Entrepreneurship is something like a journey. That’s an entrepreneur’s journey. You as an entrepreneur create something from nothing. But, those creations are not easy to be successful.
That road to success is never a straight line, and more probably it will be as a curve, broken line or something that will push you to the left, then to the right, then again, to the left, again to the right… That’s a zig-zag road. On that road, you as an entrepreneur need to zigzag if you want to reach success.
That’s true and because of that, I like the book by Rich Christiansen titled The Zig Zag Principle – The Goal-Setting Strategy That Will Revolutionize Your Business and Your Life.
It is very difficult to define precisely the road to the success of an entrepreneur. And that’s something that Rich Christiansen tried to define, and I think he succeeded in the efforts to make as clear as possible that road of uncertainty.
Let’s look at how you can define your road to success that will increase the probability to achieve that success.
#1 Start Creating the Foundation
We know that entrepreneurs make something from nothing, but rather they make something from their own capital, or as I say their own business potential energy. If you have larger business potential energy in you as an entrepreneur, you can easily define your own road to success.
You need to know exactly what is the success for you. You need to have your own resources that you need to invest in your business. Also, you will need to define your own values that you will follow on the entrepreneurial journey that you want to start.
#2 Start Zigzagging Toward Your Goals
When you have your foundation you can start with the first zig that means you need to become profitable. Without profitability, your business will not succeed. The second zag starts only when you become profitable, and you need to add resources, processes, and systems into your business. And the third zig is to scale your business.
#3 On Your Journey You Need Guardrails
On this uncertain journey, you need something that will tell you that you leave your road, which leads to success.
#4 You Need to Motivate Yourself and Your Team
How you can reward yourself and your team after each zig and zag to continue to the final goal – the success of your business? You need a reward system that will motivate people in your business to continue the road.
And yes, there will be more than these basic steps. You will need more zig and zags as you are on your entrepreneurial journey. But, if you put the real system into the practice, you will succeed.
I highly recommend reading this book that is simple to read, full of experience studies, and with the tools that will lead you to success on your entrepreneurial journey.