Prepare yourself and understand what the industry calls for.
I keep saying to people that business is not for the faint of heart. You truly have to prepare yourself. Not only financially, but you also have to understand what the industry calls for. In business, you have to prepare your mind and body for the tasks and challenges you will face. You have to set your mind that you are going to do this thing called entrepreneurship, regardless if it feels good or not. Whether your customers or clients will come or not, whether your friends or relatives will like your business or not — you’re going to have to make up your mind that you’re going to do it regardless.
Are you going to wake up in the morning even if you don’t feel like getting up and getting that thing done? Are you going to go out and join business seminars or workshops? Are you going to have personal professional development by getting further education? Are you going to spend and invest that dollar in yourself? Are you going to do that? Because if you’re not, just go ahead and fill up that job application form and go and get yourself a job as an employee. Because truly, entrepreneurship is not for you. You do not have the right mindset. If you do not have the right mindset, you’re not only wasting your time and money, but also other people’s time and money. There are many responsibilities in being a business owner, but part of it is also being responsible for having a strong and positive mindset for your business.
Entrepreneurship has a lot of demands, but when done right, it also has a lot of rewards. Keep yourself determined and motivated. You want to ensure that you are able to go after this vision that has been implanted in your mind for your business. Once you have the right mindset, you can be able to understand and prepare for the demands of the business industry — physically, mentally, and financially.
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It’s an easy-to-read and joyful book that offers information on running a business and letting go of weighty and negative expectations or perceptions.