So you want to be an entrepreneur?
Welcome to the club!
Being a first-time entrepreneur can be challenging and nerve-wracking yet also very exciting and rewarding.
You'll find yourself standing on the brink of insanity while some days while floating on cloud nine on others.
But when you are just getting started, where do you start?
There’s a world of advice out there with lots of it conflicting, contradictory advice.
I'll will make it easy for you and give you my best 3 tips for first time entrepreneurs.
This is advice I wish I knew when I first got started.
These tips hopefully will give you a clue as to what your journey in entrepreneurship will entail and how you can nail it.
Entrepreneurship is about new ideas and new ways of doing things.
In order to come up with some great ideas, you have to try out different things and get use to putting yourself into new experiences.
Everyone wants to come up with a brilliant idea but to be honest they are a dime a dozen.
What's even more important is the execution of the idea.
You may have an idea which may not be out of this world but if you execute it well, it can be a winner.
Don’t be discouraged if at first things don't seem to work out.
Sometimes you have to try a couple of times before you nail it.
Don’t be afraid of trying!
Believing that avoiding failure is actually a good thing is one of the many lies we tell ourselves that hold us back.
Many of the great entrepreneurs we are inspired by are people who have failed over and over again before breaking through and becoming the successful people they are today.
Yes results matter, but it's also the journey to those results that are important too.
We all work hard, or at least think we do, but are we working hard enough?
If I were to ask this question many people would get defensive.
The thing is most of us do work 10/12 hours a day and that is a decent amount of work.
However, as an entrepreneur, as someone who is trying to build a business, there will be a season where you are going to have to go beyond your regular efforts.
Taking care of your new ideas and building a business is almost like raising a child.
It requires a lot of your time, attention, dedication and commitment.
Many first time entrepreneurs also have to juggle working a part time or regular job so the work load is even more demanding.
Leveraging your time by creating systems and building team is a great way to offset the tremendous amount of time that is necessary to get things done.
There's no escaping hard work.
But you can make your life a bit easier when you mix in hard work with smart work.
If you want to save yourself a lot of time and the heartache from many mistakes and trials you are bound to make, find a mentor!
A mentor will cut your learning curve significantly.
Luckily we live in time where even if we don’t have the means of reaching out to a mentor in person, we can always seek their guidance by reading their books and following their content online.
I personally am a big fan of audiobooks.
There are so many books out there that guide you through people's journeys and allow you to learn from them.
You can also find interviews, podcasts, and forums, etc. about people who are doing what you want to do and inspire you.
Remember you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
So focus on surrounding yourself with mentors, coaches and guides who can help lift you up on your journey to success and help you get to the finish line faster.
I am positive that these 3 tips for first time entrepreneurs covered in this post will makes things much smoother for you along your journey.
Focus on one of these tips and implement it today.
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