Do you lie in bed each night unable to fall asleep because of a burning desire to start a business? Are you unfulfilled with your current job? Do you believe you are called to become a business owner?
This desire is unique. You are not called to live a traditional life. You have a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a change. To help others. Improve your community. And these habits will help you start your journey to entrepreneurship.
Were you the kid who would hustle and sell anything you could to anyone who would listen? Was this hustle buried as you became an adult? It’s not easy being the person who always goes against the grain. It’s lonely. You always feel out of place and question why you cannot just see things the same way as everyone else.
An anonymous quote says, “Be bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart, and strong enough to live the life you have always imagined.” You may be afraid to leave the comforts and security of your current life, but isn’t it scarier to think what you will miss out on if you never try to start your business?
They say most businesses fail within their first year. Entrepreneurship requires tenacity. It requires a tough skin and a passion to keep going when nothing seems to be going right. To become a successful entrepreneur, remember these three key habits:
Reading. Books are the passageway to generations of lessons and ideas. Learn from the mistakes of others. Become enlightened by people from different industries. Think about how innovations from one industry can affect another. This is how disruption occurs. Sharpen your skills and deepen your expertise.
Experimenting. Once you’ve gathered more knowledge about your new industry or venture, get out there and apply it. Create a prototype, beta test the market and see if your idea or venture is viable. Collect feedback from your customers and implement these changes. Keep selling and experimenting with your services/products to refine your business.
Networking. Expand your professional network and connect with like-minded people. The people you surround yourself with will determine your future. Are your peers holding you accountable to achieve more? Do you exchange lessons and ideas of personal development? Or are they holding you back and do not understand your ambition? Spend your time wisely and with people who make you better.
Entrepreneurs never stop learning because they know they always feel like they are behind the game. We are always playing an offensive and defensive game, aware of our competition and armed with the latest technology and knowledge to advance our business. Are you ready to develop the habits of a successful entrepreneur? The choice is yours. Your time is now. For more advice, please subscribe to my YouTube page here.