ENTREPRISING ~ Rising in Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurs are the captain of their entrepreneurial ship. They work hard every day to keep the ship sailing in the right direction. Maybe you embarked on this entrepreneurial journey thinking that you’d land easily, but as it turns out the water is a little rougher than expected.
When you’re manning the ship, you’ve got a lot of ups and downs and navigating can be as challenging as steering a ship through a storm on high waters. But remember that it happens all the time! In fact, willing to change when the winds change is part of what makes entrepreneurs who they are, and successful at what they do.
As you venture through these winds of change, there are certain things to keep in mind:
1) Know the terminology- As in sailing, if you can’t speak the language of your clients and your competition, you may lose your next best deal.
2) Use trends like the wind- When sailing through entrepreneurship, bring yourself up to date on the latest global and local trends, so that you are aware of which way the wind is blowing.
3) Adjust quickly to changing winds- Like the weather, business is always moving and changing. As a leader, you need to know how to use the sails to navigate under tough conditions and capitalize on whatever is thrown at you.
4) Be a decisive captain- As the captain of a business, you should spend your days adjusting your sails and guiding the crew because they rely on your vision, tenacity, and experience to guide their actions and at times navigate dangerous waters. Without this direction, no one will know which way to travel.
Keep sailing across open waters and look for your next destination — you never know what treasures you’re bound to discover!