How many times have you actually stopped to appreciate your hard work and small successes? Like most people in the early stages of their entrepreneurial journey, I didn’t even know what success looked like. I was unreasonably hard on myself and felt unaccomplished simply because I wasn’t making millions after two years in business.
It wasn’t until I mapped out my business plan as a journey that I realized it is the basic elements that form the foundation for larger successes, or what I like to call…wins. I began to piece it together when my phone would ring after I landed a feature, launched a new website, grew my email list week-over-week, etc… Clients would hire me based on something they read or an email that was shared with them.
Entrepreneurs tend to forget that it is the small victories added up that equate to big ones.
I have tracked some milestones and “win signals” to watch for as you grow your business. Here’s how to know when you are succeeding:
1) Hooked Stage: In the beginning stages of setting out after your dream or starting a new business, it is taking the first few steps that is truly the largest of small victories. This is the stage when you’ve designed your brand, launched it, and consumers learn what it is you are offering. More than that, they are hungry to hear more. The win: they purchase, refer to you, love the product and show it by leaving a review. In short, they are hooked. Celebrate this! It’s a success.
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