The definition of the word patience is to tolerate delay implying self control and tolerance.
When you are building an online business have absolutely no doubts that patience is a virtue.
There are so many different areas that you have to develop. Of course you have to build your website and all that will include. You have to create your business model and the products you are going to bring to market. Then you have to get your message out there through social media, advertising, quality SEO and great blogging. All of these things contribute to you building your customers, and so your income
But don’t make the mistake of thinking this can happen instantly.
It takes some time to both create and execute a good online strategy. It could take anywhere between 3 months to 6 months to get things off the ground, and see initial results, so patience is absolutely crucial.
As a mentor I have all the time in the world for those who are prepared to see the job through from beginning to end; then work even harder to make sure that your business gets results. As a mentor I will stick with you through out the process. But I admit I have no time for get quick merchants.
It took me two years to build a business that I can say is fulfilling my dreams. But this wasn’t easy, and nobody was there to hold our hand or show us the way to do it. Neil , my business partner and I burned the midnight oil day after day, always believing we would succeed, resolutely sticking with what we were doing. Our patience paid off, even if we did have to tighten our belts big style for a while. We knew the outcome would make all our struggles worthwhile in the end. Building a personal brand online takes time, but the results when you do it right will be awesome. So bring your passion for business together with what you’d love to be doing and you’ve got a winning formula.
My advice to any budding entrepreneur is to be prepared to change direction so that you adapt to the evolving marketplace, but realise doing things in haste isn’t going to be your best choice. Jumping ahead half finished and unprepared is not the best course of action for anybody. In fact one of the most important attributes in business is patience.
As a mentor I would never encourage a client to rush in to opening their online ecommerce store. The chances are, if they ignore this will be no-traffic, no sales, a retail nightmare.
Instead of rushing to open, take your time, and get things right. Ensure you’re in position for making a favourable first impression.
There is a very simple reason some entrepreneurs do amazingly well in business while others do not. It is that they are willing to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes to succeed.
I’ve worked for years to build a successful long lasting business . There is no shortcut to success. If you have spent years finding out how not to do it, welcome the opportunity when the solutions are offered to you, grasp them in both hands, show patience, and get things together.
In order for business success to be achieved by you or anybody else it will require your patience and a willingness to invest the time and effort. Perhaps the most frustrating part of your journey as you build your business will be those times when it appears that little or no progress is being made. During times like these, and there will be many, you will need to possess the perseverance to continue on while ignoring the temptation to simply give up.
Building anything worthwhile is always going to be more a process in which you as an individual will also need to evolve. This process will test your patience but if you do stick with it the end results usually always make it worth the while!
If things don’t go quite to the plan you have in your head, never point the finger, because perhaps that finger will push away those who can this time help you succeed.
In all the years I’ve been coaching others, I’m still amazed at how many entrepreneurs expect immediate success. In business, success doesn’t happen overnight. Success is a process that takes time, energy, focused planning and persistence. Commitment is the glue that holds together your vision of success Make a pledge to yourself and your company that becoming discouraged is not an option.
Do you have the patience to succeed? Are you willing to nurture and grow a successful business?