“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” – Sebastian Greenwood quotes Scott Belsky, co-founder of Behance.
A majority of start-up businesses stumble in their growth stage. Therefore, it is quite clear that the life of an entrepreneur is not a cakewalk. They need to be experts in number crunching, know how to chase deadlines and come up with innovative ideas for optimizing their businesses. Let’s explore some of those practices, which an entrepreneur needs to avoid at all cost.
Not Following Deadlines
The majority of start-up entrepreneurs do not realize the importance of deadlines. In fact, a few of old-timers create incorrect examples by forming an impression in front of their peers that establishing deadlines is the equivalent to working under great pressure and stress.
Yet, a successful entrepreneur knows how to set up an effective method for making sure that the set deadlines are always adhered to. When short-term deadlines are set up, there could be an element of urgency. If entrepreneurs break down their projects, deliverables and business goals into smaller components, they can effectively function in various aspects of business in a logical sequence until the time they can be accomplished successfully.
Not Delegating Work Properly
If you have built your business or taking a lead in it, you need to wear multiple hats to maintain that ownership. For instance, you need to perform the roles of an innovator, a CEO, a leader, a financial manager, as well as a salesperson. At the same time, you may also look after routine tasks on a day-to-day basis. While initially, you may enjoy doing all these tasks, they will gradually start taking up the lion’s share of your time and prevent you from pursuing your strategic business goals. In order to enhance their competitiveness in the market, a successful entrepreneur may choose the path of motivating their employees. The aim is to delegate a greater responsibility to the latter while embracing a higher level of entrepreneurial attitude. The end result is the tasks in hand getting finished within a timeline and without compromising on their quality. Thus, you should learn to delegate your business responsibility as an entrepreneur and start trusting your employees more.
Adopting An Attitude Of Being A Perfectionist
One of the most incorrect ways to sabotage your business and your own self is to have a motion that you are a complete perfectionist. When you embrace the pressure of being a perfectionist, it can act as a big hindrance to your joy and creativity, therefore making your task tougher and longer than it actually is.
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