Are you staying in your own business lane? If you want to grow your business successfully, you need to learn how to avoid distractions and focus on your own growth. But that be difficult, especially with social media and online promotions vying for your attention on a daily basis!

So if you’re looking for a way to stay focused on your own business and stay focused on achieving the success you want, here’s what you need to know.

Have a clear plan of action

It can be challenging to stay in your own business lane, especially if you don’t know what you want or how you’re going to get it. So know your goals and have a clear plan of action for reaching them. This will help you stay focused on what’s important to you.

Don’t get sidetracked!

There are so many different things that can sidetrack you. Having a clear plan of action will help and committing to staying on plan for a set period of time. Have a routine for working that suits you and, as detailed in the recent blog post 7 top tips for working from home, establish your boundaries. Know what works for you, and don’t get sidetracked from that.

Limit who you follow

Another way you can get sidetracked is getting distracted by all the shiny objects on offer. Staying in your own lane means also deciding on who you’re going to follow and listen to. Unfollow everyone else, so you’re not playing into a fear of missing out or finding yet another potential solution you don’t really need.

Focus on what makes you great

There are always going to be others you can compare yourself to. But the comparison game isn’t going to help you with staying in your own business lane. You’ll end up seeing younger, more confident or extroverted people out there who seem more confident or polished. Instead, focus on your own skills, talents and offers. Focus on what makes you different and what you’re able to bring to the table yourself. It’s much better for your confidence and business focus.

Trust yourself more

You know more than you think you do. Start trusting yourself more. Learn to listen to your intuition, follow through on those great ideas you have, and trust that you know yourself well enough to know what you need to motivate you forward.

Drop the need to do it all alone

Part of trusting yourself more is knowing what support you need. It’s about acknowledging that the best way forward is to gather the right support in place, to help you move forward. That could be a business mentor or coach, an online support network, or outsourcing to a Virtual Assistant or freelancer. 

This is all about staying in your own business lane and playing to your natural strengths. You don’t need to have all the answers yourself – and you don’t need to do everything yourself. It’s actually more beneficial to your business success to build a team around you.

As part of that team you’re building, I’d love to help manage the administrative side of your business, as that’s my speciality! If you’d like to learn more about my background, values and why I’d be a good fit for you, check out my About page. And if you’re ready to have a chat about potentially working together, book in for a free informal chat here.