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It’s so amazing how many women have embraced the entrepreneur and boss babe lifestyle. So many women work hard every day to build up a business that they’re passionate about that will help other women. But just because you’re passionate about your idea and business, it doesn’t mean it’s already a fool-proof idea. 

Nothing comes out perfect at the start. Mistakes are bound to happen. But that’s how we learn, don’t we? We learn from our mistakes so we can build a better business. what are the mistakes entrepreneurs make at the beginning of their journey?

  • Failing to identify your target market

With every business, you need to know the market you are targeting. Where do they live? Do they work? What do they like? Having a specific target market helps you figure out how to sell your offer. You’ll know which words, colors, and images to use. You’ll also be able to measure better your success ratings and the viability of your offer. 

How do you figure out your target market? Close your eyes and picture in your head the person buying your offer. What do they look like? Where are they? Are they buying through their computer or mobile or in-store? What were they doing before they bought your offer? Basic questions then go from there. 

  • Falling too much in love with your business idea

It’s good to love your idea and the business. You’ll need it to stay motivated to work on your business. But remember, you also need to let go of the idea that it is perfect as it is because there will always be room for improvement. 

  • Lack of goal setting and a business plan

In any business, we cannot get started without having personal and business goals. Otherwise, what are we aiming for? And to help us reach our business goals, we need a business plan on how to specifically achieve them. Take the time to do this now, instead of later. But if you’ve gone and started your business without a business plan, take the time to do it now instead of having nothing, especially if you’re in it for the long-term.

  • Not being flexible and refusing to evolve

Like what was mentioned earlier, there is always room for improvement. And our businesses, products and services need to improve, especially to fit in with the changing times. Evolution doesn’t always have to be drastic. Let’s say, you have a soap business. Instead of just selling soap by retail, you can evolve by offering gift packages or offering wholesale packages for wedding or corporate gifts. 

  • Listening to everyone

Listening is a great skill but don’t listen to everyone who says anything about your business, especially if they don’t have any business skills. Learn to listen to the right people. The right people are the ones who have been in similar shoes you have. They don’t necessarily have to be in the same industry but it would be good if they were. Go back to your goals and your business plans. Which businesses or entrepreneurs do you admire and success you’d like to emulate? Get to know them. Watch their videos. Read their interviews. Study their businesses. Attend their seminars, if they have. Or if you have entrepreneurs with businesses you admire, ask them questions and listen to what they have to say. 

  • No support group

No person is an island. We do need support from other people. Do you have a support group that you can turn to? Join Facebook or Linkedin groups and connect with the members. Attend networking events, business seminars, or skills workshops in your town. It’s a great place to meet other similar-minded women. 

  • Doing everything by yourself

As much as we want to, we can’t do everything by ourselves. Doing everything is a surefire way to get burnt out fast. You can do a lot yourself according to your strengths. But the things you have limited experience with, outsource them. Outsource your social media marketing, or accounting, or graphic design, or delivery. Understand the basics of these parts and focus on your strengths. 

  • Not getting enough sleep

It’s tempting to keep working and rest when the work is done. But that won’t work long-term. The exhaustion will catch up to you. Make sure you get at least 6 hours of sleep at night so your mind is in good shape for the work-day. When your brain isn’t in its optimal shape, you won’t perform at your best. 

Everybody makes mistakes. It’s what you do afterward that makes the difference. What does this mistake want to tell you, to teach you? How can you apply this learning to what you’re doing now? 

What were the mistakes you made when you were starting out? What did you learn from them?

Being an entrepreneur is hard work. Even if you studied business or entrepreneurship in school, it’s still a different ball game once you do it. And when you start doing it, you’ll find out the hard way that what you learned in school was only a fraction of what you’ll actually go through building your business or working in business. Being an entrepreneur means constantly investing in yourself so you can grow in order to help others grow. 

Now that you’re out of school, what are the ways that you can help yourself grow?

  1. Attend business (or your niche) expos, retreats and seminars
  2. Join mastermind or networking groups
  3. Read books, magazines, websites, and blogs
  4. Get a coach or mentor
  5. Watch documentaries

Documentaries are some of the best ways to add to or enhance what you already know. And the best part is that documentaries take only 1.5-2 hours to watch and they can be easy to digest. Do you watch documentaries for added knowledge?

These are a few of the documentaries we and other boss babes highly recommend!

