Entrepreneurs! Repeat These Mistakes to Sabotage Your Success Journey
Whenever I look back and let my mind alight on the point when my entrepreneurial journey was just dawned, a profound cloud of thoughts conjures up in my mind. This cloud is piled up with the mistakes I have made, opportunities I have embraced, and the lessons I have learned from failures, rising up again, and from success.
If you are a human, mistakes are inevitable. At times, you might not get a chance to avoid them, but you will definitely have the power to not to make them again. What often induces a smile on my face is the very hint of sentience that always keeps me from making the same mistake twice.
In the course of running a digital marketing company for three consecutive successful years as the CEO, I have understood that success does not happen overnight. It’s a long-run. People who take it as a sprint and exert to hit the ribbon so soon, often end up losing all the motivation. In this guide, I am going to do what other entrepreneurs often don’t. I am going to unfold my experience to reveal the tempting success-secret of how to detect your mistakes and how to distance yourself from them again.
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” - this thoughtful quote by renowned scientist Albert Einstein appears encouraging and it is true as long as one don’t take it upside down. As long as you are employing your mistake as a learning packet & precaution indicator, you are strolling on the right trail.
Otherwise, you will find yourselves among those back-seat personality judges, who leave no stones unturned to find out financial or other reasons behind the success of a particularly high achiever while completely avoiding all their hard-work, struggle, and perseverance. Let’s have a look at the mistake you shouldn’t repeat:
- Wasting Your Time to Change Someone Else
I have seen people wasting their time and money in changing other people. I laugh at them. Personality change is a self-intuitive reaction. It can’t be forced upon. If you think that your friend is walking on a path that will lead to a barren land and if you really care about them, then simply do a research and approach your friend with your thought-suitcase.
Manifest them with data, facts, ideas, strategies, and everything you have researched to help them realize that what’s wrong, why should they and how should they change, and what good this change will bring in their life. This way is less-nudgy and will appear like more of caring and thoughtful friendly effort.
- Sowing the Same Seed and Expecting Different Fruits Every Time
If your efforts are not showing any hopeful colors after continuously being repeated, you probably need to change your direction. This very concept applies to all segments of a business. If you are not getting any reverts on your emails? Try adding a personal touch and changing the format. If visitors are dumping your website? Try reducing the loading speed and enhancing the design appeals.
If one of your strategies is continuously falling flat then don’t stick with it. Remember, old ways won’t open new doors.
- Overlooking Research & Jumping Over Documentation
An anticipation of outcomes before taking the next step is crucial. Without a thorough research, it’s almost impossible to anticipate the ramifications of your action. Big achievers and leaders stand still until there’s a well-researched report are in their hand. This principle of research applies everywhere be it friendship, investments, business decisions, tie-ups, and anything else.
Documentation comes next. In the corporate landscape, things just don’t happen in the air. You need presentations, documents, and a planned strategy before you set up a meeting. Words that flow as you speak fade away but once they are written, they have value.
Wise people make mistakes, they learn, and they move on. They don’t repeat them. For me, boosting my digital marketing service to a ‘celebrated’ status wasn’t a cake walk. Sometimes, we would work night shifts. Sometimes, when there was no one available to take client’s call, I handled that all by myself and even packed a few good deals in my bag.
In these 3 years, I have realized that no matter how hard you try, how many sacrifices you make, and what level of strategic planning you pull off, certain shortcomings will be there. While avoiding the harsh part isn’t an option, learning is the only thing you can embrace.
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