A business startup is one of the challenging things one can thing of. When starting a business you get overwhelmed by all sorts of feelings, and most commonly fear and doubt.They challenge you throughout your journey. It’s terrifying to take the risk of offering your skills to the world, wondering if they’ll be valued. But you still have to do it. Why? Because you are passionate about it.
It is so difficult to start a business, but for it to be a success, you have to keep on breaking the boundaries. Work hard, as cliche as it sounds, you have to keep on working hard. Of all the people who have made it in business, none of them will ever tell you that there were days where did not have to work. Remember that success is not a destination, but the road that you’re on. Being successful means that you’re working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it.
So, as you walk towards your success, here are a few things that you must not do when you are still stating a business:
1. Do not forget that it is normal to be fearful.
As somebody once put it, If your dream does not scare you, it is not big enough. Fear is a normal feeling, and it would be more worrying if you didn’t experience it.
2. Do not wait for manna to fall from heaven.
Do something for yourself.Do not just idle. Great and successful people do not sleep, they wake up early. They are known to be early risers. “Manna will definitely fall from above, but it’s gonna fall for those who cultivated “manner farms” on the cloud.”
3. Do not play the blame game.
The journey of entrepreneurship is full of difficult situations that are beyond our control. Many times we are faced with things we cannot fix, and at those times we often look for excuses, for reasons why, for someone other than ourselves to point a finger toward. Don’t! People who do not take responsibility hardly succeed in life.
4. Don’t wait for help to knock on your door.
Go out there and look for opportunities to grow your business. You cannot expect someone to come and ask if they can invest in your business. You have to go out and look for investors.
5. Do not seek comfort.
Stay out of your comfort zone. Successful people are always seeking to do what is most uncomfortable. That is how they make it in business.
6. Do not spend your money without planning.
Do not spend money on the things that are not important. It is no secret that many startups fall into this trap.
TIP: Never spend money on production before you know that you have customers ready to buy.
Successful people maintain a positive focus in life. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.
Remember, a successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.