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The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Business Owners

Growth is a result of sustained, consistent positive habits. It’s as American philosopher and historian Will Durant explains: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”

Habits Bolster Business

AnswerAmerica and parent company AnswerNet started as a single location Pennsylvania-based telecommunications business and has since grown to 30+ contact centers and 10,000+ clients across North America because we prioritize simple habits that reap massive rewards over time. Here are seven low-cost habits you can implement today to guarantee long-term success.

1. Journaling for Quiet Reflection

To grow as a person or in your leadership role as a business owner, spend a few minutes each day writing down your thoughts. By celebrating wins, processing losses, and identifying everything in-between, you’ll create the space and clarify the vision you need to grow your business.

2. Taking Notes for Active Presence

We all want to be better listeners, but most of us don’t know how. Taking notes during meetings, idea generation, and even one-on-ones helps us listen to ourselves and others. Really, try taking notes as someone speaks to you: though you might think it silly, it’s also a great way to make the person speaking feel valued and heard.

3. Scheduling for Time Management

The better you can automate and naturalize a calendar, the better you can show up for your people. Block out time not just for meetings and employees but also for you. Every habit on this list can and should be scheduled in its due time.

4. Learning for Flexible Growth

Successful leaders invest time in reading books, listening to podcasts, and following blogs that provide sage industry information. By devoting daily time to learning, you’ll position yourself on the path to mastery.

5. Networking for Industry Support

Networking precedes partnerships, mentorships, and relationships. Every business owner has the time to send one email a day to either introduce themselves to a new industry contact or check in on an old connection. Remember that every time you send a well-wishing message to someone else, you’re also supporting yourself.

6. Exercising for Healthy Living

Studies show that even a few minutes of daily exercise can accumulate into massive victories over obesity, lethargy, and apathy. Working in the bare minimum amount of stretching, squatting, and even stair climbing races your heart and focuses your attention, leading to more presence through the day.

7. Budgeting for New Perspective

It only takes a few minutes a day to budget small-scale daily personal expenses like food, drinks, and transportation, but applying the same habit to business expenses, large and small, provides a crucial perspective for your larger business plan. Giving yourself financial data trains you to focus your business’s finances where they’re needed most.

These Habits Built Our Business

AnswerNet began with big goals and a dedication to low-cost habits. Now, we let our clients tell our stories of success.

Our experts have decades of experience in every habit listed today. For help building your own habits, feel free to reach out here or click the button below to get in contact.