Tips to being successful

Just a few points of what it takes to be successful. It is not an easy ride and my saying as everyone knows – If it were easy everyone would do it.

 

Persistence – No matter what you have to do keep knocking at the door, fighting, and spite of how difficult it is. Never give up.

 

Late nights – If you’re an entrepreneur, you will most probably find you hit the pillow and your mind will be buzzing. So you find yourself up working through the night. I find that’s when I work best.

 

Dedication – Being fully committed to your business or goal. Don’t let your mind run off course and keep focus on that end result.

 

Hard Work – Like I said it’s not easy. Social life will take a back seat while your building. Long hours and just generally cannot switch off. But it’s all part of the buzz.

 

Rejections – No matter what business you are in, you will always come across rejection. Whether that’s a client going elsewhere, a buyer not interested in a product or not being able to sign that deal you was so close to. Even trying to get that business finance to start your business. Just keep going – Never let a rejection knock you down as your will have this throughout your career. You will learn how to deal with rejection and become stronger rather than taking it personal.

 

Sacrifices – While your building you need to sacrifice anything that’s going to distract you. That party that’s going to cause you to have a hangover for the next two days – Or maybe a holiday that will pull you out the loop for a week and not the best time. Maybe a group of “friends” that aren’t a positive influence in your life.

 

Criticism – You will get people giving you disapproval on your goals. Judging your business and what “they” would do differently. But constructive criticism is great. Choose what you want to take from people’s criticism and push out the negative.

 

Failure – Even with the most successful entrepreneurs they have failed at something during their journey. 8 out of 10 businesses fail within the first 18 months. Don’t be afraid of failure. Study, learn, hear and change what your business needs before it gets to this point. Failure is not bad; you can change it round to a good.

 

Doubts – Whether to start a business or something new within an existing business. Knowing whether to grow your team or bring in a new product. You will always have doubts. You have to decide what is best for you and business and most of all if your finances can take the change.

 

Risks – Business will always be a risk. Risk of going bankrupt, risk of the business not working, not pulling in the business you need. If you are not a risk taker I wouldn’t even try to start a company.

 

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What are your goals for 2018?

#businessgoals
As the new year is just around the corner, have you set your business goals for 2018?
This is the best time to reflex and evaluate how the last 12 months have gone and improve for the coming year.
My favourite saying is have goals, dreams and a vision that’s so big that people call you crazy! Nothing is to big, nothing is impossible and nothing you cannot do. It’s all about your mindset and goal setting.
Even if there is things that didn’t work out right this year, turn them around to a positive. What did you learn from? See the funny side of the negative.
What are your goals for 2018?
They might be something like…
❣️ Taking on your first employee
❣️ Starting your first business
❣️ Increase client loyalty and retention
❣️ Training and development
❣️ Investing in a business mentor
❣️Growing your social media
Nothing is to big or to small. So what are your 2018 goals?

 

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The Burnout

The burnout….. entrepreneurs…. Do you know what I’m talking about?
Have them days where you feel low, anxious and exhausted. Well welcome to the business world. The more I talk to my students and fellow business owners (some extremely successful business owners too) I hear this common problem, we all have times where we are burning out.
We have have days where we wish we could have that one break. Even if we have a “day off” it’s NEVER a day off. The phone is going, emails coming in, chasing suppliers etc.
And even though we LOVE what we do, we cannot switch off which most the time means even working through the night.
It’s not easy I know, I live like this everyday.

What do you do to switch off? How do you relax?
This is very important to find what works for YOU, and to have at least that hour or two a day to switch off completely.

For me today, it was making Lola-Rose dinner and having quality time together with my phone on airplane mode so no work related issues could come in. Even thought I have been with my daughter all day which is amazing, I have worked most of the day on the go. This is just how we live.
Tonight I will read an hour before bed (this is what I do most evenings to switch off, even if the books are about business )

Most importantly is getting away! This is what I live for. Booking that holiday, or weekend away. Phone off, family time with no disturbance. Have some head space and you will be completely relaxed for when you get back. This is the ONLY time I mange to have time off without my brain working 24/7 so it’s very important for me to have that time to unwind.

So what is your way to switch off? Share your ways to help others ❤️

Lots of dreams and wishes,
Katie Godfrey x

Your path in life 

My company “KG Model Management Ltd” is 8 years old this month! Wow, how time flys! I remember opening this company sitting in my parents office, and them thinking I was totally nuts at the time! Haha. Modelling which I was doing since 14, (as well as my family) I totally believed saved my life from all the shit from bullying I went through when I was a child, and gave me something to focus on and build confidence. I chose to stop modelling and being an agent once I opened KG Salon which works under KG Model Management Ltd as I gained a new passion – but without this business I started at 18 years old I know I would never ever have KG, Blow or KG Training Academy. 
It’s amazing how life plans out, and whatever you do in life will form a path for your future! 💗