We love the idea of being an entrepreneur. Waking up every day, being in control of your life and spending the better part of your day doing whatever you want, while your business is making you money. It’s great to be creating something that lets you live life on your own terms and have an impact on the life of others.
Now, this is a great dream but it often doesn’t start out that way. Many entrepreneurs quit their business, probably faster than new ones are being started.
Being an entrepreneur can be a difficult, lonely journey, even more so when there isn’t enough $ coming in
A successful entrepreneur understands that each challenge is a lesson and an opportunity for greater growth. They overcome obstacles because they realize that there is not just one thing needed to create an opportunity.
Don’t buy into one of those many courses offered online, promising that if you do this one thing you will be successful and wealthy. There are thousands of frustrated entrepreneurs who bought into that fantasy.
A successful entrepreneur understands that it takes 100 of things and steps to accomplish any major achievement.
Yes, you can get help, there are good programs, courses, and coaches that can help you on your journey and speed up the process of learning. Helping you with strategies and tactics along the way.
But keep in mind there is no substitute for hard work – consistent hard work
A successful entrepreneur just knows to stop searching for that “quick fix” and put in the work.
Sure, connections and relationships will help, but they might end up steering you down the garden path. You must stop searching for what you don’t need. There are lots of resources out there but nothing compares to just committing to hard work and working towards each next step.
A successful entrepreneur is honest and real, they steer away from shady tactics. In truth, these shady tactics might get you somewhere at first but in the end, the truth will come out and then good luck at getting people to back you. Don’t get tempted by these get rich quick schemes. Your honorable work ethics will help you accomplish your goals.
By being a successful entrepreneur you will learn to be the best version of yourself in every part of your life. You can become successful when you wake up every day focusing on what will help you grow. You learn to not waste time on conversations with others who are just all talk. You don’t waste time on social media and you don’t waste time attending every free training out there.
A successful entrepreneur plans out their days, weeks, months and years, which include time for things that help you grow in your life and cut out things that are time wasters.
When you have an opportunity to build a business that will help you achieve all your life goals, understand that you will need to put in some hard work to create the business of your dreams.
Sonia Rina Landry is a passionate entrepreneur, speaker, author, and personal development coach. She is an outspoken advocate of the free market economy and has helped countless clients identify their core values, envision and realize goals that resonate with those values. She oversees several businesses online and offline.