Do you have what it takes to succeed at owning and operating your own business?
Your life is reflection of all choices you have made up to this point. Ten years from now same will be true. You are product of your own choosing. Your future relies on choices you make. You may be one of few and are satisfied with where you are today, personally and professionally. Then again you may be part of majority who is not. But either way you are where you are because you have chosen to be there. If you're not satisfied, it's time to make an adjustment to your life's choices.
When speaking of starting your own business or anything else in life, having desire to accomplish your goal is not enough, however it is a starting point.
Follow these 7 Success Survival Tips:
1) Follow Opportunity Instead of Savoring Security.
This is hardest one of all. Most of us were brought up to seek out and cling to security of 9-5 job. What happens when you mention to your family that you want to leave security of your pension and go out on your own. They will probably advise you to be sure, to step carefully, to take your time. Some may even advise you against it completely. Are they financially independent? Did they have what it takes to go out on their own? Are they living life that they want? One way to avoid getting caught up in this security trap is to set a confirmed time that you will leave your job. Real worth and wealth is generated from within you. It comes from being prepared, knowing how to spot, act upon and capitalize from opportunities.
2) Get Things Done.
What do you want for your work? You want results. The results of your hard work are everything. You either succeed or fail. You make money or go under. Does this mean you should not get into daily routines? Of course not. As long as your routine is helping you get a profitable result, then they are not considered ruts, but pathways to success. Think of it this way. Efficiency is getting job done right, Effectiveness is getting right job done.
3) Making a Profit, Not a Living.
If you are still an employee, you probably know how much you will be bringing home next week. But with your own business, you have to remember to focus on making a profit and that means high sales and low overhead. No one signs your check now. To survive you must be focused on how you will make a profit today, tomorrow and next week. You must find ways to keep costs down to exception of affecting your profit making capabilities.