Want to become a leader in your industry? Here are some steps you can take to become a player in your niche:
- Give 100% of your energy, and not just to things that make you comfortable.
- Fix the problems that need fixing without blaming other people or elements out of your control, like the down economy.
- Set high customer service standards rather than settling for just being “average”.
- Set fees that reflect your expertise, not that reflect mere averages.
- Listen, but also form and voice your own opinions.
All of this requires stepping outside your zone of comfort. Doing so is one of the surest pathways to success in any business.