The part of your business success in large can be based on you as an entrepreneur and your own understanding of you. You care about your customers because you want to understand and fulfill their needs.
Also, you care about your employees, because you want your company to be perfect in fulfilling your customer’s needs. On the other side, your employees are part of that process and you care about them.
But, where are you?
Do you understand yourself enough?
When you plan to start a company and become an entrepreneur, you must start with yourself. Why? Because you are the central point of your company. Everything else will be based on your own business potential energy and your aspirations as a future entrepreneur.
Where are you as a person now?
Start by answering this question. Where are you now? How much do you earn today? Do you know how you earn that money? How much knowledge and skills do you have? What are the best knowledge and skills you use for your small business? What about your experience?
These questions are important in order to find the reality of your current situation. A reality that will be in the form of money and business potential energy stored in you in the form of skill, knowledge, and experience.
However, there is also the risk that is connected with entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship. How much risk can you tolerate?
Where you want to be in the future?
When you know your current position as a person, you can define the future positions that you want to achieve as an entrepreneur.
How much do you want to earn in the future? What skills and knowledge do you want to develop for yourself in the future? What type of experience you will want to achieve in the future?
At this level, you define your path for the future.
You know where you are now, and you know where you aspire to be in the future. Now you can easily plot your path from today to that future.
Ask yourself, can you make that path become reality? If you can’t, then go back and change the targets for your future.
Why is this important for you as an entrepreneur?
One of the biggest mistakes that I have seen from startup entrepreneurs is that they build a company where they are servants. They serve their companies, and their business didn’t serve them. They are hostages of their own company.
If you know yourself, if you know your business potential and aspirations, you can easily make them a part of your new business model. This will help you build a company that will serve you to accomplish your personal targets for the future.