Saul Mishkin

Cutting Out The Noise & Focusing On What Is Important As A Business Owner

Everywhere we go there are distractions and lots and lots of noise. If we are not careful, other businesses, critics, and self doubt can overcome and take away from what we are doing in our industries. As CEO’s and business owners, we all know too well the struggles of trying to do the very best we can in our own companies, while still having to juggle the weight of the world in our personal lives and beyond. Getting to a place where we can more easily focus on the important aspects of the business world and less on the noise around us is the day where you will start to see a boom in success. 

As new business owners especially, sometimes the competition and the naysayers can feel like too much. What sets you apart? Why did you start this company in the first place? Those should be the questions that you are continually answering in your own head and out loud with your employees, partners, and coworkers.

Cutting out the noise sounds good in theory, but is it possible? How can you truly focus on your personal brand without letting distractions get in the way? Here are some tips to embracing the growth of your journey and seeing the maximum success as a small business owner: 

  1. Set Proactive Goals.
    Having goals is amazing – but setting ones that are intentional and motivate you to action each and every day are the ones that will keep your business thriving and your mind from wandering. 
  2. Give Yourself Time Limits.
    Time limits on the small things and the big long term goals you have will be extremely beneficial. Time block your day – allowing only a certain amount of time to be browsing social media or checking in on your competition. Do not allow yourself to be consumed by one aspect or another. Having a healthy balance of your time will work wonders for keeping you focused on your main goals. 
  3. Surround Yourself With A String Support System.
    Doing anything with this much energy and devotion can be lonely if you let it. Surround yourself with people that believe in you and your company so that you have positive energy to keep you going. If you only see the criticism, it will be harder to believe in yourself and push forward. 

Daily commitment is necessary for any business to flourish. There will be days where you feel on top of the world and days where it seems like you took 2 steps back – but on either of those days, if you take the steps above seriously, you will start to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Your business was started for a reason – remember that! 

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