if you decide to go it alone, you will need to become seriously analytical about your business. You also need to be ready for action, immediate action, no delay. It’s going to be like jumping into cold water, getting straight out again, write down the temperature and describing the general feeling and the result of the jump.
How big is your ask? It may not be as big as you think – if you know how to ask the question. More to the point, asking the question rather than not asking – for fear of rejection – actually increases your chances of a positive response. Would you like to learn more?
Sometimes it’s easy to find excuses for not achieving our goals. Perhaps the goal is not that important: ‘Oh, I’ll sort it next week’. Sometimes it’s too ambitious: ‘You expect me to climb that mountain on my own?’ But there are other reasons why goals work for some and not for others – and the answer is in simplicity…
Find your niche and find your fortune. Well, as we all know, it doesn’t necessarily work like that. Besides, as entrepreneurs, it’s not about the money. It’s about the value we create. But which niche is right for you? John di Stefano takes a look at where the savvy start-up might be heading to solve tomorrow’s problems.
Wife says: “I thought I told you to turn left at the roundabout, but you went straight on.” Husband says: “I thought I knew a better way, possibly a short cut.” Wife says: “Well done. Now we’re lost!”
Making a decision that turned out not to be the right decision happens in our personal lives and in business. But making the wrong decision is not really the problem. It is the consequence of that decision that really matters, as John di Stefano explains.
To run a successful business means to be good in many areas. Starting with developing the right ideas to managing the existing infrastructure and the technical aspect of the day to day work. Each of those areas requires different skills, but all of them together are vital to run a successful business.