How to keep your entrepreneurial Spirit Alive

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Entrepreneur Niklas Zennstrom once said:” If you want to be an entrepreneur, it’s not a job, it’s a lifestyle. It defines you. Forget about vacations, about going home at 6 pm – last thing at night you’ll send emails, first thing in the morning you’ll read emails, and you’ll wake up in the middle of the night. But it’s hugely rewarding as you’re fulfilling something for yourself.

Being An Entrepreneur is not at all Glamorous It’s stressful. If you think meeting your boss’s deadlines or demands is tough, try meeting your own, especially when your personal savings are on the line, workload can be intense and it’s frustrating.

So with this kind of stress, pressure and workload how to keep your entrepreneurial Spirit Alive! am sharing with you what I’ve learned so far 🙂

Remember the time when you had the great idea to start your business? You did everything possible to turn that vision into a reality. It was exciting, nerve-wracking and rewarding all at the same time.

Don’t fear failure; people we try to avoid the negative consequences of failure; BUT we also lose out on the chance of success.

Create a wall of positivity, a motivational wall start printing out quotes, pictures that motivates you and reminds you of your passion.

Surround yourself with like-minded people. Try to spend time with people who have a positive outlook on life, they can be very inspiring, and avoid negative people.

Take care of yourself, recharge your energy by doing something that makes you happy.

Have other goals to achieve in your life other than work, that will make you happy and gives you strength and confidence.

Remember you have adopted a lifestyle of taking chances, while someone else has declined that challenge, don’t lose your entrepreneurial spirit. It’s what got you where you are in the first place, and it will help you every day as you live in this non-stop world.

 

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Why Entrepreneurs Need Mentors

A lot of entrepreneurs succeeded without mentors but it will cost extra time and wasted resources.

Good Mentors will change your business life for the better. All of those conversations and meetings with them will be valuable

I would like to share with you why personally I think Entrepreneurs need Mentors:

  • They’ve “been there, done that” , learn from others about their mistakes and success.
  • Mentor is direct yet supportive; Your mentor can be able to identify mistakes you’re making quickly and let you know in time to fix them and move forward.
  • expand your social network ;Your mentor, being an experienced leader, businessperson or even an investor, is likely to have an extensive network that eventually he/she can introduce you to.
  • Help you make decisions; they can give you valuable advice on certain topics that you have a lack of experience in.

Good mentors will be hard to track down, and their time is extremely limited , but I had a great group of mentors I met through our accelerator program and now we have a trusted, long-term relationship.

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Why it is important to talk about your idea?

Sharing your idea with others will motivates you more to learn and understand and you will gain valuable insight and perspective.

With whom should you share your idea and how they might help:

1. Close friends and Family members that will help you see your idea from different angle and You’ll get suggestions for improvements.

2. Participate in events that aims to showcase entrepreneurs with great ideas, that will help you get exposure for your idea and get live reactions, and even connects you with someone that might help you turn your idea into reality.

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Take action. Put ideas into practice.