#7 Unfailing Entrepreneurship Skills that can be Adopted to Overcome Life's Routine Hurdles Each day brings with it new challenges and one needs to conquer these with ease yet, effectively

By Malik Gilani

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Life as we know it is filled with opportunities, obstructions, highs and lows, and what not. Some days can be extremely relaxing and yet some, can leave you feeling scattered all over the place. There are meetings to attend, bills to pay, deadlines to meet, and numerous other errands that seem so petty yet, need to be dealt with that very second. In such an instance, not being able to juggle all the balls in your hand can lead to serious damage both professionally and on the personal front. Here's where the learning of entrepreneurship could help you out.

Having explored the risk-filled world of business myself, I reckon that parallels can be drawn between entrepreneurial life and one's routine life. Overcoming entrepreneurial hurdles is no different than overcoming one's personal obstacles. Let's take into account some of the key entrepreneurship skills and see how they can be adopted to master life's routine challenges.

Presence of Mind

The most vital of all entrepreneurship skills is that of having presence of mind. With a clear and calm mind one is better able to focus on the problem in front and take a sensible action with regards to it. Simply worrying about a situation is going to leave you with no solution whatsoever, and will on the contrary lead to stress.

Product Information

This may seem like a technical entrepreneurial word right now, but it's more than that. By "product information' I mean, one should have complete knowledge of the problem at hand. Lack of information on any aspect, be it professional or personal, leads to assumptions and inferences all of which further leads to mislead decisions. One needs to be fully aware of all sides of the concerned situation to be able to make a wise judgment. It could be taking a bank loan or making investments for that matter, but lack of information will definitely hamper the decision to be made.

Planning and Organizational Skills

It is extremely important to have good planning and organizational skills not just in your work life, but for your routine tasks as well. One needs to plan well ahead how the day looks like and divide tasks over the day. Being organized helps one prioritize and get urgent work done faster rather than mismanaging work and causing delays. With good organizing skills, one can tackle any amount of work that comes with torturing deadlines.

Being a Self-starter

Entrepreneurs are known to be self-starters. They proactively work towards achieving organizational goals. Likewise, one needs to be a self-starter in one's personal and social life too.Don't laze around till the last minute to pay off those bills and dues; or any other work that has been piling around for too long. Take charge, get things done.


Believe in yourself; believe that you are capable of achieving greater heights. Lack of confidence can deter you from realizing and accomplishing your goals. Confidence is the stepping stone to success; the best of best entrepreneurs have taught us that.


"Work hard till you succeed' – is the one mantra that entrepreneurs swear by. Perseverance is that essential entrepreneurial skill that marks one's grit and capabilities. So don't give up just yet on your commitments, this could vary from cracking deals at work or something as simple as sticking to that painful workout regime.

Staying Positive

One must see the light even in the darkest of times. Just as entrepreneurs, individuals too need to take failures in their stride. One should not be deterred by the few hiccups on the way and on the contrary, should analyze aspects that probably went wrong. Positivity helps one think rationally and keeps one motivated in the goal achieving process.

With these entrepreneurial principles in place, you are sure to take on any obstacle that may come your way and deal with it effectively.

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Malik Gilani

Founder & CEO, Esar Media & Advertising

Malik Gilani is the Founder & CEO of Esar Media & Advertising.

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