Taking our business to the next level is what we all desire. Be it touching more lives, more freedom, or more profits. We all want to push our businesses to its potential. Growing a successful business has its share of challenges. The execution of our desires for our business and ourselves are met with some serious hurdles. These are the 3 reasons I find to be the difficulties we have to overcome in order to achieve the goals.
Understand the difference for a better chance at success.
Being an entrepreneur involves putting yourself out the in world. They risk their idea with the intentions of changing for the better. When you put yourself out there by default there are risks involved. You don’t get the desired outcome, waste money and resources along with time. However, a successful entrepreneur take risks but isn’t foolish to gamble with his future. There is a crucial difference between the two.
Risks are part of running a business. By definition it means uncertainty of return and potential loss, loss of time, energy and money. Entrepreneurs take risk with the team they surround themselves with, with the brand positioning. They risk reaching the desired goal with the decisions they make. Achieving success in business involves someone taking a courageous stand for something they believe in. Taking a chance that the idea wills change the world for the better. All decisions take into consideration that tomorrow will be better than today.
I am a big fan of learning and continuously growing yourself.
Ongoing learning comes with being passionate about a subject. However, recently I have learnt the hard way that there is a big difference between just learning and actually experiencing something. I got intrigued with the online space, after the birth of my first child. I was continuously listening to podcasts, reading blogs and articles about the subject. After about 18 months, I thought I knew all the basics to get started, and possibly turn this into a venture. I had my notes in Evernote, and with the help of Google, I, like everybody else, was pretty much the smartest person on the planet.
At first glance both business owner and an entrepreneur have similar definitions.
But looking closely there is a big difference between and entrepreneur and a business owner. By definition, owner simply means that you own something; it doesn’t reveal the work that goes on, or the fact that that one actually enjoys owning the business. The objective of a business owner is to keep his possession safe, not try too many things that seem out of the box.