“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think BIG.” ~Donald Trump
Break free from 9-5 monotony. Consider your startup options to jump start tomorrow’s next generation endeavor.. today.
But wait here is some motivation for you to kick-start your dream venture.
- 63% of successful Entrepreneurs were driven to start their own business because standard work environments did not appeal to them.
- 3% of successful Entrepreneurs were first in the family to launch a business.
- The average age of successful Entrepreneurs when they started their current companies was 40 years.
Your ultimate goal as an Entrepreneur is to take your business from zero to hero. For most of us, this does not happen overnight. Every overnight success is a result of hard work, countless trial & error, & envisioning the end in mind.
However, some necessary traits can help Entrepreneurs navigate smoothly to the top. Hooked, are you? So, let’s begin!
However, let me warn you first. If you are faint-hearted, I request you to abort your dream & go for the 9-5 job instead. Entrepreneurship is not elementary school; this is hard work, long hours, high pressure, and if you cannot handle all that don’t go that way.
Commitment is the core of Entrepreneurship. Whatever you want, wholeheartedly commit to it, burn the midnight oil & learn the traits of the trade first. The success you are seeking lies within you. Entrepreneurship is just about having a different diet than ordinary people. Your appetite is calculated risks and absolutely no fear of failure. You will drink more Coffee and less water because you need to stay on the mountain edge most of the time and for that you need laser-focus.
Generally speaking, Entrepreneurs are the most misunderstood creatures on the planet (well, of course, they rate second after husbands). What sets a mediocre Entrepreneur from a successful one, is their passion, and vision that is unique for everyone else.
As a fellow Entrepreneur whose biggest dream to create more jobs, and to flourish business around, here I am compiling some tips that make your journey a little bit easier.
Entrepreneurs do not wait for Opportunities; they create them
Just like in the tv series APB, where a tech billionaire Gideon Reeves instead of crying on the police for not taking appropriate action for the murder of his friend, he purchased the whole police department and filled it with technology gadgets to solve problems which are bigger than himself. A must tv series for all the Entrepreneurs.
As an Entrepreneur, you will be cannoned with multiple problems every day, but how you deal with those issues will set the course of your journey. The first step is to identify the problem you are willing to solve. The second step is to decide where your target market is, and observe what medium they are using to reach the market. The third step is to create the medium they are using. For instance, if your customer use websites to buy services, just pick a professional web design agency and got for it. However, the study suggests that in 2016 mobile app development took an exponential leap over the website. So better option is to go for the mobile-only app, designed with simple functionality, and compelling content.
Be Optimistic or bury your venture
They say the devil is in the details, but they did not mention if details are draining your energy, kill the evil inside. Don’t ever sweat on small stuff, and if you analyze in detail, everything is small stuff. Being Optimistic when the world is against you is one the traits you need to master as an Entrepreneur. The World consists of people who do not dream enough, and for that reason, they also don’t want others to dream big.
Pick one thing & make sure you do it better than everyone else
The beauty of every business is that everyone is solving some problem. What differentiates one Entrepreneur from another is their ability to do one thing and do it better than everyone else. Talent counts for sure, but to turn that talent into something substantial requires laser-focus. Pick a problem you want to solve. Not two, three or four, just one. Do that better than everyone else.
Protect your Dream
Most of the Entrepreneurs know that that there will always be people who will resist your dream venture. However, you know what is best about it, they do not matter. It took me a bunch of cycles to figure out that the narrative is up to me. Everyday live your dream like you always achieved it. Envision the future as you want it to be. Then and only then you will be able to deliver results that will shut the mouths of naysayers.
Successful Entrepreneurs are thrilled for the coming life attractions. They do not just start one thing and live their life in Hawaii, they finish off things and ask ‘What next?’ Once you are done with one venture, start with another one, and then another one. And with every venture you will be solving real life problems which itself is a service to humanity. However, the thing is, do things that you love, the things that elevate you from the ground into a new dimension, and most importantly do it with wholeheartedly.