7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS
No knows it all and what you know in the beginning isn’t as important as your willingness to learn. The business world is a whole new planet.
Every new thing we start in life is a journey and different journey takes you through different paths with different people. This is the same with business, it is a journey, a journey most people fail because they don’t have a mentor. Every challenge is lesson, so is every mistake. We can best learn from them and get better. Here are 7 things you need to know for you to start a successful business.
Education plays a key role in directing us mentally and believe me when I say education is everything, directly or indirectly. We should know though, education could be divided into various sectors; formal and informal, experience and life’s lessons, mentors and adults. Go out there and look for education.
You don’t necessarily need to know your mentor personally, various successful men are out there ready to impact into the life of others. One of my many mentors is Teju BabyFace and I only follow is programs and social media accounts.
Personally, I love learning something new, I have a personal belief that no one knows it all and you can only do better. Loads of entrepreneurs have failed due to believing they know it all, please let us learn from them. Sit down, be humble and be willing and ready to learn anything and anytime, regardless of your level in life.
Before going into a business, the first and most important question is “What is your goal?” People go into business purposelessly. First thing is know what you want, make a plan and work towards achieving those goals. The best plans are best written down and are always susceptible to change when necessary.
STRENGTH AND WEAKNESS
Studying yourself isn’t just important in your personal life but also, your business life. With this knowledge, you know how to manage your effort, strength and time. Remember what is aid earlier, no one can do it all, you can only try and it could cost you your business as a whole. Focus on what you are good at and bring in an expert in the field you are not good at.
Progress is great, everyone loves it and everyone wants it. No matter how little, it is something. Believe when I say always be happy with the progress you make. I know from experience that constantly moving toward big wins and quick returns won’t help you on a long run. Reliability and consistency which almost means the same thing are the keys to a successful business.
Regardless of the type of business idea you have, who you know is all that matters. We can know all types of people or we can know some certain types. Know someone who can advise you, invest in you, or support; mentally, physically or even emotionally. Networking is important for a successful business and regardless of where you are right now, start networking.
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LOVE & PASSION
Love and passion are much like glory and gore, they go hand in hand. This is the only thing that can keep you moving. Passion is what drives us to do what we want in life if not, there won’t be a point to doing it. All you need to work towards is becoming a professional, then you will start making much more money.
The best time to start is now. Procrastination won’t do you any good. Get started now.