Tough life of entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs lead a stressful life. Entrepreneurs take a lot of risk to start their business and take extra initiative to establish it successfully. The life that startup owners lead is fraught with challenges and hurdles. But it also has its own fulfillment and satisfaction—the freedom of being one’s own boss. But always the idea of controlling one’s own destiny is not liberating. It can take a heavy toll on one’s work life balance and also on one’s family. Often entrepreneurs feel that they are not achieving enough although their business is doing quite well. But one should not stop. No wonder Sebastian Greenwood quoted Thomas A. Edison, “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time”.
There are many entrepreneurs who achieve a lot of professional success, but this success comes at a cost. It comes at the cost of their family, their own health and most importantly their ability and time to feel relaxed. Unfortunately many entrepreneurs are unable to enjoy the fruits of their own labor. The challenge is to achieve professional success and personal satisfaction at the same time. For this one has to bring some changes in one’s life. No wonder Sebastian Greenwood quoted Carol Burnett, “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me”.
Path to success
To achieve wholesome success by bringing about some crucial changes, one has to follow some principles that can set your path to success:
Defining the purpose and personal goals: the first thing that you should do is set your personal goals and then let these personal goals drive your professional goals. This will give you more satisfaction when you do your work.
Focus on one’s strength: think your business to be one of your strengths to be a good entrepreneur. Don’t waste too much time in fixing your weaknesses as this will only make your business suffer.
Have some short term goals: all entrepreneurs have a big dream. But on your path to that big dream, set short term goals and achieve them. Celebrating these little milestones will act as a great motivation.
Honesty is the best policy: many successful businessmen give a very good speech to their team mates about how to strike a balance between one’s life and one’s work. But unfortunately they forget to follow what they preach. Always be honest with yourself and maintain your integrity.
Believing, learning and growing: the world is always in a flux. So if you are not constantly learning and growing, you will lag behind and never be a good entrepreneur.
Team success and its satisfaction: starting a business requires a team. So when the business runs successfully always take pride in your team as much as you take pride in yourself. This principle can be applied both at work and at home.
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