Entrepreneurs recognize the need for a plan that lasts. With today’s current economic state, a good education may mean very little to getting a good job. Even if you get that job, you may find yourself working in a field other than that which you attained a degree, or you may find yourself job hunting in a few short years of landing your dream job.

I personally believe that is the reason for the rapidly growing number of entrepreneurs in America. Many entrepreneurs also share a common mindset that they continue to look for ways to become the best of the best at what they do. In my opinion, truly successful people are never content. I don’t mean that in a negative way; I am simply implying that they are always looking for other ways to stretch themselves and grow. Along with that mindset comes the desire to improve the strength of their businesses and take it to the next level.

Every successful business owner possesses within his/her core values, the components
necessary to create the business of their dreams. Developing these core values is a continuous process that occurs during the life of a successful business. Developing habits that reinforce these core values is also necessary to guarantee continued success.

In order for your business to change and improve, you must change and improve. Likewise, before your business can transform, it is necessary to work from the inside out to transform yourself. Once you do so, it is more than possible to take your business and income to a higher level. In order to transform into this new form of freedom there are some critical personal changes that you must make because success is not something you pursue; it is something you attract by the person you become. Specifically, there are 5 principles that will empower you to make the necessary changes required to take your business higher:

Principle #1: Adopt a New Mindset. In order to assume control over your circumstances the proper mindset is an absolute must. If your mindset is positive and intentional you will be better equipped to achieve any desired outcome. There are many books and other resources about mindset, and the common theme is usually the same—changing your way of thinking is the only way to get different results. This mantra was likely very necessary to get you to your currently level of success and it is going to be necessary to yet again adopt a new mindset in order to go higher.

Principle #2: Reinvent Yourself. With each level of business success, comes a necessary change to your personal life. You must get out of your comfort zone and take different steps to yield different results. For some this is an evolutionary change but for others it will happen immediately. As a business owner you know it is no secret when I tell you that there is little separation between you and your business. Each is very interrelated and one directly affects the other. When undergoing the process of reinventing yourself, the first thing I encourage you to do is to simplify your life and focus on what really matters. It is very likely that you focus much of your time and efforts on the trivial things that occur in business and life rather than on the vital things that assist you in meeting your goals. You have now challenged yourself to transition into an even greater freedom and it is extremely important that before you make that transition that you eliminate obstacles and barriers from your life that have the potential to make your path a more difficult one to travel.
Principle #3: Do a Reality Check. When you near the point of going higher, it is common for limiting beliefs to creep in. It happens to even the best of us. You may be aware of some of your limiting beliefs, but awareness of them isn’t necessarily enough to keep them from operating in your life. When it comes to ingrained limiting beliefs, these can be a bit harder to change, but if you are going to be successful at reaching a higher level, you must learn how to get around these beliefs and continue along your path with much more enthusiasm, determination, and motivation than ever before.
Principle #4: Take Massive Action. Success is less about ideas and more about implementation. More importantly, success is about taking massive action, especially at the next level. The act of taking action, in and of itself, is a magnet for wealth and opportunity. Remember, a step in the wrong direction is better than staying in the same spot. Once you’re moving, you can always course correct if necessary, but your auto-guidance system can’t guide you if you are standing still. It is not, however, necessary to have things perfectly in place before you begin to take action of going to a higher level. Just start now! Begin each day by making a list of things that you will do in order to achieve greater and higher results.

Principle #5: Focus on the Vision. It is extremely important not to get caught up in the how. The specific strategies you implement to go higher may be very similar to the ones you implemented to obtain your current level of achievement. It is more important to focus on your vision than the vehicle that will take you there. When you combine your energy and passion with your vision, you will attract the vehicle.

Each business owner has within themselves what it takes to create the business and lives of their dreams no matter how high those dreams may seem…….

Author's Bio: 

Shayna Rattler is the President of Success Unlimited and is a certified business coach. Success Unlimited helps entrepreneurs and corporate executive teams to maximize business success and balance their personal life by focusing on what really matters in business—growth! Entrepreneurs and executives alike get caught up in the day-to-day operations of running a company and can easily lose sight of the high-action priorities that move the business forward. Success Unlimited offers coaching programs designed to help you become strategic about how you spend your time to double your results with half of the effort. Call
901-328-8842 today to explore solutions for success and visit our website at www.StrategicBusinessSuccess.com to receive FREE tips, resources, and information to grow your business and keep abreast of upcoming events.

Shayna is also the author of Higher: 5 Powerful Principles for Entrepreneurs to Reinvent Themselves and Redefine Success to Earn More. You can order a copy of the book by visiting our website or emailing shayna@strategicbusinesssuccess.com