1. Plan for the future a few minutes each day. Let’s assume your best product line has stopped selling. What direction will you take your company next? Do you have a new income stream you want to add? This is the time for day dreaming and writing notes to prepare for the future. You don’t have to take action on these items, but you do need to think about them daily in order to bring out those golden visions and ideas.
2. Work on your marketing in some aspect every day to gain new customers. If your prospective customers don’t know about you, they can’t buy from you. Put some effort into getting your message out every day, even if it’s just for a few minutes.
3. Work on closing a sale every day. Whether you’re doing this online, on the telephone, through the mail or face-to-face, you need to be selling every day. Without the close of a sale, there is no business. This isn’t something you can delegate 100%, even if you have a sales force. You need to be out there.
4. Develop or strengthen your business network. You need to join a business network, whether it’s online or not, or a combination of both. This is where you can help others and they can help you – it’s a two-way street. A business network is a great place to get customers through referrals and give back customers through your referrals. “I’m an introvert and hate networking,” you say. So am I but I conquered the fear. Read all about how I did it in “A Business Networking Field Guide for Introverts!”