Bob Parsons says it best, coming from a man who has been in the trenches. On his video blog he goes over 5 things that are not taught in school but are essential to every entrepreneur.
- Start Small
- You don’t have to go all in
- Get a proven idea that works before ‘going all in’
- Always have a fall back (IE: keep your day job)
- The Best business Partner, Is no partner
- Two heads are not better than one, right? Wrong!
- Typically you will spend more time negotiating and compromising than working on the business.
- You need one clear leader
- Solve you own problems
- You don’t need mentors
- Solving your own problems will give you breakthrough advantages
- Don’t fight fate
- Once opportunities start to present themselves be prepared to act
- IE: Yamaha started out only building pianos, now they build motorcycles and so on…
- Do you feel lucky?
- Luck plays a big part in success
- Be prepared to take advantage of lucky breaks when they arise
Stay out of your comfort zone.
When striving for goals we quiet often get burnt out or lose motivation. An easy way to help kick you back on track into achieve your goals is to have some motivation quotes posted around various parts of yours house. Here are a few originals that I hope help.
“Talk and you shall be heard. Do and you will be respected.”
“Just Relaxing is an excuse for being weak minded, and incapable of succesing.”
“95% Don’t, 5% Do, Who are you?”
“Fear is for the unsuccessful”
“Dreams become reality through hard work and dedication”
The next part (that can somtimes be the hard part) is detemining what is success for you. What is your primary goal that you plan to reach? When answering this there should be an attainable number to your goals. EX: “I want to be rich” – is a very broad goal. “I want to be rich through selling my paintings and my current goal is to sell 20 by the end of the month and 100 by the end of the year” – Now you have a dirction and attainable goals. You can now formulate a more detailed approch in reaching you goal.