The entrepreneurs are fighting every day against our corporate demons. We are beings that live daily from self-motivation and self-determination. It is very common that the upward slope lasts and lasts for long periods of time and for that reason many times the entrepreneurs lose faith in their project and in themselves. That is why I have developed the seven laws that entrepreneurs should bring with them and remind them every day:
1. Did you fall? Get up!
You already knew that it was not going to be easy to be an entrepreneur. Remember today why you are. You have always known a fighter. No matter how many times you fall; you will always get up, until the day you die. No matter how many failures collections. They are all scars that are helping you to learn and many times can be more valuable, even than a single achievement. In the end, all this will be worth it. I assure.
2. Is not it there? Try it another way
If you have already proven by all possible means that the strategy used to reach your goal is not adequate and is not giving you results, stop it. Make a stop on the road. There is a phrase that says: ” Sometimes it is necessary to reduce the speed to accelerate “. It’s time to do it.
Put a full day in your agenda and on a blank sheet write everything you think has worked and everything you think you do not. This simple analysis will make you think what are the elements of your strategy that are not working and rethink what you can improve; if necessary, start everything from scratch. But the most important thing is that you do not stop trying. Many entrepreneurs achieve success thanks to their perseverance, trying again and again, but not always on the same path.
3. Remember: you are doing what you like most
What is certain is that you are in the right place: Doing what you like most. That, of course, is already a great advantage. If you really want to continue dedicating yourself to what you like the rest of your working life, you need to keep trying. Eventually you will achieve it.
Now, there is always the option to work for someone else, but after being an entrepreneur, would you like to? Better try it one and a thousand times more and dedicate yourself to doing what you like most, for the rest of your life.
4. You are not alone: take advantage of your network of contacts (Networking)
For some reason, entrepreneurs suddenly feel isolated. As if our work depended 100% of ourselves.
It is necessary that you use your network of contacts, starting with your close friends and not so close. I do not mean just to obtain resources; people close to you can contribute to you in many things: opinions, advice, ideas or information that can contribute in a very valuable way to your business. Come out, visit them, talk with them and open up honestly. You will be surprised at the value of your network.
5. If you do not know, learn or advise yourself
Entrepreneurs are self-taught by nature. If you do not know how something is done, fortunately we live in the digital age where we can learn to do practically anything on the net. This will save you a lot of money, although it will involve hours of work extras. The other option is to find someone with whom you can make an exchange of knowledge or also take advantage if you have a friend who is dedicated to that and give you free advice. There will be specific cases where you need something that is very specialized and essential for your business; There will be time to invest.
6. Always be positive and happy
From my point of view, one of the essential requirements of the entrepreneur is to maintain a positive mental state. How is this achieved? First is to be aware that you have to be; Then, look for the positive side of things at all times. In addition to mental self-programming, there are several ways that will help:
Exercise, meditate, listen to music, dedicate time to activities that you enjoy. The secret is not to allow room for negativity to enter your mind, for more worries or problems you have in your business. Take care and do not worry. Be positive, and, therefore, happy in your work.
7. Celebrate the successes
Many humans (including those who undertake) unconsciously tend to give more weight to the negative things that happen to us, than to the positive things that we have. Therefore, it is very important that when we have a success in our project, we celebrate and enjoy the achievement. This will bring us more success, since we will get into a positive mental situation and “the positive calls to the positive”. Celebrate even the smallest achievement!
Hopefully one or several of these seven laws can change or strengthen the state of mind, perspective or faith of many entrepreneurs, and contribute to their success.