An entrepreneur’s natural spirit yearns to be creative, successful and finically free. I am successful. I have failed, but I have also learned an abundant amount of lessons along the way. Just as there are many things you should do in order to find that success you ache for, there are also a lot of things you should not do.
1. Be Jealous or Envious
Watching the success of others should motivate you, not discourage you! All of us have the same amount of hours in a day and we all have the ability to become as successful as we choose. If you put your energy into being envious of someone else’s progress, you’re only wasting your time and delaying your own achievements.
2. Look Back
As always, there will be bumps and logs along this road we call life. Each of us will face difficult moments, be forced to make decisions we’d rather not, and at some point our happy blue skies will be overshadowed with failure.
But these setbacks are only lessons and you’ll overcome them. You will find ways to dodge and weave around those obstacles and you will push forward. Keep going and don’t look back.
3. Make Excuses
All I have to say about this is… own it! We all make bad decisions and when the time comes that you make a human error – don’t make excuses! Making excuses for your mistakes will only result in you continuing to make them. Identify the problem and find a solution. This is called a life lesson, welcome to the human experience!
4. Stop Learning
I will never stop repeating this. Never. Stop. Learning! Read, write, grow and expand your mind whenever you get the chance. I don’t care how old you are, how young you are, what your accomplishments are; not one single person on this beautiful earth knows everything. As entrepreneurs, we all can continually learn and be inspired from one another.
5. Associate With Negative Individuals
#GoodVibesOnly, okay? Hanging around people who constantly complain or spread bad vibes should be avoided like the plague. We all know people like this and we all eventually figure out that hanging around people with negative energy is only doing ourselves a disservice. One of the smartest decisions I ever made was to surround myself with like-minded people who were just as determined and focused as I was.