Working beyond your normal work schedule can take time and resources, but it has to be considered an investment to the success of your business. For instance, I drove for an hour and then waited for another 2 hours in line to meet with Daymond John (a successful entrepreneur from Shark Tank). Going the extra mile as a business owner is a simple principle, and it works. Just think about your own experiences, the chances are that when someone does that little bit extra for you, it’s something that you always appreciate.
In a competitive market, as a business owner, you need to do everything you possibly can to be one step ahead of your competitor. This is where working beyond your regular work schedule and doing that little bit extra will help you succeed. Within a business climate, there are a large number of individuals who have ruined or reduced their career progression chances because they just don't have the right, proactive attitude when it comes to working when the normal schedule is over. If you want to demonstrate your commitment to your role, then these periods should be embraced by you, rather than met with an 'I've worked my hours today, and everything else will have to wait until tomorrow' attitude.
Finally, nothing great has ever been achieved without working hard. Persistence is the key. You might not necessarily get it right the first time. It will rather take some effort to get it right. But persistence remains the key, and if you've the will never to give up, you’ll get the results you want. A willingness to go an extra mile and push yourself beyond limit characterizes an entrepreneur. After a while, your brand will become associated with exceptional service, and you’ll stand out above everyone else in your market.