  • Tony Robbins I Am Not Your Guru

This documentary is not a documentary about the life of Tony Robbins. In fact, after watching this documentary, you won’t be finding out more about Tony Robbins the person. Instead, you get to experience what it feels like to attend one of his events. The director, Joe Berlinger, makes us part of “Date with Destiny”, which he actually personally experienced and had so many personal breakthroughs. So many nuggets to learn in this documentary but they all have one theme in common, to look at your life, where it’s going, where you want it to go and what you can do to make your life go where you want it to go.

  • Generation Startup

Generation Startup is a great documentary to watch for boss babes just starting out with their businesses. It offers a cold hard look into the successes and failures of working in a start up. It’s definitely not all roses but it will definitely teach you so much about entrepreneurship, relationships and life. It’s a great documentary to watch to learn more about problem solving and how to act whenever problems and challenges arise. 

  • The True Cost 

The True Cost is a documentary about fast fashion and the current garment industry. It explores how consumerism, capitalism, and globalization has affected the way clothes are made, from the planting of its raw material, to the production in third world countries, to the way these workers are treated. The True Cost gives us great insight on what type of business we have and how we choose to do business can affect the world in a positive or negative way. With your business, you can either be part of the solution or part of the problem, which would you like to be?

  • Minimalism

Minimalism teaches its viewers the significance of living a minimalist lifestyle and how to transition to it. Most of us think that living as a minimalist is about getting rid of things but it’s more than that. Living as a minimalist is about prioritizing what is important in your life and avoiding excess of anything. Because isn’t it the same with business? Entrepreneurs prioritize what is important otherwise we lose direction.

  • Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

I’m sure you’ve probably heard about the disaster that was Fyre Festival. If not, let me tell you what it’s about. In 2016, a young entrepreneur, Billy McFarland, partnered with Ja Rule to organize the most luxurious music festival in Bahamas in 2017. Unfortunately, with mismanagement from McFarland, the festival became a disaster. None of the employees were paid and the festival-goers arrived at the bare venue without the accommodation they were promised, no food, no entertainment and stranded thousands of miles away from home in another country. The biggest lesson from this documentary and event? Always prepare. Know your strengths and weaknesses. And keep your head in the clouds and your feet on the ground. 

Have you watched these documentaries? What did you learn from them that you can apply to your own business or work? What other documentaries do you recommend?

As a boss babe, we’ve got a lot of dreams and a lot of goals to accomplish. We are constantly learning, constantly growing, and constantly evolving. We’ve got our systems organized and we’ve got our to-do list filled out.

So why isn’t our list getting shorter? The main reason: we keep delaying it. We get distracted easily or we let ourselves get distracted. We have to ask ourselves, why are we procrastinating? What are we procrastinating about? 

There are different reasons. We could be procrastinating because:

  1. We’ve got chores
  2. We had an emergency
  3. We have an unexpected call come in
  4. We’re sleepy
  5. We’re just not feeling it

There are more reasons why we tend to delay completing our to-do list but they always have the same outcome, the work doesn’t get done.  

How can we fight that? How can we stop procrastinating and start being productive?

  • Sleep 7-8 hours

Sleep a full seven to eight hours every night. Sleep is necessary to reach our mind’s full potential throughout the day. When we sleep, it gives our bodies a chance to recover, recharge, and conserve our energy. When we don’t get our sleep continuously, we are not giving our bodies a chance to repair itself. When we lack in sleep, we have bigger chances of getting sick, make it difficult to concentrate, and even putting on extra weight. 

Sleeping an average of seven to eight hours will help our bodies do its work without interruptions. 

  • Goal Settings

Besides having a to-do list every day, it’s even better to set goals for the week or for the day. What is the top priority of the day? What needs to be accomplished no matter what?

  • Prioritize 3-5 goals for the day

More than setting top priorities for the day, it’s best to only set a few goals per day, around three to five. Avoid setting more than five goals per day because you need to anticipate interruptions throughout the day. And there will be constant interruptions, either by you or by someone else. 

  • Start with small task first 

Sometimes it’s good to start with the small tasks first so you finish fast. It can feel really good to check off a task from the to-do list, even if it’s a small one. It can make you pumped to start and finish the next one. At least, even if you don’t get to finish the big task, you still checked off a lot of tasks from your list. 

  • Give yourself 5 minutes to meditate with no interruptions

Deep Focus Windows are great for productivity. This is a block of time during your day when you cannot be disturbed. It’s usually just for an hour but it’s one focused hour. No interruptions. If you work in an office, you need to tell your colleagues you’ll get back to them after an hour. You can set an auto response to your emails that you’ll get back to them after an hour. No meetings, no phone calls. 

