As part of my responsibility to show you how you can do better as an Entrepreneur I have digged down into my experiences, those of my friends and Mentors to release in this article key things that have helped us become very successful and how you can also make it work for you.
Whether it is an online business you are practicing or the ones on bricks-and-mortar, ideas shared through this article was written with you in mind. That’s to mean it was targeted at you – EmchisConsulting have you in mind.
All my life I have always dreamt to be an Entrepreneur and not just an Entrepreneur, but an Entrepreneur of distinction. At the age of eight I persuaded my Dad to start up what we call a “Provision store” for me against his own wish. I managed the business for awhile until he was transferred to another location then I was forced to close down the business. While I grew up, I saw the need to get back to this very thing [called entrepreneurship] that was highly fascinating to me. Now here I am! Haven’t built several blogs for individuals and NGOs, I now appreciate the values of doing business as business and not a hobby as most intending Entrepreneurs were mis-taught.
There’s a clear difference between what is considered a business (not “busyness”) and hobby. I would have loved to dig deep into that but let’s leave that for another day’s post but let it be clear to you that they are entirely different.
To become an Entrepreneur of excellent distinction many things are involved. This is why the very few that dared it quit before the time was ripe for enjoyment. But with these points I will be sharing with you in this article your journey into the entrepreneurial world will be made easy and simple.
Let’s get down on the points..
1. Set your goals and make it clear
“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”
~ Tony Robbins
Goals are propellers of wonderful initiatives. Any Entrepreneur who wants to make a name for himself or the industry he represents must have a clearly written goal in mind.
In setting goals you don’t make it ambigious and overrated otherwise you scare investors. Just make it simple but “when it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals , adjust the action steps” – Confucius.
2. Embrace every opportunity to meet people
For any business to function people must be involved in it. It is unfortunate today that we hear business-owners telling customers “I don’t need you.”
Through the opportunity of meeting people you can maximize time to advertise your business at barely zero cost. If the opportunity aren’t coming forth as supposed create it, you have the creative ability.
3. Take calculated risk
Risk is one among many features an Entrepreneur must have in mind.
“Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets.”
~ Victor Kiam
Be calculative in your risk taking. Invest your time to it and watch your business bring you the desired result.
4. Don’t believe in luck
Any Entrepreneur who dares believe in luck is the man most miserable. He’s not worthy to be an entrepreneur. Luck has barely worked if it exist. What most people mistake for luck is favour.
“Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”
~ Raph Waldo Emerson
No Entrepreneur aiming for excellent distinction should bank on luck. Spread the news to everyone who care to know.
5. Learn to break obnoxious rules
Entrepreneurs of distinction are out to break any rule that may try to stand between their business success. They are not easily intimidated or chased out of their market.
6. Get experience
Before you made up your mind to become an Entrepreneur how prepared were you? Do you have an experience to what you are into or are you planning to risk your start-up capitals re-training yourself?
“Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you are generally sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.”
~ Donald Trump
Trump was a man who in the early 90s personally owed debt of $900 million outside the companies he owns. At this time his companies were in $3.5 billion of corporate debt. This is to mean you can voluntarily afford to buy the 168 million Nigerians a bottle of the cheapest wine and still not owe as much money as he owes then.
It was by this experience he has learnt his lessons and I urge you today to set a legacy only a devoted, cultured and a purpose-driven new generation can beat by being an Entrepreneur of distinction.
This is just the first phase. Before you finish implementing it the 2nd phase will be out. Keep on following us. Drop your comments let me know what’s up.