Yes, I know the title is a bit cheesy, but it is April 15, and, of course, I mean something else: Why is it so hard to be successful?
Life is hard. Work is hard. Business is hard. Being successful is hard, let alone getting “ahead.” And working hard doesn’t mean you will be successful or get ahead, but it sure doesn’t hurt.
You need to put in time and do so smartly, whether in your business or personal life. Doing so is investing in yourself and your business. How do you do this? It depends what you do for a living.
For me, it can mean a lot of networking, including face time. For the person running a small business, it may be the same thing, but with suppliers or people who can connect them to suppliers to try and get better product or pricing. And for any of us it could be the person at the golf course, who can get us a better tee time if they like us. It works in all parts of your life.
So put in the work, even though it is taxing!
And I hope this tax day was not too painful for you!