What does it mean to be the best at what you do?
Why is that important?
Is life all about competition and being better than everyone else?
Let’s see what it takes to be the best at sling shots:
That’s right, Rufus Hussy, from Ashborough, North Carolina is the best at what he does!
Now, how does this relate to starting an online business?
Being the best at what you do doesn’t necessarily mean you’re competing directly with everyone else. In fact, that’s the beauty of online marketing: no matter what you’re selling or trying to promote, there’s always going to be a different way it could be done.
The conclusion I’ve come to is that being the best at what you do, in this case running an online business, is all about setting goals, monitoring your progress, and working to improve on your individual performance. If you are not making progress with your online business, you’re probably regressing!
So, now the tips:
- Do What You Love: I’ve talked about this a lot lately but truly believe it – if you’re doing what you love and not just chasing the “get-rich-quick” ideas, if you have confidence that you will succeed, and if you follow the Tuesday Tutorials 🙂 (along with other tips and tricks), success will come in one form or another.
- Practice + Persistence = Progress: In order to be the best sling-shooter I’ve ever seen, Rufus Hussy had to practice a lot. In fact, his “practice” was for his actual survival – the things he hunted for were what he ate growing up in a big family. Not only do you have to practice and implement strategies to be successful with an online business, but you have to test things out and adapt.”That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Persistence and Practice equal Progress!
- Set Goals: “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra. Setting goals, especially performance goals, is the “secret sauce” in my opinion. If you haven’t read it already and written your own, read my first real-life experience with the Moller Mission Statement. After you read that I challenge you to write your own mission statement and share it with the Moller Marketing readers.
- Monitor Progress: “Small Success leads to Big Success!” – Nate Moller. If you don’t keep track of where you’re headed and what you’ve accomplished, you’ll never really know if you’ve arrived. The adage “…when performance is measured, performance improves” is as true in running a business online as it is in success as a sling-shot expert.
I recently read an article about 10 Ways to Fail Successfully. Yes, the title is ironic but the content was great:
People always say “never give up.” But how do you not give up when things are working right? Simple, you readjust your plan.
The main goal or end result you desire to achieve shouldn’t change, but your approach should if it’s not working.
To be the best at what you are doing doesn’t mean you keep pounding your head against the wall when the door is two feet to your left. You have to make adjustments, monitor your progress, set goals, practice and persist, and love what you do!
How do you plan to be the next Rufus Hussy with your online business?