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Entrepreneur – Stay in Your Lane

It is thrilling to be an entrepreneur who is able to succeed because she knows the right way to stay in her own lane. That expression, “stay in your own lane” has become very popular of late. It is used in all kinds of circumstances by all kinds of people. It may seem a strange thing to ask entrepreneurs to do, but strange or not, it is something that needs to be done. In order to be successful, entrepreneurs need to have a focus and determination in order to succeed.

The strongest and most useful tool an entrepreneur has is not her innovative product or service nor her excellent customer service skills. Interestingly, the strongest and most useful tool an entrepreneur has is her determination and ability to stick with a plan. In order succeed an entrepreneur must do two things:

  1. Have a plan – after all if you fail to plan, you plan to fail
  2. Keep her mind on her mission and her mission on her mind

 

 

It is these two things that will enable her to go from trying to succeed to actually succeeding. If you are an entrepreneur, take a moment now to look at your business operations. What are you doing with your business? Do you have a written plan for how you are go from today, to where you want to be five years from now, ten years from now? If yes, make sure your plan is SMART aka specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound. SMART plans get accomplished and help an entrepreneur to be successful. If you do not have a plan to get you from where you are today to where you want to be five years from now, ten years from now, start writing a business plan. Go through all the steps required to make a complete and accurate business plan. Once you have spent the hours needed to complete the plan, start working the plan.

In other words, if you are an entrepreneur, maintain your focus, stay in your lane. The great thing about being an entrepreneur is that you get to pick the path you will travel, you get to choose the lane in which you will travel. Entrepreneurs, let today be the day you rededicate or become even stronger in your resolve to follow your business plan, travel the road you set for yourself and take your business where you want it to go.

 

 

In conclusion, it is thrilling to be an entrepreneur who is able to succeed because she knows the right way to stay in her own lane. So, the question for you this thrilling day entrepreneur is, are you staying focused on your mission?

 

Janeane Davis

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  • I have seen some people try to start a business and not get too far because they didn't have a very good business plan. I think it comes down to as some of the comments above said, keep your eye on the prize and you can do anything. It's a struggle, but if you want it, you can achieve it.

    • I agree with you. After all, life is always a struggle. So you might as well struggle towards your dream.

  • YOu always have such wonderful advice. Always keep the eye on the prize.

  • VERY good concept! It's so easy to get side tracked when you first start out, even a while after you've started... but keeping focus is a necessity. And I love your SMART plan. Specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound plans are very much needed.

  • Love this! You are soo right about that.

  • You are so right about having a plan. I alway believe if you fail to have a plan then plan to fail. Thanks of the daily inspiration!

  • The most important thing is to have a plan for sure. And follow it. Stay focused.

  • such a great reminder. I try to stay focused most of the time but life gets in the way unfortunately :/

  • That quote really summed it up! That's something entrepreneurs need to have on their mirrors in the morning.

  • Such a great point. I used to struggle with watching the competition and wishing I could be where they are. Now I just focus on my own plan.

  • I am, but life also gets in the way. I make monthly goals and then put all the steps to get there on a calendar. I'm moving... just not as fast as I would like.

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