Running your own business is demanding, challenging, tiresome but most of all… amazingly rewarding and life-changing.
In order to succeed, you have to be strong and focused in the mind even when you think you’ve reached crumbling point. If you find yourself asking “Will my idea work? How will my idea stand out from my competitors?” don’t worry because all entrepreneurs panic at some point. The most important factor is that you stay determined and believe in your concept in order to push it forward, because that’s what will encourage others to believe in it too. Deerasa has put together four ways to switch to a healthier thinking for better results at work – we hope they help!
Be confident about your concept
Don’t be afraid to accumulate a ‘foolish confidence’ in order to feel comfortable taking large risks and executing ideas that others around you may think are farfetched. If you’re able to do this, you’re on the same page as many of the most successful entrepreneurs who were once in their early stages of creating and developing their business.
Let your competitors inspire you
At no point of the journey should you let your competitors’ success make you envious. Instead of feeling intimidated by them, be inspired and channel that energy into actually learning from them. Ask yourself “What are their strengths? What are their weaknesses?” Once you point those out, it will be easier to move forward with your own business plans.
Value your employees
Understand that the people working with you are passionate about your business since they are willing to work at a lower salary (with it being a new business) which shows a whole lot of willingness. Don’t forget that they’re also your internal customers so they should value your concept as much as you – they’re the ones naturally promoting every day, after all. Along with appreciating your employees, remember to be a leader and learn how to delegate effectively.
Never Lose Faith in Your Idea
Lastly, never second guess your genius idea. There will be lots of people who will criticise or fail to understand your concept, but you must remind yourself to drive forward and realise there are many that will love it. There are many great ideas out there, but if you manage to execute yours, you might way be on the road to brilliance.
“Sometimes things are the way they are and can’t be changed, other times it’s because no one ever tried. Your job is to find the latter. -Aaron Levie, Box.net