It’s easy to talk about success and assume that someone can be successful from the looks of it. But what is not easy is to define it and even more to find a unique and infallible formula that makes us successful.
Possibly because success is not a destination. Perhaps because success is more related to the ability to overcome obstacles during the journey.
That is why every tip that helps us stay on the journey helps us to be successful.
11 Tips To Be A Successful Entrepreneur
1. Listen to yourself
Listening to constructive criticism is not bad, it can help you always grow and improve. However, when you have a idea to start your own company, you will possibly hear quite a few comments that could demoralize you.
Phrases like: “do not do it“,”are you crazy“,”it’s riskyor “and blah blah blah …. are the kind of comments that discourage people who want to become entrepreneurs.
While it is true that success is not guaranteed, listening to all these people is an approach to a sure failure.
Dismiss negative comments, mainly from those with little or no experience in the field. If they insist you can simply say: “Thanks for the opinion, I fully understand the risks, and I am willing to take them.”
Most people know what not to do, but very few know what to do. If you have a goal, go for it.
2. Work smart
Don’t just stay dreaming. All the successes you know are due to a great previous work.
Starting a business can be tiring and stressful, however you should keep in mind that things will not always be this way. Working intelligently and with a lot of energy is part of the great challenge of undertaking.
A company is like an airplane, if it does not start at full speed, it will not be able to take off, and it will stay on the ground. The advantage is that when a certain altitude and speed has been reached, pressure can be released.
3. Find mentors
Listen to those who are successful, not those who don’t do anything interesting with their lives.
Look for people who are successful in the business field in which you want to start, observe them, listen to them and if possible, ask them to become their student apprentice.
Not everyone is going to say yes, but some will be able to give you good tricks for your future life as an entrepreneur. The first rule of thumb for a positive answer is to ask.
4. Build your dream team
Always remember to surround yourself with competent people in your profession.
It is impossible to know everything, therefore, progressively, and depending on your needs and goals, you may need: An accountant, a graphic designer, a good lawyer, a partner, an excellent salesperson, an assistant and good suppliers.
The list can go on for a long time, but building business relationships with competent people is an essential quality for being a good entrepreneur.
5. Make your own decisions
One of the great weaknesses that someone who wants to be an entrepreneur can have is not being able to make a firm decision. If you have that problem and start a project, it will probably fail in a short time.
Remember: Everyone has their own perception of reality!
You have to be able to make decisions without having to consult 12 people to find out which is the best. The worst thing about these situations is when you get a lot of different opinions and then you don’t know what to do.
At first it will be scary, but making your own decisions is vital to being successful at something. Usually this fear dissipates little by little, and over time you gain self-confidence.
6. Failure does not exist
Failure only exists in the head of who accepts it as such. In fact, in real life there are no failures, only lessons to bring us closer to success.
Problems are just challenges to overcome. Having this frame of mind will help you to be successful.
Many successful entrepreneurs failed in their first projects, for a variety of reasons. However, their experiences gave them much more than they lost.
In real life there are no failures, only lessons to bring us closer to success.
7. Have a clear vision of what you want to do in your life
If you are married, how long did it take you to plan and make your move to marriage? probably not less than a year.
Now, ask yourself the following question: How much time have you spent planning your life? What is your answer?
If you don’t know exactly what kind of life you want to live, and you get carried away by the waves, then take the time to reflect on the important things in your life and what you are looking for in it.
8. Find your why?
You must know why you want to be an entrepreneur. Life change, owning your time, earning more money, not having a boss, a dream, helping your family, being free?
Whatever your reason, it must be precisely defined.
9. Be patient
As the saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Don’t think that you are going to make a fortune in six months.
Building a solid company takes time, and requires an investment of your time, money, sweat, and sacrifice. But all of this will bring you a tremendous sense of personal fulfillment and freedom. And that, believe me, is worth the price.
10. When you want you can
Regardless of your age, gender or education, if you want to build your business successfully, and you have the burning desire within you to achieve this goal, without a doubt, you can achieve it.
Listen to your stomach, it is he who is right.
Turn off the TV, stop watching Netflix or any other shows that keep you from thinking and doing interesting things. Take a look on Amazon and buy 2 or 3 books to educate or motivate yourself.
Books are an excellent source of knowledge and it is also inexpensive.
Nor is it necessary to intellectualize everything, always remember that educating yourself is very important, but even more important is to start. The action is in the center of the water, you will never learn to swim on the edge of the pool.
Finally, please share some of these tips with someone, it will help you never forget it.