Here are a few tips for young entrepreneurs who are already on their journey to becoming a bigger and better version of themselves, who have dared to bet on their dreams, and who are willing to work for a change and vision that they believe in.
Always make it a point to impress. Impress your customers, your potential investors, your employees, yourself. Never promise or claim something that you already know you will not be able to deliver.
A leader is as good as his or her team. Remember, as an entrepreneur and manager, you need to make sure the work is done, not do all the work yourself. Seeking clarifications, knowledge, and information from experts, mentors, and from your team will give you invaluable insights.
Be open to changing the initial idea, concept, approach, partner, model, and works after testing it on the ground. Until you hit the nail on the head, there is no harm in experimenting, and unless the stakes are high, experimentation will actually be a great proving ground.
Pick your battles
Once you have a set course for your destination, pick the battles and obstacles worth fighting. Do not lose sleep over petty operational challenges. Instead, focus on stabilizing the main drivers of your idea and concept.
Someone very wisely said that startups don't fail, they commit suicide when their founders give up too soon. Give yourself and your idea time to manifest. Disruptions, no matter how big, do not happen overnight.
Find a stress-buster
Taking care of everything can get to be too much and will get to you, maybe more than you anticipate. You need to be able to find ways to disconnect and get in touch with yourself to avoid being derailed from your path, and to prevent yourself from getting so absorbed in the pieces that you miss the bigger picture.
It is easy to be thrown off course by challenges encountered while running a company. The sure way of avoiding falling into the trap is maintaining elaborate plans - both micro and macros - and reviewing them periodically. What's more, get more heads in the review stage to change and evolve them according to how your performance has been, and to identify where you have done good and where you need to work harder.
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