Do you recall those feelings as a kid where you were certain something was lurking in the closet? Well, my solution to those hot nights consisted of clutching my prayer beads with dear life and falling asleep due to sheer fright. But then there are those times when your boogeyman frustrations led you to fling the door open revealing nothing inside.Facing a fear stems from stepping out of your comfort zone and in the business world, you ought to do the same to perform better. Build confidence, strength, and knowledge by bursting that bubble to expand your horizons and expose the unexplored.
Know your strengths and weaknesses
Business owners, whether you’re a one-man team or equipped with a fleet of members, should keep in mind that all ideas and feedback, good or bad, are just as important as your own. Be aware of your strengths and weaknesses and focus on how to balance it, instead of being stubbornly mulish with the my-way-or-no-way mentality. Don’t fret, for example, if your expanding company is in need of an upgrade for an advanced telephone system and you’re not a tech-savvy person. Consider hiring someone to do it for you so you can invest more time in making the business grow. Work with those who are skilled in areas opposite of yours because that’s when business goes hand-in-hand.
Love the freaks
I once worked at an online magazine where the CEO said he liked to hire people who were freaks, which made me think about how I landed the job. He stated that freaks, no offense, would always bring something fresh to the table. Make an effort to work with people you usually wouldn’t because new ideas, open minds, and different craft methods can enhance business. Not to say you should hire anyone and everyone, but there’s potential to enrich business by seeking individuals with talent from a variety of professional backgrounds.
Suit up and get uncomfortable
Take chances when it comes to business. After all, a real entrepreneur is one that takes risks. Sounds like a gamble but make the right moves and you’ll rack in the goods. Start with an evaluation of the business to see what’s there and what’s missing. Improve business by considering potential advantages such as expanding the office, switching up the marketing tactics or cultivate customers by enhancing technological services. Explore new grounds because you never know what good comes your way. And remember to chase what you would not usually go for because the boogeyman will always be creeping if that door doesn’t open.