As Life, Relationship and Business Coaches, we have given guidance to many business owners and entrepreneurs over the last decade.
Are you an entrepreneur? Do you aspire to be one? Do you own a business? Do you lead a team in Direct Sales or Network Marketing? Are you a sole-preneur and own a home-based business? By answering ‘yes’ to at least one of these questions, you definitely want to read on!
Based on our interaction and experiences with these individuals, we formulated what we believe to be the 10 most important questions any entrepreneur wants to ask him or herself on a regular basis to create the results he or she desires.
So, here they are! They are in no particular order. They are all important and relevant questions to ask yourself if you are seeking positive change and improved results.
Question 1: Where am I going with my life today? The answer to this question will give you a good indication of the direction your business is going.
Question 2: Do I treat my business like a business? Most people who say they own a business treat it more like a hobby. Treat your business with the respect it deserves. Your business is a reflection of how you treat yourself and ultimately how others see and treat you.
Question 3: How do I define success as an entrepreneur? Success is a process, not a payoff. The price to pay for success is time, money, energy and mental and physical action. As Life Coaches, Relationship Coaches and Business Coaches, we have witnessed entrepreneurs operating from fear: fear of failure, success, commitment or rejection. Success requires faith and focus on the end result.
Question 4: What are the telepathic messages I am putting out there? Many entrepreneurs send mixed messages: e.g. ‘I am open for business but I don’t feel worthy so don’t give me the money,’ or e.g. ‘I am open for business but don’t call me because I don’t want to feel overwhelmed.’
Question 5: Do I have ‘broke’ thoughts and beliefs? If you do, your subconscious mind will assist you to create events that reinforce those thoughts and beliefs. This is the basis for how the Law of Attraction operates in our lives. When your talents can bring you money and you feel undeserving, you will sabotage your success.
Question 6: Do I set goals or do I set goals and achieve results? Achieving the results you want is far more important than being a goal-setter. To achieve results requires you willingness to change. If you have a poor self-image you cannot outperform it unless you are willing to change it.
Question 7: Do I have clear intentions? As Business Coaches, we ask entrepreneurs if they have a clear vision for their business, and most important, do they put service first above everything else, including the money.
Question 8: What is my relationship with money? As Life, Relationship and Business Coaches we often discuss the clients’ relationship with money. If you live in fear, lack and worry you are blocking financial success. As entrepreneurs, we are paid for the value we provide. Be willing to constantly expand, grow, unfold and re-invent yourself as the CEO of your life and business. This doesn’t mean ‘better’ than you were yesterday; it means being and giving more of who you are to the world.
Question 9: Do I have gratitude for who I am and do I accept where I am right here and now? Gratitude and acceptance of what you have and what is in this moment are the two greatest catalysts for positive change. Understand that prosperity isn’t about the money. It is an experience, a way of feeling, thinking and being.
Question 10: Am I willing to adopt a new Permission Structure? As Life, Relationship and Business Coaches, we witness time and time again, clients who refuse to give themselves permission to succeed. Reinvent yourself by changing your permission structure. Give yourself permission to be successful, to be powerful, to thrive and to flourish! Your greatest power you can exert is choice!
Take time going over these questions. Be willing to answer them with honesty! Know where you are today, so you can create positive changes for you, your life and your successful business tomorrow!
2 thoughts on “Entrepreneurs: 10 Questions to Ask Yourself To Create a Successful Business”
Mindset – it determines who we are and where we’ll go in life and business. Your points are very well made. My favorite author is Dr. Wayne Dyer. As simple as this quote may sound, it can sometimes be difficult to realize, but it’s so true: “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
This is a great blog, because we tend to self-sabotage and it’s good to have reminders on a daily basis of what we are capable of as humans being as opposed to just humans doing. Thanks for sharing.
Jane, Thanks for the positive feedback. Actually, Wayne Dyer’s quote is one of our favorites too! Be well, Chris and Jon