Being an Entrepreneur, Part I
Being an entrepreneur means you are the business. As a leader you must understand that with such power comes great responsibility. Some of my experiences throughout the years have taught me what I should and shouldn't do as a successful entrepreneur. I have put together some tips and advice on what it's really like being an entrepreneur and how to become a successful leader.
Here are a few to start with:
1. Being an entrepreneur does not guarantee success! You will fail throughout your career. Look at your failures, learn from your mistakes and use that as your stepping stone to jump forward. In order to be successful you must be determined and persistent no matter how impossible the situation looks.
"Entrepreneurship is the persistent progression towards an innovative solution to a key problem. It's the constant hunger for making things better and the idea that you are never satisfied with how things are." – Debbie Roxarzade
2. Nobody but you, or your co-worker cares about your ideas until you have something to show for it. The way it is with people is, if they don't see it then it doesn't exist. In their eyes if they don't see money or big buildings with thousands of employees all over the world, than you are not successful. Until you show them progress they won't care about it. Do less talking and more showing. Put your ideas or visions to action! Being an entrepreneur is going beyond your limits to create something new for the world!
3. You will have to make hard decisions. As a leader one of the things you will constantly be doing is making decisions. Making the right decisions is vital for your company's growth and for your success. Regardless of what problems you are facing you must put them aside and only focus at the problem you have at hand. As a leader you can never decide not to take action. Making the wrong decision and course correcting is better than missing your window and ignoring it altogether.