Entrepreneurship isn’t just about you. You won’t be able to fulfill your dreams without the help of other people.
As you are following your dreams, make sure you don’t forget about the people who helped you get there. Find out what their dreams and goals are and help them accomplish them.
I have continually helped all of our team members reach their dreams over the last 15 years, and this has also helped us retain most of our valuable team members. This is important because it is really hard to find good talent… so you might as well take care of them.
Every great success requires some kind of struggle. Nothing worthwhile is easy, so don’t expect your entrepreneurial career to be easy.
You will have to work hard, fight through the tough times and keep pushing forward. If being an entrepreneur was so easy and didn’t require any hardship, everyone would be one.
So, when you are struggling, don’t give up and keep pushing forward until you see the light at the end of the tunnel.
No matter how good of a salesperson you are, some people just don’t want to hear you talk. They have a closed mind, and they feel they know everything.
You could try to be persistent with people like this, but I’ve found that the hardest thing to open is a closed mind. So, instead of wasting my time, I just move on.
You will be strapped for time as an entrepreneur… especially when you are just starting out because you won’t have much cash or people to help you. So, do yourself a favor and don’t waste your time with people who are close-minded.
The lesson that took me the longest to learn is that you have to help people to get what you want. Business is all about relationships, and you can’t keep asking people for favors without repaying them.
I’ve also learned that if I help people out, they will go an extra mile to help me out. And if you help people without expecting anything in return, people will go extra ten miles to help you.
Keep paying it forward by helping everyone out there… no matter how big or small they may be. Sooner or later, the universe will pay it back ten-fold.Conclusion
These are just a few of business philosophies I live by. I hope they will help you throughout your entrepreneurial journey as well. They’ve changed my life and actually made it a lot better.
So what do you think about them? Are there any other philosophies that we should all follow?