Let’s talk about two important parts of my business. At the same time; it’s time to identify your Achilles’ heel. I’m talking about the deadly weakness, that no matter how good you are, can ruin your business. It can lead to your downfall. I’ve identified mine, what about you?
It’s always about people, mostly about you. I believe that we shouldn’t focus much on other people in business, even though some people can have a negative impact on what we’re doing.
If you’re not careful, some people will steal your attention. Some people will even kick you, when your down, when you’re gasping for air, whispering – help.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking about a lot of people, just a few. Their attention span is minutes, hours, days, weeks, and if they’ll find a way to earn quick cash, a quick win, they’ll do it, no matter what, even if it means kicking you when you’re down.
You need to keep focusing on yourself, identifying your Achilles’ heel, but at the same time, you need to find a way to stop people from “wasting your time.” You need to say no. You need to find a way to stop negativity in your business.
I’ve identified my Achilles’ heel. At first I thought it was just one thing, but now, I can see that it’s actually two.
Ask for money
I don’t talk much about money. Usually, I don’t think about money at all. It’s my Achilles’ heel. I’m hustling to make my business profitable, and I keep turning back to the question about how much money am I worth, and it seems that the prize of my services will always be a question I can’t seem to answer.
What you need to understand is that if you do things for free. People will flock around you. Fast. They’ll ask you your opinion without actually needing it, they’ll drain you from energy.
Set your price. Let people know. Your price is part of who you are, and it represents you. If people understand your price, you’re one step closer to not letting anyone waste your time.
Asking for money and setting the right price for my services, that’s my first Achilles’ heel.
Plan your day and stick to your plan
The second one is planning my day and sticking to my plan. I’m good at planning, but …
Time is one of our most valuable assets. It’s limited, and even though it might seem that we have a lot of it, it’s not much if we start to analyze how much we have left when we remove the hours we sleep, eat, commute etc..
Block your time. Plan your day. Sometimes it’s just a gut feeling. If you think that what you’re about to do will be a waste of your time, it usually is. I’m good at planning, but I’m not good at sticking to my plan. Every day is different, and I keep switching between tasks and projects, depending on who’s calling me and who’s in a hurry.
We need to be more mindful about business. It’s like the time when I watched the cockroach. Sometimes it’s all in the details, and removing clutter and distractions, and just finishing what we started.
Identifying the Achilles’ heel is an important part of success. If not, it has the potential to lead to your downfall.