Often Leadership is said to be a “skill” but in reality, it is a mindset. Being self-motivated to do what we love to do always might be because you are passionate about what you are doing and how you are spending time in achieving it. Covid 19 pandemic is a big example where the strong-minded survived and the lesser ones are either still struggling to make a comeback into business or have completely got washed away. The future is full of uncertainties, but the one who knows how to take the lead in his life and not allow the circumstances to overpower his decisions. The one who can build his business upon a good vision driven by a good mission and a purpose would go a long way as an entrepreneur.
1. Follow a healthy morning Routine
No matter how hard you have worked today, getting started on time the next day with a healthy routine and restarting from self-grooming and preparing for the day may seem monotonous and boring but these are the practices that would keep you motivated and prepared for the rest of the day. Daily morning and night routines are very important and must be taken seriously. This daily routine would keep you prepared for the day and the following day, these will help in building consistency
2. Stay Focused
Staying focused at every level of your business vision and mission is important. We love to handle several tasks at once in a day which gets quite demotivating and we end up not performing any task properly. Therefore, it makes sense to have smaller well-focused tasks set for each day.
3. Success is for those who believe in themselves
Having a business idea is just not enough. You need to believe in yourself and your business. There should not be any space for doubts or fear of failure as this will limit your beliefs and would stop you from being creative. Most entrepreneurs fear monetary losses which are usually small in size, but on the contrary, they should be checking on their creativity.
4. Think ahead and prepare now
Staying ahead of time in any area of life would bring success; there is no doubt about it. Question every action you plan and if you don’t have an answer for the first time ask again till there is a proper answer then plan for that. This is very a important habit, to seek answers. Questioning often and tweaking your plans based on situations is a common trait of this time, to be successful and stay away from possible losses, at least one can minimize losses, by doing this.
5. Doing the toughest things first
Getting acquainted with the most uncomfortable feelings is the stepping stone to several things you would be facing in the future. The entrepreneurship journey is more about handling or doing things that you don’t like than being able to do what you like.
6. Start making notes
Making a note of your work or tasks at hand is a great way to stay focused on what needs to be done at that moment and later. These small notes of important things would keep you focused, so you can deliver or make plans accordingly. Make a note of the most important things only, especially those which you intend to adopt or are going to be useful at your workplace or in your personal life.
7. Be a minimalist
Once you are on this journey you will not get enough time and energy to do unnecessary things in life, nor would your lifestyle be the same as before. Keeping too many unnecessary materialist things at home or office would keep distracting you and eventually losing focus and this will gradually take shape of frustration.
8. Stay Energetic
If you have a good morning routine that includes good exercise, sleep, and breakfast, there are least chances that you would feel low on energy. Some daily practices keep our body fit and keep us positive to carry out personal and professional work effectively. These positive things would eventually keep you well motivated and energetic always.
9. Learn to limit your decisions
To be perfect, we often create a lot of tasks and make several decisions binding ourselves so much so that we tend to break our own rules and more important decisions to be taken take a back seat. Try to keep things simple wherever you can and simplify things for yourself. However, if you follow a daily routine and follow a simple diet, it will help you stay streamlined and focused more.
10. Beat the stress habit
As an entrepreneur, you are prone to facing the most unexpected situation when least expected. Be prepared for every situation by gradually keeping your mind calm and allowing it to think during all kinds of crises.
11. Take a break and rest well
Taking a break at night is very important, let there be some rest for the mind and the body to recover or rejuvenate. Most entrepreneurs keep pushing
12. Stay open to learning new things
Several new entrepreneurs who have been successful initially often start failing in later years, as they had made the biggest mistake of thinking they know it all, on the contrary, what might have worked initially will never work the same later, you will need to change strategies, look for new ones and all these involves loads of self-learning and learning from others. Therefore, staying open-minded to new ideas and knowledge will make you go a long way.
13. Disconnect whenever possible
A break from social media and phones every day at least at night is a great way to calm your mind and relax. Several messages and posts from people where your mind will be occupied, if you continue doing so then it will gradually have a negative impact, on your health and mind both.
14. Cultivate the habit of reading
Investing time in the quality reading of your favorite topics will not only add new knowledge but it will relax your mind from the usual daily stress of social media and the workplace. Learning new things would also increase your creativity, in the way you do things.
15. Never hesitate to seek help
Not every solution lies within us, at a time when competitions are high, irrespective of whether you are new or old, entrepreneurs require fresh ideas and solutions. These are well achieved by involving yourself in communities with like-minded people who have experience and asking them anything is not a bad idea.
16. Find time to relax/ holiday
Not taking out time to relax at least once a year would exhaust you mentally and physically, so much, that, it may affect your mind and body both. While working hard, slogging and gradually you will be struggling to do your daily jobs at work and home, which would create a negative impact on your overall wellbeing. Therefore, taking some time out to spend with nature or family and friends is a great way to relax.
17. Stay focused on your work goals
A simple way to stay focused on your bigger goals is to take care of simple and smaller goals daily. Strategically breaking your bigger goal into smaller ones would make things easier to achieve. Apart from this entrepreneurs must follow a healthy routine, this helps to keep them organized and achieve daily goals effectively.
18. Act more, talk less
Talking more would waste your productive time, striking a balance in both is very important, talk when needed. There are instances when overindulgence in social media or friends and family circles would end up in constantly telling people about your work and products and finally prey to commitments that are not required. Do not compromise your productivity time.
19. Always look forward on the path of unpredictability
No matter how foolproof a plan may be no one can predict how it will be implemented in reality. Business is not predictable, it has never been. Especially after the recent global economic changes, every business seems to have undergone drastic changes and most of the business plans have failed. After two years of complete focus on health and with most businesses going into losses, staying positive is a challenge, but staying energetic and focused is the key to success in this path of unpredictability.
20. No day is the same
In recent years, if you have had a standstill in your business due to a pandemic you are not alone. People who have spent this time restructuring strategy, and product line and brought in other changes are better prepared than those who have spent time crooning over the so-called bad days and all the negative impacts it would have in the future, lt totally depends on how well you have to stay prepared at present. Thinking too much about the future or analyzing too much has never been helpful to anyone.