If you have an office with a door that locks, you can lock your door with a sign outside that says No Disturbing. You can unhook your phone. If you work at home, turn off all notifications, put your mobile on airplane mode, and lock the door if you have a home office. 

If you have kids though, try to hire a babysitter or nanny or your sister to take care of the kids for one hour so the kids don’t bother you during that one-hour window. 

Treat your Deep Focus Window like an appointment or meeting that can’t be cancelled and can’t be interrupted.

  • Turn off notifications on your phone

Most of the time, we get distracted because our phones suddenly ping with a notification. It could be a new email or a new social media message or a new text message. Turn off all notifications on your phone. Do your work and finish it. When it’s done, check your phone for new messages and respond accordingly. Give yourself a maximum time to check and respond so you don’t spend more time than you should. 

  • Reward yourself at the end of the day for accomplishing your goal

It’s good to reward yourself at the end of the day for completing your task. It’s good to have something to look forward to at the end of your workday. It doesn’t need to be big. It could be something like finishing that bottle of soda or eating that chocolate or reading a chapter of a book or enjoying that mug of hot chocolate on your couch or watching the latest movie on Netflix. It’s up to you. 

It’s really up to you to decide how to motivate yourself to be productive. If these tips don’t all work for you, then do the ones that will motivate you. And remember to share your tips so we can be productive together.

There are a number of people who can plan their lives well and can firmly stick to their goals even in the midst of distractions. There are also those who suck at goal-setting (and it’s completely understandable) merely because they don’t really know what they want in life. 

Do you want to finish school this coming year? Or maybe get your first car? Or maybe move to a new place and get a new job? Maybe adopting a new pet is part of your wish list. Whatever it is, remember that all goals are valid and your actions towards achieving those goals is very important. 

So what’s the first step to setting goals? 

List them down. Know what you want to achieve and put them on writing. That way, you are able to keep track of everything and at the same time, monitor your progress along the way. 

Beyond the note-taking lies a far greater challenge which is sticking to your goals. How do you conquer the stressful battle of going astray? Here, we have enumerated a couple of tips on how you can stick to your goals (and later on, reach them). 

1. Choose one major goal

Okay, so you may have a bunch of goals in mind but try to pick one major goal that encompasses all your other goals. Is it to build your own business? Or invest into some properties? Or maybe shifting to a more fulfilling career. 

Note that taking on too much all at once can be daunting. It can be particularly difficult too because establishing new behavioral patterns takes time. Focusing your efforts on one specific goal makes keeping a resolution much more achievable (Cherry, 2018). 

2. Start small

Everything really has to start small. Don’t overdo your diet or over exhaust yourself at the gym. Don’t make big investments on things you aren’t sure. Don’t change your behavioural pattern drastically just because you want to achieve your goals in a snap. It doesn’t work that way. Take calculated risks and remember to move forward slowly and gradually. Baby steps, yes?

3. Take note of your past failures and don’t repeat them

You’ve probably set the same goal 2 or 3 years ago and you probably have not achieved it yet because you’ve made a couple of mistakes along the way. Good news is, it’s totally fine. As mentioned, it’s always best to take things slow and learn from each stage. However, you have to take note of your past failures. What hindered from making it to your destination? What were your past struggles? How do you reverse the errors. 

Try evaluating your decisions and the results of your actions. What worked and what didn’t work? 

At the end of the day, remember that setting goals and working towards them also means turning your vision into reality. Which were the least effective? What has prevented you from keeping your resolution in past years? By changing your approach, you will be more likely to see real results on your next evaluation (Cherry, 2018).

4. Seek advice from experts

Get a mentor. Seek advice from people who have proven themselves to be good at goal-setting (and have achieve all their set goals). It can be your grade school teacher or your friendly neighbour. Be open to them and share with them your inner struggles so they can give the best advice.

5. Get support from family and friends

It is always best to have a solid supporting system who can give you a pat whether you make or break it in life. At the same time, encouraging words from people you love can help you keep motivated and focused. 

Explain what your goals are to your close friends or family and ask them to help you achieve your objectives. Better yet, enlist the help of others by joining a group that shares your goal (Cherry, 2018).

6. Understand the vision

It is important that you try to reach for meaningful goals. What is the vision behind it? What is the cause? 

