Everyone knows that you won’t ever become wealthy by working for someone else. In fact, what you are doing is making someone else wealthy. This is why successful business owners continue to pay you more and more:
they want to keep you happy, because you are probably earning them ten times what they are paying you.
If you’ve ever had the desire to start your own business, you have probably already thought of what you needed to do in order to become successful. Things like a business plan, market analysis, and investment capital are all minor details, and are second to the most important parts of becoming a successful entrepreneur.
What are those parts?
- Drive and ambition. A cliché, maybe, but I cannot stress enough how important this is. As an entrepreneur, you will encounter challenges and tests all of the time. Your wits, endurance, and capability will be tried again and again, and only after thousands of hours of your time may it finally begin to slow down. Stay focused on your goals, and drive yourself to accomplish them. Your success will be a product of your actions, regardless of what your motivations or even what your products are. Never doubt your ability to succeed.
- Creativity. Hundreds of people have become successful introducing their own spin on established ideas. If you think that you can do something better than someone else, put it to the test and try it yourself. The worse that can happen is that you will fail, and even then, it’s simply a matter of getting back on your feet. This applies to any product, service, and idea that currently exists. If you think that you can make a better cookie, then you may have a chance of becoming a baker. If you think that you can sell more cars that everyone else, then you may consider going into sales. But, no matter what you do, never lose your creative edge- it is what will separate you from the masses.
- Honesty and integrity. You may make hundreds of dishonest sales, and earn quite an income for yourself, but you will make thousands of honest sales. People respond to genuine, sincere sales techniques. If you are selling rust remover, and you know that it doesn’t work on automotive sheet metal, don’t sell it as an option. If you were smart, you’d have a second product that did work on sheet metal. This avoids any issues that may arise, as well as complaints. This also keeps your reputation a positive one, and in the business world, that’s crucial. Billion dollar companies have fallen simply because their reputation has faltered. Don’t make that mistake.
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