Based on our 12 years of entrepreneurial journey, We thought to share some important tips in this article which will help other entrepreneurs or to-be entrepreneurs.
You need to avoid doing following 10 things to achieve a great success in your business.
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1. Not planning your goals for tomorrow, this quarter or this year.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. – Jim Rohn
You can easily be distracted with this in a job you can jumble through, but, as an entrepreneur, if your priorities aren’t clear, you may never be able to jeer yourself out of that hole. Each day, and each week, preview everything you need to do and organize those tasks based on your long-term business goals.
2. Replying to emails as soon as they arrive in.
When I wake up, I’ll go through emails on my iPhone – the junk email. At that point, my brain isn’t usually awake enough to handle anything more than that. – Sam Trammell
Swift responses are almost always a blameless thing, so there’s no fault in wanting to reply asap. However, replying to emails all day is a wasteful way to go about your chores. Plan your projects and chores in advance, and don’t let emails persistently sidetrack you. One exception to this rule, however, is sales people, whose swift email reply may demonstrate essential for landing a sale.
3. Inefficient Communication.
Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. – Buddha
Inefficient conversations in the office or written emails might cause a slight interruption in your average day-to-day work, but in the context of a potential business, these problems may cause serious nuisances and make your company look dishonorable. Take a roster of your communications skills, and make perfections as and when needed. Don’t haste through anything, and think wisely about what you mean to say.
4. Settling into a stable routine.
The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine. – Mike Murdock
Routines are useful for throughput, especially for everyday tasks you might otherwise forget. However, settling too intensely or firmly into a routine could put you in a poor position when things change brusquely (and they will in a startup). As an entrepreneur, be bendable enough to change your style when the situation expects it.
5. Not taking enough and regular breaks.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. — Mark Twain
It often seems like a good idea to work through your breaks to get more done, since it’s basically a free hour or two to add to your total workday. However, working through breaks can take its toll on your psyche and productivity. As an entrepreneur, six hours of great work is better than eight hours of okay work, and you definitely don’t want to run the risk of burning out.
6. Sooner or Later.
Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. – William Shakespeare
If you’re an employee and catching up on emails, being 10 or 15 mins late usually doesn’t matter. But, as an entrepreneur meeting with prospective clients or otherwise setting an example for the team, running late can harm your image. It’s okay to set your own calendar, but when you say you’ll be somewhere, you need to be there, and on time. Be punctual.
7. Procrastinating on tough projects.
Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder. – Mason Cooley
That giant project awaiting you might do fine sitting on your desk in your current day job, but delaying the tough jobs as an entrepreneur usually only makes things worse. If you can’t handle something, delegate it or seek outside support. Don’t just put it to the side.
8. Delaying tough decisions.
A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. – Plato
You probably make few decisions in your current position, at least compared to the many you’ll make as an entrepreneur. Tough decisions may take their toll on you, but you need to come down on one side or the other. Even a bad decision is better than no decision, so eliminate your habit of postponing decisions now.
9. Never saying no.
Say no to everything, so you can say yes to the one most important thing. – Unknown
At the lower steps of the corporate ladder, the word “no” is offensive, and the habit of saying yes to everything seems to switch around in our careers for years. When you become an entrepreneur, you need to get calm with saying no. Not every client is worth taking. Not every employee contender is worth employing. Not every idea is worth chasing.
Do one thing well, not hundred things badly. – Unknown
Multitasking is another one of those annoying behaviors that only seems to save you time. In fact, it sidetracks your mind so you complete concurrent tasks less efficiently than you would had you completed them individually, and with grander focus. As an entrepreneur, you’ll need all the focus you can get.
These ten things won’t certainly rescind your business, but they could affect with your capability to work effectively and in a way that ultimately profits your organization.
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