40 Rules To Live By For Business Success

As we get bogged down in our day-to-day business lives, we lose sight of the basics which make successful businesses flourish. Take a few minutes to review these 40 common sense guidelines and then work diligently to integrate these rules into your approach in running your business. As the owner of the business I will only focus on the things that I do uniquely well that drive profit to my company and delegate everything else. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. I will always say please and thank you. I will always show up to all meetings on time. I will always finish what I start. I will always do what I say I am going to do. Our customers will be provided with a unique experience that they will not find with our competitors. 6. Our appearance and performance will exude professionalism. 7. I will not be afraid to start from scratch. 8. We might not always be perfect, but we will always be good. 9. At times I will forget common sense and use my imagination. 10. I understand that the internet is merely an aid; people still want to talk to people. 11. I will strive to be more personal. 12. I will simplify things. 13. I will be successful if I can create value for my customers. 14. I will be kind, humble and honest. 15. Anything that I share with my employees needs to be shared with complete honesty or not at all. 16. I will be reasonable at all times. 17. I will not compromise out standards. 18. I will handle all situations calmly. 19. I will strive to make our future greater than out past, 20. I will not waste energy by getting angry 21. I will forget about commodity and focus on relationships 22. I will forget about our losses and focus on our opportunities. 23. I will not think about the future, I will focus on today. 24. I will forget who I was and focus on who I can be. 25. I will forget about what is missing in my business and focus on what is available. 26. I will maintain dignity and grace under pressure. 27. I will always be proactive and not reactive. 28. I will not be afraid to break out of my comfort zone. 29. I will never forget that word-of-mouth is the best advertising. 30. I will only plan around what I can predict. 31. I will be on my customer’s agenda instead of always being on mine. 32. I will strive to make my customers fell that they are part of a unique community. 33. I will always remember that I have competition. 34. I will try to simplify the lives of my employees and my customers. 35. I will have plans and deadlines for all of my goals. 36. I will forget about the event and focus on the response.

37. I will not be mean, petty or rude. 38. I will look at what everyone else is doing and see something different. 39. I will never wait, I will act. 40. We cannot change the world. We cannot change the economy. We can only change ourselves.

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