8 Habits of Epic Entrepreneurs
You’re sick of the daily grind making money for someone else and are ready to strike out on your own. But do you really know what makes a business tick?
Too many of us dive into our dreams desperate for change. But the truth is, enthusiasm only gets you so far.
If you want to show up epic and build a business that succeeds beyond your wildest dreams, you need to start small and think sustainable.
1. List the steps required to start a business.
2. Understand the recurring responsibilities of running a business. These vary by industry but some, like paying taxes, are universal.
3. Identify the habits and routines that support those changes. What can you do yourself? What should you delegate?
Starting a business before taking these critical steps is a recipe for failure. When we take on too much at once, we end up overwhelmed and retreating to safety.
This might feel like a slow slog when you’re eager for change. However, it’s not enough to have a vision. As the engine behind your business, YOU also need to be primed for the path ahead. Only when you’ve mastered your mindset can you unleash the epic in you and achieve your big dreams.
Habits of epic business owners
Wake up early
You don’t have to wake up at 4 a.m. to be a successful entrepreneur. However, the morning hours do provide an opportunity to set a productive tone for the day. Exercise, eat breakfast, and plan how you’ll crush the day ahead.
Twitter and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey used to manage long days running two companies by focusing on one area of business per day. Whether you dedicate a whole day or use time blocking to rotate through tasks, routines are the key to getting everything done.
The hardest part of the day is getting started. Starting or ending each day with a planning session ensures no moment goes wasted. Update your to-do list daily to keep it relevant and not overwhelming.
Know your flow
Do you accomplish your best work early in the morning, feel sleepy after lunch, or have to juggle parenting and working once the kids get home from school? Time your most focused work during your most energized hours and save necessary but low-effort tasks for less productive periods.
Letting go is one of the hardest things for business owners. But you can’t do it all yourself — not effectively, anyway. Entrepreneurs should outsource busy work and tasks outside of their skillset. Marketing and branding, for example, are two key areas where most business owners lack expertise. Make sure to reach out to TC Productions to create unforgettable videos to power your brand!
There’s another important person every entrepreneur needs on their team: a coach. Moments of doubt are guaranteed in business, and you need someone who can help you push through that fear to achieve greatness. Working with a qualified business coach will help you develop the strategies you need to build a life you love.
No one is born with all the knowledge they need to succeed. To continue showing up epic in your daily life, make learning a lifestyle. Hone habits, be more efficient, read books that inspire growth, and surround yourself with people who motivate you to be your best self.
Track your progress
How do you know that you’re on track to making your dreams a reality? By tracking. Whether it’s monitoring personal habits or analyzing financial reports, analysis is the only way to understand what’s working and what’s not. Periodically reflect on your progress and goals and ask yourself whether they’re still aligned.
Building a successful business is a marathon, not a race. When you step into entrepreneurship with a deep understanding of your goals, a clear action plan, and the habits and routines to support progress, there’s no limit to what you can accomplish.
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