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5 Key Steps To Become A Successful Entrepreneur

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Are you looking to build a solid, business online while maintaining a happy fulfilling lifestyle? That to me is what entrepreneur success is all about. In this article I offer you 5 key steps to become a successful entrepreneur which have certainly been of utmost importance to my journey. The full story of and my ecommerce shops such as has yet to be told, but these steps have been a feature behind their success.

Too many of you, trying to set up a business online, struggle with establishing a healthy balance of work and play. In fact your lifestyle is probably very unhealthy as your work takes over most of your time leaving you no energy to devote to other priorities such as family, friends, and personal well-being.

A lifestyle entrepreneur is somebody who goes into business – not primarily for financial rewards – but for lifestyle reasons. Instead of money, the most common motivation of the lifestyle entrepreneur is a desire for independence, working for themselves, and running a business that is aligned with their lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle is one of their key aims, and is achievable. Entrepreneur success after all, is not just about the money, but also how you are able to live.

We all should want to live the best life possible. We all want to be doing what makes us happy. We all would love to create our ideal lifestyle, doing a job that brings us both happiness and financial success.

There is a solution which can make all this possible. You’ll have to take the bull by the horns, by taking matters into your own hands and begin the journey towards becoming a lifestyle entrepreneur. By this I mean creating your own lifestyle by building a business doing what you love and where your passions lie.

Being a lifestyle entrepreneur and building an online business with your passions I can assure you is the best thing you could do. I have and love everything it brings me. Goodbye stress, au revoir 9 to 5 clockwatching and hello to having time for those things that are important to me. I’m in charge of my life and in control of my business, and to me this is what entrepreneur success is largely about.

Today I offer you some essential steps to become a lifestyle entrepreneur

1.    Create the Right Mindset.

Without the right mindset you can forget about becoming a successful lifestyle entrepreneur. If you want to achieve the things you want in your life you have to get your mindset absolutely right.

Even as a qualified life coach who practices what I preach, and an experienced marketing consultant with a successful track record, coming online and building a business brought many obstacles and difficulties and I had to stay positive throughout. At no time did I lose the belief that I would succeed, and was always willing to not just learn but put new things into practice.

You have to be flexible and willing to try new things. At all times I believed in myself and what I was doing, and it was this that propelled me to achieve the success I have so far. Not only did I have a positive outlook I was also determined to go after the things I wanted in my life.

2.    Use your Time Wisely.

Building a successful business requires a lot of thought and of equal importance time. Successful entrepreneurs know how to manage and get the most out of the time available to them.
You have to really value your time.  You have to be doing the things that matter most for your life and business.

Most people spend too much time in business on insignificant busy work; they don’t make the best use of their time. Spending time doing the wrong things is so common and so costly. It’s spent and gone forever with no hope for a return.  The better you get at managing your time, the more quickly you get results. Time is not a replaceable resource; we can never get it back, but we can maximize our effectiveness and outcomes by using it efficiently.

Entrepreneurship does not mean you have to be a slave to work. Being a lifestyle entrepreneur it is important that you use your time wisely and efficiently. By making the best use of your work time ensures you can take time to live life to the full.

3.    See problems as opportunities

Remember there is no such thing as problems, only opportunities in life. By overcoming the obstacles and standing firm you will make the most of your opportunity online and bring to yourself lifelong success.

If you spend time, effort and energy on activities that don’t get you the results you desire, you will learn that they were not the right thing for you, so it’s important that you don’t beat yourself up. Each mistake is a learning opportunity; you just have to make sure you don’t make the same mistake again. It’s essential you focus on the positives you gained from the experience which will help you get to where you want to go.

4.    Develop  your vision

You simply need vision as an entrepreneur.  It is crucial to have a crystal clear vision of who you are; what you want to do; and where you want to go.

Most entrepreneurs are driven by an overriding purpose when starting their business. Successful entrepreneurs develop a vision for future growth. This vision helps guide the day-to-day operations and strategic decision-making necessary to achieve success.

Just as your final destination is important to your journey, your goals are important to your business. They define your destination and shape what your business will become.

I see so many capable people starting up online who seem to just work day by day with no long term vision or plan. They have no idea what they are trying to do, and certainly have no direction or overall goal of what they’re trying to build. Before successful entrepreneurs became successful, they first visualized the end result of their goal, and continued to visualise  that end result a few minutes of every day until it became a part of their experience in life. When you know where you’re trying to go, you can make a plan of how to get there.

A compelling vision can help you succeed, be more satisfied with your life, and get the most out of your business.

5.  Take Substantial Action

Entrepreneurs take risks.  They take action. The more action you take, the more results you reap. Create a plan with results based outcomes. No matter how committed you are to the dream, you must take action to succeed.

Entrepreneurship requires a set of actions  from identifying or creating an opportunity, to marshalling the resources and providing the leadership and building a team to create something of value.

Once you have identified your objectives, the next step is to break each objective down into action plans, or all the steps necessary to achieve that objective.  Work on the most timely goals and objectives first, breaking them down into monthly action plans.

Being an entrepreneur is all about taking action. It is about taking consistent action towards your goals and dreams. Being an entrepreneur is about taking an idea from your imagination and turning it into a reality. And the magical bridge between the two is ACTION.

Successful entrepreneurs on the other hand do the things that are necessary to get them to where they want to be, no matter how uncomfortable it feels. Taking massive action is a habit of theirs. They do the most important things first. Then the other tasks just become a breeze.

I take action steps on a daily basis and they are the difference between success and failure in my life. Your goals, dreams, and financial desires are unique. You have to think about what you need to do, what you can do, and how you’re going to do it. Then go for it!

Entrepreneurs change the world in tangible ways through their inventions, their businesses, their impacts. Let the term “entrepreneurial” apply to you. Entrepreneur success awaits you.


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About the author: Larry Lewis
I'm Larry. As an Executive Life Coach, entrepreneur and writer, I am an unshakable optimist dedicated to helping you become the person you most want to be. I am devoted to sharing ideas, tools and resources that will help you create a better, stress free, well balanced life.

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