Do you ever feel like your business is just treading water? All around you, the market is changing, customer behaviour is transforming and you’re left drifting out to sea. A little twist in the way you do business can help you catch that wave and get you swimming with the tide rather than against it.
In spite of all your efforts, there are times when you start to think ‘enough is enough’. The business isn’t turning out how you imagined – and that great business idea isn’t as great as you first thought. But it doesn’t have to be this way. With the right foundations to build upon, it can work!
How do you get your customers to love you as much as you love them? When you think about it, you’ll find part of the answer within the question. But it’s not just your wonderful product or service that your customers crave for. It’s the value you create in your role as a change maker.
Will I miss my flight? Will I find my perfect partner? It’s easy to become anxious and worried about situations and the unknown. After all, it’s human nature. So what can we do about overcoming these uneasy feelings? Like so many things, prevention is better than cure – and it all begins with taking control.
With all the courage, confidence and creativity needed to start your own business, you’re raring to go. But then something in the back of your mind says “what if…?” Is this really such a good idea? Do I really want to step into the unknown? It’s only natural to have a dose of the fear factor. But there are ways you can overcome this – and live the life you really want to lead.
Like it or not, change is happening all around us every minute of the day. And there, we have a choice. Go with the flow and accept that those changes will happen anyway. Or become the instigator that puts you in control of the changes you’d like to see in your life? Isn’t it time you had a change of mind?
Business ideas often come to us at the strangest times and in unusual places. In your mind you can see that great idea coming to life, what it will look like and how it will work. You can’t wait to get started. But before you get too excited, step back. Identify if you’re idea actually solves a problem and that it’s something that people are willing to pay you for. Your research will tell you if it’s a valid business idea!
In some shape or form, entrepreneurs have been part of the fabric of society for millennia. But how do we define who is and who isn’t an entrepreneur? By definition, it’s not easy: the role of the entrepreneur has evolved through the years. Not just as a part of society, but actually shaping the world that we live in. However you look at it, life as an entrepreneur is all about value!
You have to admire couples who celebrate 60 or more years of marriage. Personality, loyalty and commitment are among the many reasons for their successful and long term partnership. But how does it work in business? And just how do you find the right partner?
Want to get rich? Then don’t count on it if you thinking of becoming an entrepreneur. Of course, if you’re successful you can live the life you want to lead. But if it’s not about the money, what is it all about?
Like it or not, change is happening all around us. Day turns into night. Spring turns into summer. Ans where time and nature are concerned, we have no control of those changes. In other aspects of our lives we do have the power of change. Not interested in that TV programme? Grab the remote and change it…or just bark out a voice command to your AI device. But what about changes in your life? That takes courage. Have you got what it takes?
It’s become a bit of a cliché, but ‘there’s no such thing as a problem, it’s an opportunity’ still holds true today. And that’s because problems simply exist in our minds. It’s the way we think about certain things or situations. We all have the power to change that – and it starts with positive thinking!
Far from being an anachronism, the ‘job for life’ approach still has its appeal: working for one or two companies until retirement age and then living off a pension. But the ‘way of work’ has changed significantly in recent years in tandem with new generations of business minds. And whether starting out on our own or choosing the corporate lifestyle, there’s an entrepreneurial mind in us all.
As entrepreneurs, we all love doing what we do…and getting paid for it! And it’s only right that your business is the embodiment of your personality and skills. However, trying to understand that you are not your business is a different matter. Let’s explain why.