- when you’re starting out in business you need to be realistic about the chances of success for your business idea – is it feasible ? do people need your proposed product or service ? how much money will it take to get started and get through the first few months and can you access that amount of money ? You need to keep a perspective – dream but also have your feet on the ground
- whether you’re starting or already running a business – can you really handle everything yourself ? or do you need to hire in some expertise – perhaps for your annual accounts, perhaps for computer issues, maybe to guide you with your marketing strategy. Hiring a good VA even if you’re an off-line business can free up your time to work on the parts of your business you’re passionate about, the deliver the services you offer or work on your products. Keep a perspective on what you have time to do, what you’re good at and if your outsource don’t beat yourself up for not being able to do it – rather pat yourself on the back for being smart enough to recognise that you can’t do it all and to have done something about it.
- if you have a lot of interest in your business remember that not every possible mandate will come to fruition or it may take a longer time than you planned for the client to want to make a start. Keep a list of bubbling opportunities, check on them from time to time but keep yur eyes on your business goal and on the ‘low hanging fruit’ – things that will go ahead and will bring in money quite quickly -. If mandates fall through – keep it all in perspective – don’t take it personally and don’t get discouraged.
- clients that are difficult to work with can nonetheless enable you to learn – if only on how to set boundaries. If you can’t fire them try to keep it all in perspective.
- If you have a thorny problem to fix try to get a new perspective on it – maybe by brainstorming with a friend or family member. often someone outside of your business can bring a completely new perspective to things.
In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds. ~Robert Green Ingersoll
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