There is no argument business can be tough and we often rely on mentors to provide us with the advice we need to push forward. I like to read the biographies of some of the most success people online so I can understand their mind frame and what they had to go through to get where they are. I noticed something very intriguing when I went searching this time around and its entrepreneurs discussing some of the worst advice they received over the years. I would like to discuss some today, hopefully helping you avoid the same mistakes. I would love to hear what you have to say about some of these factors in the comment box below.
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Follow Your Passion
I think you should always follow your passion, however, I was surprised when one successful entrepreneur stated that you should sometimes not follow it. I decided to dig deeper and analyze what he meant. The idea behind this concept is very simple:
Sometimes your passion won’t make you good at it because you’re simply NOT good at it. For example, if you love blogging, but are NOT good at writing content, then you’re going to have a problem jumping into the industry. You might love following and reading them, but this doesn’t mean you’re good at it. Anyway, it might make sense to start a business based on what your good at…right?
It’s Been Done Before
I’m a true believer that it doesn’t matter if something has been done before because you can always do it better and succeed. For example, we have several blogs, computer companies, diet plans, etc., however, some do better than others. I think the secret is to do things better than your competitors so never let others tell you something has been done because this will de-motivate you to start, especially if you have a great idea.
If what you are planning has been done, then it might be a good idea to find out what you can do differently to stand out compared to your competitors.
Never Stop Working
In business, especially when you start growing, you have a higher chance of getting burned out. If you’re tired, your work will suffer, which is why I believe in taking breaks at the right time. I also believe that when you take a step back, it’ll help you solve a problem you’re having issues with. However, taking too many breaks will cause your work to suffer, too, which is why it’s important to follow a focused routine. For example,
Have breaks when you have dedicated solid hours into your work. This means you are rewarding yourself with time off, but only because you have done some hard core work. These breaks will allow you to cool off and come back in full swing, which is very important if you want to make sure you keep producing valuable work.
Do One Thing at a Time
This really depends on what you are doing and the niche you’re involved in. For example, I am currently writing content for 3 other blogs and this includes mine so I need to make sure I can multi-task. However, the ability to do this wasn’t always easy and took practice so you’ll have to do the same. By doing one thing at a time, you’re setting yourself for disaster if you have to handle multiple tasks in the future.
Practice doing several things at once but the main objective is to be able to do all this while staying focused on quality. When you achieve this, you’ll be able to grow your business at a rapid pace by accomplishing way more than the average person.