It is the case that most landscapers are responsible for running their landscaping business. For some, their ambition might go no further than making a profit each month and then moving on to the next month. However, there will be many who have greater entrepreneurial passions burning within them and who want their business to grow to unlimited heights, like at Martin Cuthbert Landscapes.
For that laudable ambition to be realised, those landscapers must ensure that their landscaping business is seen as the best, and must also follow entrepreneurial habits. If you research how successful entrepreneurs operate, you will see several common habits and behaviours and we have outlined ten of them below.
#1 – Get Up Early Each Day: Ask 100 successful entrepreneurs what time they get up each morning and we are sure that fewer than 10 will say “After 9”. Most of them rise before 6 am and some even earlier.
#2 – Prioritise Your Tasks: Many systems exist that can help you plan your day, but the one that most successful entrepreneurs utilise is prioritising their daily tasks in order of importance and difficulty to ensure these are completed first.
#3 – Take Action: Those two short words do not do justice to how important taking action is to being a successful entrepreneur. Anyone with business success did not just sit around merely thinking about it, they instead took action to achieve it.
#4 – Listen And Learn From Others: Anyone who thinks they know it all and closes their mind to learning is doomed to fail. Make a lifetime commitment to always be open to listening to and learning from others.
#5 – Always Be Seeking Knowledge Related To Your Industry: Following on from learning, we are being more specific and encouraging you to continuously seek knowledge and insights about the landscaping industry and its developments.
#6 – Network With Other Successful Entrepreneurs: Whether it be within your local area, or further afield via the internet, make a point of networking where other successful entrepreneurs ‘hang out’. This could be a local chamber of commerce, an industry association, online forums, or mastermind groups.
#7 – Develop Your Employees: If you want to see a business that has a phenomenal future look for one where the culture within it is one of developing those who work there. That should be your aim so that everyone who works within your business feels they have a vested interest in its success.
#8 – Use Tools And Services That Save You Time: One thing that you, the CEO of Apple, and the owner of your local pizza restaurant all have in common is the number of hours in the day. So, use services and tools to ensure you free up as many of those hours as you can for productive tasks.
#9 – Reward Yourself: There is little point in doing all the work you do if you get nothing in return. Beyond your remuneration, give yourself some rewards, whether it be a new gadget, that new watch you have been eyeing, or simply a day off because you know your team will work just as diligently that day.
#10 – Spend With Your Loved Ones: Many entrepreneurs say they owe everything to their family, and that they work hard to provide for their family, but then for some bizarre reason ignore them. Do not make that mistake and ensure that you spend lots of quality time with your loved ones.