3 Must Haves for all Successful Entrepreneurs
The choice of being an entrepreneur is often a lifetime journey, a dream, a desire, a distant horizon, for others redundancy, overwhelming frustration, desperation for a second income to make the difference. Because of this many entrepreneurs are more mature and have an employee mentality. As an entrepreneur, you are the key to your business, your mental, physical and emotional state are they cornerstones to your business and these are areas that get looked at as “extras.”
This is more crucial that then cliché, if you are a fitness instructor, you need to look like one, it is totally you are your product, you are your marketing team, the production, the sales manager, the designer, the logo, the all. That seems a pretty tall order, yes; you need support and others around you, but at the end the buck stops with you.
Looking after yourself is essential, after all without you, there is no business! Most entrepreneurs overwork, get over stressed and exhausted. Those are all part of the entrepreneur package, but protecting yourself and being aware that you need to provide yourself with support packages, even Superman and Wonder Woman have their weak spots!
- Finding like minded people and learning from others, networking clubs and associations, you will never be an entrepreneur alone, it is like trying to eat an elephant in one bite. Plus you get a free sales team to help promote you and your business, a two way, cost effective asset for any business.
- Get mentors, you maybe an expert in your particular business field, but getting your name and business into the market place, needs multi skills, that are always being updated as technology and global business develops. You may think that this is an expense, but a great lesson is learning the difference between an expense and an investment. A great question to ask is “Can I afford not to” if your competitors are moving forward, you need to at least keep up and then surpass them. Usually, the money you invest in a mentor, you will increase your income with their knowledge and support to pay for their fees.
- Diarize fitness, social, family and me time, make them as important as your meetings, writing, social media, presenting etc. Give them all your full attention, no good being with your family, planning your next meeting and presenting to a client thinking about missing a school’s sports day. Eat well, stay hydrated and take regular breaks. It is easy to be glued in front of a screen or monitor these days, but health wize you need to be vigilant, joints, posture, eyes, circulation all suffer being sedentary, movement is essential. Globally entrepreneurship is the fastest growing business trend, with the internet possibilities are limitless whether you are working on a local platform, regional, national or international markets are there, but you have to be the best you can be, to reap the best of all the possibilities out there.