You Have Your Thoughts and Dreams ahead of you. You are someone, you mean something ~Batman~
Haven’t you at some point in your life wanted to be a superhero? Come on ladies haven’t you wished that you were that beautiful damsel in-distress and here to your rescue comes, Batman or Superman? It wouldn’t bow to well for us if we were waiting for Batman to rescue us from that burning building and instead we got Robin.
“Well let me let you in on a little secret of mine. We are all SUPERHEROS. Yes! you are.”
I’m a superhero of my business and life because I’m so passionate about growing my business, learning new things, meeting you friends, I’m just downright passionate about life itself. Passion represents one of the most important aspects of becoming a successful entrepreneur. Without passion your business will turn out to be just, well another job.
You Too Are A Superhero, Because Passion Earns You The Superhero Cape So You Now Can Fly!
Let’ take a look at 21 ways you can develop your superheroness.
#1- Always choose something you are passionate about!
Without passion, and a lot of it, your business dreams will become lost in the day to day grind of running a business. Take a look at the top ten most successful entrepreneurs and you will see that their passion is the number one driving force behind their success. There is no way to escape this fact- you simply must be passionate in order to achieve your goals!
Starting with a Dream
The best way to start a business is to take what you are passionate about and find a way to turn that into a business. You need to start with a dream. If you don’t have passion for your work then you won’t have the motivation and energy to keep pushing through obstacles, you won’t be willing to take the necessary risks required to succeed and you won’t be able to sell your dream to others.
#2- Start with your dreams and grow your business from there.
The unfortunate reality is that once a business reaches the beginning of its third year its chances of surviving drops dramatically. Only about 44% of businesses live to see their fourth year. Without the passion you derive from living your dream you won’t have what it takes to survive year after year. This means that you should start your business from the ground up using your dream as a foundation.
Whatever your dream in life may be, you need to find a way to turn that dream into a business. If the foundation of your business is based on something that you are truly passionate about, then it will be much easier to grow that dream into a hugely successful business.
Once you have determined that you have the necessary traits, skills and passion to become an entrepreneur, the next step will be to start up your dream business.
Getting started with your dream business may be the easiest part of the process or it may be the hardest. It really depends on your specific situation. Some would-be entrepreneurs are raring to get started, while others are bogged down with doubts and procrastination.
#3- Avoid coming up with excuses why you shouldn’t start your own business.
Once you have made the important decision that yes you want to become an entrepreneur, skip the excuses and start the process.
#4- Avoid the quicksand that is known as procrastination.
Putting off the process of starting your business for any reason can lead to getting stuck in the mud. Avoid the process of procrastination at all costs.
#5- Do whatever it takes to motivate yourself to get started.
Doubt, fear, worry and a lack of purpose can all end up preventing you from getting your dreams going. Focus on why you want to become an entrepreneur (your passion) and use that to motivate yourself into taking those first few steps. The first couple of steps are the most important ones.
#6- Develop core beliefs.
Now is the time to develop your business’s core beliefs. This will help you to create the right kind of company, one that matches your passion and motivates you to always move forward. Your business’s core beliefs will be a major building block of it, so make sure that these beliefs are worthy. They will also determine how you proceed to make decisions in the future and which direction the business takes your life.
Making the Shift from Employee to Boss
Running your own business takes leadership. For many new entrepreneurs it can be difficult to make the switch from employee to manager or boss. There are ways that you can prepare yourself for this transition. For people who have built-in leadership skills this transition may be easier, but anyone with the proper drive and motivation can develop leadership skills. Let’s take a look at some examples below:-
#7- Learn how to listen.
A good boss knows how to listen to their employees and how to recognise good ideas. For a lot of people the concept of being a good listener is hard to contemplate. Learning how to listen probably represents one of the most difficult aspects of turning yourself into a good boss.
#8- Invite creative thinking.
Another trait of a good boss is the ability to invite others to share their ideas with you. You will want to create an atmosphere where your employees will want to share their ideas with you on a regular basis. Great ideas drive businesses forward.
#9- Learn to delegate.
Maintaining control of a company can also mean delegating certain responsibilities to others and good bosses know how to do so successfully.
#10- Take downtime to reflect.
The responsibility of an employee to learn from their mistakes is not as great as the responsibility of the boss to do so. It is important for any boss to take the appropriate amount of time to stop, think and reflect upon what they have learned. Only through reflection can you truly learn from your mistakes and avoid repeating them in the future.
#11- Earn respect.
While you should be prepared to expect respect from your employees, it is also vital that you be prepared to earn this respect. This is accomplished through honesty, fairness and by giving respect.
Keeping Your Options Open
Starting up a new business requires detailed planning. This means creating various options for how you are going to run your business and then choosing which of these options is the best choice for your business. It is important to keep your options open throughout the start-up process and even through the day to day operations of your business in order to create a resilient and successful business.
#13- Run a lot of forecasts.
It is always a good idea to run through a series of forecasts for your business. Run through the various ‘business as usual’ forecasts, then add in other scenarios. This will allow you to better forecast your business’s future and create different options for dealing with these options. This is especially true for starting up a business.
#14- Gather real market information.
Very few businesses actually end up following their business plans. Plans change all of the time. The best way to create a valuable and functional business plan is to ensure that you create it using real market information.
#15- Understand your market.
Gathering real market information for your business’s plan means understanding your business’s trends, customers, competitors and various marketing conditions. This kind of information can only be gathered through detailed research.
#16- Plan for failure.
Things will not always go well in your business. Keeping your business options open means understanding this fact and making plans for dealing with failures in advance.
#17- Deal with what you can control and let the rest go.
While you are making plans for dealing with failures along the way make sure that you are focusing on dealing with only the things that you can control. Constantly obsessing over the things you will not be able to control or attempting to figure out how to control things you simply cannot will get you nowhere.
#18- Set realistic goals.
Business planning is all about setting up goals and then striving to achieve them. Just make sure that the goals you are setting up for your new business are actually achievable so that you are not setting your business up for failure. 17
#19- Remember your dreams but plan for goals.
Dreams are what you want to accomplish with your business but goals are how you will actually go about accomplishing things. Plan for specific goals as a smaller part of accomplishing your dreams.
Choosing a Business Role That Fits Your Personality
Obviously as an entrepreneur your primary business role will be as boss. But this is not the most practical way to plan what you will be doing for the company on a day to day basis. Odds are your company will be more successful if you are able to create a niche for yourself within the company that fits your specific personality.
#20- Determine your strengths and make them your business role.
If you are more confident in one aspect of the business, say selling your ideas to other people, then that is the best way for you to place yourself into the business. Always play to your strengths. Avoid being in charge of selling the company’s ideas to others if you are a horrible salesperson.
#21- Avoid doing it all.
Very few successful entrepreneurs do it all themselves. Part of being a great business creator is sharing the load in the most effective manner. This will be the reason why you will hire competent and useful people.
Now you have added passion into your life, you are now a full-fledged superhero, your now ready to go out there and save lives with your new found business.
To your every success
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Much Love and To Your Success and happiness XO.
Named Top Global Marketing Expert by Huffington post and She Inspires Her. Rachael Aprill Phillips is the CEO and Founder of Rachael Academy.The online platforms that helps entrepreneurs and small business owners to launch, run and grow highly successful businesses.Your also more than welcome to send me a message