It all starts at around the age of two years old when we learn the power of the word “why”. Our brains are like sponges at that age, pushing our curiosity and thirst for knowledge beyond ever-changing boundaries. It’s a word we should never lose sight of – especially if we’re seeking success as an entrepreneur.
Remarkable as they are, our brains can only hold four to five things at a time. If everything we do is happening in our head, we have to make a decision which one is important enough at the time to be kept and which one we need to let go. So, how do we get organized when our brains are permanently overloaded?
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?
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…
Have you ever asked yourself the question who and where you are? If so, what was your answer? Depending who is asking, we describe the things we believe they would like to hear. So, if you have a destination in mind and are looking for ways to get there, make sure you know who and where you are.
If you want to be successful in business, you need to be the best you can be in your field. But as your start-up gains momentum – and you become increasingly involved in all aspects of the business – how do you acquire the skills and knowledge to survive in the future?
Why is it that so many of us are notoriously bad in meeting the goals we set? Of course, we’re only too quick to spout our excuses: lack of motivation, clarity and accountability being the usual suspects. But you can change all that by following four golden rules to set the right goals.