The big question on everyone’s mind when they’re starting or growing a business is: Will I be successful?
What if I told you that you could know the answer in advance?
That’s right; I believe it’s possible to predict your own success.
Think about how much time, effort, and stress you could save if you knew how it would all turn out before you put in all that hard work.
Do you want to know if you’ll be successful? Find out with a quick quiz I developed just for you.
The Secret to Predicting Your Success
Read each of the questions below and choose the most likely answer for each. Then tally your results and discover your chance of success (and how to increase it even more!).
The Success Quiz
1. You’re sitting down to write your next (or first) blog post. As your fingers hit the keyboard, you think…
A. I’m so excited to write and share these ideas. Even though my list is tiny, I know it’ll help those who read it.
B. The experts say I should blog, so I will, once I figure out what to write about. Though I’m not sure anyone will actually read it.
C. Why bother? No one’s going to read it anyway.
2. You’re scrolling through one of your favorite Facebook groups. You read a success story from a fellow entrepreneur. You think…
A. That’s so awesome! If she can do it, so can I.
B. Hmmm… I wonder if that’s even possible for me.
C. F*&^ it! That’ll never be me.
3. You’ve set a list-building goal. Your next step is…
A. Diving in head first to try guest posting. It scares you, but you know that the only way to learn is to give it your best effort.
B. Research. After all, it’s new and challenging, and you’d rather wait until you know you’ll get it perfect.
C. Nothing because, honestly, you’re frustrated. This list-building this is so difficult. Why isn’t your list bigger than it is?
4. You know the next step you need to take to grow your business. When you think about it, you…
A. Feel super nervous and know that’s a good sign. You dive in and take the next step, regardless of how uncomfortable it is.
B. Decide that your website needs more tweaking, maybe you need new headshot, or a little more time on Facebook would be a better idea. You’re not quite ready to put yourself out there yet.
C. Realize that you’re really far behind on laundry, the garage needs to be cleaned, and the carpet needs a deep cleaning. Is this business going to even work?
5. When left alone to contemplate the future of your business, you think…
A. I’m totally going to make this work. Failure is not an option. (And you believe it 100%.)
B. I’m not sure if this business thing will really work out. I guess time will tell if anyone hires me.
C. Forget it. This won’t work. So many people fail to make money online, and I don’t think I’ll be any different.
Now that you’ve answered five questions about your business, let’s take a look at your answers.
If you answered mostly A’s, you have a high likelihood of success. You’re not afraid to be uncomfortable, try new things, or fail — because you know everything is a learning experience and never an ultimate failure. You’re “all in” and really are committed to making your business work.
If you keep up this attitude and continue to work through the challenges, you are likely to be successful in business and in life. Keep the positive mentality and the forward-moving action steps. These are your keys to success. (More on this below.)
If you answered mostly B’s, you have a low likelihood of success. You’re passively trying to grow your business which is like not growing your business at all. You’re leaving it up to chance, and chance is never a good business plan.
If you keep this up, your business will not grow, and you will likely not be successful. The good news, however, is that you can change this and chance your outcome to a better one! (More on this below.)
If you answered mostly C’s, you have a low likelihood of success. My dear friend, you’re attitude is getting in your way big time! You’re playing victim and sabotaging any chance of success in your business.
If you think you’re going to fail, you probably will. The good news, like the B’s, is that you can change your attitude and your outcome! (More on this below.)
Determine Your Own Success
Whether you’re an A, a B, or a C, the good news is that you determine — and increase your chance of — your own success.
That’s right;Click to TweetYou determine your own success.
Yes, you decide. Your attitude, your actions, and your approach to business are the biggest determinants of your success.
This means you have the power to change your attitude, take new actions, and adjust your approach to increase the likelihood that you will succeed.
If you answered mostly A’s above, bravo! You have the attitude, actions, and approach to be successful. Keep this up, and you will be likely to succeed in business.
If you answered mostly B’s and C’s above, go back and look at the A answers. Notice that A’s attitude. Notice her actions, and notice her approach. See that she’s willing to go for it no matter what.
The A entrepreneur doesn’t have any more knowledge, money, support, experience, or luck than a B or C entrepreneur. She simply believes in herself and is fully committed to her own success.
It really is that straightforward!
The Three A’s of Success: Attitude, Actions and Approach
To increase your chances of success, you need to work on the three A’s: attitude, actions, and approach.
You need to understand what each is and how to adjust it for your unique circumstances.
And that’s exactly what we’re going to dive in two weeks.
In the mean time, I want to hear from you!
I’d love to know…
Are you an A, B, or C entrepreneur? (It’s okay to realize you’re not an A. Owning it and adjusting it is totally within your control!)
What was your biggest insight from today’s quiz?
What shift are you going to start making today to increase your changes of success?
I can’t wait to hear your thoughts, ideas, and experiences in the comments below!
And be sure to watch for the upcoming post on the Three A’s of Success — so you can increase your chances of getting the outcome you desire!