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.

 

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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Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneurs

“Opportunists seek for a chance. Entrepreneurs make new chances.”  Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

 

“Everyone has an idea. But it’s really about executing the idea and attracting other people to help you work on the idea.” Jack Dorsey

 

“Believe in yourself, refuse to waiver! Once you control your mind, you control your DESTINY here on earth.”  Ron Barrow

 

“Those who don’t jump will never fly.” Leena Ahmad Almashat, Harmony Letters

 

“When someone tells me “no,” it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.” Karen E. Quinones Miller

 

“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” Jordan Belfort

 

“When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.” Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

 

“The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”  Nolan Bushnell

 

“The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” Anthony Robbins

 

“There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you.” Richard Branson

 

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Photo by Me 🙂

Never give up on becoming an entrepreneur

I found this great infographic that made my day actually after a long busy day because it reminded me why I wanted to become an entrepreneur

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If you believe you have great Idea then take an action and start, do not give up.

Do your homework first and accept criticism.

Am not in a position to tell anyone what to do but sometimes we need encouragement to remind ourselves of our dreams, to never forget positive thinking and try positive actions too.

Sometimes you will get rejected, find out why because that will make you do better next time.

Good Luck for all of us 🙂

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