7 Tips on How to Run a Successful Business and Feel Great Doing It

by Michelle Salater on October 21, 2009

To say I’ve had a busy week is an understatement. It has been one of the most exciting, fast paced, opportunity-filled weeks I’ve ever had. Prospects are inquiring, I’m making strategic contacts, we have two new clients, and the PR bootcamp is filling up. Everything is flowing perfectly. Have I had stressful moments? Yes. Am I tired? Sure. But the good outweighs the negative.

So, what’s going on? What am I doing differently? What’s my “secret?” I wanted to know, so I sat down and wrote up a list. And I’ve decided to share my findings with you, dear blog readers. Here they are . . .

1) I made a conscious decision to do things differently. Specifically, I made those calls and wrote those emails I’d been meaning to write.
2) I followed up with everyone in my sales funnel. Simply following up got me one new client.
3) I took action instead of procrastinating. It’s amazing what happens when you take action on something instead of dwelling on it or worrying about it.
4) I delegated everything I don’t like doing or didn’t have the time to complete.
5) I stepped outside of my comfort zone and reached out to people I’ve wanted to contact.
6) I took my dog on longer walks.
7) I slept in an extra hour on Tuesday . . . and didn’t feel guilty about it.

What can you do differently the rest of this week? If you have something that’s worked for you, I’d love to hear it.

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