I would read stories of Successful Entrepreneurs, books on qualities of a Successful Entrepreneur. Read blogs and watch videos of successful entrepreneurs.
If you have your own business and are now trying to figure out what’s holding you back. It’s not too late.
Start your journey to becoming a Successful Entrepreneur with your vision. See where you will be in five years time. Most importantly see why people would be using or needing your product or service. See how it will change how the world operates. The world could be the whole world, your country or your city. See and understand why you must provide this product or service. What problems are you solving for your customers. We all know what problem you will be solving as a successful entrepreneur but if you keep the focus on others you will succeed. Write down your vision. See your achieved milestones in two years time. See what your successes are. Be realistic. See what should be accomplished while on your way to the five year vision.
Plan the blueprint of your vision. Put it all together. See the flow. Commit it to paper and less side roads will be taken. You will bat off the distractions quicker and easier. Read your blueprint daily for a month. Keep your focus. Know the actions that must happen monthly, weekly, and daily. Jim Rohn said “Plan your next day at the end of the day. Plan your month at the end of this month.”
Take action now. Turn your vision into real actions that will deliver your five year vision. Do 90% money making activities daily. Be happy. Be positive. People do not want to do business with negative, grumpy, miserable people. If you have employees you must sell them your ideas and reasons why you do what you do. Be realistic with your employees and what you expect of them. If your idea makes sense they will internalize your vision and work with you and not just for the pay cheque. Avoid multi-tasking, this actually reduces efficiency. If you have four tasks as your goal in any one day, give each one a time frame, and stick within it. Create routines for everything that you do. Ultimately your repeated actions will become the habits you visioned yourself having in order to be the successful entrepreneur you visioned.
What are all your responsibilities, are they compatible or are they all screaming for your time. What do I mean? In today’s world with high cost of living and low incomes, many people handle more than one idea(s). They have a plan A and a plan B. The best plan is one where Plan _will eventually eliminate Plan _. You will have your lifestyle. Your needs and that of your family are met and most importantly the time needed to spend with your family. If with your activities you do not see the lifestyle, needs, and quality family time coming into being in two years; you will need to revisit your plan. Let me put it this way. If you generate enough income to have the lifestyle you want, all the “needs” of your family met, but cannot enjoy your income with your family then something is wrong with your plan. Something will give. You must include time for the family. The best Successful Entrepreneur is the one who can work less as time goes by because he would have done the work and the income would be coming in on auto-pilot.
Marketing Strategy. Do not leave out a marketing budget in your strategy. I’m not saying this because that is my business. You must have room for a marketing budget. Word of mouth is great, but it will not suffice if you have overheads and a family to feed. The internet is free and lots of tools are free, but do you have the time to do these tasks yourself? Do you know best practices to get best results? Now. As you achieve your set milestones you have renewed energy to continue. Your small successes will help you determine what to change and what to drop. We constantly share so much free information. When you hire us, you already know what results to expect. You know our “why we do what we do” You need to sell, share or serve. We need to tell people why they need you. Leave a comment below. Join our facebook fanpage. Hire WSI Trinidad and Tobago soon.
Bernadette Chin Lee