If you’re a budding entrepreneur, considering the entrepreneur lifestyle, it is important to take a look at a typical day, and separate out the fantasy from the reality.
Spend the day with an experienced entrepreneur and you’ll likely see someone who’s energetic, organized and excited to get up in the morning! But don’t expect them to wake up to an unstructured day. That’s a luxury (or waste) they can’t afford. The seasoned entrepreneur understands that an organized, well-planned day is an absolute necessity, to take them one step closer to their goals and one step closer to success. Another words, never underestimate the power of a schedule.
Someone who is self-employed loves to talk about the lack of a schedule. But entrepreneurs know that’s a fool’s fantasy. They know that running a business requires a schedule. Otherwise, you risk distractions and procrastination. Two powerful game stoppers always lurking in the background.
When you take a look at an entrepreneur’s day planner, you find that they have a set time to get up each morning, followed by specific times for planning, research, meetings and daily tasks. Surprised? Yes, in order to be successful, each component of the real entrepreneur lifestyle must be pre-planned.
Budding entrepreneurs, it’s important to note that successful entrepreneurs even schedule playtime, time to just sit back and relax. This ensures they don’t become too stressed or over-worked, leading to burn out, which ultimately can cause your business to die a slow death.
Realize from the beginning, that any entrepreneur will experience setbacks at some point. Perhaps a particular marketing strategy won’t pan out exactly as planned, or your business loan might not be initially approved.
But, instead of giving up, or having a doom and gloom outlook, choose to remain optimistic. Commit to find a way through, or around, the setback. Look at every task as another step up the ladder, with no chance of a backward step allowed.
By making an effort to remain optimistic throughout the day, you will go to bed with a sense of accomplishment, whether the accomplishment has been big or small. It’s this choice of determined optimism that serves to drive you, the budding entrepreneur on, as you build your business and your own daily entrepreneur lifestyle.