Note that we will always do more to achieve a goal that has a deep-rooted meaning to us than we will to achieve something that’s superficial. So, if you want to have a million dollar net worth because of the status it affords, you can forget about your chances for success (entrepreneur.com).

7. Make sure your goals are time-bound

Is this your goal for the entire year? Or the first quarter? Or maybe a seasonal thing? 

Select an actual date on the calendar for your specific goal own to the very day of the week. When your goal is specific and measurable, it’s trackable. When you give it a real date on the calendar, you can break it down into monthly and weekly goals. This way, you can chart your progress to determine how far or close you are to achieving that goal (entrepreneur.com).

8.  Check your progress

Know that is always important to keep track of things. Pick a system and do your own barometer. Are you doing really great so far or are you veering away from what is set?

9. Readjust your approach if needed

Now this is a product of your close monitoring. If things aren’t working that way you plotted them, learn to stir the wheel and readjust. Asses your turning points and ask yourself a few questions —where have you gone wrong and what can you do to correct them? What are your alternative ways? How do you move from this point and that?

10. Just Keep Working

At the end of the day, it all boils down to your motivation in achieving the goals you have set. How determined are you? Remember that there is no other way but to just do it. Goals are nothing if you don’t live for them. So now it’s the perfect time to move your ass, isn’t it?

As a millennial boss babe, we have so much drive, and so much desire to make our passions come alive. We’ve got all these ideas, and projects in our minds that we want to create. We’ve got big dreams to fulfill with great intentions for the future.

But with this desire come a lot of responsibilities to make the ideas come alive thriving. And if we’re not careful and set our goals accordingly, these ideas might not come to fruition.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We’re boss babes. We got this. And because we got this, we know we have to plan ahead.

  1. Set Aside Time To Reflect At The End Of The Month, Quarter, and Year

The first important to creating boss babe goals is to reflect on the past year, the past quarter, and the past month. Set aside time, preferably at the start of the week, to jot down your thoughts on your experiences. Write them all down on a notebook or on your planner. Having them all written down helps you look back and assess your growth and what contributed to your success and failure.

Basic questions will do. For example, what is your biggest 2018 accomplishment? What were my new learning or lessons this 2018? What would I like to do more of in 2019?

Use these to start of your reflection time but add more questions that you believe will be beneficial for you.

  1. Highlight the Accomplishments and Failures

Look back on what you accomplished, what wasn’t completed, what wasn’t started, and which goals failed. It’s important to assess all aspects to see which ones strengthened the businesses and which ones just don’t and won’t fit. What projects did I successfully complete? How did I accomplish it? What project or goal wasn’t I able to complete? What project or goal wasn’t I able to start? What could be the reason I accomplished/didn’t accomplish/didn’t get to start the project?  What qualities and work plans did you have and use when you accomplished your project? What stopped me from completing or starting the project?

Knowing these details will help you assess what is important to you, what your priorities are, and what will contribute greatly to your personal and professional growth. Use the answers to these questions to make a list of what you will prioritize in 2019.

  1. Use the Reflection To Set New SMART Goals

Based on your reflection, set new SMART goals. Make sure your goals are specific, measurable, agreed upon, reliable, and time-based. A lot of people, including boss babes, know this but sometimes fail to really sit down and make sure their goals are SMART. Avoid making the same mistakes and assumptions and really sit down and make sure your goals follow these five principles. Set goals for the year, broken down to quarters and months to make them even more achievable.

Avoid setting a lot more goals than you can work on also. Write down everything you’d like to achieve and list them according to priorities. The ones that are highest need to be your immediate goals but set deadlines for the lower priorities, even if they’re for another year. It’s good to have something to look forward to.

  1. Enumerate Specific Ways To Achieve The New Goals

Once you’ve assessed the specific goals you’ll be working on immediately, take the time to create a plan to achieve that goal. Focus on the smaller details to help you achieve the big goal. What can you do today that will get you closer to your big plan? If you’re setting up your website, you can research on the best web hosts, and study which ones will be beneficial to your success. Then you can concentrate on what pages to add, what freebies will be included on the website, getting your images, your banner, and your portrait photos done. It’s important to list the small details because it can be so easy to overlook them.

  1. Display Your 2019 Goals

Create a vision board or use a whiteboard to list these goals and your plans. Display them in a location where you will always see them or even use it as wallpaper for your computer or smartphone. Being able to see your 2019 goals regularly will remind you of what you need to do and what makes it important to achieve them. It’ll serve as your motivation to keep going and continue working on your dreams.

