Entrepreneurship Tips

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Here are entrepreneurship tips that can be of great help for the first timers.

Keep an idea journal.

Anyone who said ideas aren’t worth anything never had a good idea. Don’t listen to that crap. I write 10 ideas every night in my idea journal.

Network up.

Networking up can afford you mentorship opportunities, help strengthen your network (obviously) and help you learn from people who have the success you desire.

Network horizontally.

Your peer group is going to be with you forever. Meet them, learn from them, network with them.

Be open to advice.

Listening to the right advice is valuable to your business and your life.

Work with people you like.

This is important. If you don’t like the people you work with, you will never be able to maximize your opportunities and thrive.

Disconnect.

It’s easy to lock yourself in a room and work all day and night. Learning to disconnect is just as important as working hard. Your brain needs rest. Disconnecting can give your brain the necessary reset it may need to help solve the problems you’re facing that day. This might be the most valuable lesson you learn.

Brand yourself.

No matter what you do, it is important to have a strong personal brand. As an entrepreneur, branding yourself is your only real security.

Learn everyday.

Entrepreneurship is about solving problems and learning on the go. It’s exciting to learn new things, and as entrepreneurs we should be learning something new every day. That’s part of the gift of entrepreneurship.

Use LinkedIn.

LinkedIn is a very effective business tool. You can network with pretty much anyone, read blog posts and show off your accomplishments and expertise on your profile.

Read everything.

Dedicate time to reading blogs, newspapers, magazines and books. Read stuff related and unrelated to your business and read fiction and non-fiction. I read everything, and it makes me more intelligent, cultured and dare I say more attractive.

Get a part-time job.

If you don’t have regular income coming in from your startup yet, get a job, even if you have support or savings. It will help alleviate your monetary stresses, which can create an unhealthy mental state.

Don’t ever give up.

If you’re an entrepreneur, be an entrepreneur. Don’t listen to the naysayers. If you fail with one idea, start another. You’re an entrepreneur, no matter what, whether up or down, success or failure, you’re always an entrepreneur. Remember that.

 

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