There have been many mentors and trainers that I have wanted to model and be like over the years. The thing is I've met so many uber successful people and not 2 of them are alike.

Some are humble and some are extremely arrogant. Some are really creative and some not so much. I know some who have tons of energy and don't seem to need much sleep and others who are relaxed and at ease you wonder how they ever became successful.

I've discovered through all this I can't be successful being someone else. They are going to be the best at being themselves and I can only be the best at being myself.

God made me the way I am and God doesn't make mistakes. If I am going to fulfill my highest potential I have to do that by being me.

Everybody has their special superpower and when we fully lean into our superpower we will start to seeing positive progress in our careers.

All that is just the beginning because there is one thing all successful people have in common and that is taking action.

When you have an idea you have to take action on that idea for anything to come of it. How many times have you seen a product or service come out and you thought to yourself ‘I had that idea years ago!' The only difference between you and the person who developed it is they took action.

Not all successful people are incredibly intelligent. I've met many who are not extremely well read or that imaginative, but they take action daily. They don't sit on ideas or play ball and never shoot for the end zone.

One thing that has really helped me to take action every day is something I've mentioned in other posts, but it is so powerful I need to mention it here.

The Power List

Every Day have a short list of things you need to get done that day to move your business or life forward. This is a strategic list of tasks to achieve that day.

If growing as an entrepreneur is important to you and you are ready to take action every day to grow. I want to invite you to check out this 5-Day Freedom Challenge where you will learn the skills needed to be extraordinarily successful as an entrepreneur.

To Your Success,


PS. Check out the Book: Business Made Simple by Donald Miller for more information on being a value driven professional.

    6 replies to "Successful People are Action Takers"

    • Florence Callender

      Hey, Heidi, I've been learning this same principle from some courses I'm taking – successful entrepreneurs take action. Most of them are also quick decision-makers. You know, you're so right about being you. God made us all one-of-a-kind and that's great. That way, there's really no competition in being you.

      • Heidi Albertson

        I totally agree God only made one of each of us for a reason!! Thanks for commenting!!

    • Melissa Brown

      Heidi, great article! Nothing happens unless and until one takes action. Newton summed it up in his First Law of Motion that states a body at rest will remain at rest unless an outside force acts on it,

      That outside force for an entrepreneur has to come from within. No amount of motivational talks, videos, reading, etc. will work until you decide to take action. And then you do so.

      I like to remember it like this: Imperfect action is better than perfect inaction.

      • Heidi Albertson

        Exactly!! Perfectionism will keep you stuck!! Thanks for commenting!

    • Hilary De Freitas

      Heidi! I live by my power list. And you are so right. Taking action is probably the most common denominator of all successful people. Thanks for sharing!

      • Heidi Albertson

        Yes I love the Power List it really helps me focus on the important things that day!!

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