It’s not that entrepreneurs are born with it, but the mindset of becoming one and doing things differently is what makes them a different breed.
Life of an entrepreneur is not easy. Every step towards success requires a lot of hard work, planning, perseverance and persistence.
Nothing comes by luck. Leadership, Patience, time management and of course a positive attitude is a must for them.
A famous quote from Picasso “it took me a lifetime to become a master” clearly explains what it takes for entrepreneurs to become a success.
Every day is full of Struggles. Luxurious things are far gone. They live in the world where the opportunity if doesn’t knock on the door, they build one. That’s how entrepreneurs think and go on.
The challenges they face and how they handle them is worth understanding.
At times being an entrepreneur has its challenges. You find yourself sitting in a corner finding it difficult to come up with simple solutions to the challenges in hand.
I have had a chance to work with quite a few entrepreneurs and have seen them handle challenges using simplest of techniques.
Here are 6 simple tips which will help any entrepreneurs handle challenges:
1. You Can’t Walk Alone
See, the question is not how they handle the problem but what creates the problem.
Is it the team? Is the team doing the job properly? Or, something is not fitting?
A team’s performance can very well be the difference in between success and failure of an Entrepreneur. Proper team with positive thinking can lead you to the top of stairs.
If you are an entrepreneur and spending most of your time in a negative environment you are landing nowhere. Finding good team is a key factor to handle the challenges faced. With a good team you can delegate work and make them a part of your struggle, where every struggle leads to positive results.
2. Approach Problems with Positive Thinking and a Proper Strategy
Problems are a part of daily routine for startups. Nothing can be accomplished without positive thinking and strength to face those problems.
Every time you see yourself failing, don’t give up. Stress is a factor of negative impact.
Focus and think of the positive things in life. A simple thought related to past successes or the very reason you started your company are well enough to take you out of negativity.
Take your time, think and get your act together.
There is no way you cannot overcome the challenge at hand.
3. A Healthy Routine Leads to a Healthy Mind
Some of the most neglected things by entrepreneurs are the most essential elements to help them succeed. Every day you meet entrepreneurs who have back trouble, sleeping disorder which adversely affects their work. The simplest things in life-like sleep, exercise, healthy diet and time management are the most neglected ones.
Entrepreneurs forget that the best way to deal with the challenges they face in day today life involves a healthy body and a healthy mind frame. To dedicate your self to work requires a dedicated mind, which can only be possible if you are well fed, well slept and follow a daily routine of exercises.
Entrepreneurs are all about dedication. Trust me, working all day and night without proper food proper sleep does not allow your body to work with 100% efficiency. It inadvertently leads to health-related issues and stress.
4. Learning to Handle Multi-Tasking
Multi-tasking is a challenge. Entrepreneurs must multi task every minute, every hour.
Inability to multi task effectively takes a toll on the work entrepreneurs do. Don’t mix up everything or you will end up sitting in the corner of your field. It is impossible to focus on one particular thing at a time, there is team handling, money management, business plans creation, etc, etc.
But if you mix up everything thing, there will be no work happening as per the plan. Try making a timetable or a schedule your week. Follow your routine, it’s a slow process but working likewise will help you longterm.
Also, usage of scheduling, task management apps or simple schedules like Google calendar can help you plan your work and handle the challenges of work in a smart way.
5. If You Don’t Understand, Ask
Over the time of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs at times turn in to aloof creatures who are afraid of asking their team for help or owning up to mistakes.
To ask someone for help is a difficult job for them which at times, makes their life more difficult.
There can be challenging tasks which their team members can do better than them but they being the boss will find it hard to own up and do the job themselves.
Asking queries to someone who works under you does you no harm. In fact, it shows you as a mature personality who has no qualms in asking what they do not understand.
6. Add Challenges To Your Daily Routine
It’s for sure that you as an Entrepreneur will have challenges, problems every time you take a new step. Don’t try to run from them or avoid. Do not let Procrastination become a part of your life.
Avoiding challenging tasks and putting them for a later date will only make them more difficult for you.
These are some lessons for those trying to setup startups.
Mistakes are a part of our day today life but learning from them and ensuring they are not repeated in future is what makes successful Entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs think differently, work differently as they are busy building something out of the box, disrupting existing marketspace and building innovative products.
A positive attitude and discipline is all they need to handle day to day challenges.