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  • Mary Foley

[Be Bold + Thrive] Be Specific and Speed Up Your Success

Want to speed up your success of what’s working NOW? Start with what Lily Tomlin said, "I always wanted to be somebody, just wish I had been more specific."

Bet you chuckled and winced because you’ve been there. You didn’t make a specific choice about something and then you got what you got. Which was usually not what you really wanted.

It’s hard enough to be a successful entrepreneur. Doing it during challenging times is even harder. The stakes are higher if you make the wrong choice. It’s easy to let fear get you stuck and not make any real, specific choice at all.

Therein lies the problem…and the big opportunity.

You see, when you are specific about critical choices such as who is your ideal client today, how you will modify your products or services, or what marketing options you choose, you are saying YES to one thing and NO to another.

That’s gutsy.

But, if you have the courage to make specific choices, the big opportunity is to be able to determine much more quickly how well your choices are working. And then to make adjustments. Do this often and you have a strategy to speed up your success.

For example, when I work with women entrepreneurs, we identify a shor