7 Habits of Highly Successful Small Business Ownersby George Royal
by Lorraine Pirihi
Do you spend every waking minute in your business? Do you find it
difficult to take time out for you? Are you constantly working in a mess?
Unfortunately there are far too many business owners working too long and
too hard. They tend to be involved in every aspect of their business from
being the bookkeeper, marketer, human resources manager, mediator,
customer liaison officer and cleaner.
The smaller the business the harder it is for the owner to delegate these
functions because they dislike spending any money. They fail to realize
that if they invest their dollars wisely in accessing the right type of
goods and services to grow their business and be more effective, they will
see positive changes occur over time. It takes time to build a good
I've noticed that those people who grow their businesses successfully do
1. Highly successful small business owners are great role models
They practice what they preach. They lead from the front.
2. Highly successful small business owners invest time and money in their
team and themselves
They develop their people and themselves through personal and professional
development. They utilise outside expertise , as the successful small
business owner recognises they do not have all the answers.
3. Highly successful small business owners are organised
They know how to manage their time and have systems in place which enables
them and their team to work effectively.
4. Highly successful small business owners are fit and healthy
They understand that a healthy mind and body improves their productivity
and general well-being. They realise that by keeping themselves fit and
healthy it enables them to cope with the pressures of running a business.
5. Highly successful small business owners have a life
They make time for their personal life a priority because they know it
makes them a happier and more successful person.
6. Highly successful small business owners look after their clients
They know that clients are the life-blood of their business. Without
clients there would be no business. They ensure they continually look
7. Highly successful small business owners are decisive
They are not afraid to make decisions and take action. They have to if
they want to their business to thrive.
The Final Word
Highly successful small business owners get their priorities about people,
work and home right! They live longer and enjoy life more. They enjoy the
challenge of being an entrepreneur. They go home at the end of each day
knowing that they have achieved. They are fulfilled and realise that the
success of their business is a direct reflection on themselves.
So what are you waiting for? If you're dissatisfied with where you are
now, then what are you going to do differently? It's June already. Take
stock of where you're at. Do you need to make changes to improve your
business so that you are able to enjoy the benefits of being the master of
your own destiny? Or are you happy with the way you are currently
Only six more months to Christmas. Will you be sitting on the beach in
January satisfied with your efforts or will you be making the same new
year's resolutions you made at the beginning of t his year? Remember,
nothing changes if nothing changes.
Implement the 7 Habits of Highly Successful Business Owners on an on-going
basis and you too will have a highly successful business.
About The Author
Lorraine Pirihi is Australia's Personal Productivity Specialist, Leading
Life Coach and a dynamic presenter. She runs her own business The Office
Organiser specialising in working with Small Business Owners and Managers
helping them to dramatically improve their productivity, reduce the stress
and the mess and have more time for living life!