growing a businessThere is a common problem today in growing a business. It is easy to buy books or hire coaches to learn how-to build a thriving business. You read the book, listen to the coach on a webinar and it all sounds so simple.

It is simple, but not easy.

The execution of simple is difficult and therein lays the problem.

It really is astounding when you think about it; those American Dream rags-to-riches stories that make you feel it is possible for you too. People take those stories for granted until they go out on their own to start a business. That is when they discover just how difficult growing a business really is. Suddenly, those same success stories seem like so much pie-in-the-sky.

Here are three solutions for what you find difficult about growing your business. Make them part of your decision making process, and you could be the next rags-to-riches story.

Speed. You come up with ideas to grow your business but hesitate to use them. Many successful entrepreneurs live by the motto, “Fail fast!” The sooner you try an idea and see it does not work, the sooner you can cross it off your bright ideas list and move on.

Experience. Use past experience to your advantage, it is a great teacher. Too often you use that wonderfully smart brain of yours and ignore your gut instincts. When you find yourself uncertain about a situation in your business, take a moment to listen to what your intuition is saying. Give it credence. Then make a decision to continue or move on.

Power. You are the CEO. Whether you work for a large corporation or own a small business, treat your business practices like you are the chief decision maker. You have the power to determine what is working and what is not working to build prosperity. Be decisive and exercise your power.

See how simple, I mean easy? I’m smiling because I know you get the point. Stop jumping from magic elixir to silver bullet to guru expert. A successful business happens because someone is at the helm making the tough decisions. Marketing is simple, but no one ever promised it would be easy. There is no room for whining at the top.