Impactors — One Sentence Rules for Business Success #2

What are one sentence rules that have helped you attain success in business?

Here are the top picks from our diverse group of respondents…


Create a plan, and then focus on doing the plan until it’s done!
If 20% of customers think your pricing is too high and 20% think it’s too low, then it’s probably about right.
Make a customer happy, then another, and another — repeat!

Fiona Adler, Founder of Actioned.com


No matter how good things are going: never stop prospecting, always watch expenses, never stop recruiting, always keep to your mission statement, always keep an eye on the competition, and always learn from mistakes and successes.

Corey Vandenberg


To have an investment worthy company first you must invest in yourself and your people.
Worrying about what could happen is paralyzing; deciding what you are going to make happen is freeing.
Educate yourself to confidence because confidence always wins.
Strengthen people by providing them with strong systems to work within.

Katherine Scarim, Founder of Agent Strong Real Estate Coaching


Don’t be afraid to make mistakes — a mistake is only a true mistake if you don’t learn anything from it.

Steph Taylor, Founder of Wildbloom


Cut through the nonsense and get down to the facts before creating at least three plans in advance of executing — because, in real life, “plan A” is rarely perfect.
Give individuals ownership and responsibility but be sure to balance the team’s skill sets against actual project needs.
Perfect is the enemy of good.
Be more afraid of missing opportunities than making mistakes.

Phil Woods, CEO of Abele Group


Success if the sum of all the choices that you’ve made.
How you change is how you succeed.
Success is not a matter of chance but a matter of choice.

Eugene Gamble


You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.

Mike Kaeding, President of Norhart


Do not trip over things behind you.
If you watch your pennies, your dimes watch themselves.

Doug Messer, Founder & CEO of University Beyond


Create an effective business process early, it will make your business more successful as it scales.

Ashley Hunter, Managing Director of HM risk Group


Stop looking at challenges as challenges and view them as opportunity.
If you don’t have the right mindset you will not be successful.
Your reality next year at this time will be a direct reflection of what you believe to be possible.
Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally, it comes from what you do consistently.
Stop chasing a figure and create a business that is aligned with your true desires.
Understand that most entrepreneurs sell the dream, but the dream isn’t always behind it; there is always more to someone’s story.

Jenna Carelli, Founder & CEO of J. Carelli Consulting LLC



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