is because they are having difficulty with their focus. You see, it’s not about just taking any action. You need to take the right actions, at the right time and in the right order.
The only way to do this is to have a clear plan for focused action. When you have a plan, you’re able to take action steadily, rather than go between the extremes of doing too much or too little at a time. Your action plan should include at least one step you can take every day towards your goal.
More often than not and often neglected, is the fact that success requires commitment. Ask yourself: “Do I really want my own profitable internet business? Am I willing to put in the work it takes to succeed, and will I take my business seriously?” This is important. A lot of people just ‘play’ at internet marketing or do it as a hobby, then wonder why they aren’t making real money. You see…
Running a business isn’t a game.
Yes, internet marketing can be a lot easier and even a lot more fun than running a traditional business, but it still takes work. It still requires commitment to a clear goal. If you have any doubts about what you’re doing, I strongly urge you to take the time to sit down and work through those doubts before you begin.
You might find you just need more self-confidence, or you need additional education before you’re ready to make the leap. Go ahead and address those issues first, so that you can feel excited about your business and ready to commit to making it work.
Finally, continued education is one of the ‘secrets’ to sky rocketing your success. There will always be something new to learn, or something you already do which you can learn how to do even better. Whenever you come up against one of your ‘weak spots’, make a note of it in a journal or on a sheet of paper you keep just for jotting down your questions and concerns. You might decide to attend a marketing seminar or workshop to enhance your skills, and to network with new people. You might invest in some e-books or home study courses.
Education is a lifelong continual process.
And of course, no matter what you do to increase your education, the important thing is to… Use what you learn. The goods news is that, this time, you’ll know exactly what you need to learn, and you won’t be consumed by information overload. Achieving Success – For Real
I hope you’ve gleaned from my report that achieving success is not a matter of finding a ‘magic pill’, but is instead a multi-step process of learning, focusing, taking action and, as a result, learning even more. The big system of Market, Offer, Traffic, Back End and Duplication give you a proven framework for achieving success. It is important that you keep these steps always at the forefront of your mind.
Every market contains its own variables, whims and eccentricities. It is unavoidable that, at some point, you’re going to be drawn in to the finer details of how your market operates. These details are just as important as understanding the big system, but it is very easy to get bogged down in them as well.
That’s why the 5 steps of the big system are so crucial. They return your focus to the big picture – yet, in doing so, they also help you laser focus on the exact tactics you need to apply to the business you’re in. Any time you start to feel lost, confused or otherwise off-track; all you need to do is review those core principles again.
Remind yourself of the big system. Doing so will make it clear to you which details are necessary to your process, and which ones are simply clouding the picture unnecessarily.