214. Express Tip #109: Be Patient in Your Business

Annette Walter

July 26, 2022

It’s probably not new to you that entrepreneurs as a whole can be a bit impatient. There are so many decisions and new ideas you are doing every day – you are always on the move! Which is why every now and then you need a gentle reminder of this: you must be patient in your business. 

Remember, it’s a marathon, not a sprint. I know this is something you have heard before, but sometimes you just need to hear it again.  

There are a few key things to remember when it comes to slowing down.  

Impatience is Self-Sabotage 

Impatience can affect not only your team, but yourself. It often leads to self-sabotage. With impatience, it can lead to your team thinking you do not trust them, and it can lead to you feeling like you are failing because you aren’t moving fast enough. With patience and a clear path, your team and you will thrive and grow.   

Patience Makes You Avoid Hasty Decisions 

Sometimes if we are impatient, we just want to get things done. When we do this, we might make hasty decisions for short-term gain. However, these short-term gains aren’t always part of our long-term plan and can take us off track.  

Success Takes Time 

Progress does not feel like anything and sometimes it’s naturally overwhelming and exhausting. You must keep the pace, momentum, and consistency to keep moving forward. Do not get distracted by a strategic plan that is not part of your strategic plan. All success takes time and your diligence and patience is key to this.  

Always remember, be patient in your business. It might be tough in the moment, but will lead to even greater success.  

Keep evolving, entrepreneur! I see you, I get you, and I’m so proud of you.

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About Annette Walter

Much like Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC’s “The Profit,” who lends his expertise to struggling businesses, Annette analyzes businesses, supports them with the right resources, and designs the plan they need to go from surviving to thriving.

Annette Walter has started, acquired, owned, and operated more than 15 companies in her lifetime. As a wife, mother of two boys, and owner of a national company, Timber Industries (a BBJ Top 50 Women-Owned Business, BBJ Top 25 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned Business and Inc.5000 list honoree), she can serve her true purpose and passion in coaching and consulting entrepreneurs through her business coaching company, iEvolve Consulting. Annette works with business owners across the globe in various industries to support their overall well-being, teams, and operations. As an operations expert and strategist, she works with business owners to help them identify organizational gaps and opportunities in their companies. She works with businesses to help make their finances, marketing efforts, technology solutions, and sales more efficient and effective.

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