Do the first goal setting session before the previous year ends. It’s great to be able to start the New Year with a plan already in mind. If it’s not possible, set the goal setting session as early as possible into the New Year.  Have a goal review session at the end of every month and every quarter to make sure you’re on track, or if you have to make adjustments.

 

Are you ready boss babe? And if you need any help with your goal settings or want to make yourself more accountable, drop me a message. I’m always here to help!

 

In today’s fast-paced world, doing a lifestyle balance is really a big challenge for many. The thing is, we always aspire to strike the middle scale by trying a couple of things (basically multitasking) all at the same time but we always end up sacrificing a few activities.

Take for example work and working out. Given that all of us want to get fit (of course, we all do), it is still very hard to do a couple of exercise routines in the middle of our busy work day. It may be because we have a demanding job, a long commute, some odd work hours or a physically exhausting work.

While most people could probably relate to this scenario, experts still say that no matter how busy a person’s life is, there is always a way to sneak in exercise (yes, even if you have a strict 9-5 job and a far stricter boss). It is because working out, in general, can be modified to fit each individual’s lifestyle and schedule. It’s easy to customize it as long as you really make it part of your daily plan.

IF you are up to take the challenge, here are some ways you can get more exercise into your schedule.

1. Write it out

Yes, there’s no better way but to actually jot down your schedule and make time for that quick workout sesh. Start the plan with the time you get up in the morning (or in the evening depending on your shift). Consider how long it takes you to get ready, what time you leave the house for work, how much time you spend eating and taking mid-day breaks. Remember to always cite the details because that is the key in really finding a good time.

As what Wikihow has taught us, you may not find room for a workout every day or enough time to fit in an entire trip to the gym. That’s OK. Even 10-15 minutes is enough time to fit in a short exercise session.

2. List down your favorite routines

Do you like doing cardio? Or squats? Or maybe some push-ups? Are you into CrossFit or bodybuilding? Do you wanna try out some martial arts? Whatever it is, make sure you got a bullet list of all your favorite workouts. Aside from the fact that it helps you do what you like, it also helps you customize your workout time depending on your available schedule.

3. Do some desk exercise.

So you’re stuck in the office for most of the day and can’t really find time to go out or hit the gym. Why not do some“deskercise”? Find one minute to do push-ups, whether they’re at home or in your office (with the door closed). Take another minute during the workday to do triceps dips on the edge of a chair, push-ups against your desk, lunges or squats or even some hip rotation–whatever combination is best for you just do it (Reno, 2016).

4. Find a fitness partner

As they say, two heads are better than one. Same thing with exercise. Find a colleague who also wants to accomplish the mission of striking a balance between work and workout. Partner up with him or her to reach your desired end-result. Note that it’s easier to do things when you are working with a person who has the same goal. He/she can give that extra push especially when you’re too lazy to move your ass and you can do the same for him/her.

5. Try to start early in the morning

So you’re already too tired after your 8-hour shift. Why not start early and do a pre-work workout? Once you get going, you’re jazzed up and feeling like you can take on the world. By the end, you start to think about why you even thought about going back to bed. By raising your heart rate, you’re ready to take on the day with extra oomph. That’s one of the benefits of morning exercise –they give you energy to tackle the workday and have you going into your day feeling great (Reno, 2016).

6. Pack your gym bag and bring it to the office

It’s always best to come prepared and ready because it weeds out all your nasty excuses not to do your workout routine. When everything is set of you, you’ll be obliged to maximize both supplies and time.

7. Go for the 10-minute workout

Say you have meetings here and there and you can’t really do a full pack workout. Still, there is no excuse for you to skip that stretch. Come up with a list of 10-minute workouts and ace that quickie exercise. It can be a 10-minute walk, some jumping jacks or hula hoops, just do it. Also, the USDA suggests getting in 150 minutes of exercise each week. If you just did a 10-minute walk or short work out 3 times a day, 5 days a week, you’d meet that goal.

8. Try to look for a 24-hour gym

We all have different work schedules and not everyone has the usual 9-5 job. It is best to find a gym that’s open 24 hours so you have access to it whether you work out at lunch, before work or after work. There are benefits to having these types of hours, too. Depending on when you go, the gym could be all yours. No more fighting over free weights (Reno, 2016).

