How to be Successful in Business – Thoughts from an Entrepreneur11.03.2014
Many of us at least once in our lives toy with the idea of becoming an entrepreneur. Some of us have a great idea, find a niche market and make it big. Others of us stay put, with a stable job with a stable income. Both ways are absolutely great and fantastic, the important thing is doing what we believe to be right.
I'd like to cite Mike Bloomberg - once an employee, then a successful entrepreneur, Major of New York City and a founder of a charity. He decided to make his way by following these five simple steps.
If you want to be an entrepreneur you have to risk your time, money and resources in starting something new. Of course there's a chance you won't succeed with your business, but the very prospect of success is a great motivational tool, one which will help you in overcoming risk.
2. Create your own luck
There's no question that luck also plays an important role in your success. And yet it's also true that the harder you work, the luckier you'll find you become. No matter what job you do at the moment, be sure to try your best - even if it isn't your dream job. Sheer hard work creates opportunities.
3. Be persistent
We all agree that persistence is a great attribute. Bloomberg would bring cups of coffee to his future customers and ask them for a short chat. People got interested, and he started to build relationships with his target group. He would visit them on a daily basis, learning more and more about them.
4. Never stop learning
The word "why" is possessed of great power in any language. No matter what you do, in whatever area you start your business, people will always pay attention to those who persistently want to get to know more about the world.
5. Give something in return
You only become truly successful once you are capable of sharing that success with others. Try to find a charity or a good cause, a way of giving something back to society. You don’t necessarily need to have a lot of money - the mere fact of being rich is not synonymous with success.
Have a great evening!