Life, Love And The Business
To the issues of friendship, love, business, and war, surprise is the optimistic solution.” – Amit Kalantri, Author
People have severally questioned the entities of startup businesses – who they are, what they do, and whom they do it for. Others just think of it as sprouting small businesses, but they are simply more than that.
Being a startup is not a death sentence; there is more to explore and even outgrow the experience. Some lack the patience and work dedication to make things happen. Starting a unique business does not mean losing yourself into the process. Every or most entrepreneurs are likely to find themselves in the processes of running their businesses. Finding themselves in the context of understanding people, behaviors, needs, and the mind. Because businesses are solely about people and for people, services and products are developed and centered around them. You have got to take the pain to apprehend the characteristics of humans. In so doing, you have a hundred percent possibilities of knowing who you are, what you want, why you want them and etc. These are the basis on which the foundations of successful businesses are built – human perceptions and satisfaction.
Having learned about myself and the importance of relationships, networking and through building connections between people and my business, I grasped the needs of people which have informed our business services and products.
This journey of entrepreneurship will teach and give you a lot more than you would have to proffer. Do not lose yourself in the process of daring to build a business.
Business is the school of life. As I had bewrote above, your own life does get better through learning to make life better for others. Being dareful to build something that will improve the lives of others, should never take your own life away; it must make it even better.
It is at the tough times that we need to stand back and question where we are going wrong; even sometimes, where we are going right.
During my struggles of an adventurous entrepreneurship, I had encountered many loses in life. I was so focused on building a business I had forgotten I needed my life to do that. When I had realized “ my life is not my own business”, I had made incorrigible bloopers.
We know life doesn’t happen to you, Life is responds to you. You can only take out what you invest into it and not expect miraculous excesses. Life does not give you any overdrafts, loans, profits and losses, and luxury rooms for changes. You get what you put forth.
Don’t make your business your life!
As much as businesses and life can be cumbersome to separate from business or can work apart, one has more importance than other; that is LIFE.
I had failed times without number in attempt to owning a life selfstanding off my business. So I won’t tell you, it was effortless and simple. But you should know it is work and doable. Eventually, I began to see my business as a pleasurable routine. This may not work well with you. There are various articles and stories of how entrepreneurs barely have time for themselves and fail to make the best moments of life. When I had made quite significance of what my own life is to my business, I actualized growth in a different kind of way. Not the known standards of many entrepreneurs. I sleep when I had to, eat well, take brief breaks when I felt burned out, watch television and have personal time when needed. Work always came second to personal life. I had not or ever been unproductive with the balances I made. Rather, I became better and efficient.
Make best of what works for you, your body and mind.
The solutions to some of our most complicated problems are way too simple to believe. We either don’t possess the courage to implement or doubt the power of simplicity. Don’t burden your life with your business. If your business can not improve your life the same way you make it for others, what good is it? Business must be business and your personal life should be personal life. The two can be truly separated if you dared to.
The word love is never mentioned in big business; then, what purpose will a business serve without love?
Quite often, I’m asked; do you have the time to love someone? How are you able to manage your love life without any business interference? This are not questions to ask someone because they own a business or seems to have busy schedules. Most of these questions gives me a lousy frown. I feel it is an indirect way of telling someone you do not deserve love or to love because you are a business owner and you’re busy. That is just impolite!
This is what Tony Robbin ( American author, entrepreneur and life coach), had to say about love: “Love is not a business. It is not a transaction. It’s not an exchange or something you get for doing something. It’s not a trade. It is a gift!”
Love is a beautiful gift indeed and entrepreneurs deserve to experience it too.
Business is a lot of work and so is love. Love is work. While businesses evolve around people, understanding their needs and satisfying them, love requires nothing less. Do not be coerced to find yourself at a point where you would have to make a choice between your business, finding love or being loved.
I have had the privilege to love and be loved. I loved people through my business and people have loved me through my business. In both romantic and business relationships, love is what it is.
Entrepreneurs have had successful romantic and marriage relationships. Many more are enjoying the gift and would.
Be free to experience any form of love. It is an ever ending story. Create one, live it, receive and reciprocate it the best way possible.
“Love the business you do, love the people you do it for, love yourself for doing it and love the people who supports you do it..” – Harmony Attise, Small business consultant, CEO, Commec Ghana Ltd.
… AND THE BUSINESS
“The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure and pleasure my business.” – Aaron Burr, American politician, third Vice President of the United States
In every success story, you will find someone who has made a courageous decision. A true entrepreneur is a doer and not a dreamer. It is first about the change before the money. Do the business you love and if you get it right, the money will come.
Most entrepreneurs have been through the path you’re now. Success was not handed to them. The challenges are nothing compared to the satisfactions you may derive from meeting people’s needs. Satisfaction is neither what your business will thrive on and what you will ‘eat’ as benefits but satisfaction is what will certainly bring you the money. So be the entrepreneur who isn’t just someone who owns a business, but one who makes things happen – the change makers. Do the hard work and do it with pleasure.
– There have been many days when I have had no money; you will not become a billionaire overnight and you will not remain broke forever.
– I have woken up to days and months of no directions; you will not be first and be lost eternally, you can find yourself.
– Have won contracts I knew I would not satisfactorily complete; but who said you can not recommend other businesses? That’s how businesses build reliable relationships.
– Moments when friends and colleagues are doing so much better than you; everybody can not be an entrepreneur and not all can be employees. Take some risks
– There will be bits of everything; that is why you’re an entrepreneur, fix them.
Love your business like a hobby. Treat your business like a business.