It’s been great getting back into the swing of things this week. As nice as it is to take some time off, it’s always just as nice to return and get back into a routine. For me and the kids 🙂

I also finalized this week who my mentor will be for 2012 and I am so excited to work with her. I’ve come to realize that as an entrepreneur, we just can’t do it alone regardless of what level we’re at. Even if you know what you need to do, it’s crucial to have someone to keep you motivated and cheer you on. It can be hard on your own. I hope this article helps you move forward and get on track for 2012.

Tip #1: Accept that you can’t do it alone. You might be the way I used to be, thinking you just need to take one more course and then you’ll be all set. Unfortunately it doesn’t work this way. Being in business for yourself means that you are constantly growing and learning new things if you want to succeed which I’m assuming you do 🙂

Tip #2: Trust the resources will show up. Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith and trust it will work out. If you don’t invest in yourself and your business you can’t expect it to grow. Trust that you will find the way to afford the services up front or that you will be able to pay it back. Think about ROI (return on investment). How badly do you want to grow your business? Are you willing to do anything and everything to make it a success?

Tip #3: Choose someone you trust and who is a little ahead of you in the area you need help with. It’s important to work with someone you click with and who is also ahead of you in their business. You will benefit from the tools they’ve already learned and acquired.

Tip #4: Make sure you know what is included upfront. I’ve had this happen where I’m so excited to work with someone that I don’t take the time to review exactly what is included. This then causes problems in the future. It’s important to be completely clear to begin with, even down to how many emails are included 🙂

Tip #5: Do the work! Make sure you follow through with everything you agree to do. This is the reason you’re hiring someone: to move forward. Keep your end goal in mind and take action daily.

Tip #6: Above all else have fun! Don’t take things too seriously (and I’m talking to myself here too). You are creating a business you love. Enjoy the ride!