The key to happiness is having dreams. The key to success is making your dreams’ come true. Today, i would like to pass on some tips from one the one of the most successful entrepreneurs who left school at age 16. After leaving school, Richard Branson went onto create the Virgin empire and brand. Here are a few tips to assist you on your road to success.
Follow your dreams and just do it – Be proactive and get involved in life and seek out things that interest you. No matter what business you create, make sure its is your hobby and passion. Your life and working career will be far better and enlightening. Never aim to do something for the sake of money. Many people have good ideas, but few of these ideas are put into practice.
Make a positive difference and do some good – To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to aim to make a positive difference in other people’s lives. Creating something that helps others will prove you with self fulfillment and will also motivate your staff to turn up to work and feel part of a company that is making a difference in the world.
Believe in your ideas and be the best – In order to succeed you need to believe in your idea. You need to have the passion for your idea, and through this passion you will be bale to motivate and inspire others to believe in it. Rehearse your ‘elevator’ speech and be able to describe your idea or business in two or three sentences.
Have fun and look after your team – Given that most of daily live are spent at work, it is important to have fun at work. If you feel that this fun has disappeared then perhaps it is time to think about moving on. Create an working environment that is peasant to work in from the top down. Make sure that you hire individuals that believe in your ideas and passion.
Don’t give up – You might go through some rough times along the way but never give up. There will be days that you have you forced to work night and day to overcome some difficulties. Learn from mistakes and failures. Don’t dwell on disappointment. Without mistakes you will never grow and move forward.
Make lots of lists and keep setting yourself new challenges – Write down all your thoughts and make list. Lots of lists. It is the little details that transforms an average company into an exceptional one. Continue to set yourself new challenges and targets. Always make sure that your goals are achievable and continue to monitor your success over time and adapt if need be.
Spend time with your family and learn to delegate – One of the hardest tasks for an entrepreneur is to learn how to delegate. Find people who are better than you to run your business’s day to day operations, and free up your time to focus on the bigger picture and be able to spend time with your family. It is sometimes very difficult to balance your work and family life but never forget the importance of family especially if you have children.
When people say bad things about you, just prove them wrong – It is never nice to hear people talking badly about you or your vision and goals. It is never a good idea to retaliate. It will only give the individual more publicity and legitimacy in their comments. Rather listen to what they are saying and then move forward and prove them wrong .
If you’re doing something that really interests you and have a passion for, it will result in a much more enriched and enjoyable life rather than just doing something for the sake of making money.