Business Training: 7 Simple Steps to Business Success

How to start wherever you are and achieve all your financial goals

Many businesspeople achieve their greatest successes in unexpected areas.  They begin a business and then they find that it isn’t as profitable as they had anticipated, so they change direction, using their experience and their momentum, and strike paydirt in something else.  The most important thing is to begin.  To take action.  The best business advice is to move forward one step at a time, learning and growing as you go.  There is enough information available in virtually every field for you to become knowledgeable enough to achieve success.  But action is necessary.

Success author Orison Swett Marden once wrote, the first part of success is get-to-it-ivness.  The second part is stick-to-it-iveness.  Every business start up requires an act of faith and courage, a bold leap into the unknown.  Only one in ten people who want to start their own businesses ever develop enough courage to begin and enough persistence to continue.  Get-to-it-iveness.  And stick-to-it-iveness.  The fear of failure, more than anything else, holds people back.  It paralyzes action.  And it makes failure inevitable.

Fortunately, even if you know nothing about business, you can begin with a dream, a castle in the air, and then build a foundation under it.  The starting point of many great fortunes in starting your own business has been these seven simple steps.

Number One: set a goal and back it with a burning desire.

Number Two: begin accumulating capital with a regular savings program.  Nothing else is possible without this.  You cannot move forward until you start a savings program.

Number Three: use your current job as a springboard to later success.  Learn while you earn.  Take the long view.  Think of it as your own business training.

Number Four: experiment in business on a limited scale so you can learn the key abilities necessary for success.

Number Five
: search for problems, needs unmet, products or services you can supply of good quality at reasonable prices.

Number Six: indulge in business education; read everything you can find on your chosen field.  Remain flexible.  Be willing to change your mind if you get different information.

Number Seven: implement your plans with courage and persistence.  Have complete faith in your ability to succeed and never, never give up.

Now, here are two things you can do immediately to start moving toward business success:


First, set a goal, make a plan and then launch your plan. Get started. Do something. Begin on a small scale with limited risk and investment but get going!

Second, resolve that, no matter what happens, you will never, never give up until you are successful. Before you accomplish anything worthwhile, you will have to pass the persistence test. And the test will come far sooner than you imagine.

About Brian Tracy — Brian is recognized as the top sales training and personal success authority in the world today. He has authored more than 60 books and has produced more than 500 audio and video learning programs on sales, management, business success and personal development, including worldwide bestseller The Psychology of Achievement. Brian's goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. You can follow him on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin and Youtube.

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  • Archan Mehta


    Thanks for your tips.

    It is also helpful to sign up for an MBA evening program.

    It is helpful to find an area of focus, such as marketing or entrepreneurship.

    Finding a good mentor is also worthwhile.

    You can then learn the ropes from your idols.

    Learning on the job and learning by doing are also worthy goals.

    Success and failure are illusions so long as you are engaged with the process of learning and the objective, that is, acquiring education and skills.

    Many of today’s wealthy people dropped out of school early in their career.

    So, learning and education are not just the monopoly of ivy league schools.

    You just need to keep an open mind and be prepared to take calculated risks and keep on making mistakes and experiment. Learn from your mistakes.

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