How to start taking action as an entrepreneur

by | Sep 3, 2020 | Blog, Inspiration, News, Tips | 1 comment

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher
An inch of movement will bring you closer to your big dreams and massive goals than a mile of intention. The thing is; the distance between your dreams and reality is called action. Successful entrepreneurs take action even when they are not 100% sure about something. It’s about taking the risk and taking a step because it is the continued movement that takes you closer to achieving your goals.
Almost everyone sometimes gets in a situation where you’re feeling stuck, unsure what the right next move is, and you can’t see a way to get to your goals. But why does this happen? Here are three things to consider to help you get unstuck:

1. Know exactly what you want

Taking action starts with first clearly know what you are doing it for. Entrepreneurs who are uncertain about WHY they want to achieve their goals often go round and round rather than taking steps forward. Take some time to yourself, ask yourself WHY you want to achieve your goal, and think hard about how you want to feel and be when you hit that target. Make sure that your goal is aligned with your purpose, and that you haven’t chosen a goal for other people’s expectations instead of for your OWN why.

2. Don’t wait to start until the whole road-map is ready

It’s easy to think ‘I just need to get X, Y and Z ready before I start’  only want to take action when they have mapped out their entire success route. But trying to map your entire success path before you start will only mean a delay in actually starting. A key part of the entrepreneurial journey is learning and adapting as you go. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know what to do next month; today you just need to know what needs to be done today. Be brave, take that first step, and believe in your ability to work out the rest along the way.

3. Concentrate on creating momentum

It is important to capitalize on the momentum but to really grow you have to actively create momentum yourself. You have to actively create opportunities. YOU are your business’s greatest asset. Believe in yourself and your idea, and try to open as many doors for yourself as possible.
Failure and innovation are kissing cousins. Use the setbacks and challenges that you face along the way to help you be innovative, find better solutions, and create an easier path for your journey. It is so common to hear about embracing failure, but in order to get to your end goals, embracing your failures really is a crucial part. The most successful entrepreneurs don’t spend too long feeling disheartened when things go wrong, they turn it into opportunity, learn from it, and take the next step forward.
Often, you think you’re waiting for the right time to do something, but you will never be younger than you are right now. The time that is passing you can never get back. Now is when you should start. Live now, you control your time, you are in charge of what you spend your energy on, and only you have the power to get yourself unstuck. Embrace the failures, and keep moving.

1 Comment

  1. Jillian

    great service

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

How to start taking action as an entrepreneur

by | Sep 3, 2020 | Blog, Inspiration, News, Tips | 1 comment

For many years now, the Millennial workforce has been consistently changing the way we work in more ways than one. As noted by NBC News, aside from raising awareness over various topics such as employee and workplace well-being, work-life balance, and flexibility, this new generation of professionals has also made it the norm for managers and company leaders to provide a steady flow of feedback.

  

This reality has eventually led to the emergence of hundreds of millions of resources on the different ways to give effective feedback. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about being on the other end: there just isn't enough information out there on how to receive feedback well. That being said, here are six tips that can help you get the most out of all the feedback you receive:

1. Handle your emotions offline 

We can't help it if certain comments make us feel certain ways -- we're only human after all. However, your emotional response is yours and yours alone to deal with. To ensure that you are capable of addressing every piece of the feedback with determination and an open mind, get negative emotional reactions out of your system through simple breathing exercises.
An article by Pain-Free Working explained how exercises like deep breathing, the 4-7-8 breathing technique, and the lion’s breath technique can help release tension in the head, promote relaxation and improve your mood in just a few minutes.

2. Identify good intentions 

Taking in criticism or feedback can be hard -- no matter how meaningful, constructive or true it may be. However, it is something you must overcome in order to become better at receiving feedback. Again, you have to remember that the person giving you an evaluation isn’t out to get you and intentionally hurt your feelings. They are there with the intention to help you see points of improvement.

3. Actively listen

Whether you are listening to a talk or participating in a class, the only foolproof way to learn as much as you can is by listening actively. This undeniable truth also applies when taking in feedback. When the other person is sharing his or her feedback with you, make sure to listen closely. Let the person share their complete evaluation, without interruption. Avoid analysing or questioning each and every comment, and instead, focus on trying to understand what the other person means and the perspective they are coming from. Once they are done, The Muse suggests repeating back the comment to ensure that you got everything right.

 4. ASK QUESTIONS

In addition to repeating the other person’s comments, it would also be in your best interest to ask questions if there are parts that you weren’t able to fully grasp. Asking questions will not only show how willing you are when it comes to understanding their assessment. This simple act can also help you have more clarity, get to the root of the issues raised and have access to some possible solutions for addressing said issues.

5. Learn from each feedback

Even if the feedback you’ve received is unfavourable, there is surely still something you can learn from it. Just like how you would try to ‘Overcome Failure’, ask yourself why you got such commentary. Then, use that knowledge to further improve your work and to ensure that the next feedback you’d get will be much better.

6. CIRCLE BACK

As the old saying goes, actions speak louder than words. With that in mind, after making sense of the feedback you've received, make sure to work on the items mentioned and issues raised. It would also be a good idea to circle back with them to see how things are going from their perspective. Doing so will not only strengthen your relationship with them, but also provide you with an opportunity to get more feedback.

Feedback can be thought of as two-way streets. Meaning to say, in order for it to be as effective as it can be, the giver should know how to offer meaningful comments while the receiver should know how to receive assessments well.

1 Comment

  1. Jillian

    great service

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *