Business building secrets – More than just one

Every once in a while you run across someone who says they have the secret to success.

The person may very well have something that will help you succeed, but in truth there is no one secret. There’s not a single thing that by itself will automatically grant you instant success. Instead there are many reasons for success. Here’s a few.

Do what you love. One of the most best things you can do for yourself and for your business is figure out why you’re doing what you’re doing. And while you’re thinking about it, understand that just making money isn’t enough to motivate most people.

Give. Nearly everyone who’s successful gives and gives and gives. You might be saying to yourself, “It’s easy for them to give because of they have, so much.” Instead, the opposite is true – they have much because they give much.

Find a system that works. Find something that’s proven to be successful and follow it.

Join a team. No one can build a business by themselves. You’ve got to have help.

Do it. Even the best plans are worthless without action. If you want the reward, do the work.

Steve DeVane

11 Responses

  1. Writer Dad

    I like this post because it’s succinct and well stated. Nothing on the list could make anyone want to do anything other than nod their head.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. SteveDeVane

    Writer Dad,

    I appreciate the good words. Always a good thing to leave people nodding their heads.

    Thanks for the comment.

    Steve

  3. Ari Herzog

    Sadly, although some call it practicality, a lot of people view their jobs as “jobs” and not aspects they are passionate about. We’re living in a consumer society where the mighty buck reigns supreme.

    Once people can do things because they LIKE to do them, imagine how different this world can be.

  4. Ari Herzog

    Sadly, although some call it practicality, a lot of people view their jobs as “jobs” and not aspects they are passionate about. We’re living in a consumer society where the mighty buck reigns supreme.

    Once people can do things because they LIKE to do them, imagine how different this world can be.

  5. SteveDeVane

    Ari,

    It is sad that so many people just trudge through life with little thought for what they’d love to do. I recently read part of a speech that Steve Jobs gave at a graduation. Here’s my favorite quote:

    “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.”

    I appreciate your comment.

    Steve

  6. Gary McElwain

    Steve

    Your right with this post. There is more than one way to reach success. And a lot of people want to sell you their way.

    A plan, a system, and focus,I find are very helpful. And the system
    taught in Mentoring for Free is at
    a price that cant be beat.

    Gary McElwain

  7. SteveDeVane

    Gary,

    I agree. Mentoring for Free is the best system I’ve found for success. Moreover, it teaches a great mindset – to help people with no agenda. How great is that?

    Thanks for the comment.

    Steve

  8. Debbie Hudson

    Steve,
    You are so right about not having just one secret. Which to me is a great thing because we are so different. I have found that this ebook is the best. It has helped me to become successful.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Debbie Hudson

  9. SteveDeVane

    Debbie,

    Yeah, and isn’t it great that we can find the things that fit us best. Even better that our odds of success and being happy increase when we do that.

    Congratulations on your success. I appreciate the comment.

    Steve

  10. Melanie Kissell

    As I read through your post, Steve, I kept thinking …

    He’s right!

    After all, a bowl of soup would be pretty tasteless and unappealing if it was made with only ONE ingredient.

    A Recipe for Success has got to have a variety of ingredients!

    ~Melanie

  11. SteveDeVane

    Melanie,

    Yes. It’s just like following a recipe. Once you know the directions, you just follow them.

    Thanks for commenting.

    Steve

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