3 Reasons Why You May Not Be Achieving The Success You Want

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You don’t wake up every morning to fail.  That’s just not how it works. And yet, many entrepreneurs are struggling to build a successful business while also creating a life they enjoy.

Whether you are in real estate, mortgages, coaching – or you own and operate as a solopreneur,  you are a Lifestyle Entrepreneur.  You may not have a laptop lifestyle where you are running your business from an exotic island, but you do have the same freedom and flexibility to design and operate your business around a life you love.   

You are your own boss.  You have unlimited income potential.  And you have the freedom to design your day.  So why do so many Lifestyle Entrepreneurs struggle with being able to enjoy and achieve this?

Here are 3 reasons why you may be struggling.  

1.Alignment

Do you have a clear vision of what you want to achieve?  You, your relationships, your health, your clients, your business strategy, your marketing strategy… all of these working pieces must be in alignment with your greater purpose if you are going to achieve the success you dream of.  You might have the best business plan, but if you are not taking steps in all areas of your life to ensure you remain focused on this vision, you will find it challenging to achieve. Tuning into the big picture will ensure you are not sacrificing long term success for short term gain.  

2.Entrepreneurial Mindset

No one is born knowing how to run a business.  These are skills that need to be learned. An Entrepreneurial mindset means looking at your successes and failures as opportunities to learn and grow from.  There are many ups and downs on the road to success, and having an entrepreneurial mindset is critical to propelling you forward during times where you may feel pulled down.  It is about remaining positive, focusing on your vision and being responsible in how you spend your most valuable resources; time and money.  

3.Your Biggest Asset

You are the visionary, the do-er, the mastermind and everything in between.  YOU are your biggest asset. How well are you taking care of yourself? You might have a profitable business but if your relationships are suffering you can bet that this will have a negative impact on your future success.  How about your health? Your mindset? Everything that supports you being healthy and happy is your number one priority. Remember, as a Lifestyle Entrepreneur your financial success will be supporting your lifestyle dreams. If you don’t have happy relationships, or a healthy body or you have allowed yourself to reach the point of burnout, you will never be able to enjoy what you have built.  And isn’t that the point?

Building a successful business means that you are not only creating wealth, but that you are able to enjoy the freedom and flexibility that your business offers.  Tuning in and aligning with your greater purpose, focusing on building an entrepreneurial mindset and taking care of your biggest asset are three ways that you can work on achieving the success your dream of.  

Originally published by Michelle Risi in Forbes.