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3 Success Keys For Startup Entrepreneurs

3 Success Keys For Startup Entrepreneurs
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Many startup entrepreneurs are thrown into entrepreneurship and have to learn to swim or sink in the competitive world of business.  So many of us are looking for ways that we can get closer to success, build our business, or maybe even launch the idea that we had when we were young.  When I was starting my business, I thought the same thing.  How do these people achieve in such high amounts?  After seeing how other successful entrepreneurs have started their businesses, there seemed to be a trend.  There were 3 things that these entrepreneurs lived by that really helped propel them to the success that they have today.  Here are 3 success keys that you can implement in your business to achieve more in what you do and how you do it:

1. Know Where You Are Going

One trait exhibited by many successful entrepreneurs is that of knowing where they are going.  Setting goals for your business and figuring out how you are going to get your business to those goals is a definite success trait in many startup entrepreneurs.  Even if you don’t know where you want your company to be in a year, think about it and be willing to dream.  You need to ask yourself the question “Where do I think I can get in a year?”  Once you have that figured out, you need to start doing.  Create a plan and start implementing based on that plan.  Your plan probably won’t cover everything, but it will be a great help in getting more done.

2. Be Dedicated.

Another big success trait of startup entrepreneurs is that they are dedicated and are willing to put in the work.  What do I mean by this?  Well, successful startups have entrepreneurs behind them that work tirelessly to get their business started and scaled.  They work tons of hours and are dedicated to making their idea a success.  Some of the most successful entrepreneurs recall stories of working 80, 90, or even 100-hour weeks when they were starting their businesses.  Now, that’s dedication! 

You can be dedicated to your business as well.  Figure out what you need to do in your business every day to grow, then implement it.  That way, you can constantly make progress at growing your business.

3. Have A Purpose

This connects with the 2nd point.  If you want to stay dedicated to your business’s success, you are going to need to have a purpose.Having a reason for your work, a purpose, can help you continue to dedicate yourself and be enthusiastic about running your business every day.

Be sure that when you choose your purpose that it is something that evokes emotion in you.  Humans are creatures fueled by emotion.  If you can find an emotional reason for doing something, what you are doing will be much more effective than simply picking a logical reason.  Have a goal that is more than your business, or that your business can help you achieve.  That way, you can remember that goal every time you are thinking about your business and why you are working every day to achieve your goals.

4. Start Doing

Entrepreneurs are people that make things happen, create a business that makes a difference, and that figure out how to make their lives and the lives of others better.  But, sometimes us entrepreneurs lose sight of what we are working on.  Remember to know where you are going, why you want to get there, and that you need to work to get there , because the joy of being an entrepreneur is in both the process and the result.

 
Edition: April 2017

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