“The road to success isn’t hard. It requires
discipline and honesty.”
what? What is your next step?
1. Ask for Advice –Do you have any idea about the industry? With the background in business, it would be pretty easy. With few ideas in producing products, marketing, and dealing with other people. However, if you have ideas but not too confident to take that in action, you can seek advice or talk with other people to help you out.
2. Work for It – In the beginning, there is an urge to jump in immediately without thinking what could be the result. There are things that took time to learn. The truth is that if it’s something that you really want to learn, you can make time for it, whether you wake up earlier or work on it in your free time. But you know the benefit of starting a business around one’s passion is that you know what you’re doing in the first place and you have that drive to overcome any obstacles that may come.
3. Learn from your Failures – At one point or another, you’re going to suffer through failure. You begin to redefine your priorities in life once you experience it. You shuffle things around to know what’s more important. The best thing is that when you value success more than anything else, failure is nothing. But the time when you value happiness and contribution, success becomes effortless.
4. Consider the Idea of Listening to Yourself – Make it a habit to think about everything you do throughout the day. How does it make you feel? A lot of times we don’t know ourselves completely because we are always surrounded by the opinions and expectations of other people. If you know who you are and what you’re interests are and how you feel about the things in life then you can hear your inner voice. This could guide you through life and help you make right decisions.
5. Give it Time – When starting a business, there can be an infinite number of frustrations, let downs and times when you put in a lot of work and seeing tangible results. That doesn’t mean that you walk away and give up. Give it time. In the end you will realize that a lot of work goes into building that foundation and establishing a support requires a lot of patience especially when the business is starting to grow.
6. Share Ideas with Others who Share your Vision – You know that you will face a lot of hardships on the first phase of your business but you need not to worry. Personal drive and shared similar values with your colleagues will see you through this time. Discuss a topic or agenda in a meeting with them and listen closely to what they say. If you want a shared vision, others must feel that they are part of shaping that vision. Encourage them to look beyond the scope of their job and vision a bigger picture.
7. Make your Own Rules – When it comes to big decisions in life, sometimes you have to stop all the analysis and just ask yourself what feels right for you. Do your research, talk to people and get some advice. But, in the end go with your gut and what you feel is right for you. Make the best decision for yourself with the information you have and then trust yourself that it will work out for you, no matter what.