Top 4 Entrepreneurial Skills To Possess
I want to take a deep dive into the top four entrepreneurial skills every business owner needs. While yes, entrepreneurship demands a rich a varied skill set, these four top…
I want to take a deep dive into the top four entrepreneurial skills every business owner needs. While yes, entrepreneurship demands a rich a varied skill set, these four top my list!
Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart – it is a rollercoaster ride that can plunge you into deep valleys one moment and send you to the highest summit the next. However, you need to be able to ride those waves without letting them impede your personal life, family life, self-confidence, and mental wellness.
To tap into my fountain of resiliency, I need not look further than my kids. They’ve taught me many businesses (and life lessons), for which I am eternally grateful. So much so that I wrote more about it here.
You need to focus on where your feet are. Without focus, you can quickly spiral down a rabbit hole.
This means compartmentalizing your life as an entrepreneur – focusing where and when it counts. Focusing on work when it’s work time. Focusing on family when it’s family time. Focusing on fun when it’s time to play. Focusing on relaxing when it’s time to take a break – you get the picture.
This is easier said than done. When you concentrate on your work tasks, stay centred on your ‘why’ to keep you moving forward. Break down and focus on each microtask. While you can’t lift 1,000 lbs at once, you can lift 1 lb 1,000 times!
Most importantly, remove distractions to help with that focus – whether meditation to train your mind to keep on task, limiting checking email and social media, or using the Do Not Disturb mode on your devices. It will be this focus that will help you complete those tasks to move your business forward.
It may sound arbitrary, but learning how to appreciate your network is a much-needed skill that comes with entrepreneurship. These are the people that got you where you are today. They have been there through your hardships and have celebrated your wins.
Appreciate the people in your network – you aren’t doing this in a silo – heck, even the people who have knocked you down are part of this journey. These moments offer us those bumpy lessons we may not always want at the time but can add to our experience and lessons learned.
Think of the goals you have achieved, the mistakes you have made, the lessons you have learned, and who stuck with you through all it. Want more reflection? Here’s how to take a timeout to appreciate your network https://themarketinggirl.com/summer-lovin-take-a-timeout-to-appreciate-your-support-network/.
Know Your Value
How is knowing your value an entrepreneurial skill like resiliency, focus, or appreciation? I can tell you from experience you need to be ok with walking away from something that doesn’t feel right – this shows you are paying attention to the red flags.
Your time is worth something – your knowledge, experience, and expertise. All of it has value. So know what you bring to the table, and if you think your worth is undervalued, here’s my advice on raising your rates (because you are worth it) without the sticker shock!
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