How to Achieve Excellence

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If achieving excellence is important to you and your business, follow these 10 principles. Each will bring you closer to being an excellent business owner among your peers and an outstanding choice among your prospects. It's not a quick fix but a commitment to a journey.

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How to Achieve Excellence

  1. 1. Grow Your Business, Enjoy Your Life! Achieving Excellence Steve Smith March 19, 2014
  2. 2. Excellence The state or quality of being exceptionally good
  3. 3. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence” ― Vince Lombardi
  4. 4. How do you achieve excellence?
  5. 5. Achieving Excellence: Principle #1 Do what you love: • Is it something you believe in? • Why is it important to pursue excellence in this area?
  6. 6. Achieving Excellence: Principle #2 Be clear about what you want to be known for: The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.” ― Socrates
  7. 7. Achieving Excellence: Principle #3 Embrace „excellence‟ in everything you do: • Be purposeful • Practice continually • Establish rituals 10,000 hrs Time required to become an expert - Andres Ericsson
  8. 8. Achieving Excellence: Principle #4 Be committed to the journey Be confident Be committed Be relentless in your pursuits
  9. 9. Achieving Excellence: Principle #5 Become a master at goal setting and planning • Hone your focus • Be clear about what you want
  10. 10. Achieving Excellence: Principle #6 Be willing to do the hard work: • Significant break-throughs happen when you overcome adversity
  11. 11. Achieving Excellence: Principle #7 Seek expert feedback in moderate doses: • Find trusted sources • Own the decisions you make
  12. 12. Achieving Excellence: Principle #8 Create an inspiration strategy: • Find mentors/ role models • Take renewal breaks
  13. 13. Achieving Excellence: Principle #9 Be a student of your profession: • Be willing to change your mindset • Focus on what benefits your clients
  14. 14. Achieving Excellence: Principle #10 Seize the moment! • Maximize the potential of every situation • Be adaptive
  15. 15. When you are on the road to Achieving Excellence You know it You feel it You own it Others want you for it
  16. 16. Steve Smith President GrowthSource Coaching www.GrowthSourceCoaching.com Be Excellent! Your Success Matters

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