As an entrepreneur, you’re expected to carve your own path - and you’ll undoubtedly face roadblocks along the way. When faced with divergence, find purpose in the moment and make a conscious decision to respond. Take time to reflect on why the situation occurred and what you might learn from it. Then use this knowledge to navigate your path forward.
Sometimes leaders try to take everything on themselves. But that’s not leading, that’s failing to delegate. You can’t do it all on your own. Let your staff do what they do best, and find business partners and employees who can balance out your weaknesses. There’s a time tested African proverb that says, “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
It only takes three words to build a successful company: Aspiration, Inspiration and Perspiration. First you need a vision (aspiration) so others can follow, next you need to inspire them, and finally you need to work hard (Perspiration). It may not always be easy, but it will be well worth it when your company starts to grow.
What motivated you to start your business or work for the company you do? Truly successful entrepreneurs aren’t in it just for the money. Instead, they are passionate about making a difference with the organization in various ways, such as engaging employees in community service activities or providing transitioning veterans with their first civilian job.