When all is said and done, it is the people who are resilient and persevere who win the day.
That’s not to say the people who doggedly do the same thing over and over will succeed. One of the definitions of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. Being resilient is pausing to take a look at what didn’t work, adjusting, and trying again.
I’ve been adjusting over the past three weeks. I took some time to participate in a Transitions Program. I highly recommend it to anyone at a crossroads, whether in life or in your career. It’s more than just a bunch of tests to see what you want to be when you grow up. The synergy you share with other people is incredible. I was not expecting this when I started. I have been validated in my choices and have discovered new options about how I will move forward. Powerful stuff that.
After resilience, persistence is probably the most important piece of equipment in your entrepreneur toolkit. If you drop off even a little it can cost you dearly. When you have a small business, most everything you do will be geared toward helping it grow. Especially in the beginning.
Surround yourself with people who will encourage you and keep you motivated. Affiliate yourself with people who can help you. Whether it be suppliersand people in related businesses or people in occupations that have nothing whatsoever to do with your business. Always remember, it’s usually not the people you know who do you the most good, it’s the people who know them.
Keep your eyes open – opportunities come in the strangest packaging. Over the past week I’ve been invited to submit two proposals in for speaking at seminars through chance conversations. Whodathunkit!