Friday, 2 August 2013

It is hard being an Entrepreneur

It is hard being a Gardner, you have done all the hard work in preparation of the bed, you have watered along the way, weeded when necessary  pruned and now you are waiting for the plants to grow - the waiting is the worst and its not always easy to be positive that you will have a great harvest.

Business is the same, you think you have done all the right things to make your business successful and you now have to wait to see if it will - at times its hard to be positive.
So here are some ideas to help you be positive as you continue to grow your business.

12 Positive thoughts for the Entrepreneur

1Go for it. Having something half done is worse than not having it all. Commit to doing everything you can to make it work.
2There’s always a lag between doing something new and seeing results. Don’t be discouraged if things don’t look up right away.
3If Plan A doesn’t work, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet.
4Ambition is good, but don’t always live for the ending. Enjoy the process of building something from nothing, meeting customers’ needs, and providing jobs for your employees.
5Do you need to look at the situation from a new perspective to find the solution? A coach, a friend, or a walk in the park can sometimes help you see new options.
6When you fail, you’re one step closer to success.
7If you’re not failing, you’re not trying hard enough or pushing yourself enough. What would you do if you had no fear? Go do that.
8Believe in yourself and your vision. Some days, that will be all you have.
9Related to that, trust your gut. Your instinct can be more instructive than a million books on entrepreneurship. Don’t ignore the small, nagging voice when it wants your attention.
10Don’t rely only on yourself, though. You can’t do everything. Find a great team and do whatever is necessary to keep them close. The road to success — or failure — is more fun with people who believe and trust one another.
11Listen to the naysayers just long enough to hear what you need to refine your business. Then, tune them out. It can be helpful to hear criticism, but you should surround yourself with people who want to help fulfill your vision.
12Be in love with the problem more than you are with the solution. In other words, care more about solving the problem than solving it the way you think it should work. Sometimes, your first hypothesis is simply wrong, and you need to be open to trying new things.

It’s a challenge to start and run your own business. You won’t even imagine most of the obstacles you’ll face until you see them. But, success is 50 percent attitude, and if you give yourself a little pep talk when you’re struggling, you can keep your attitude in check.
Truly creating change requires a lot of work — and just the right amount of optimism.

Tony Park
Business Gardener

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