Want to be one of those successful entrepreneurs? I hear your mind voice. Who doesn’t want to succeed in whatever they do? After all success stories are magnetic.
Blogging is not an exception in having the entrepreneurial spirit to succeed; and with blogging, every blogger wants fast success! That’s quite reasonable and totally a valid expectation. A faster blogging and entrepreneurial success is possible.
You don’t always have to wait for months together before you could start seeing the results! In this post I am going to discuss 3 very crucial, very basic yet highly ignored aspects every blogger should possess in order to be successful! Let me dive straight in.
Be a constant learner to become a successful entrepreneur
You know, this whole entrepreneurial thing is really a challenge. You have lots of stuff to figure out every day and at every moment if you’re a blogger.
Successful entrepreneurs remember that everything is fixable; their entrepreneurial spirit tells them that every problem has a solution and every obstacle has a way out. When you start out as a newbie, there are all those little and big things that you are not aware of.
There are things that are too technical for you. There are things that you don’t seem to understand but is really crucial. When you start to have this feeling, and when you see that every other blogger possess a knowledge or awareness about that thing, you feel that you are left out.
You feel that you are running last to the finish line. In this context, even the success stories of other entrepreneurs may even put you down, instead of cheering you up.
If you let yourself immerse in this feeling, you will be totally lost and you will be left behind for real. You will never join the successful entrepreneurs list who have that rocking entrepreneurial spirit (sorry for the harsh, bitter statement). But wait – here’s THE solution.
If you want to be one of those successful entrepreneurs, be a constant learner. There’s so much out there that needs to be learned. Do not feel overwhelmed though! You don’t have to overload yourself with information.
Just keep yourself updated on what’s what. If there’s something technologically challenging, my recommendation is that you learn how to figure it out yourself – trust me this helps a LOT in the long term.
Of course you don’t have to tackle it yourself; you can choose to outsource that dirty/boring task. But it is important that you know stuff about it. This not only applies to technological challenges but just about with anything when it comes to blogging.
You might have a team to help you, or you could be a one man (or woman) army and outsource stuff occasionally. In any case, educate yourself on the topic so that you don’t get fooled by circumstances or people!
Be an unbeatable fighter if you want to write success stories
Haters are gonna hate always. There will be times where you’d feel that the whole world is against you.
There will be times when you want to quit because you are not seeing any progress with your business whatsoever! There will be times where you feel like running into circles – you’d put lots of effort, ahem, blood and sweat into your projects religiously but you don’t seem to get any progress. These times are not uncommon in the life of an entrepreneur.
And yes, be prepared to encounter all these even before you think about starting a blog. Every blogger, no matter how successful he/she is, has traveled the same road; the same bumpy road.
You’re not alone. Just don’t lose hope. Every day, especially towards the end of the day or during late hours when I am bit tired and can’t think, I say this to myself – I am an unbeatable fighter. It works great!
Be an active networker without losing entrepreneurial spirit
You never know which person you connect to tomorrow will bring in the best exposure. No don’t think about networking as a waste of time. And don’t think logging in to Facebook and “Liking” and “Posting” stuff is networking.
And don’t get overwhelmed with the idea of networking. I know networking is scary for most bloggers just because of this overwhelm. You don’t have to jump into the sea and mingle with every fish out there.
Just appreciate those that do the hard work. Jump in to conversations to give your opinion and share your expertise. If you know an extra tip or two and you see people asking for help on Facebook, go ahead and help them. But do all this with a time cap. Don’t try to be a Charity Inc. with your time!
Becoming one of those successful entrepreneurs
Here’s a handy presentation for you…
Young successful entrepreneurs had that entrepreneurial spirit that took them a long way. Yes and that’s what made them achieve success at such a younger age.
Now before you complain that you’re not one of those successful entrepreneurs yet, sit down in calmness and analyse yourself to see if you have these 3 qualities to be a successful entrepreneur. If you lack one or all of them, go ahead and develop these qualities.
These are worth keeping throughout your entrepreneurial journey. And yes these qualities WILL help you to become one of those successful entrepreneurs.