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Business Success requires these six secrets

Business success is always one of the often most searched items on the internet. Everyone wants to succeed in business but success is not something that will come without little work. To truly succeed in business you need to cultivate good habits, develop a strong work ethic, and adjust your overall mindset.

Apply these six points to become successful in business;

mindset.

Know what you want

Most often than not, a lot of folks who go into business don’t know what to expect from the business, because they don’t know what they want. When you have a clear vision about what you want from a particular business, it becomes a lot easier for you to achieve business success.

Be willing to do whatever it takes 

Starting a business is a lot easier than managing it successfully. Thousands of businesses pack up after a year or two of been formally launched. Achieving business success requires a whole lot of sacrifice. You must be prepared to be willing to do whatever it takes to succeed in your business. Some go the extra mile to get additional knowledge in the business. If the business requires you to undergo further training, then you must be willing to do exactly that.

Get a mentor

A mentor is a guide that helps you along the entrepreneurial journey. One of the advantages of getting a mentor is the fact that your failure rate is greatly reduced. They help ensure you avoid certain potholes that may lead to the collapse of your business.

When you are going into a business that you don’t have so much knowledge about, a mentor will no doubt help you not to make obvious mistakes. Right from the business planning stage up to the actual implementation, a mentor will help to increase your rate of success.

Forge your path

It is always common to see people trying to copy what their competitors are doing. Though there is nothing bad in emulating some positive aspects of your competitor’s business, you must learn to carve a niche for yourself. Get an identity. A brand that is unique and different from the average businesses within your circle.

Learn from criticism 

There is positive criticism and there is negative criticism. Learn from the positives and always ignore the negatives. There is always room for improvement in every business. Something to be added and some aspects of the business may need to be restructured. Have an open mind that is void of rigidity.

Business success is not for those who are not flexible. Businesses are evolving and those who are willing to learn from their mistakes are always ahead of their competitors.

Keep going

The journey towards achieving business success is a rough one. Along the way, there are moments of doubts and challenges like lack of funding, logistics, bureaucracy, lack of sales, future uncertainty, and increased competition in the market. Each of these challenges is unique in their sense and require different approaches.

You must keep going when the race becomes intense. That is what makes successful entrepreneurs unique. They overcome hurdles and achieve business success even in the most unfriendly market environment.

hope

Hope is what keeps you going

Hope is what you cling to when all things seem to be falling apart. When dark clouds surround everywhere around you, hope is the only light the shines through it all. It may seem small and meaningless, but when we keep hoping in the face of daunting challenges, our heart is made stronger.

Some years ago, I lost my Dad and it was one of the darkest moments of my life. It was a huge blow because Dad was like a pillar to me. He was a mentor, a friend, and an ever-present companion whenever I needed someone to talk to.

I had to adjust to the reality of life when things became tough after his demise. The one single thing that kept me going, was the hope that there was surely going to be light at the end of the tunnel. It was something that strengthened me even when everyone I was looking up to had abandoned me.

Things were so bad, that I literarily struggled all through my university program, as I had to sponsor myself. The pain of going through the journey was made worse when Mum died years later. It was painful seeing her go the way she went after years of battling several ailments.

Her death created a huge void in my heart. The void was so deep, that I cried bitterly the day I was informed of her demise. Amid the pain and distress, I refuse to give in to discouragement. In my life experience, I have come to discover that hope is what had held the fragments of my life together.

Hope made me see some ray of lights despite all the darkness that kept flooding my pathway. It kept me going when I should have given up. I held on when others felt I should have let go. It was never a pleasant experience.

Some days were so hard that I found it difficult to rise from my bed. The desire to fight was gradually waning and dwindling with each passing day. Some nights, I cried and remembered the last words of my Dad. They were words of hope and courage: “No matter what it takes, always aspire to the very top in all you do”.

He was lying on his sickbed, but he never stopped encouraging me, even when he knew he had a few months to live. The look on his eyes was that of a loving father who so much desired the best for his son. A father who sacrificed all he had to ensure one lived a better life.

Today, I look back and my heart is overwhelmed with joy. The joy of knowing that hope kept me in the path that few mortals walked. A path that was rough, windy but full of amazing tales that have inspired me to keep pushing and never give up.

mentor

Get a Mentor and achieve amazing success

A mentor is a person who has acquired sufficient experience in a particular area and is capable of guiding an individual in achieving the same level of success that he/she has acquired. Every ambitious entrepreneur cannot do without the help of a mentor in achieving the desired goal and objective in life.


