All men and women who have climbed the ladder and made it to the top have a lot to share with the rest of the hard-working world. Their riches have not come by accident, but by consistently following some or all of these habits of highly successful entrepreneurs.
- Taking care of one’s self is the key to success in all aspects of life. This is of course referring to health and wellness. Your ventures will thrive and those around you will take note when you are at your best. Working long hours and neglecting your body and spirit is ironically, not the best way to pursue success.
- As we climb, thinking that the higher we get, the less we should care about others, would be an expensive mistake. Being the kind of person who mistreats others will show in other things you do and other relationships in your business. Best to keep practice of being kind to everyone.
- Keep your word. Once again, do not assume as you stand higher on the ladder, that you are suddenly able to start operating and breaking promises above others. Your word and character are extremely important in your company’s image and future success.
Work as hard on your last day as you did on your first. No matter how successful you may become, never make the mistake of thinking your work is done.
- Remember your roots. This screams cliche, but it’s just so true. As soon as we start behaving or thinking as if we have arrived somewhere and left our beginnings behind, we slowly stop being the person who started out on that journey. It was that persons dream and ideas that sparked this success. Even if your roots are a source of pain or conflict, they still made you who you are. You don’t have to emulate your roots or praise your ancestors, but do remember them.
- Listen to others. Whether your spouse or your mother is handing out advice or an important client is sharing a meaningful experience. You will never know everything. There is always something to learn from listening to others. Your time is never too valuable to hear what others’ have absorbed along the way.
- Never stop investing in your company or yourself. If you are always reinvesting in your business, you are prepared for surprises, slow periods, time off and unexpected things that will normally come up.
- Don’t be afraid of change. Sometimes we get into a nice rhythm, with good people and clients and everything is going well. So when an opportunity comes to grow, or add a new product or take on a big project, it’s easy and tempting to not want to rock the boat. The old saying, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it can actually cause us to pass up great opportunities. Just because it isn’t broken, doesn’t mean it couldn’t be better.
- Try not to make enemies. Departing team members don’t have to leave with hate in their hearts.
- Know your team. Chat with each of them when you can and make sure they’re happy. Knowing your team members means knowing what their strengths are and how you can help them. Everyone has a weakness and strength.
- Depending on the size of your organization, this may or may not seem like a huge endeavor, but the risks of letting a machine or an accountant or some other employee sign your checks, are too great to leave to chance. Seeing the balances and expenses with your own eyes, keeps you always aware of everything that goes in and out.
- People make mistakes. Be open and honest about your own and forgiving of others, associates and even family and friends. When time is money, we can get really wrapped up in human error, because we are so aware of the real cost.
Even if your roots are a source of pain or conflict, they still made you who you are. Try not to make enemies. Chat with each of them when you can and make sure they’re happy. Knowing the people you work with and having one cohesive unit on the same page can take you to a different level both professionally and personally.Your Content