Many people have that initial dream of starting their own business and being their own boss. Basically, in order to start your own venture you need to have intention. As the brilliant writer Dr. Wayne Dyer wrote, every thought begins with intention. Having the right intention goes a long way in creating a business that will stand the test of time and be at the head of the field. Even though so many think about business, very few go ahead and get it done. The very fact you are reading this article means that you want to do your best and give it your all to not only get into business, but exceed at it. Congratulations! Here are tried and tested ways on how to succeed in it:
Be Disciplined: In their No. 1 bestseller THE ONE THING (you have to read this book), Gary Keller and Jay Papasan said something that made so much sense, but that we were not taught in school about: You need to develop good habits. It takes 21 days to get a habit to stick with you, so all you need is enough discipline for less than a month to inculcate that habit and then life goes on that much easier. Imagine that! Now that you are an entrepreneur and ultimately a leader, you need to have a certain amount of discipline to carry you through good times and bad.
Research & Learn: “The rolling stone gathers no moss” is the phrase we heard growing up while our parents lectured us about not being couch potatoes. The market changes everyday, so you need to make sure that you keep abreast of the latest happenings. These days we are very fortunate to have ample access to magazines, blogs, websites and what-have-you that have articles about improving your business acumen within and without your field. Keep moving with the times. This will not only help you excel in your field, you might just come up with a brilliant idea that would put you AHEAD of the game. Now, who wouldn’t want that?
Take Time Off: You may laugh at this suggestion, but being a pack mule won’t take you very far. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that working nearly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is going to do very good beyond a point. Even the President of the United States goes on vacations. You will find that you are able to work better, more refreshed than before. Not only should you, but even your employees be encouraged about holiday time. In Australia they have an amazing work culture and everyone is mandated to take 2 weeks off from work annually. Work smart and then sit back and relax and let things maneuver on autopilot.
Take Risks: You are an entrepreneur and you are brilliant. Don’t let a school grade or college certificate tell you how smart you are. The power is within you. If there is a seed for an idea in your heart, there is also the intention to make it happen and succeed. Do your research, brainstorm, procrastinate as much as you want and then get back and jump! What’s the worst that could happen? Maybe you will fail. Thomas Edison said: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”.
Follow Your Heart: Your loved ones around you just want what’s best for you. They think they are protecting you but might unknowingly be discouraging your dream. There also might be critics that those that you look up to who will tell you you’re crazy. Maybe you are. But what your heart says is ultimately the direction where your feet will go. Follow your heart. Take the risks that need to be taken and pursue your dream. If you have watched The Pursuit of Happyness starring Will Smith, you will know what gut, grit and the heart can do for you if only you will believe.
In all honesty, there is no particular formula for exceeding in business. Each successful entrepreneur ultimately followed his or her heart and did what they felt best. Maybe you can gain inspiration from others, but you cannot form a plan to the T based on what someone else has done. However, what you CAN do is not be discouraged or give up because you failed a couple of times. Learn from it and move on.
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