The right attitude in business has been known to play a huge role in entrepreneurial success. It is one of those little things that can make a huge difference, as all of those cliched – but true – quotes will tell you in no uncertain terms. This goes for life as much as it does for business; the principles of attitude remain the same.
But for all the quotes and sayings and words of wisdom you may have heard on this matter, we have come up with a list of things you will never hear a successful entrepreneur say.
“There Is No Way We Can Do That”
There is no such thing as I can’t do that. It simply isn’t in an entrepreneur’s vocabulary. As an entrepreneur, it is imperative that you become accustomed to getting things done, and finding solutions to every problem that crops up. The more you get your head around this the easier you’ll find thinking outside the box.
“I Haven’t Got Enough Funding”
You can never have too much money when it comes to starting a business; that is a fact. That is where attitude can once again play a huge role because attitude is what gives you that glass half full optimism. So instead of thinking that you need to raise so much in capital in order to achieve this, a great entrepreneur will look at what funds she has raised and then work out what success she can build from that. In order to master running a business, you need to start a business first. It’s just a little shift in outlook, that’s all.
“I Can’t Hack The Competition”
Nothing discourages a good entrepreneur; not even the strength of the competition. Instead, they take this and use it as motivation because, well, no entrepreneur has ever heard of friendly competition; it just doesn’t exist. So, where you see a fierce and strong presence in your market, see what they are doing that works so well and work out how you can better it. If a marketplace offers profit then it is going to be full of competition; you just have to be willing to dig deep and fight for it.
“I Did All On My Own”
Not a single entrepreneur in history has ever achieved success on their own; it is impossible. Being successful means surrounding yourself with the right team, people who are going to help your idea come to life and thrive; smart people, savvy people, dedicated people and people who are willing to challenge you. There is no glory in starting a failure on your own, but there is so much glory in sharing your success with people who believed in you and came together for you.
“It’s Not A Good Time To Start A Business”
Chances are, you’ve heard a lot of people say this over the years. After all, life is all about timing. Don’t get us wrong, timing is important, but if you wait around for the perfect time to launch your business then you are going to be waiting forever. There are too many variables for everything to go your way; the market, the competition, funding, trends, politics, the economy and even your own personal life. The best entrepreneurs make it the right time. They don’t let the chance to start a business go by. Instead, they do their best to make this the right time.