Are you a person who wants to grow your business into an empire? Do you have a vision of massive growth, huge success and international influence? When you are standing at the bottom of the mountain of empire building it can seem impossible to reach that goal. So, what do those who reach that level of success have in common? What are the traits of an empire builder? 

Passion and Optimism

 Starting a business is HARD. It is usually harder than expected and comes with a lot of bumps I the road. You have to have a strong passion for the business you are building to get you through those rough patches. You also have to have strong sense of optimism that your idea/product/service will be a success. Without passion and optimism the initial difficulty of growing your business will be too much to overcome. 

 Embrace Mistakes 

 No one likes to make mistakes but usually this is where you learn and grow the most. You cannot escape mistakes so you have to embrace them and investigate what went wrong. If you learn and pivot when you make a mistake you will reach your goal that much faster. If you ignore the mistake or distance yourself from it without taking a look at what happened then nothing is learned and it is just a lost opportunity for growth. 

 Lifelong Learner

 We live in a fast-paced world of new technology, changing trends and constant streams of information. You cannot learn everything but you need to keep current on things that impact your business, clients and industry. Being a lifelong learner is key to being an expert in your field and giving 

Find Your Role Models

 Sometimes as business owners it is easy to fall into the comparison trap. You see someone else who is successful and feel like you are not as successful so you are failing. Instead of comparing use these people as your role models. If you see another business that is killing it, don’t look at it as you are failing but as something to aspire too. By finding others to look up too you remove the weight of comparison and instead are inspired by these success.

 Set Goals

 Goals are so important to long term success. Without them there is no vision for the future and nothing to work toward 80 percent of the world’s richest people set goals, they inspire you, encourage you, reward you, and help you plan and execute your actions better and more quickly. Not only should you set goals, you should plan on how you will reach those goals. 

 There are many things you need to build a successful business that grows into an empire. It takes tenacity, hard work and an enthusiasm for what you are doing. Empire builders are the people who get up every day and  move forward no matter what. Those are the people who reach empire levels of success. 

about

Danielle LaFleur

Danielle is a serial entrepreneur and has been creating and running businesses for over 20 years. She currently operates Easy As Pie Design, a website design firm and Build Your Mastermind, a business consulting agency.

Danielle has been featured in over 30 publications, worked with National Geographic in over 50+ countries, and has created a process for extracting an ROI from an ROE in training and development which is currently being used in over 100+ corporations.

Danielle encourages all of those that work with her to deep dive into their values, maximize those natural talents and skills, and create the life they have always dreamed of. She is a full believer that when you align yourself with who you are meant to be, there is an opportunity around every corner.

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