Make Positive Changes in Your Life and Business With These 10 Actions

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Change is difficult.

Depression and disappointments can disorganize your life and business. You are unable manage your time, grow your business, or track your habits and goals. You probably need money to solve these problems but fail to get it.

It’s hard to succeed and be happy in a chaotic life. When you experience such situations, you should know it is time for a change.

Here are ten practical steps to make a positive change in your life and business.

Start With What You Have

Don’t waste time on how to start.

Most times, you already have what you need, but the desire to have something extra or perfect stops you from starting.

You probably won’t get enough capital for your business idea, so start with what you have, and build extra layers to it as you grow.

Avoid every excuses that discourages you from starting with what you have. You probably already have enough to start the business.

Be Open to Learning

Fall in love with curiosity. It won’t kill you unless you are a cat. Jokes apart, learning will make a positive change in your life and business.

Learn a new skill or update yourself on the developing trends in your business.

In a fast-changing world, where artificial intelligence disrupts jobs and businesses, a new skill could be a future source of income.

You could lose your business to a pandemic or an economic recession, but continue to earn money with your other skills.

People who are open to learning new things, experience growth in their lives and businesses.

Build One Habit at a Time

If you want to change bad habits in your life or business, do it one habit at a time.

Don’t do many things at once, and gain nothing. You cannot change all aspects of your life or business at the same time.

Work like the master chef.

He adds ingredients at different times to make the perfect soup. If he adds it all at once, he might spoil the soup.

Pick one habit, work on it, and monitor your growth.

Once you are good at it, you can introduce another one. It gives room for convenient and trackable progress.

Learn to Say ‘NO’

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Save yourself from work that won’t help you grow or earn money. Say ‘no’ to free work for people if you won’t get anything from it.

I wasted time I could have spent pitching business owners or learning a new skill because I could not say ‘no’.

Yoruba people have a saying, “You do not carry other people’s load on the head and drag yours on the floor.”

Do away with ‘yes’ when ‘no’ will improve your life.

Build Your Inspirational Place

Break away from people and activities slowing your growth. Stop habits that take you nowhere, and throw out the things not valuable to your life.

Reject dangerous lifestyles that leave you empty, and build a new place that stimulates growth. Pick your friends carefully, and work with people who will help you achieve your goals.

Do things that take you one extra step towards happiness and success.

It takes a lot to build a constant source of inspiration. You need family, friends, mentors, and hours of labor to get it done. But when you build your inspirational place, you will enjoy it.

Help People

As you improve your life, earn money, and learn about productivity and business growth, share your experiences with others.

Some are now where you once were, and your advice could take them further up.

Be willing to help and nurture other people. Every time you do this, you learn more about yourself, and the world around you. You become a better person.

It’s a win-win situation. This Chinese saying sums it all:

If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.

Do I need to say more?

Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

You get good and bad news from comparing yourself with other people, especially business competitors.

The good news is:

You are better than some people.

The bad news is:

Some people are better than you.

You cannot avoid both situations. That’s life.

But most of the time, you hold on to the bad news and fight hard and dirty to beat the competition. In the process, you lose your credibility, and those who looked up to you will overtake you.

Instead of worrying about those who enjoy more successes, watch their actions, and learn from them.

Apply these lessons to your life and business to redefine your path to success.

Understand the Concept of ‘Free’

Nothing is free. Whatever you enjoy free, someone paid for it in cash, time, or energy.

Do you think air is free? No, it isn’t.

The oxygen we breathe is available because there are trees. Some people, animals, and other natural process planted those trees.

Reverend Ike, the American minister, once said, “Nothing is free, not even the air you breathe. Before you receive another breath, you must give up the one you have.”

Use your resources wisely, even if it’s free.

Start Your Day like a Champion

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Here is a simple message from the routines of many successful business owners:

Your Mornings are sacred.

The word ‘sacred’ gives it a kind of religious importance, because it is important. Follow a daily routine and start your day like successful business owners.

Develop morning habits that support good health, productivity, and creativity.

You may have heard people say life is a marathon. It’s true. But there are thousands of sprints within the marathon. Start your day well to get ahead.

Sell Yourself Constantly

In all you do, sell yourself.

Your business needs an audience, be the salesperson attending to them.

But when you sell, be honest and respectful. You won’t convince everyone to buy from you. You don’t need everyone.

You need those who want your products. They are the ones who buy multiple times and recommend you to others.

Be there when they want your product and when they don’t know they want it. That’s the way of a successful salesperson.


There are no easy ways out of difficult situations. As a businessperson, you have to evaluate your life and business as you grow.

Whenever, you are stuck, and unable to make changes, you might need to change a habit or grow a new one.

These ten tips can serve as a guide to make a positive change in your life and business.

Have a beautiful day.

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Ladipo Titiloye

Ladipo Titiloye

Writer and Storyteller. I create content for filmmakers and small businesses. I blog about writing, personal growth, & living a successful creative life.