08 Oct What I Wish I Knew About Starting A Business.
Hello everyone! This is Sarai Jacobs. Today we’re going to talk about what I wish I knew before I started to become an entrepreneur and start my own business. So maybe if you’re in the same process, some of these tips might help you!
I’ve been an entrepreneur for the last 15 years. So it’s not something that happens overnight. It’s all about a process. This is the first point be aware of. It’s going to be a process. Don’t get frustrated if things don’t work out the first time. It’s all about having that mindset that allows you to have the results that you want to achieve. If I would have had the results I have right now back then, my mindset wouldn’t have been able to sustain this results because I needed to learn a lot of things. I needed to evolve and thrive as a person too. I needed to become a different version of myself in order to be able to handle that result.
So first things first. You have to have patience. It’s all about a process. Everyone you see that has success “overnight”, there aren’t that many of them I’ll tell you that. Most of them, have worked on something for many years and that experience leveraged them to a success in a certain situation. Other people who might have success overnight, maybe we see them as actors, actresses, singers, whatever. Most of them don’t have the right attitude to handle that situation the best way. Right? So it’s, as I said before, it’s all about having the mindset that will allow you to handle that kind of results. Failure is not your enemy, it is your friend. That’s super important, depending on how you grew up. We all grow up in the culture we come from. Sometimes we have that false belief that failure is something negative. Failure just means that you have an opportunity to learn out of something. If that “negative” situation repeats again in your life you have the option and opportunity to do it better. Some people say sometimes you win or sometimes lose.
I prefer to say, sometimes you win and sometimes you just learn. So every mistake you make, every situation that doesn’t go the way you want it to is a great opportunity for you to learn, to be more flexible, more patient, to just learn how to do things in a different way to become a little bit better every day.
Another thing that I wish I knew back then, and someone would have really gone over with me is don’t compare yourself to other people. And this is something super natural. It’s human. We tend to do that, but the only person you have to compare yourself with is you one year ago, you one month ago, you one week ago. Looking back at past results, did you improve at all? Did you become a little bit better in your skills? Did you invest some time in growing your mindset and becoming a more entrepreneurial person? Did you invest time to learn and work on the things that you’re not that good at? So maybe you can improve them too, and also invest time on the things you’re very good at so that they can really grow and, and flourish.
The only person you have to compare yourself to is yourself. But the older version you feel that you didn’t really advance from what you were last year to what you are now. Then it’s a great opportunity for you to really look at what did not change, make a list of things that you would like to change of yourself.
I hope these tips help you a little bit, as I said, it’s all about the mindset. Be aware that you will one day be the person that you want to become in order to have the results that you wish to have. But it’s all about a process. You cannot have that mindset overnight. You need to learn everything you need to except the lessons that life will give you.
Make it a positive lesson for you so that whenever this happens again, you just have a better result.
See you all next time!