When the business isn’t working, it’s almost always the same 3 reasons why.
We aren’t getting enough leads, we’re attracting the wrong lead or we aren’t able to close the leads we do get.
If sales are slow, here are 7 incredibly simple and proven ideas you can do today that will begin to turn things around.
#1. Shift Your Focus
When things aren’t working we get selfish. It’s normal, but the opposite of what is needed to turn things around. Instead of worrying about your sales, your money, your time, your offer, we need to turn our attention entirely to our customers and figuring out what they want.
There is a reason why Amazon is one of the richest companies in the world, almost 100% of their time and energy is focused on the customer experience.
#2. Help More People
It’s time to get out of your head and start helping other people to get what they want.
As Zig Ziglar said, “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”
It’s amazing how quickly things begin to turn around when you start helping others consistently.
#3. Leverage Your Network
We are all less than 3 people away from anyone in the world. There is already someone who has done what you are trying to do. Someone that has been where you are today and has the answers or connections you need to turn your business around.
Pick up the damn phone and ask for some help from your closest connections, within 24 hours you’ll have answers to your questions and solutions to your problems.
#4. Sell What You’ve Got
The worst thing you can do when times are tough is try to invent the next big thing. It’s time to dig into what you’ve already got sitting right in front of you.
We need to capitalize on your knowledge, skills, relationships and existing products and services you’ve successfully sold in the past. If you’ve done it once, you can do it again, you can do it 1000 times.
But new ideas are the long road you want to avoid by tapping into what you’ve already got.
#5. Do Less – Not More
Hustle, grind and never ever rest.
It’s a formula for burn out and although it’s the right attitude, it’s often the wrong solution.
You need to take your 10 ideas down to 1, your 3 offers down to 1. When you simplify who you are trying to help and how you help them, things almost immediately become clear.
By doing less, you free up space, both mentally and for the business too.
Clarity and focus immediately improves and your reticular activation system can kick in to help.
You start to see many things that can be eliminated and new actions can begin to get you new results.
A slow and confused business can now become a powerhouse with new found laser focus.
#6. Make It A Game
Life is too short.
Have some damn fun with your business, otherwise, what’s the point?
Try and build a game with your daily routines in alignment with actions that will get you the results you’ve been waiting for.
Measure your wins and losses.
Celebrate progress and don’t focus or beat yourself up when things don’t go your way.
Some of life’s greatest lessons come through adversity and failures.
The only true failure is to quit or spend another year not enjoying what you are working on.
#7. Rewards With Energy
This one is huge. Tie your rewards into something you truly care about. Maybe it’s a family trip or a new car you’ve been wanting.
Whatever it is, you’ll feel it immediately when you pick rewards that matter to you.
Money typically isn’t it.
It’s what you can do with that money that matters.
Implementing these 7 hacks will begin to turn things around for your business if things aren’t working today.
Just remember that there is always someone out there who’s been through this before and already has the answers you’re looking for.