Have you looked at the world’s wealthiest and most successful people and wondered if you could ever get there? Have you ever marveled at their ambitious ways of getting things done?
If that is you, then you might also be wondering what it takes to build your own business empire. While it’s easy to look at other people and be awed by their achievements, it is equally important to know that their success didn’t come out of thin air. Rather, their empire of business and success was built with hard work and sweat over a course of time.
So, we are going to tell you some of the valuables it takes to establish your own business empire!
The first quality in a successful person is that they know exactly what they want and visualize themselves doing it. Even if they are unclear about it, they pretty much have an idea as to what they need to achieve their entrepreneurial vision. With that in mind, they forge ahead through intensive and targeted networking to establish a space for themselves to achieve their vision.
“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.”
Simple as that, if you want to achieve more than other people, you have to work harder and put effort more than what most people will. If you don’t differentiate yourself from the pack, you would end up doing the same things most people would, and down goes your dream of building a business empire!
To be honest, we could never emphasize this more.
Take this example of Steve Jobs, who was fired while being the CEO from his own company, Apple. While many people would have been crushed by this event, Jobs held on tight and started this venture by himself, NeXT. Even though it wasn’t a huge success, or anywhere near to success for that matter, he persisted nevertheless. He persisted on despite his setbacks and failure. Eventually, Jobs was brought back to Apple, only to save the struggling and almost dying company to make it the biggest tech giant that it is today.
Mistakes happen. It is no big deal.
But to learn from mistakes prevents it from ever being made again. Some days you are going to make some bad investments, but that doesn’t mean the sky is falling and everything is coming to an end. Rather, it is a chance for you to grow and learn from the mistakes, so you know exactly what not to do next time.
At the end of the day, the business tycoons are still humans — and they endured through a lot of problems and mistakes that they made, learned from it to stand where they do today.
“Work smart, not hard.” Sounds great, right?
This rule applies to anyone who wants to accomplish that mythical ‘work-life’ balance and get better work done in less time. Because eventually, how many hours you put into work at your office desk is not what matters, but rather how you spend every little by little minute into your work. It actually indicates figuring out better ways to work and take lesser time in doing it.
Playing it safe and making thought-out moves and not ever stepping out of your comfort zone will have the boat sailing very easy, like in a pond. But, do you always want to stay in the pond of comfort or would you rather go out there, into the sea where there are risks, but greater rewards? People who are fearless when it comes to taking risks are known to perform better in the long run.
It’s true that we shouldn’t risk anything and everything that comes our way. There are unhealthy risks that can be very harmful, and stifle our potential. But then, there are health risks, that can result in success and grow our potential. Engaging in healthy risks will open doors that may have never existed until now, possibilities you may have never imagined about. Healthy risks can, and will, change the trajectory of your business empire.
If you aren’t laughing or smiling on a regular basis, then it’s about time you reconsider your choices and formulate better plans.
Imagine the path you are willing to take to get to the top: working for 20 hours a day, for the next 5-7 years of your life. While some of you may argue that if it is what it takes to be successful, you have to do that and not be ‘lazy’. But like we discussed earlier, one has to work smart, instead of hard to reach the goals.
The first few years are going to be rough, but there are two things that would help a lot: believing in one’s purpose and a drive for balance between work and personal life. The ever-popular notion that one needs to distance from family and friends, not care about personal health or one’s level of sanity is highly oblique. You have to take care of yourself, spend as much time needed with family and friends and care about your personal health. That is the way to go!
Fabricate your own path of success, make and learn from your own mistakes, take risks, forge your way to build your empire from the ground. And most importantly, take care of yourself in the process!