The best way to really commit to following a path of excellence is by having a good mindset. Once this is in place it will be much easier to focus on actually committing to excellence.
Can you truthfully say that you strive to do your best every day? If you run an online business, do you put out excellent products? Or do you just try and put out a product that will generate lots of sales quickly? What about customer support, do you even have a customer support system in place?
We are not asking you to be perfect, that is not feasible, but we are suggesting that you are accountable for your actions. This is how you commit to excellence.
The problem with running an online business is that it is so easy to hide behind your website. You don't have a physical storefront so you don't see your customers in person. Everything is run behind the scenes so to speak.
Keeping this in mind then, you do have choices for how to commit to excellence with your business. These choices do matter,...
Inspiration cannot be measured or quantified. As entrepreneurs, especially, we cannot just report to a boss that we had this much inspiration today and therefore have accomplished so much.
In today’s world, people often believe that that which can be measured is more important or more valuable. But without inspiration, there's nothing to measure because we produce nothing. Inspiration is what creates and all that is measured springs from this nebulous concept.
There are three parts to inspiration, according to psychologists Todd Thrash and Andrew Elliot.
Every entrepreneur wants to be productive. It feels good to look at something tangible and say, “I created this. I made this. I did this.”
To get things done. To check things off a list. To make a serious dent in your checklist.
Productivity looks different to different people, but the feeling is universal. For one person, creating an incredible presentation or meeting the needs of a specific client can make them feel amazing. For another, it may mean developing a new product or coming up with a new design.
For you, it may be completely different, but you know the good feeling you get by putting in a productive day.
Productivity encourages a true sense of purpose. It offers a deep feeling of accomplishment that’s important to a happy and fulfilled life.
Being productive also gives you the freedom to spend more time with the ones you love and less time worrying about the things that are left unfinished.
If you’re looking for that sense of purpose...