While it is not always possible to accomplish everything every single day, remember that nothing beats a well-crafted plan and the willpower to really do it and become successful at it. The balance feature will take a while but if you are up to take the challenge and your goals are all set, there’s really no way but to ace both —making good at work and getting fit.

Over the years, we see a lot of businesses rise and fall. Many startups have set up their stage to flourish for some time but then goes downhill towards the end. It happens due to a lot of reasons like a financial crisis, bad publicity, incompetent service and so on. Lapses in the management can also be a big factor in any business game. Whatever the reason is, the blame will always fall to the owner/CEO.

Certainly, it is a challenging journey, especially for startup entrepreneurs. Starting a business from scratch and keeping it on the success streak is easier said than done. Every kind of company or organization, especially the startups, have to face serious kinds of challenges and those who are well-prepared with proper research work and strategies can get through these easily; whereas some have to face failures, which could be the result of many entrepreneurial mistakes (Methew, 2018).

So what are the do’s and don’ts every startup entrepreneur should know? Let us count the ways.

 

1. Do Make Quick (Yet Well Thought Of) Decisions

The simple rule is to know what you want. Plan things out so when the time comes that you have to make decisions (both big and small), you can drop quick ones because you have your strategy in place.

It is also important to note that in this fast-paced technology world, you have to keep up with the changes. Respond to challenges imposed by competitors, address concerns quickly to avoid rumors and prepare your Plans B and C ahead of time.

2. Do Network

In any business, networking is key.

Try and meet as many new people as you can. The whole intention is not to gain something from them but mainly to learn something from them and their experiences.

As what Postfold Founders Ashish Gurnani and Aashray Thatai (2017) have mentioned, chances are that you don’t know everything. An added advantage of connecting with new people is their network becomes a part of your network and you never know, one person’s contact can impact your venture in a big way. It’s a small world and one dot connects another.

3. Don’t Forget Where You Came From

Know your roots. Know the people who helped you out in your business journey and consider them when you make big leaps in your business. As a substatement, don’t allow fame and wealth change you because they will lead you nowhere.

 

4. Don’t Fall into Bad Habits

 

You make mistakes and it’s all fine but please, don’t make it a habit. Get rid of the bad norms and make it to a point to improve and innovate for the better. Take note of what worked for you and what didn’t and devise plans to make sure that you’ll never commit the same errors again.

Bad habits can be dangerous especially if you’re used to these tricks already so always find time to assess your progress and identify your pain points.

5. Don’t Stop Learning

Keep your senses open. Learn new things related to the business to ensure that you are always ahead of the industry game. If this means getting a mentor, a post-grad diploma or traveling across the globe, do it. You can’t get stagnant and let yourself rut in one place because this will impede your business growth as well.

 

6. Do Consider Your People

Your business is not just about you and your customers, it is also about your people. Consider what they need, what they want in their employment and how you can help them progress as working individuals. Having good and happy employees make all kinds of businesses thrive so always make sure that you consider them when making decisions for the company.

7. Do Appreciate Feedback

Know that you are not perfect and feedback from shareholders (customers, internal employees, business partners, etc.) are business treasures. In general, feedback is important because they provide quick and handy analysis of the business and give you ideas in what you’re next move should be.

8. Don’t Become Complacent

Innovate and Move out of your comfortable box. Celebrate your little successes but never be too complacent about things.

Don’t be afraid to try new ideas and jump on opportunities. Explore different ways you can spread awareness about your product or service. Chances are this won’t be your last rodeo, if you fail this time you will come out smarter and better than you were before going in (Gurnani & Thatai, 2017).

9. Don’t Let Fear of Failure and Rejection Get in the Way

Running a startup can be uncomfortable and a lot of challenges will certainly block you from reaching your goals. There will be a lot of rejections from people. Remember to not give up.

If you know your plans and you are sure that you are contributing something valuable to the world, stick to it. Don’t fear the future and work towards making things happen for the business.

10. Don’t Expect it to be an Overnight Success

You know it is never an easy journey and it cannot happen in just a snap. Create sustainable plans, hire competent individuals who see and can work with you in your vision and always stick to your guts.

At the end of the day, remember that good things take time and a startup’s success is one of them.

Owning your business, either a small one person business or a large corporation, you don’t have a real “BREAK” You always have to work. Especially those who are what society considers as starting business (less than 5 years). As much as I would want to enjoy my vacation, some thing/s will come up and would need my attention. I haven’t had a “BREAK” for five years now and I don’t think it will change anytime soon.