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Success starts with YOU!

If you want to succeed in life and in your business, then it is absolutely critical that you stop looking around you worrying about every little thing and start looking into what’s going on inside with you.

There are so many external things going on in the world (more so now than ever) that are all outside of our control…

Do they influence our lives?

Of course.

But likely not to the extent of which a lot of people are thinking!

At the end of the day, YOU are truly the key to your company’s success.

No one else has that responsibility.

If you want to be successful you need to check off on 3 things.

NUMBER ONE: Take extreme ownership!

Own everything in your life and business.

The good, the bad, the ugly – ALL OF IT!

You need to look in the mirror and go ‘here is something in my character that is causing my business to not be operating at the level I want it to be operating’.

Maybe you procrastinate when it comes to doing the things that you need to be doing, maybe you don’t like talking about money and asking for payments, maybe you don’t like conflict with employees so you let them walk all over you etc.

Get truthful with yourself about the problems in your life and take ownership and responsibility for them – EVERYTHING IS ON YOU!

This means quitting the blame game…

Every time you shift the blame onto something else or someone else around you, you’re opening the door to be a victim.

You’re giving away your power and you’re giving away your control.

A true winner is NOT a victim.

Winners find a way.

Do things happen sometimes outside of our control? Are there certain circumstances that get dealt out?


But when you refuse to be a victim, you can see beyond those things and overcome them.

NUMBER TWO: Identify what you want!

A lot of trade business owners say they want to be successful, but they don’t take the time to get clarity on what success looks like for THEM.

What do you want? What type of business do you want?

The more time you take to get clear on what success looks like for you, the more likely you are to actually reach it.


You need to take action.

Every. Single. Day.

Chipping away and working on whatever actions need to be taken to get you towards your goals.

Make sure that outside of your ‘must do’ day to day responsibilities, you are entirely focused on and geared towards reaching your goals.

Without consistent action, goals are just goals.

Do what you need to be doing – WHEN YOU NEED TO BE DOING IT!

NUMBER FOUR: Track and adjust!

You have taken ownership, you refuse to be a victim, you’re clear on what you want, you’re acting each and every day…

Now you need to track and adjust.

Do a de-brief at least weekly.

Think about whether or not you have gotten done what you needed to have gotten done.

Ask yourself, was this week a win? Am I moving in the right direction? Or do I need to make some adjustments to ensure that I’m on track to reaching my goals?

Track your progress!

The more you track, the more likely you are to hit the goals that you have set.

When you combine these four ideas, you are taking your success and the success of your own company, into your own hands, and you’re not letting any external circumstances mess you around, get in your head, and stop you from achieving your goals.

Success starts with you.

So, get after it!

If you're an electrician, plumber, painter, carpenter, or any other trade business owner who is looking for assistance with accountability, mindset and leadership within your businessclick here to learn more about how our team can help!


Bayley Peachey | Accountant & Trade Business Coach

About the author

Growing up in a family full of tradesman and accountants with a business savvy father, my childhood involved heavy machinery, dirty overalls and years of hand’s on insight into the family business. Being fast paced and dynamic in...


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