Okay, this article may not go down well with a few people, but it will prove helpful for many others. It’s time to truly take a look at yourself and ask – are you truly cut out for entrepreneurship? This is a serious question and if you can’t answer it, then find the answer first before you start.
The next of the best traits of Entrepreneurship is you will seek wisdom. By doing this you will consistently seek out leaders. You will go out of your way to get in front of a leader in your industry and interview them. Go listen to leaders in person, on a CD in your car and read stories about them. Leaders of the past and present can teach you more than you can learn. Be proactive and study leaders in your community and find out what makes them successful then put their characteristics to action in your life. Then serve yourself and choose your friends with care because they will put you into the right mindset to succeed. Your past cannot be changed, but the actions of your future can.
ACTION ITEM: What will I do today to become more profitable, both personally and professionally? What do I believe about being profitable and what model am I working from or creating? What people will I connect with to advance my goals? Do I need a coach to play my best business game?
Don’t let family constantly interrupt when working from the house. Interruptions can have a big impact on your productivity, so advise your friends and family as to your work hours and when you will be available to them. Express the need for privacy in your Entrepreneurship business and quiet and that it will make you finish up sooner. Children should be supervised by another family member, but you should be available in the event of an emergency.
When you work outside of the home, you won’t get to see your kids much. When you work from the comfort of your own home, you will be there when your kids need you. This will also help you save money on having to pay for a babysitter.
This is a whole article in it’s self so be careful as you grow your money tree. There will be many people, companies and agencies there to help you pluck your tree barren so be sure you keep close control of who get the fruits of your labor.
The next morning, I took a leap of faith and mailed out a $250 check as a down payment to begin work on a website. I didn’t have a business name; neither did I have mission statement. But with $250 invested in a website, my mind suddenly became productive. And within a week I had come up with two different business names, a mission statement and a one page biography. An act that led to the creation of Ofili Speaks Inc and a business. A business that has seen me travel all over America and potentially author a book. Accomplishments that were never captured on the pages of a business plans.
Yes, you can learn how to write short articles and blogs and place them online where your potential customers will see and read them. You can learn to make short 3 minute videos that show potential customers who you are and why they should buy from you. You can learn the power of social media and how to tap into it. Again, it’s just a matter of knowledge and training.