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A proven way to learn new skills is by choosing the skills you can act on right now and start doing it. This allows you to instantly practice what you’ve learned. The keyword is practice.
Is a “I can do this” attitude enough to become a successful entrepreneur or does it need more than that? There are many different views on this, but in my experience, if you really want to make it you need the skills of an entrepreneur and not just the attitude.
We all have our phobias. And whether it’s a fear of flying, public speaking, the dark, enclosed spaces or mice (to name a few), they’re often treated with mild derision or misunderstanding. But how do you deal with the fear of inadequacy or abject failure? It all starts with an action.
Getting motivated is one thing. Staying motivated is another. But where does that motivation come from that enables us to get things done? Breaking down the Motivation Triangle into its three component parts is the key to unlocking the energy you need to achieve your vision through the decisions and actions that only you can control.
Few of us can argue against the Olympic creed ‘The important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle…’ attributed to Pierre Courbetin, one of the founding fathers of the modern Olympics. But as entrepreneurs do we really agree with that? Why do we struggle – to meet deadlines, sales targets and keep our work-life balance in tact? Why do challenges and obstacles turn into struggles? If you’re struggling, this blog could change your life!
Whatever line of work you’re in, have you ever thought about why you’re doing the job that you do? Is it for the money, is it the career path or is it something else? Think a little deeper and you’ll find that what you’re actually doing is part of a chain in a problem-solving process. But have you ever thought about what problem you would like to solve? The world awaits you!
The very word ‘success’ means different things to different people. How do you become ‘successful’? What level of success do you want to achieve? And when you reach that level will you be satisfied or crave for more? Success rarely happens by chance. But through the actions you take that drive your decisions, commitment and reflections – your success is there for the taking!
There are times in anyone’s life when things get too much. I know, I’ve been there and probably will find myself in that corner in the future. It’s not a nice place to be and a difficult time if you are in the middle of trying to get things done and trying to achieve your goal.
Ideas are all part of the creative process. Where would we be without them? But to make ideas come to life, they need actions. Otherwise they’ll only become dust-ridden thoughts. Put your ideas to work with actions that help you meet your goals and achieve the life you want to lead.
Leadership is all part of the great learning curve of entrepreneurship. As your business starts to grow, so too does the need to recruit; not just an extra pair of hands but a team for you to lead that brings value to your enterprise. But were you born to be a leader – or is leadership a quality you can learn? Here’s how you could make the difference between being a leader – and being a great leader!