The hustle is real and there are a lot of entrepreneurs going about it the wrong way. Let’s jump right in on the 5 things every entrepreneur should master.
1. Be Punctual
Every entrepreneur needs to be punctual. A wealthy businesswoman once told me “If you’re on time, you’re late. But If you’re early, you’re on time”. She couldn’t have said it any better. Wheather the person your meeting is running a few minutes behind, arriving 15 minutes early always shows the best impression.
If you’re on time, you’re late. But If you’re early, you’re on time.
2. Cut the Business Card Excuse
Entrepreneurs (especially new business owners) should always have some source of contact information to exchange when they are networking or meeting a new customer. Drop the, “oh, I ran out of business cards” excuse. If you can’t hand them a card, send them a formal text message with all of your information. They also have mobile business cards-picture of your business card you can text.
3. Dress for Success
No, literally. I spoke with a successful business partner of mine and no entrepreneur wants to go to a professional business meeting seeing you wearing torn jeans and messy hair. No jeans, no t-shirts, no sandals, and dude… ditch the beach hair! Look Professional, you are the face of your own empire.
You are the face of your own Empire.
Networking is always fun, It’s great to meet new people from different walks of life. The best networkers I know are always happy, approachable and down-to-earth. They are great when it comes to introducing new entrepreneurs to a group of other business owners and make everyone feel welcome.
5. Have A Planner
Entrepreneurs are great planners. They take control of their day and if they need to reschedule plans, they are quick to do so. Entrepreneurs don’t procrastinate, procrastination leads to failure…and failure is not an option.
No one is perfect, but in order to stick out from the sea of “business owners”, you have to push yourself and step out on faith (even when things get scary). It may take years in order to see continuous growth in your business, but only the tough entrepreneurs always make it to the finish line.