Posts Tagged ‘small business success’

Put Yourself in the Path of Success

Successful entrepreneurs create their own opportunities for success. Why? Because they know that success is not accidental. You have to make it happen … and you have to actively look for opportunities to make it happen. 

Life is filled with opportunities: people we stand or sit next to, chance meetings, unplanned events, items seen or read, offered projects, ideas that seemingly come out of nowhere. We have to recognize each of them for what they can be if we want to achieve our goals. 

Seek out opportunity and  leverage it into something more. Watch for it. Evaluate it. Answer the door and build on it. Don’t let it pass you by. Successful people are constantly watching for opportunity and, when they find it, they embrace it. They do not wait for success to happen. They make it happen … one opportunity at a time.

We often hear about being ‘on the road to success’. There is no one road to success, but there are a lot of paths and side roads. Knowing which path to take is where strategy comes in. Knowing when to step off the main road and explore a new path is where courage and creativity come in. Knowing when to stop exploring and put the accelerator down for a while in order to get closer to your ultimate destination is where experience comes in.

Opportunity is out there. If you are open to it and actively working toward your goals, it will find you. Better yet: Put yourself in the path of success by focusing on what you want to achieve. Immerse yourself in your topic. Think about it, read about it, talk about it.

Actively look for and create opportunities to be successful and you will be successful.

You’ve heard this one too: ‘Follow the path and see where it leads.’ Opportunity is a path. It is a road that can move you forward, or present a new direction for achieving your goals. Be aware of and open to possibilities – and then act on them. Some will pan out, others won’t. But you will never know what COULD have happened unless you follow the path for a while. In order to truly be open for business, we have to truly be open to opportunity. … Lori Martinek, Branding Expert & Author


Show Your Best Self and Shine!

Discovering something that we are good at is a confidence builder. We feel capable and competent and we like the feeling, so we actively look for ways to spend more time using and building on our new skill. That’s as it should be. We like the idea of being ‘good at something’. It makes us feel talented and able and when we feel talented and able, we feel strong and successful.

People like to be around — and do business with — people whom they perceive to be successful.

Strength creates confidence and confidence can be very, very contagious. When we believe in ourselves, others will do the same. If we project positive energy, the people around us will see and feel positive energy. If we speak and act negatively or indecisively, that’s exactly what they will see … and feel … and perceive. The impression that others have of us is very much of our own making. Always strive to make a positive impression.

Motivational Energy is the positive, highly magnetic energy that we project when we focus on and amplify our true Core Strengths. If you focus on your strengths and put your best self out there, you will shine! … Lori Martinek, Branding Expert and Author,