If you’re ready to start your own entrepreneurship journey, consider the following strategies to ensure you can stay true to your own vision:
- Cultivate relentless energy in your team.
To be a successful entrepreneur, you need a nearly endless font of energy to draw from -- your business will need you constantly, after all. Your team members should have the same energy, as well. You need people around you who offer skills that you don't have, so together, you can build on one another's enthusiasm to reach your shared goals.
- Create a business plan that allows room for change.
"Staying the course" and "allowing room for change" might initially sound like contradictions. But that's not the case when it comes to your business plan. It's important to stick to your mission, but the path you take to get there might not be the one you originally envisioned. As you come around to understanding your costs, your products or services, and your audience, you have to be able to adapt to change.
- Operate with utter clarity of task.
Every level of your business should operate with complete clarity. Your vision should guide your team's understanding of your business, and that vision should be clear as soon as you walk through the door each morning. Each member of your team should know how his or her specific tasks help make your vision a reality.