Starting a business is quite a task. There is so much to learn, to do and to take care of. Starting-up can be quite draining and leave you without any motivation or drive to keep going.
All first-time start-ups go through that process. If that is you, you’re certainly not alone. What if I would tell you that this doesn’t have to be like that? Starting-up can actually be really fun and very rewarding.
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…
Popularized by Billy Ocean’s chart-topping hit in 1985 – but attributed to Joseph P. Kennedy (father of US President John F. Kennedy) – the phrase “When the going gets tough, the tough get going” is the backstop for all entrepreneurs for whom giving up is not an option. Is that you?
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.
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?
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!
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 more than 80 years since Dale Carnegie’s self-help book ‘How To Win Friends and Influence People’ was first published. It remains one of the best-selling books of all time. Understanding and applying the principles of Influence has been one of the roots of success for millions of business owners around the world. Isn’t it time you put your influential skills to work?
If the first thing you do in the morning is to look at your emails or messages, you need to step back and rethink your life. Looking at emails or messages from others is just a reaction based on actions from others and never planned. Be yourself, be authentic and enjoy the freedom this will give you.
If you’re tempted and excited about the prospect of becoming an entrepreneur, how do you know if you’ll measure up to the challenges that await you? There’s no exam, template or boxes to tick that will guarantee you success – but there are certain personal characteristics that will determine how your journey might begin.