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Franchise Business Opportunities - Advice Part 1
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Introduction to maximising your franchise business opportunity
Working with many business operators both in and out of the franchise sector, we
have seen those who consistently do the right things in the right order seem to
stay on track to building the business opportunity of their dreams. So I thought
I would take the opportunity in this article to briefly share some of the key
areas that seem to help business owners and franchisees maintain momentum and
help close the gaps between where you are and where you want to be FASTER.
Remember though, knowledge is all but useless unless it's applied, so may I
encourage you to implement what you read or if you have in place most of the
points outlined in this article, may I encourage you to review these elements of
your business and work towards strengthening them as much as you can to help you
maximise the potential in your business, not just today, but over the next year,
two or three.
I have come to realise there are two types of business owners in the world
today... people who are committed to their business opportunity success, the
other people who are just interested in success. Those who are interested in
success only simply do what is convenient to them. Those who are committed to
their business opportunity success do whatever it takes to succeed... no matter
Which one are you?
"A vision without a plan is just a dream. A plan without a vision is just
drudgery. A vision with a plan can change the world."
No matter where you are and what stage you are at in your business, it's
important to have a strong vision. A vision paves the way, provides clarity of
where you are taking your business opportunity. Without a vision, there is no
focus and without focus it is easy to get off track and start heading in a
direction that can set you back months and sometimes even years.
Building a business of your dreams starts with creating a big enough and bold
enough vision. If have never sat down and taken the time to create a clear
vision for your business and your life, then may I encourage you to take some
time to create a clear direction for where you want to go in your business.
This is the first step in creating a solid foundation for your future success.
It is the core centre that provides the direction and purpose for the business
opportunity, mobile franchise, or automotive franchise. For those who do have a
vision in place, be sure to review it to see if you are on track or if it or the
actions you are taking need revising.
TIME TO TAKE ACTION:
Review or create your vision. Be sure it's big enough and bold enough
and something that's worthwhile.
Be sure to write your vision down.
Be sure to set a clear plan of action to take so that you do in fact
achieve your vision.
Taking 100% Responsibility for Your Success
"You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances,
the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself."
If you want to be successful, you have to take 100% responsibility for
everything you experience in business, and even in life. This seems simple.. but
for most of us we have been so conditioned to blame something or someone outside
of ourselves for all the shortcomings in life and when things just don't go
right. With such a long term conditioned habit, it's sometimes hard to look at
perhaps the real problem - ourselves.
As a franchisee you have bought into a system and a brand. In order to be
successful and truly build the franchise business opportunity of your dreams,
it's important to partner with that system and brand and take consistent daily
action to produce the results you want.
Spending so much time and energy on focusing on what's not working will only
result in poor results. Maximising the time you spent on taking daily action,
focusing on income producing activities, focusing on going the extra mile with
your customers and assuming 100% responsibility for your success will produce
the long term results you want and is the very reason you bought into a
franchise in the first place.
TIME TO TAKE ACTION:
It's time to stop looking outside of yourself for the answers.
Give up blaming and complaining
Start assuming 100% responsibility for your life and all your results-
both successes and failures.
Learn to replace complaining with making requests and taking action that
will achieve your desired outcomes.
Adopting a Mindset for Success
Your mind is a lot like a parachute. It works much better when it's open. If you
were to take an honest look at your life and your business, is it everything you
had planned, imagined or hoped it would be? In order to start building the
business of your dreams, it's important to create a mindset for success. Once
you have started to assume 100% responsibility for your results, you can move
into looking at your thoughts and beliefs.
Our mind is the most powerful tool you have. It can either work for you or
against you. Successful business people all over the world have mastered how to
develop and maintain a positive mindset so that it works for them.
New thoughts lead to New Actions
If you are not happy with your current results, then it's important to
understand that how you think, what you believe to be true and your existing
habits have all got you to where you are today. If you want to change your
results, you've got to adopt a positive mental attitude, some new thinking
habits so that you will take some new actions in order to produce different
Owners of many business opportunities have been mentally conditioned to behave a
certain way. They have specific beliefs... such as:
"In order to make more money, you have to work harder."
"Money is the root of all evil."
"No pain, no gain."
"Money doesn't grow on trees."
"If I don't do it myself, it will never get done."
Their belief leads to a specific action which is to work more hours and put
forth more effort in a vain attempt to increase revenue and profits. That leads
to specific results which are feelings of overwhelm, anxiety and frustration...
that more and more effort is required, even though results don't seem to appear.
If this sounds like you, then may I suggest you start to change your thinking.
Once you understand how to change your thinking you will be amazed at how
quickly your results will change. The easiest way is to start to focus on what
you want rather than on what you don't want from your business.
Now it's not enough to think new thoughts... you have to be sure to take
consistent, DAILY actions. Be sure you focus on income producing activities and
not just any activity. Try delegating the activities that don't earn you money,
or you are not good at and it will free up your time so that you can focus on
the activities that do produce income and that you enjoy. A key point to make
here is there are people who play and activities that you have to work hard at.
Delegating these tasks will free up your time and your mind which will
ultimately allow you to build momentum in your business faster.
TIME TO TAKE ACTION:
Start becoming aware of your ANTS. Automatic Negative Thoughts
Learn to create Automatic Positive Thoughts.
What do you WANT? Once you know, write it down review it daily.
Start focusing on What You WANT! Do not focus on what you do not want.
Start saying "positive statements" daily like I am a successful business
Start taking Consistent Daily Action so you can achieve your goals.
These are just the first key areas that you can start focusing on. The next
article will cover other key areas and will continue to help you maximise your
Tania Allen. Tania is the Franchisee Recruitment Manager at The Wheel Man™
Feel free to contact Tania on 1300 933 299 or
The Wheelman™ is a mobile wheel repair business offering exciting
to people who are interested in success.
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