Every day, more and more people are turning to self-employment to make their dreams come true. They are fed up with the uncertainty and stress of working for someone else. And they want more control over their lives and their incomes. But few people know how to go about it. That is because there is no formula or recipe that guarantees success as an entrepreneur. It takes hard work, dedication, persistence—and a willingness to take risks even when you do not know what those risks might be. This will give you an edge over other people in the industry and help you be successful just like Bardya Ziaian.
If you are determined to be your own boss, here are some steps that will put you on the road to success.
Step #1 – Get Educated
If you want to be a successful entrepreneur like Larry Page, then you need a solid education. Use this as a time to round out your skills and become a well-rounded person. That way, you’ll have a greater chance of succeeding as an entrepreneur.
With a little planning, you can turn your education into an entrepreneur’s education. You don’t need to go off and get a Master’s degree or a Ph.D. While those degrees are valuable and offer many benefits, it doesn’t mean you have to spend years in school earning one. In fact, you can get a great education by reading books, joining peer groups with entrepreneurs in your industry, and attending seminars.
Step #2 – Get A Co-Pilot
While you can go into business alone, it is much easier to have another person- someone who shares your passion and excitement for the new venture. This takes some of the pressure off by making tasks seem less burdensome. It also helps if both of you are equally involved in all aspects of the business.
Then, you can share the joy of success—and the dismay of failure. Both sides together will motivate each other to keep going and inspire one another to reach higher. This sense of partnership creates a strong foundation for your business.
Step #3 – Know Exactly Where You Want To Go
Many new entrepreneurs make the mistake of just diving into a business without any clear goals. This means they spend years going in circles, never really getting anywhere.
But if you have a goal—a vision—then you’ll be able to clearly determine which direction to go and how far to travel. And it doesn’t have to be some pie-in-the-sky, never-attainable goal. You can achieve a lot just by setting a few basic goals that are practical and attainable.
For example, if you aim is to increase sales of your product or service by 20 percent over the next year—and you have some solid ideas on how to do so, then you should definitely be on the right track.
These three steps can help guide anyone on the path to success: get educated, find a co-pilot, and know exactly where you want to go.