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Start Slow………………….

Ideas of grandeur often are the driving force behind a new business launch. These ideas may remain with the business owner for several months or even several years. There is a problem; high expectations to be accomplished in an unreasonably short period of time often lead to discouragement and a failed business.

A good motto to follow may be “take one small step every day”. Consistent baby steps will lead to big rewards. Instant gratification, an enthusiasm builder, can be achieved every day when the daily plan is finished and the daily goals are reached. Successful daily steps are confidence builders as well as motivators.

Good work habits are built through repetition. By having a daily written goal and completing it, you will achieve long term goals. Business and marketing plans are necessary tools to define a vision, but those plans have to be broken down in much smaller steps.

In my experience daily written goals are essential achievement tools for all businesses. Before the end of each day, the essential needs that have to be accomplished the next day, have to be incorporated into a written plan; this is usually a 10 to 15 minute process.

To many this may seem like a “nuisance” exercise, but by following this process you will build a reliable work pattern that will remain with you as you climb the ladder to success.

Are you big enough to take a small daily step?


Knowing the future is difficult; controlling the future is impossible. Knowing today is essential; controlling today is possible.

Nick J. Petra CFP 



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