So, you want to be successful? Then listen up! Here are the 5 truths that every young entrepreneur needs to hear…
Failure Often Comes First
Do you really think that South Africa’s best known entrepreneurs, like Vusi Thembekwayo, became successful the moment they began their business journeys? Definitely not! The old saying ‘if at first you don’t succeed, try again’ rings true for almost every single one of them.
Success is all about trial and error, as well as the ability to pick yourself up after failure. In short, learn from your mistakes and triumph is sure to be just around the corner!
Being Productive and Being Busy Are Two Different Things
Ultimately, productivity is all about efficient organisation. If your day to day entrepreneurial activities have not been properly planned out, the chances are good that you are not going to get very much done. Learn how to plan, organise and multitask. While you are at it, check out our blog ‘Young Entrepreneur? Here Are 3 Helpful Apps You Need to Download’ for a little bit of extra help!
Inspiration Breeds Success
You automatically become more productive and ambitious when you feel inspired. The best way to remain inspired? Surround yourself with people and mentors who you can learn from and who support you. Why not join your school’s Entrepreneurs’ Society for starters? Don’t have one? Click here to register your school and promote the entrepreneurial spirit amongst your school colleagues !
Fear Will Always Be a Regret
To throw in another cliché… ‘you’ll never know unless you try’. You’ll never know if you could have made something of your ideas if you’re too scared to put them into practice! Don’t let fear hold you back.
Live in the Moment
Forget about worrying about past failures or potential future successes. Focus on what you’re doing in the moment. Not only is this one of the keys to victory in the world of business, it is also the secret to a healthier, happier life!
Remember these wise words and you will be sure to stay on the right path. For further advice and assistance throughout your entrepreneurial journey, visit our online learning platform where members have access to a host of business resources from “Discover your passion and niche”, to “Feasibility Assessment”, an easy to use tool to help you scale your focus as a future entrepreneur.