Entrepreneurs or future entrepreneurs: The quickest path to your business success is to learn from the mistakes and wisdom of others by finding a business coach or mentor.
A Business coach is a paid adviser to help you navigate through the process of starting and operating a business. The fees vary depending on the coach and his level of expertise. The coach maintains an arms length relationship with you.
A Business mentor on the other hand is an adviser (non paid) in which you have a personal relationship with. They have agreed to advise (not work with or for you) you start up or grow your business.
The business coach can be acquired indirectly via bookstores, libraries and online articles and videos. Just spend the time reading, listening, and watching those who have more expertise in your field of interest. I can’t begin to tell you how much I learned about gardening and home repairs simply by watching videos on YouTube.
The point is, there is no excuse why someone cannot start and grow a business in just about any industry they choose. As long you are willing to put the work in, learn what you need to do, and do it. You can succeed in business.
I learned that whatever reason I may have had there was someone who was worse off and still made it happen. It doesn’t matter how bad things may be. It only matters how bad you what things to change.
Start moving forward with what you have and where you are. Your age, ethnicity, height, weight, money, or most other things does not matter. As long as you are still breathing, and able to understand and communicate I believe you can start or grow a business if that’s your desire. The question is do you believe it.
Take the next 7 days to find a coach or mentor. Do this only after you have defined what success means to you. I discussed this in an earlier blog on “Entrepreneurial Secret #1”. Once that’s done and you have a coach/mentor duplicate their process, but not their personality. Be true to who you are and your customers, and possible employees and suppliers will love you for it.
Until next time:
Keep Fighting the B.E.A.R.
(Beliefs Eliminating Access to Riches)
Dewong Lucas Sr.
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