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The Key to Succeed as an Entrepreneur — The Side That Instagram Won’t Show You

Anyone who knows me knows that I hate Instagram. Sure, I see the use for it and all social media as a means to reach an audience, but when it comes to the actual content… I don’t get it. I don’t see the appeal of infinitely scrolling through nice photos, wasting my time on something that adds no real value to my life.

On Instagram you only see illusions of wealth and success — maybe not all of it is fake, but at its core, everything is still an illusion; you see the highlights of people’s lives, the moment they succeed, and the rewards that come after. But you rarely see what led them there, the journey that they had to take and the challenges they faced. That’s what I want to see, and what I strive to show on my social media.

If you want to break free from the rat race, you NEED to understand what the journey looks like. Sure, some images of success may serve as inspiration, but that alone won’t get you through all the work it really takes to get there.

So, what does it take? How do you go from employee to entrepreneur? The most important thing is a change in mindset. There are two crucial skills that all entrepreneurs need: self awareness and problem-solving. You need to incorporate these into the core of who you are, to get to where you need to be. Let’s go deeper into each of those to see how they will help you as an entrepreneur.

Be aware of yourself

The self awareness piece is huge because you need to know what your strengths and weaknesses are. Nobody can tell you that for you. Sure, you can work with a business coach and they may help you identify your gaps. But you are the one living with yourself, you need to understand who you are, how you function, and live within your parameters.

You can improve on a lot of your flaws, but you will always have weaknesses. It’s important to understand that, and identify those gaps, because once you do, you can build a team around you that supports you when you’re weak. That is the key to my success. 

One huge weakness that I have as an ENTP is that I am very disorganized, and I always want to jump from one project to another. Having a hard time maintaining focus is a big disadvantage as an entrepreneur, so I made sure to surround myself with people who can cover for that flaw; employees who organize my tasks and projects, business partners who are pinned down to a focused niche, etc.

That is just the way to work through one weakness. If you’re also like me, now you have an idea of what you can do. But I’m sure there are many other things you need to work through. Use your self awareness to identify those things, and then use problem solving to know how to deal with them.

Dealing with your weaknesses and challenges

The next skill that you need to strengthen is problem-solving. You need to make this your mentality, your way of living

Problem-solving comes as the step after self-awareness, when you identify the problems within yourself, and instead of resigning yourself because “that’s just how you are”, you actually find a way to work through your flaws. 

And of course, problems also arise from the outside, when you’re actually running a business. We tend to be more easily aware of these problems than the ones within ourselves, since it’s easier to accept flaws that aren’t tied to who we are. That’s why I mentioned self-awareness as a crucial skill and not just awareness, although it’s still very important.

But we already covered the inner aspect, now how do we deal with challenges from the outside? With knowledge. 

This is where Instagram falls short. You might see pretty pictures and general minimalist infographics there, but you need actually valuable information. Running a business takes knowledge. You need to understand how the processes for your company work, grasping all the different areas: operational, legal, administrative, etc. 

Of course you’ll have people for this, but when problems arise, understanding how things work is what will lead you to come up with solutions.

I can help you figure things out

As I said before, no one can do the work for you, but sometimes we all need help figuring out the steps to take. That’s why I offer business consultations for entrepreneurs who want that external point of view from their situation. 

I have experience in the healthcare industry, real estate, stock trading, and business in general, and I’ve helped all kinds of entrepreneurs with these consultations. From those who are starting out and need a full rundown of the process, to those already running a business who came across a roadblock.

Whatever your case is, I’ll be happy to give you my perspective and point you towards the path of success. Just book a meeting with me here: https://bit.ly/ENTP-mentoring

And be sure to check out my YouTube channel, where I always give detailed information on how to build businesses to generate wealth and live your dreams!

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