Throughout your journey as an Entrepreneur, you will have victories and failures, setbacks and successes. You will also encounter many types of people…some that want to see you succeed and others that want to see you fail. I would like to share with you a few of my personal lessons, with hope to encourage you in every encounter that you will have in your journey to build a successful business.
- Have faith in your abilities.
Whatever you desire to accomplish, whatever your vision is, whatever your dream or professional goal is…your success is dependent upon having faith in your own abilities. Give yourself a chance. Speak positive affirmations over your tasks before you start them. You have to believe in yourself before you can expect anyone else to do so, so start a new habit of telling yourself that you can accomplish anything that you want to.
- Help other people. For free.
You are not keeping yourself from making your own venture successful by helping other people. This does not mean that you make a habitual practice of giving away free products or services. It means that, once in a while, when you see someone in need, be of service to them…free of charge, without an expectation of getting anything in return. Besides, your gestures of kindness have a way of coming back to you in unexpected ways.
- Share your wisdom.
We can share wisdom that will assist our peers with their endeavors, yet, for whatever reason, we don’t. Let’s not be so selfish. We always learn things throughout our journey that can keep someone else from making a costly mistake. If you’re committed to seeing others flourish (and hopefully, you are), pay it forward.
- Accept the facts and move on.
People show you exactly who they are through their actions. If they are awesome additions to your life, keep them around and be an awesome addition to theirs. Alternatively, when your bullshit radar goes off whenever certain types of people are around, keep your interactions with them cordial and to a minimum.
- The most important support that you’ll ever have is your own.
It’s awesome to have the support of your family, friends and followers, but it will never mean more than supporting your own mission. You do so by seeking and retaining knowledge pertaining to your industry, making investments into your brand (keeping your website and social media engagement fresh) and connecting with people that are seasoned and successful.