Award winning coach and mentor, Nicola Huelin of mPower talked us through her 10Ps for business success at the October Women in Business West Kent meeting.
Nicola firmly believes that all of these 10Ps need to be in place for you to be successful and most of us are likely to be missing one or more.
Do you know your why? The reason that you get up in the morning. What keeps you going when times are tough?
If not, then Simon Sinek’s TED talk gives a good introduction… and it’s amongst the most popular TED talks of all time.
You need a simple one page business plan (not one you write and stick on a shelf and forget about) but one which helps you plan where you want to be and how you are going to get there. The Pareto Principle says that 80% of your business will come from 20% of your clients (and the same works for time, effort, results and many other things).
Your life and your business run on the same platform and everything is connected.
4 Powerful Beliefs
Self-talk and your mindset will either help you to succeed or stop you from reaching your goals. Beliefs can be left over from childhood and can unknowingly influence how you feel about yourself without it being true. EFT or Tapping is a good way to help remove negative self-talk.
5 Perfect Authenticity
Be genuine and be vulnerable and share your story as it attracts people to you and creates a stronger connection. You won’t attract everyone (and you shouldn’t try to) so think of being “Marmite” not “Vanilla”
6 Performance Mindset
Encourage yourself to be positive and be aware of how you think about yourself and others.
7 People Power
You cannot do it alone.
You need support within your business (to do the things you don’t want to/aren’t good at) so you can focus on your strengths.
You also need to surround yourself with positive people who hold the same beliefs as you and who form part of your network or tribe.
8 Personal Values
What are your core values? What is acceptable when running your business and what would make your uncomfortable/unhappy? By building your business around your core values you can create a satisfying and meaningful life.
You need to love what you do as you will spend a large part of your day working in/on your business so you need to feel enthusiastic about it and look forward to going to work. Passion gives you the impetus and motivation to succeed.
10 Positive Action
Make sure you are working on the 20% of your business that brings in the results/money/whatever your goal is and not procrastinating or getting bogged down in administration.
To find out more about Nicola and to receive her Free ebook which explains the 10Ps in more detail visit her website: www.mpower.global.