In the today’s rapidly changing world you must constantly seek to improve your business model and act bravely anytime you see the chance.
You´ll have challenges (some call them problems). Take it as a strategy game where you compete with everyone else. Think that life is like the game of Monopoly and that everything goes back inside the box once the game ends. You included. It doesn´t matter how large the company you have built is, what´s important is the road, the good you have done while travelling it, the people you have helped grow and how you have enjoyed it.
Attitude is fundamental to success. High expectations are the key to being a great entrepreneur. You´ll only try what you believe you can do, that´s why it´s critical to believe in yourself. Inside your head is where you close doors on yourself. Feel complete responsibility towards making your goal be a reality and don´t let external forces be the ones that decide your company´s future.
In order to succeed, you must first believe. You must manage your own beliefs because they´re what decide what you see and don´t see. The clearer you visualize the future, the greater your ability to shape it as you see it will be.
Be brave, follow your heart, don´t think about what others think of you. People end up following those who know where they´re going. [ii]What would you try if you knew you wouldn’t fail?
As Robert Green wrote in his book The 50th law, “People who look at an act of bravery can´t help but feel that that confidence is real and justified. They respond instinctively by supporting it, stepping out of the way or following that confident person. An act of bravery can make people kneel and remove obstacles. In this way, you create favourable circumstances for you”.
What separates those who succeed from those who fall down is the hunger to address a need and their tenacity, since a real entrepreneur seeks opportunity tirelessly, regardless of the available resources.
This article was written by Enrique Quemada, Chairman of ONEtoONE Corporate Finance Group