Starting a business is like liking someone. It isn’t easy. You invest time, money, and effort, including a whole lot of emotions, without any guarantee. You may fail, get hurt, and lose a lot. But, you’ll learn.
If you’re lucky, you might succeed in your first try, but surely you would have to face some struggles one way or another. So, just in case things don’t go your way, we advise you to be ready.
Here are five (5) hugot pieces of advice that you can take to heart to drive your business into success:
5. Don’t fall prey to those who will only hurt you in the end.
If you’re making a new venture, it’s best to connect with people who think the way you do and have similar goals, like successful entrepreneurs and investors. In doing business, having a sharp mind, quick wit, and strong heart are only some of the qualities that you will need to become successful. You aren’t a fortune teller who can tell who’ll be there until the end or leave you when the going gets tough, but having those qualities might prepare you for the worst.
4. Stay away from people who will only mess with your every decision.
There’s already so much negativity in the world, so having something beautiful to counteract it is the right way to go. Surround yourself with positive people who will not only inspire you but make you reach higher and become someone who can do great things. Stay away from people who will mess with your every decision and won’t take any accountability when things fail.
3. Not because you have the money, you think you can have everything.
Nope. It doesn’t work that way. The universe isn’t fair, and even those with money will face the same ridiculous failures. So, not because you have the money, you can just go for it thinking you’re invincible. Know what you’re investing into. Think long term and don’t just take the plunge into an investment just because you have the resources now.
2. Don’t fool yourself into thinking he’s the one for you.
So you’ve been friends for a long time now, huh? Does that mean he won’t lie to you, trick you, and leave you rotting in the dust when the business plummets into nothing? It sounds harsh, we know, but someone has to say it. It’s great to be friends with the people you’re doing business with. It’s a bonus when they’re actually really good at it. But, do take note that no one has to settle for someone who isn’t good enough. Keep your options open and know that there are other people out there who are more capable and deserving of your trust.
1. If you get fooled once, you should not get fooled again.
Please be a dear and stop being stubborn. Your time and money are on the line. And, even if you won’t admit it, your heart, too. No one invests into something without exerting any effort, as well, unless you literally just gave away your resources without any question, which is wrong. Learn from your first failure and try your best not to let it happen again.
Jeff Prochina, who inspired us to list down these hugots, was recently at the “Go Marino” event at the Bayview Park Hotel, where seafarers got to learn from experts in business and investing. If you think these pieces of advice can actually help you become successful, go check out the upcoming “Go Marino” events at www.gomarino.com.
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