The spirit of the company was great. It was something that some could pick, but today it is different. Over the years, entrepreneurs have acquired some form of "rock star", attracting "wantrepreneurs" by truck.
These are the people who seem to care about flashy cars, luxury offices and social media accounts that are filled with photos of what they call "the life of start-up". But this is not what it is about. The problem is that wantrepreneurs do not seem to care about the success that they will eventually have. Instead, they only care about what they have now .
If you want to keep it real and prove to the world that you are not another wantrepreneur:
If you want something, go get it
It puzzles me how many wantrepreneurs spend all their time creating a product that they consider to be the greatest gift for humanity, and to complain when no one buys it. Instead of doing something about it, they sit down and do what is easy for them. If you need something, you should do everything you can to get there.
This means that if your business needs money and you need sales, you get up and start selling. You do not like to sell? It does not matter – you have to do it, so do it. Get on the phone, start sending e-mails or reach people on social media. Be relentless in achieving your goals.
Here's what to do:
- Write down your goals and the most logical steps that will take you to that goal. Do not think too much.
- For each objective, determine the main criteria and stay as objective as possible. Good factors to consider include the impact of the goal and the chances of success.
- Take your first three goals and start creating a high-level plan for each.
- Go to your calendar and block a decent time to do it. It is difficult not to do many things at once, but do not do anything else during this time.
- Start with your most important goal and enter the area.
Chances are these steps will venture out of your comfort zone, and that's fine. Just make sure you do not have excuses to do anything else instead.
Stop doubting any decision you must make
There are many people who spend so much time trying to do everything they can to end up failing and often never launching.
Tell me if this sounds familiar:
- Your site must be absolutely perfect before it can be launched. You would not dream of setting up a simple landing page to catch your first visitors.
- Your product absolutely needs this latest feature – that's why it does not sell.
- You want to start marketing, but you want absolute certainty that it will work before hiring someone.
The list goes on and on. If you want to fix it, it amounts to creating the habit of completing the projects and taking responsibility for your actions even before you have done them.
When a decision is too complicated, remember that your hesitation is probably due to a lack of understanding of the consequences. So, take a moment to step back. Try to visualize the advantages and disadvantages of your decision. Do not be afraid to write extreme consequences. It's about managing your feelings, so do not feel limited by reason.
When life strikes you in the face, choose to save
When the first wantrepreneurs' businesses fail, they give up. For them, being an entrepreneur is a costume that you wear, not who you are.
Life will make you fall when you are an entrepreneur. It's the recovery part that sets you apart from the rest. You have to find your "why", or better yet, find your "must".
You can find your must by going back to the essential: if you had only one thing to accomplish, to do or to change, what would it be? Train yourself to focus on this goal. Do you need to stand in front of the mirror in the morning and start a speech, meditate or write your thoughts? Get to know yourself.
Some say that being an entrepreneur today is easier than ever. This is true in some ways, but this image has diluted what it really means to be a rambling and resourceful entrepreneur. To reduce the noise of entrepreneurs who pursue the entrepreneurial way of life, focus on what is really important and do everything in to make it happen .
Author : Engelo Rumora "Real Estate Dingo" is a thriving real estate investor, motivational speaker and serial entrepreneur who is leaving the country behind. school at age 14