Be the ‘Top Gun’ in your profession!

Trying to be the best, separates you from the rest of the crowd. In the world of business here’s what it takes to become the best at what you do: 
Confucius said: ‘Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life’.  That doesn’t mean that you will not be working; you’ll actually be working harder than ever to make your business a success, but you will enjoy the journey from takeoff to landing.
Do whatever it takes.  Take courses.  Read books.  Do research.  Work in the field. Talk to experts.  Becoming an expert does not happen overnight. Many business-people expect a fast return.  Do not fall into that trap.  Becoming the very best at what you do will greatly increase the chance you will succeed rather than fail.
Becoming an expert does not mean you have to know everything. Use a team of advisors to relieve you of the less essential things, so you can focus on your business. However, regardless of who you have on your advisory team, you still need to learn enough about the subject to keep yourself out of trouble and to be able to ask the right questions.  Don’t just blindly follow someone else’s advice. 
Stay focused.  In the flying start-up, focus is critical, not only to do well but to stay alive.  In business it can mean the difference between success and failure.  Know what is important to the success of your start-up. Keep your focus on those important things.  Don’t allow yourself to get distracted in your efforts to move your business forward. 
You don’t have to be a perfectionist.  In many situations you can get far more accomplished by doing a good job rather than a perfect one. 
Know when to quit and move on.  If things are not going well, don’t be afraid to ‘eject’ and start over.  However, you must learn from that experience and try not to make the same mistake twice. 
If you fail the first time, pick yourself up and start over.  If your business is moving forward, albeit too slowly, focus more and work harder.  Get some expert help.
Don’t do what everyone else is doing.  Make what you do unique. Stand out in the crowd.  Find your niche.
Be confident when dealing with your customers and suppliers, even when you are not. Your image is a key component in success.
Be the best. Once you achieve success, continue to improve yourself.  Separate yourself from the rest of the pack. Become the ‘Top Gun’ in your profession.

[Top Gun: ‘One who performs at the pinnacle of professional ability; one who is the best at what one does’.]

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