Into The Mirror….Turning Yourself Into That Entrepreneur That You Want To Be

To be an entrepreneur, it’s not just about coming up with an idea and starting a business, there is a lot more to it than that. You may feel like you are heading in the right direction, but there could still be a few nagging prospects at the back of your mind. If you are someone who is struggling with your identity as an entrepreneur, and you are looking for ways to transform yourself into the person that you want to be, but you’re not there yet, how can you do this?

 

Surround Yourself With The Right People

To be a successful entrepreneur or business leader, it’s not just about being able to take on every task by yourself; you need to ensure that the right people are in your midst. Yes, you may make the decisions, but it’s everyone else that has to carry out your orders. Surrounding yourself with the right people who know what they’re doing, means that you will make fewer mistakes but you will all work together to create a strong, unified group. Sometimes, the right people aren’t in-house, they are outsourced, from cloud services that provide IT security for small businesses, or they are that marketing agency that understands the one fundamental flaw in your advertising. Surrounding yourself with the right people is not just for the benefit of your business, it is for you. You can learn from these people and you can grow into the entrepreneur you want to be.

 

Consider The Big Picture At All Times

It can be difficult to keep so many different plates spinning, from your customer service to your marketing to every minute detail of your supply chain relationships, but it’s your responsibility to see the bigger picture. Practicing how to see the bigger picture is something that we can all do, but it’s going to hurt our brain, to begin with. Nobody else has to see the bigger picture, it’s you, and if you can communicate why people need to do certain tasks, this is what will make you an effective leader.

 

Never Be Afraid To Ask For Help

Just because you are in charge, it doesn’t mean that you are on your own. The hallmark of any great leader is that they are able to utilize the best resources, but when those leaders themselves are bereft of inspiration, who do they turn to? You can make the most of relationships with other entrepreneurs, or you can get a mentor, someone who is able to ease you through a difficult situation. But so many entrepreneurs feel that if they ask for help than this is admitting weakness. This is far from the case. In fact, asking for help and having the strength to admit that you need some guidance shows how much you care about the business. You should never view it as a sign of weakness.

 

We learn so much about ourselves during this process that we can look back 6 months from now and not recognize the person we used to be. Turning yourself into the entrepreneur that you want to be is not just about the business, it is about you.

 

 

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Elita Torres

I have over 20 years experience as a leader, first as a General Manager for several Big Box retailers with over 100 employees, then as a district manager overseeing an average of 23 stores. Currently, I am a Sales Director overseeing 4 Districts. My passion for leadership and personal development has led me to share my journey in a Blog. Find out more on http://www.leadgrowdevelop.com/about/