THE START-UP BOOM. ARE YOU READY? Mike Anderson
SUCCESS IS YOURS TO DISCOVER. IMAGINE!
There is no time like the present to invest in your dream. The pandemic has highlighted to many that tomorrow is not always granted and we need to do today, what we have been putting off. If you have enjoyed the freedom of working from home or dreamed about being your own boss, now is the time to go for your dreams.
Seasoned and aspiring entrepreneurs alike are excited and preparing to take advantage of a newly energized nation with a desire to spend. Although this may not appear to be so right now, there is no doubt that there is a frenzied ‘Start-up Nation’ on the horizon.
If you are not sure how to start and what your new business will be, but u’r hoping to ride the new wave of opportunity---Your business starts right here.
DON”T WAIT UNTIL CONDITIONS ARE PERFECT
If you have decided that the entrepreneurial way of life is for you, then act now. Take the small step of getting your business registered even if you do not yet know what you want to do. Soon you will have the name of your company, the business plan and before you know it, you will be on your path to where you want to be.
If you are serious of taking control of your own life, become closely associated with the NSBC and LAUNCH MY START-UP initiative. This journey will give you all the insights, tools, start-up guidance, how to register a company, business ideas, learnings, access to professionals etc. So, let’s get going.
DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE ‘HOW’
Focus on the ‘who’ and not the ‘how’. Find out what you are interested in, where your strengths are and where your passion lies. Even if this takes a while, it does not matter as you are doing something about it.
Then find out who in the world has done it the best and then start modelling the success of this person or those people. Forget about ‘trial and error’. Model the success of others , self-educate and go for it. Your ideas don’t have to be original. There are many businesses out there and there is a good chance that your idea has been done before. This does not matter. What matters, is that if the business has been done successfully by others, then there is no reason why you cannot add flavour and go on to make a success of it.
WHAT WILL MAKE YOU A FORTUNE?
Never stop learning! One of my favourite quotes is by an American entrepreneur, Jim Rohn, who says, “Formal education will make you a living: self-education will make you a fortune”.
The growing trend is entrepreneurship. Self-education is one of the most powerful keys to become a successful entrepreneur. Keep learning every day. Follow the best and learn from the best through videos, podcasts, success guides, webinars. Social media, Google etc. Self-education is about practical experience where you actually apply knowledge and is an ongoing life-long process. Self-education will give you practical life experience blended with knowledge. You can not go to school and get your degree in self-education because it is the school of life that hands out the degree. Even mastering one thing, such as marketing, is intense and can take years.
If you take a look at the top businesses in the world, almost all of the CEO’s don’t have a formal education degree. Then again, if you look at the world’s most successful mega-entrepreneurs, in most cases they became successful through self-education.