Being a successful entrepreneur is not an issue task
The saying “When the going gets tough, the tough get going” implies that when something becomes difficult, or when things aren’t going the way you anticipated, it only becomes necessary to dig down deeper and work harder to succeed.
It also implies that when it is difficult, or when things are going awry, you have only one option: to dig deeper and work harder.
If you can’t make it, don’t try to make it
Unfortunately, this statement isn’t true for entrepreneurs.
When it comes to entrepreneurship, too often, most entrepreneurs get into the business because they believe that there is no alternative.
They make a lot of promises about where they’re going and what it will be like when they succeed.
These promises often are being made about the future, when the entrepreneurs are telling the truth about where they are in the present moment.
The day-to-day reality is that most entrepreneurs will never get past that day.
How many times have we all been there?
I’ve been there. I know what that feels like.
When you’ve tried to get your business off the ground a million times and you still haven’t been able to make it work, you begin to think that maybe there’s something wrong with you, that you are somehow inadequate, that you have failed.
You begin to believe that you are not really good enough.
When you begin to believe that about yourself, you begin to live like that.
You don’t create the kind of environments that are most conducive to success.
You stop investing in the people and processes that are going to be required to build the kind of business you want to build.
You stop creating the kind of environment and environment modeling that will allow you to succeed.
I know what it’s like to think that way.
And the problem with this kind of thinking is that it isn’t about you.
So how do you know when you should stick to your guns when you should keep investing in yourself when it’s time to get back on the horse?
When it’s time to get back on the horse
When things aren’t working, it’s usually because there’s something wrong with you, not your business.
If you are willing to put your ego aside and look at the situation objectively, you will realize that you’re either trying to do things in the wrong way or that your business is being done in the wrong way.
The right way is to create an environment and environment that promotes success and does so in the most human, most open, and least antagonistic way.
Not only does this approach better support your goals, but it will also be easier on you in the long run.
This approach will support you as an entrepreneur and set you up to become a successful entrepreneur.
A recent study of entrepreneurs found that those who had such environments for 15 years or more became incredibly successful entrepreneurs and were among the top performers in the world.
What’s the right way?
It’s to create an environment and environment that empowers you, supports you, and supports your business.
You’re an entrepreneur. You’re someone with big ideas and big dreams.
But sometimes it can be hard to channel those big ideas and dreams into something tangible, something practical.
Here are steps that you can follow to help you get over your current entrepreneurial blocks.
Get some rest
Entrepreneurs tend to operate at a pretty high level, but there are limits.
You’re probably working 100 hours a week. You’re taking all the right steps to make your business successful.
But you’re probably not sleeping enough.
In fact, if you can get seven hours of sleep a night, it’s a miracle.
Most entrepreneurs are going much, much further than they can handle.
Set aside one or two nights a week to get a little rest, to recover from all the activity you’re putting your body through.
Take care of your body so that you can take care of your business.
Make sure that you’re moving your business forward
This one should be obvious, but it’s not enough just to keep doing all the right things and setting yourself up to become successful.
You have to actually do what you say you’re going to do. It may not seem like much, but your actions matter.
If you say you’re going to come into work on Monday, and then fail to show up, that’s going to be a disaster. You should come to work on Monday.
If you say you’re going to make $100,000 a year, but you only make $40,000, you should be ashamed.
When you commit yourself, you have to follow through, or things are going to be bad. You should never want to be doing anything that would get you into trouble.
I can’t emphasize this enough. If you’re not following through on your commitment, it’s going to reflect badly on you and your business.
If you’re truly dedicated to your success, then you will take your actions and your words seriously.
Remove all the distractions
Entrepreneurs have an incredible amount on their plate.
They have a business to run, a family to take care of, a job that they have to get to, a neighborhood that they have to clean up after a night of heavy drinking, an online business that they need to spend hours on.
They can’t possibly be as productive as they’d like to be.
If you’re able to remove all of the distractions and distractions that can be associated with running your business, you can make sure that you’re doing the most important things.
Even if you have to hire someone to take care of some of the tasks, focus on the tasks that you can do without.