― Anthony Trollope
Set a goal.
Doing business is how you learn business. Selling daily, as a discipline, is the best way to learn.
Most successful entrepreneurs make a goal and stick to it, they create benchmarks. A time goal can easily be squandered as you sit and agonize over your websites layout or your copy. Sure you were at your desk for three hours, but what did you sell? Set a goal, go for a certain number of sales or additions to your list. I have a spreadsheet that logs my goals and targets, to tell me how I am doing. I record the number of emails I get on my projects. The spreadsheet automatically tallies my daily and weekly production. I review this each week. If I’m not making my quota, I give myself a talking to and get back on track. But be kind to yourself. If you don’t make your quota one day or one week, forget about it. Get to work on your new week.
Don’t give up. The main difference between successful entrepreneurs and unsuccessful entrepreneurs is persistence.
There are legions of entrepreneurs who work years and years to build their business. They continue to build because that’s what they are inside, builders. That’s what you are. That’s why you’re reading this blog. Keep building.
In the end, that’s the best advice there is