Have you ever had that feeling of being stuck in your entrepreneurial journey and you didn’t know what to do next? We have reached out to 9 entrepreneurs and asked for their best business advice. These people have been through the tough times and have been able to obtain a level of success that few entrepreneurs achieve. Moonlighting has a proven track record of helping entrepreneurs start, grow and run successful businesses.
Must Be Passionate & Dedicated
You must be passionate, dedicated, and have the ability to overcome your fears it is mandatory. Having a true passion for your work allows you to focus on the ability to deliver great work while disregarding the hunger for financial currency. Dedication gives the ability to never give up. Lastly, overcoming your fears encourages an individual to push their boundaries to new limits. These are some of the greatest assets of a successful entrepreneur. – Dirgesh Patel, CEO of Infolob
The key to unlocking the Universe in business is understanding yourself. If you’re going to doubt anything, doubt your limits. You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be. Right here, right now. It’s up to you how fast you evolve. Remember that there’s always a solution. You’re never stuck in a space. And the more present you become, the more solutions open up to you. Success has a frequency. – Mas Sajady, Transformational Speaker Catalyst at Mas Sajady
Trust Your Gut
1. It’s ok to question yourself but you’re less likely to regret a decision if you follow your instincts. 2. Hire well and value your team. It’s important they realize you work for them as much as they work for you. 3. If you’re not proud, you’re not finished. Plain and simple; never half-ass anything! 4. Control the controllable. Let’s face it, we can’t control everything. Control what you can and make sure you’re prepared for everything else. – Caryn Dunayer, Co-Founder & President of cbdMD
It’s easy to get distracted. Short attention spans. ADD, shiny objects syndrome. The ability to focus in on a task, goal, or business is critical to success. Lead by example, My mother used to smoke cigarettes, then tell me not to smoke. By 13 I was smoking her cigarettes. Her Philosophy was “do as I say. Not as I do.” We respect the leader out in front, and in the trenches doing. Keep it simple, dumb everything down to its lowest common denominator. – John Malott, Chairman of Build Your Empire
Don’t Be Sensitive
Truth is, no one wants to stay up late putting in the work, no one wants to pay the price today so they can pay any price tomorrow, and no one truly wants success as bad as they fantasize. If you allow little things to distract you daily, you will never get to live the life you envisioned for yourself! Living your best life is all about your attitude, ability to focus, and not being so sensitive to the wind that blows on us all! – Berto Delvanicci, CEO of Lions of Forex
Listen to Feedback
Seek and implement feedback regularly, as your customers and employees will best advise you how to adapt, improve, and grow your business. In addition, make it a goal to always to be the first in your field to employ the latest and most advanced technologies available, including technologies such as Google and Social Media, and use every opportunity to build your brand, exposure, and community around your company culture. – Mohammad Al-Khudari, MD, Founder of Family Eye Physicians
Have A Perfectionist Mindset
How we do one thing is how we do everything. People do business with people who are like them. Truly, if you want to change your business, one of the strongest things you can do is to look at how you live personally and what you share online. This has never been truer than it is today with social media because your online presence can make or break you. – Peter Anthony, Founder of You Will Change The World
Communication Is Key
The challenge for most people is that they don’t understand how to find their message, and then structure that message into a way that communicates. Discover how to become “so good” at delivering your message, entertaining, and communicating to your audience, workforce or mastermind that they marvel at you (like you do with your biggest idols). – Damon Parker, America’s Speaking Coach at Speaking Empire
Double Down on Your Strengths
Too often, entrepreneurs get tied up trying to play every role while jeopardizing their company’s success. Be honest and ask yourself, “am I good at human resources, sales, accounting, or operations?” Once you have figured out your strengths, double down on them. Remember that you are an entrepreneur, not a troubleshooter. – Dillon Kivo, CEO of MentionWorth
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This article was originally featured by USA Today.