Every successful business man or woman has a story to tell and in most cases, it is not always a sweet story from the beginning. There are many rough path they have been through before they can confidently regard themselves as successful business persons.
If you see a man who has got a breakthrough in his line of business, it is not enough for you to start envying his achievements. If he tells you the story behind the success, you will realize that every glittering gold had once passed through fire. To tell the same story of success as a business person, these are five painful decisions you need to take just like others.
1. One of the basic keys to being a successful business person is the ability to pay a personal sacrifice. There are many things you must deny yourself to get to that point. As a business person, you cannot afford to live like a salary earner or a contractor.
Every expenses must be well planned and any other one outside the initial plans must be ruled out no matter how important it is. This is the sacrifice you will have to pay for you to be a successful business person.
2. Another painful decision you may have to take is the determination to create enemies for yourself among your friends and families. Not all your friends who are laughing with you want you to be better than them in life. There are some family members you will have to do away with if you must go far in your business.
The painful decision here is to say no when it matters without getting carried away by emotion. If you don't that, they may run you out of business through patronage on credit which end up becoming a bad debt.
3. Investing time in business is very key. And in most cases, it will affect other people and things. For example, you may need to choose between spending more time with your family and building your business. Whichever one you choose will affect the other.
4.. There are things you must tolerate if you want to be a successful business person. You must be ready to take insult from people who are far below you in age and status. You must be ready to bend your principle to satisfy your customers or clients. All these come with sacrifice. It is an inconvenient decision you will have to take to get there.
5. Finally is the extra effort you need to put into the business to ensure it is going the way you expect it. For instance, if you newly set up a company and employ workers, you will have to lead by example.
If they are to resume by 8am and close by 5pm, it is expected of you to get to office ahead of them and ensure they leave you there at the close of business. When they give you no as an answer to an assignment, it is your responsibility to find a way of getting a yes as an answer.
This is the extra effort you may need to take before things can get turned around in your business and proudly call yourself a successful business person.
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