The road to success is a less traveled road, hence why we only have a few successful people. Having a mentor would make the journey a lot easier but if you do not have a mentor don’t despair Ndoda is here for you to source information/and advice.
Here are tips for aspiring Entrepreneurs/businessman to help get started.
Do work you love
Doing creative work or running a business takes a lot of time and energy. If you love what you do it will make running your business or project a lot easier and once you achieve you truly will be satisfied.
You set out a goal, now come up with ways to reach that goal. Always challenge yourself and learn from your mistakes/failures. Reinvent yourself as one would say.
Believe in yourself
A wise man once said believe in yourself and you’re half way to realizing your dreams. Belief will do wonders for you. You will suddenly become more confident in your abilities, you will become eager to learn, eager to improve, have an eye for detail.
We never know the outcomes of our efforts unless we actually do it, don’t be scared to try it. Remember failure is better than not trying.
Have a Vision
Keep your vision clear at all times. It is your road map to success. You never know how the journey is going to be like but you will have peace knowing exactly where you going.
Find Your Role Models
Who you’re with is who who you become. Surround yourself with people who you want to be like. Learn from them, engage on a daily if possible, seek advice and guidance.
Face your Fears
It’s normal to have fear just don’t let fear get the best of you. Arianna Huffington once said that she found fearlessness was like a muscle — the more she exercised it, the stronger it become.
It’s one thing to have an idea, but success comes through action. You have done the thinking and talking now its time to take action.
It takes time to reach greatness. Nothing happens immediately and everyone was once a beginner at one point. Do the time, and watch the universe reward your efforts.
Manage Energy, not Time
Your energy limits what you can do with your time, so manage it wisely.
Build a Great Team
No one ever succeeds alone, and even if you try you will loose to a great team every time. Build your own great team to bolster your success.
As you build your team, hire for characters and values. You can always train someone on skills, but you can’t make someone’s values fit your company after that fact.
Plan for Raising Capital
It’s hard to raise capital and don’t be delusional like I once was. Best way is to plan for it and understand that it may take time.
Know your Customer
Know those you serve better than anyone else, and you’ll be able to deliver the solutions they need.
Learn from Complaints
Bill Gates once said that your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. Let unhappy customers teach you where the wholes in your service are.
Ask for Customer Input
Assuming what your customers need or want will never lead to success. Ask them directly, and then carefully listen to what they have to say.
When spending money on your business, be careful to spend it wisely. It’s always easy to spend money on foolish things and run out of capital too soon.
Understand your Industry
Tony Hsieh, the founder of Zappos, once said, “Don’t play games you don’t understand, even if you see lots of people making money from them.” Truly understanding your industry is key to having success.
Deliver more than Expected
Deliver more than your customers would expect. It is a great way to get noticed in your industry and build a loyal following of advocates.
Being successful entrepreneur/businessman takes a lot of work, vision and perseverance. We hope you find success and this information helps you navigate and find your path.
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