Successful entrepreneurs recognize that relationships are the key to business. As a lifestyle entrepreneur, your relationship with clients, industry leaders, and even competitors becomes your bread and butter.
They say that it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. That’s true in entrepreneurship, too.
Have you ever heard the quote: “people do business with people they know, like, and trust“?
It’s never been more true.
Successful entrepreneurs know this and by maintaining integrity in all that they do, they build trust with their target market. Would you rather do business with your trustworthy neighbor, or the guy who seems to just want to take your money?
Successful entrepreneurs know that failure is how you grow and learn.
We’d all prefer not to fail, but if you don’t fail, it means you aren’t taking enough risk. Failure is how you develop into a successful entrepreneur. Successful entrepreneurs don’t let the fear of failure hold them back. They use failure as a tool.
Probably your house, your car, or your investments.
And how do you treat that asset?
You’re kind with it. You’re generous in the time and attention you put into it.
You treat it right.
Successful entrepreneurs treat themselves as their business’ most important asset. They take time out, fuel their bodies with nutrition, exercise, and take care of themselves. They believe in themselves, and don’t give in to self-doubt or fear.
Successful lifestyle entrepreneurs know that it’s better to find a corner of the market and dig deep, developing expertise and establishing themselves in that niche, rather than picking a wide market and trying to serve everyone.
They know that their products aren’t for everybody, and they are fine with that.
They serve their small, narrow niche well, and fight the urge to please everyone.
They know that by pleasing everyone, you please no-one.
You may have heard some of these points before. Maybe you find yourself nodding in recognition. But have you focused on implementing each belief into your business?
Don’t forget that knowledge isn’t power until it’s applied.
So it’s time to start channeling your inner successful entrepreneur and let these beliefs guide your business. Whether you memorize them or print them out, make these beliefs your mantra. Every time you are facing a decision, align yourself with these beliefs.
And soon, they will be so ingrained that your gut will guide you – straight to success.