Why do we need a mentor?

They provide you with the right information to succeed

A critical factor on the way to achieving success is the ability to possess the right information. Access to the right information can accelerate our quest for achieving lasting success. A mentor is in a better position to provide the needed information.

To enable us achieve success without stress

The pathway to success is often dotted with one form of obstacle or the other. The function of a mentor is to show us the various pitfalls on our journey towards attaining success. Without the assistance of an experience individual, we may go through endless stress in quest to achieve success. It is like asking someone who has been to a particular place for direction.

A mentor will greatly reduce the possibility of Failure

The reason why so many people fail in life, is because they do not posses the right information to succeed in life. Failure is greatly reduced when you have a mentor by your side to aid and guide you. So individual believe they can succeed on their own without the help of a mentor, but they find out through the hard way that they are absolutely wrong. Success becomes a possibility when someone who has succeeded is there to show you the way to success.

Encouragement in times of Failure

Failure can never be ruled out as we aspire to succeed in life. One thing we must however realize is that when we have a mentor by our side, they are a great source of encouragement in times of failure. They have tasted success and failure, and their experience we go a long way to keep us focused and encouraged.

It helps to speed up your learning process

Learning the ropes in any business is not an easy task, as we may be faced with one challenge or the other. One of the benefits of having a mentor is that the leaning process is quickened. It is like taking you by the hands and showing you the fundamental ingredients on your way to succeeding in your chosen business.

It will save us from unnecessary Financial expenditure

When we decide to go the full stretch without the aid of a mentor, we may incur some unnecessary financial expenses which can be avoided. Mentors are more like financial advisors, because they help us in the initial stage of our business plan and indirectly save us from making unprofitable expenses.

They help us make the right choices

The decision we make in life can ultimately determine our success or failure rate. The ability to make the right choice can be made a lot easier with the assistance of a mentor. A wrong decision can have negative implication on the attainment of your set goals and objectives.

talent alone is not enough

Talent alone is not enough to guarantee success in life

Talent is an inherent gift deposited in everyone at birth. You don’t struggle to become talented. it is something that is either innate, or you spend years acquiring it via deliberate practice or preparation. If you are talented, you are talented. All you need to do is develop the talent to suit the specific field of endeavor. Take singing, for example, some talented musical artiste doesn’t struggle to produce an album. They literarily release best-selling albums annually.  It’s a natural gift.

The late Pop icon Michael Jackson was recognized as a talented musician even at age 8. He was already going on stage with the Jackson 5 at such tender and singing with so much passion and confidence. That’s what talent helps the individual to accomplish. It gives you inner confidence. You can easily soar where others are struggling. 

It, however, takes more than talent to succeed in life. There are numerous examples of talented footballers who couldn’t fulfill their potentials in life. The likes of Mario Ballotelli,  Robinho, Adriano, and Ben Arfa showed a glimpse of their talents but they never got to the peak of their career. 

You need to be Self-disciplined to fulfill your true potentials in life. Lack of discipline is the number one reason why most talented individuals never got to excel in their chosen profession. Live a disciplined lifestyle and never compromise on certain standards if you truly want to maximize your talent. 

On the other hand, Good time management is crucial in ensuring that individual talent doesn’t go to waste. Time management is the process of meticulously scheduling your time between several activities that will impact positively on your productivity. There are 8760 hours in a year, and any time wasted in frivolities can never be recovered. 

Talent mixed with patience is an unbeatable combination. Developing your natural talent doesn’t happen overnight. Phil Foden is generally regarded as heir apparent to David Silva. He is so talented that Pep Guardiola, Manchester City Manager, in one of his press briefings said ” Phil Foden is the most talented player I have ever seen in my career as a Manager. His only problem is sometimes his manager doesn’t put him in the starting XI. Hopefully in the future that can improve.”  

There is little one can achieve in life without wisdom. One never rely on talent alone. There is a limit your talent can take you to. Wisdom is the right application of Knowledge. Knowing is not enough. Being talented is not enough. To succeed in your chosen career, you must apply wisdom daily. That is the more reason why mentoring is very crucial in building up talented individuals. A mentor will guide you through the journey of life and help you harness your talent. 

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