Two important standards for Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur I have faced and continue to face many challenges in life. Solving problems, is one of the areas I thrive in regardless to whether those problems are successfully solved, or not.

Here are a few thoughts and challenges that help me in times when a desired outcome seems uncertain…

What standard have you placed in your life? What expectations do you have? Good, or bad? What level of excellence have you decided to incorporate in everything you do, if any.

Standards are really a set of decisions that are not based on your circumstances, but on the level or goal you put in place before-hand.

A building is only as strong as the structure you surround it with, so ask take yourself back to the beginning of this post and ask yourself:

What are my standards in life?

The reason new business owners are encouraged to write a business plan is about more than grabbing the bank managers attention. Writing a business plan or indeed the social media strategy, as I tell my clients, is for your benefit.

Without a clear understanding of:

  • who you are?
  • where you are going?
  • what are you going to do when you get there?
  • why you do what you do?

The chances of reaching your full potential are simply capped.

It’s extremely hard to go somewhere you have never been before with no directions. Have you tried jumping in your car and visiting a friend in their new home 30 miles down the road? It doesn’t take much to get lost when you have no clear directions or roadmap to assist you in an emergency.

So how do you get there? How do you go somewhere you’ve never been before in business terms?

  • Design your thoughts.

There is a proverb that says, as a man thinks, so is he. You are what you think, so to go somewhere you’ve never been before you must close your eyes and imagine.

  • Get along someone who’s made the trip before.

When I get lost in the car, I call a friend who is good with directions, cars and knows the area. This applies to anything you want to achieve in life, get along someone who already has achieved your goal and hang around them long enough, and glean from them.

About the author

Starting business at the age of 12, I built my very own newspaper round, when there was no newspaper rounds for sale at that time. From knocking on people’s doors I built a newspaper round with over 120 customers paying me to deliver their newspaper daily. By the time I sold my newspaper round on I had over 160 customers enlisted. As a published writer I continue to write articles, reviews, opinion columns, blogs and other promotional and targeted material for local news, business and media agencies. My latest project Tailor Made Social is a reflection of my passion for social media, brand marketing and helping business owners to be better communicators and improve the over all quality of customer service, whilst helping business survive globalization.  If you would like to find out more, or attend one of my workshops, check us out here and here.

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