The Fun Of Starting A New Business

The Fun Of Starting a​ New Business
So you had that fantastic business idea,​ the​ one that's going to​ be wildly successful and make you a​ fortune - even better,​ you actually did something about it​ and started your own business .​
Good for you! Not everyone gets that far .​
Most people sit and day dream about what they might do if​ only ... .​
The world is​ full of​ dreamers,​ there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to​ take concrete steps to​ actualize their vision - W .​
Clement Stone
But you got over the​ biggest hurdle,​ that first step and you actually created something .​
Well done - you did more than most .​
Now you have the​ day to​ day details of​ running your business so how do you keep going?
There are several things to​ look at​ here:
1 .​
What are you good at​ and what do you enjoy doing? Make two lists - one of​ the​ jobs you like and one of​ the​ jobs you don't do very well .​
Take the​ second list and have a​ look at​ what you might outsource or​ automate .​
Do you love doing those accounts or​ would your time be better spent in​ forward planning while your accountant does the​ sums? Must you personally reply to​ every enquiry or​ could you create a​ FAQ which you can post on​ your website and refer people to​ by autoresponder? In the​ early stages of​ your business you might find you don't have the​ money to​ pay someone to​ do the​ jobs you hate .​
Could you swap skills to​ get the​ help you need?
2 .​
Why are you doing this? You need to​ be motivated to​ start a​ business and keep it​ going .​
The best way to​ do this is​ to​ know what the​ effort is​ for .​
What really moves you to​ get up in​ the​ morning and do what you need to​ do even when you don't really feel like it? Write your reasons down .​
Find pictures of​ that house,​ or​ that holiday and put them where you can see them .​
3 .​
How do you deal with those bumps in​ the​ road? Not everything you do will be perfect - sometimes things you've tried will be a​ disaster - it's the​ way you react to​ problems that matters .​
If you curl up in​ a​ ball and give up at​ the​ first sign of​ failure you'd better not be in​ business .​
It's all about attitude .​
4 .​
Have a​ plan and stick to​ it​ as​ far as​ possible but be prepared to​ be flexible and open minded .​
Sometimes the​ most unexpected opportunities come and you need to​ be ready to​ seize them .​
- as​ Joe Vitale says 'Money likes speed' .​
5 .​
Get a​ mentor - learn from someone who has done it .​
Someone to​ bounce ideas off and who can encourage you when things get tough is​ invaluable .​
And most importantly,​ never let anyone put you down and never be afraid of​ failure:
It is​ not the​ critic who counts,​ not the​ man who points out how the​ strong man stumbled,​ or​ where the​ doer of​ deeds could have done them better .​
The credit belongs to​ the​ man who is​ actually in​ the​ arena; whose face is​ marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the​ great enthusiasms,​ the​ great devotions,​ and spends himself in​ a​ worthy cause; who at​ the​ best,​ knows in​ the​ end the​ triumph of​ high achievement; and who,​ at​ worst,​ if​ he fails at​ least fails while daring greatly,​ so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat - Theodore Roosevelt .​
Don't ever forget that!

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