On the journey to success, one thing you shouldn't forget is personal development. One may wonder if they can be a pro overnight or not. It is possible, but you have to work on your subconsciousness to make it happen.
One thing I always thought, and a lot of people also felt was that being an entrepreneur was a talent meant for only a few people. I usually thought that it was either you were an entrepreneur from birth or you were not.
Your business starter can easily become a pro when you undergo personal development and train your subconscious.
To me, entrepreneurship can be trained and has a switch that is flipped on and off whenever you want. All you need is to carry out personal development, as well as train your subconscious to help you become that pro that you have always wanted to be.
We will look at various scenarios.
The young and crazy serial entrepreneur
Let's look at an entrepreneur, let's call him, Alex. Alex is a person that has started several businesses from high school. Today, he owns one business, and tomorrow, he is in another one.
He started a company that was his first, and it was meant to be an import-export one. It was done online. Since he had no knowledge how on how the business worked, and basically no experience, the business crashed.
This would have discouraged some people, and made them swear off entrepreneurship, but definitely not Alex. Alex was bitten by the bug spreading around entrepreneurship. He didn't want to work for someone else. Though he may have done some jobs, he still nursed the thought of creating side jobs that were run by him.
Well, after years, Alex's zeal to become an entrepreneur paid off, as one of his side hustles, a digital agency is up and running.
No one can say now that Alex can't be called an entrepreneur. They may be able to utter such words a few years back when his different ventures were failing. When we analyze this, we can say that Alex was an overnight entrepreneur. He nursed the desire, the action was taken by him. Though he may have lost a couple of times, he was able to learn and adapt.
The entrepreneur that needs a little push
Joan was working at a place and almost had spent ten years there. She has climbed through the ladder of the company and was doing relatively well.
Though she now has a lot of persons reporting to her, she still reports to a boss. She tries to be a good boss, though she can't say the same for her own boss. She holds the thought that things have to be done in a different way from how her boss feels.
Her boss is somewhat old-fashioned, refusing to adapt to changes. He thinks that you have to stay longer at work and show up at weekends before things can be done. On the other hand, Joan believes that you can use modern technology to get things done quickly and faster.
Tired of being at loggerhead with her boss, she tries to do something else that makes her happy. She is now tired of helping those she works to achieve their dream at the detriment of her happiness and peace of mind. She decides to work for herself.
If you nurse the intention of being a boss, all you need to do is work on your subconscious and personal development. Don't feel that entrepreneurship is meant for only a few persons.
Below are things that you should think of doing to succeed.
1. Raw desire.
You have to possess the desire to make changes to your life. Have you thought of beginning your operation? Sometimes, people may feel this is unrealistic, as the desire to do everything. If you don't desire to be an entrepreneur that means your subconscious won't be interested in doing anything that will make you a successful entrepreneur.
Doing only this won't work, but when you use this with the others that will be discussed, you will see results.
2. The ability to take action.
You have the desire, now it is important that you take action. Try to carry out some steps to ensure that things happen. Try and get things done. As much as working on your subconscious is important, sitting around and waiting for good fortune to fall on your laps is dumb. It could be getting your trade name registered, creating a website for your business or networking with others. Try and do things that will make your business succeed.
3. Be A Learner
What a lot of persons feel is that they know everything, hence shouldn't learn anything. If you don't have the urge to learn, you won't go far. This is where personal development comes into play. To succeed in business, it won't be a bad idea to try to develop yourself, know the trends in the market, sales, and so on. Try and know your strengths and weakness. Never shy away from learning from mistakes.
4. Try to adapt.
This works in hand with wanting to learn. If you want to succeed in business, you have to learn to adapt very well. Changes will surely happen. You should be able to adapt to them. Many businesses have failed because they fought change. Let's use an example. One is Blockbuster. When the movie industry moved from using of DVD plates to streaming of videos online, the company fought against it, instead of adapting. Currently, Blockbuster has faded into history. If it had adapted to changes, it may have given Netflix a run for its money. Changes in trend will occur. Your duty is to adapt to the changes. Don't fight it, try and stay afloat. Smart businesses look for those changes before they are visible for everyone to see, and create systems to adapt to them.
5. Try and take risks.
Business is all about risk. If you really want to grow that your startup to a large one, you should consider taking risks. Don't shy away from risks. This doesn't mean you should take decisions without considering every aspect. It is wise that you look at every side before you make a rational decision. Take calculated risks.