Let’s start with a short story. Success is a very, very lonely road. Very few people are willing to endure the pain, and sacrifices to be successful. It is an uphill battle: and along that road, you are not going to see many friends, you’re going to see your shadow most often.
I know most of you may have read about how to start a business with no or little money and about how to start a business in some few hours and the list goes on. Let us be realistic here, can we?
Firstly, what is honesty? In plain English, it’s the art of being truthful. The type of art you never mastered.
But, the right question is; does honesty play any importance in building a successful business? It’s like asking if virtues have any values or importance; the answer is yes.
Let’s pick some tips from Daniel Golemans quote – “If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, but if you can’t have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.”
As an entrepreneur, it is okay to anticipate a bigger market and have the desire to sell to everyone.
The truth is that, not everyone will like your business services or products. And regardless how wide you spread your business wings, someone will certainly not be impressed or need your services or Products.
Someone recently told me; finding a job these days has become difficult to finding a wife. So he started his own business because he found a wife without a job.
There are many reasons why people start their own businesses. From mind blowing motives to wacky and personal survival.
Starting the first day of the week with utmost attitude and some positive energy would yield a much better productive week.
It will take a toll on your mental health. Every business is different even though they may be categorized in the same industry. So is every other entrepreneur; they possess different wits, runs their businesses differently, but serve similar purposes – solving problems. Nobody sets out to start a business and decides to fail. It is never to early to decide to quit or too late either
You are not alone if your business has been running on no income for some years without the big break; this can be discouraging. Nonetheless, what you need is not a big break. What your business need is a new strategy- a realistic big plan.
Starting a business comes with Challenges. The work in setting up the ideas that gradually becomes successful businesses, is such a load to bear. From the stages of ideas development, valuation, allocating funds for growth, management challenges among many other activities that poses super stress to the startup owners. During the setting up phases are when concerned observers, friends and loved ones questions what it is that they really do.
The professional environment is conservative. Dress codes now are ambiguous; almost everyone now defines their own casual and professional looks for work. The rules may have changed but looking professional as possible is one way to tell potential customers what you do, who you are and how credible you are to win them over.
Entrepreneurs are busy people, who work hours to run successful businesses. People in business do not talk about sex enough, maybe not at all if you do not belong to their circles. They talk about money, profits, deals, contracts, solutions, etc. Yes, some entrepreneurs let their passion for their work and businesses consume their sexual drive. Some Entrepreneurs mostly do not have open conversations about sex.
Creating value is what building businesses is all about. Developing products, offering services and finding solutions to people’s problems and needs. In simple words; providing satisfaction. Businesses would not be set up if people do not have needs and if the world do not have problems.
The business world has advanced so drastically and most business owners and professionals, even the customers have understood the importance of building long lasting relationships. In as much as it takes quite amount of time to build such solid business relationships, many has also failed to put in the work needed to sustain them because they did not make it their business.
No startup business has everything covered and running. Business relationships between customers, partners, employees, and other businesses are essential to business success and growth. Most of these relationships must be formalized with contracts to avoid uncertainty, risks and litigations.