Being an entrepreneur is a very demanding job. If you don’t keep yourself productive and happy, your employees certainly aren’t going to be happy and productive. If you are just a small company that is looking to get your name around the globe, trust your instincts, know where you want to go and what you want to do and treat people like you would want to be treated. If you are going to treat people badly, you are going to get the same in return.
Being a better boss means that you should never stop learning. There is no way you will be able to know everything, but you will be able to teach what you know or “hire up”. Hiring up means that you hire someone who has the most recent and latest skills in a variety of fields. You can learn from them and they can learn from you. Your marketing is also a reflection of your business. If you don’t do any marketing, you clearly don’t want your business to be all over where everyone can see. If you are constantly going above and beyond to get your name out there, you are showing people that you care about your business and your name.
Bigger is better, usually. Big and bold colorful letters are sure to get the attention of a passerby. Study your audience, add value through innovation, and set the competitive pace. Once you are comfortable enough with the position of your entrepreneurship, think about franchising and licensing. Your company could turn into a franchise that people can buy and operate or even become a business opportunity where people can resell your standardized product or service.
Being a good entrepreneur means that you have an understanding of your employees, product and your own self awareness. If you aren’t getting enough sleep to do the job properly, your employees will see this and it will effect your productivity. Multiple things can effect the way you function at night and how fast you fall asleep. You need at least 6 hours of sleep to feel refreshed in the morning and have a clear head. If you are up all night looking at your phone or watching a movie, you aren’t going to fall asleep easily because the light from these things make your brain think that it is still time to be awake. Shut down and close your eyes. Read this article: Entrepreneurs Don’t Sleep, for more tips.
As strange as this sounds, take a vacation. If you have been overly productive and just need a time out to regain or touch up your personal development, go on a trip. You need time to unwind and just take a breather, even if it is just for a few days. If you are working yourself too hard, your employees may feel your stress and they may get stressed out, it never ends well. Yes, you are the owner of your company, but you are also the owner of yourself and like your company, it needs to be cared for and treated well. If you are really worried about your work while you are on vacation, have someone you trust that knows your job inside and out to keep things in check while you are gone.
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