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Experience Success As An Entrepreneur

Experience Success As An Entrepreneur

Success can be very subjective, and many people define it differently. But the general idea behind entrepreneurial success is to sustain yourself and support your family from the pursuit of your labor and creativity. Seeing that vision through will present obstacles.

Some entrepreneurs look at obstacles as problems without the correct solutions; the inspired look at obstacles as ways to create new opportunities and inspire others. Chasing the bottom line won’t be the defining factor that makes you a successful entrepreneur. Investing in yourself and the ideas that you want to manifest is the key.

Respect the Process

Enjoy the journey to becoming an entrepreneur and try your best to understand the process as it continues to unravel. Don’t get caught up in why certain things aren’t working for you — focus on what is.

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Adjustments and adaptability are needed in every arena of life. Once you figure out what you’ve done was a mistake, take the loss and learn from it. We learn much more from losing than we do while we’re winning.

Your destination should be clear and visible, but not the main focus. Let the vision and the path control you, not the obstacles or the desperation to succeed.

Persistence Overpowers

Regardless of people rejecting you and telling you no, there’s always an audience for what you’re trying to accomplish. Nothing will faze you once you understand the power behind being persistent. It won’t matter what is thrown at you, because it will only be an opportunity to make yourself stronger.

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Getting all of the negative energy out of your system comes from being persistent. Individuals may go against you when what you do isn’t going to benefit them; but as long as you believe it will work, and work hard towards it, then in the end success will be yours. Results come from valuing the ingenuity of persistence.

Work Ethic

Professionalism is about working harder than anyone else on the planet. But there’s a distinguishable difference between just working hard and working smart. The best workers use their hours efficiently and effectively and understand the meaning of productivity. It’s not always about the amount of hours you decide to put in; how you use those hours is what matters the most.

Dedicate and devote your time to focusing on the task at hand. Once you start getting sidetracked and lose your focus on what matters, your work ethic starts plummeting and suffering. Feed your focus and starve every distraction you encounter.

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Patience

Life is a waiting game when it comes to conquering your dreams. But sitting around hoping, wishing, praying, and yearning for success won’t make it possible. Being patient is all about doing everything within your power to achieve every goal you set. Meanwhile, you’re waiting humbly for the doors to open up for you.

You need to have an unwavering commitment to the cause, and overtime hours need to be sought after. The majority of your day should be solely devoted to grinding away for what you deserve. Never settle for less, and realize the capacity of your potential.

Consistency

What you do day in and day out is a determining factor in how your future will play out. The only time that matters is now: you must embrace it, love it, and create it. Your past holds no meaning; it’s only there to reflect on how far you’ve come and what you learned on the way.

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Developing good habits, which facilitate the mechanisms of productivity, is what will fuel your future with success. Nothing truly happens overnight, but if you work hard for years you will eventually be an overnight success.

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Last Updated on March 29, 2021

5 Types of Horrible Bosses and How to Beat Them All

5 Types of Horrible Bosses and How to Beat Them All

When I left university I took a job immediately, I had been lucky as I had spent a year earning almost nothing as an intern so I was offered a role. On my first day I found that I had not been allocated a desk, there was no one to greet me so I was left for some hours ignored. I happened to snipe about this to another employee at the coffee machine two things happened. The first was that the person I had complained to was my new manager’s wife, and the second was, in his own words, ‘that he would come down on me like a ton of bricks if I crossed him…’

What a great start to a job! I had moved to a new city, and had been at work for less than a morning when I had my first run in with the first style of bad manager. I didn’t stay long enough to find out what Mr Agressive would do next. Bad managers are a major issue. Research from Approved Index shows that more than four in ten employees (42%) state that they have previously quit a job because of a bad manager.

The Dream Type Of Manager

My best manager was a total opposite. A man who had been the head of the UK tax system and was working his retirement running a company I was a very junior and green employee for. I made a stupid mistake, one which cost a lot of time and money and I felt I was going to be sacked without doubt.

