Yes, like you, there are days when I don’t have a particular inspiration for writing.
But there is inspiration everywhere and it hit me while I was cooking a lazy dinner.
Today I had a craving for an old time, back-in-the-day favorite.
YES, ramen noodles. Chicken flavor to be exact.
You see, ramen noodles got me and my friends through college. I loved them then and I still love them. Noooo, I don’t eat them much these days but it’s not because I have a PhD now… it’s because they are so high in sodium. But on days like this when I really want some noodles, I keep it simple. Chicken flavor oodles of noodles. Now of course when you have to live off of ramen noodles you come up with all kinds of ways to make them. They are still oodles of noodles but you can add meat, veggies, soy sauce, onions, ketchup etc. You would be amazed how many ways you can prepare ramen noodles.
So what do my ramen noodles have to do with your business success? Let’s see.
1. Don’t forget where you come from.
You started your business because you have a passion burning inside to serve your market. With all the tips, tools, resources, and tempting “easy buttons” out there for building a successful business… don’t lose sight of your true purpose. Yes, I always say “Passion Won’t Pay The Bills” but that doesn’t mean throwing the passion out the window. Remain true to who you are. Why you are in business? Where have you gotten off track in your business? What bright shiny objects are distracting you from what really matters?
2. Keep it simple.
Building and running a successful business should not be complicated. Remember what they taught us in a geometry class- the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. That is also true when it comes to getting more clients, more contracts and more cash. The more steps your prospective clients have to take, the more likely they are to get lost along the way. How many clicks does it take for a visitor to buy your product or service? How many hoops do they have to jump through to find something on your website? How long does it take to find your contact information?
3. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
It may seem as though your prospects have a lot more problems than maybe 3 decades ago but honestly their challenges are exactly the same. They are just dressed in different clothing. So don’t feel pressured to come up with a bunch of crazy, I mean creative products and services trying to capture the market’s attention. Stick with the tried and true solutions that have served you and your clients well and consider instead, adding a variety of delivery methods for your solid solutions. Do you offer to coach? Do you have a self-study option? Have you asked your target market what they want?
I would love to hear which “ramen noodle” lesson helps you the most.
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