There are no two ways about it. Owning a business, much less a successful business, is hard. It can be easy to compare where you are with others and think that they are so lucky for how far they have made it. Luck, surprisingly, plays a massive part in how we see things in society. If we see someone who is wealthy and successful, they sure are lucky. If we see someone struggling, they are down on their luck. If we are struggling with something personally, there’s that bad luck again. But in the business world, there is no such thing as luck.
There is no substitute for hard work, especially not luck. The most successful people work hard, never give up, and learn from mistakes. It may seem hard to believe, but every successful business owner has found themselves in a tight spot. Focusing on the goals you have for your business is key to finding the motivation to keep going and creating your own “luck.”
No risk, no reward. Taking chances, specifically when you seem always to have bad luck, can be terrifying. Don’t feel remorseful if something doesn’t happen ideally on the first try; it takes several attempts to create a profitable and sustainable business. The thought of failing is daunting, especially for your first business venture, but you will never succeed if you don’t give it a shot. You’ll be surprised at how much you can learn from early mistakes.
Always produce more than what is expected. It may seem impossible when you first start but setting a precedent of always going above and beyond will help you in the long run. This can be from brainstorming a handful of different ideas or finishing that new project a couple of days early. Showing this level of dedication will motivate impressed customers to continue to work with you and even inspire those around you.
Don’t be afraid of the word “no.” As children, we are conditioned to think that “no” is a bad thing that we should always try to avoid. However, in the business world, think about it as one door closing so you can open another one. Often, if someone tells you “no,” it just means that there is a better, more authentic way to accomplish your goals. You just have to work hard and go above and beyond to find it.
The most important thing to remember when growing your business is to be confident. No one wants to work with someone who seems unsure of who they are or what they should be doing. Don’t drag yourself because you see yourself as unluckier than your competition. Make your own “luck” and grow your business to the best level possible.
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