I was nervous, beating myself up about what I had done, what would happen. At the end of the day I was called to his office, he had made me wait and I had spent that day talking to other employees, trying to understand where I had gone wrong. It had been a simple mistyped line of code which sent a massive print job out totally wrong. I learn how I should have done it and I fretted.

My boss asked me to step into his office, he asked me to sit down. “Do you know what you did?” I babbled, yes, I had been stupid, I had not double-checked or asked for advice when I was doing something I had not really understood. It was totally my fault. He paused. “Will you do that again?” Of course I told him I would not, I would always double check, ask for help and not try to be so clever when I was not!

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“Okay…”

That was it. I paused and asked, should I clear my desk. He smiled. “You have learnt a valuable lesson, I can be sure that you will never make a mistake like that again. Why would I want to get rid of an employee who knows that?”

I stayed with that company for many years, the way I was treated was a real object lesson in good management. Sadly, far too many poor managers exist out there.

The Complete Catalogue of Bad Managers

The Bully

My first boss fitted into the classic bully class. This is so often the ‘old school’ management by power style. I encountered this style again in the retail sector where one manager felt the only way to get the best from staff was to bawl and yell.

However, like so many bullies you will often find that this can be someone who either knows no better or is under stress and they are themselves running scared of the situation they have found themselves in.

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The Invisible Boss

This can either present itself as management from afar (usually the golf course or ‘important meetings) or just a boss who is too busy being important to deal with their staff.

It can feel refreshing as you will often have almost total freedom with your manager taking little or no interest in your activities, however you will soon find that you also lack the support that a good manager will provide. Without direction you may feel you are doing well just to find that you are not delivering against expectations you were not told about and suddenly it is all your fault.

The Micro Manager

The frustration of having a manager who feels the need to be involved in everything you do. The polar opposite to the Invisible Boss you will feel that there is no trust in your work as they will want to meddle in everything you do.

Dealing with the micro-manager can be difficult. Often their management style comes from their own insecurity. You can try confronting them, tell them that you can do your job however in many cases this will not succeed and can in fact make things worse.

The Over Promoted Boss

The Over promoted boss categorises someone who has no idea. They have found themselves in a management position through service, family or some corporate mystery. They are people who are not only highly unqualified to be managers they will generally be unable to do even your job.

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You can find yourself persistently frustrated by the situation you are in, however it can seem impossible to get out without handing over your resignation.

The Credit Stealer

The credit stealer is the boss who will never publically acknowledge the work you do. You will put in the extra hours working on a project and you know that, in the ‘big meeting’ it will be your credit stealing boss who will take all of the credit!

Again it is demoralising, you see all of the credit for your labour being stolen and this can often lead to good employees looking for new careers.

3 Essential Ways to Work (Cope) with Bad Managers

Whatever type of bad boss you have there are certain things that you can do to ensure that you get the recognition and protection you require to not only remain sane but to also build your career.

1. Keep evidence

Whether it is incidents with the bully or examples of projects you have completed with the credit stealer you will always be well served to keep notes and supporting evidence for projects you are working on.

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Buy your own notebook and ensure that you are always making notes, it becomes a habit and a very useful one as you have a constant reminder as well as somewhere to explore ideas.

Importantly, if you do have to go to HR or stand-up for yourself you will have clear records! Also, don’t always trust that corporate servers or emails will always be available or not tampered with. Keep your own content.

2. Hold regular meetings

Ensure that you make time for regular meetings with your boss. This is especially useful for the over-promoted or the invisible boss to allow you to ‘manage upwards’. Take charge where you can to set your objectives and use these meetings to set clear objectives and document the status of your work.

3. Stand your ground, but be ready to jump…

Remember that you don’t have to put up with poor management. If you have issues you should face them with your boss, maybe they do not know that they are coming across in a bad way.

However, be ready to recognise if the situation is not going to change. If that is the case, keep your head down and get working on polishing your CV! If it isn’t working, there will be something better out there for you!

Good luck!

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