Rising Above Challenges To Create The Business Of Your Dreams
Many entrepreneurs don’t relish the thought of facing challenges and overcoming obstacles in business building, but the fact is that we all face adversity at some point. You may have a rockstar marketing plan, a killer business strategy, and solid financial backing, but if you don’t maintain flexibility and keep your passion in the forefront of your mind, you’ll likely be one of those fifty percent of businesses that go belly up in the first five years of operation.
Why we branch off in the first place
Most business ideas are born from a need, a burning desire, to make the world a better place. Whether it’s a product, service, or idea that you choose to develop, you believe wholeheartedly that you must see where this idea goes, and you are willing to stake your time, resources, and livelihood to see it developed.
We all have dreams, but few dare to actually step out of our conventional lives and embrace entrepreneurship. In achieving our highest ideals, we must realize that this will not come without its challenges. If you struggle to rise above the status quo, and you want more out of your business, your profits, and your life, it’s time to embrace the journey. Read on to see how you can rise above even the biggest challenge to create the business of your dreams:
Go with your gut. We all have that quiet, small voice inside of us that should actually roar like a lion. This built-in radar is incredibly accurate when it comes to interpreting situations and people--if we choose to listen to it. Selecting a team of people based on what they can add to your organization is critical to staying strong in times of adversity. When building your team, listen to that voice and bring someone aboard only when all signals point to “YES.” If there is an inkling of self-doubt or something doesn’t “feel” right, move on, and trust that right people will show up at the right time.
Weave frugality into your company mission. When they first start seeing profits come in, many business owners are tempted to spend beyond their means. Maintaining tight control over the books is essential to staying strong when steady gains may not be rolling in. Keeping a small company mentality, even when you see consistent growth, will be vital to maintaining your financial health.
Walk away from what is not working for you. When we are in the throes of product development, we may find it hard to abandon ideas that we love dearly, or people and operating systems that may have served us well for a time. While there is something to be said for company loyalty, if you find that an aspect of your business is no longer working, it’s time to let it go in favor of someone or something that does. Keep a bigger picture in mind when making decisions to change, as this should motivate you to lessen your burden.
Be willing to grow and change. An intelligent business owner knows the value of continuing education; you will only expand your organization to the extent that you are willing and able to grow yourself. Invest a portion of your time and your resources in improving yourself and your staff--this could come in the form of reading information, implementing new technologies, or staff training that enhances efficiency. Regularly evaluate your operations to determine your next best move and look forward to seeing steady growth as a result of your own personal development.
Know what your most significant obstacle is. One common complaint of people whose businesses fail is that “they don’t know where they went wrong.” Knowing what your biggest obstacle is---and then making a plan of action with regard to what to do about it---will be a key factor in overcoming this hurdle and achieving more.
Communicate your gratitude for the staff. People tend to work more efficiently when they know they are valued and appreciated. Develop relationships with the people who make your wheels turn round, and they will loyally devote their time, resources, and energy to making it happen for all of you. Don’t forget to compensate them handsomely and let them know that they are part of the future vision that you hold for your business.
Don’t neglect other aspects of your life. Your business is important to you, and you’ll need to spend countless hours getting it off the ground, developing action plans, and making your dreams come true. Success will be wasted, however, if you give up your health and relationships to achieve it. Maintain a balanced life; make time for self-care and important people as you rise to the top. Make time for play and time for work, and live in both of these worlds as you create the life of your dreams.
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