Being an entrepreneur should revolve around financial matters and focus on how each entrepreneur could become an instrument in making a difference, in making a change for themselves and others.
You have come across some entrepreneurs who may have a negative reputation among their employees due to their arrogance, stubbornness, and loud behavior. And these employees may just be simply trying to get by with their situation at work for fear of not finding a job replacement should they decide to quit. Some entrepreneurs fall short when handling a business and its employees. Although there is a need to take the business seriously, employees who feel stiff and unhappy with their work environment are less likely to become productive.
Entrepreneurs are leaders. And being a leader, an entrepreneur should impart positivity among his employees, which will help the business grow. There should also be harmony among co-workers every day. How sad that people would just feel the air of love during the Christmas season when it can be a daily event in our lives!
No, it’s not always about the money.
Our everyday pressures from both our business and personal have become a challenge to develop and sustain spiritual life. Nevertheless, it is one challenge that we need to overcome and do something about it. Busy entrepreneurs may only have one mind after a long day- finally having some peace and quiet and having a sound sleep. Although we provide what our body needs, we also need to nourish our souls through reflections.
Attaining a Meaningful Life
When we were younger, life was all about the happy things in life, centered more on the material things. As much as possible, we try not to drown our thoughts with unhappy thoughts lest it would surely drag us down and just let life pass by day by day without much effort to find ways to fix them. But as we grow older, we realize that there is more to life than owning a house, car, and other luxuries. To have a meaningful life, we come to a point where we want to be part of the lives of others by sharing what we have. For entrepreneurs, part of their success is extending their hands to those who dream of having a difference. Of becoming just like them. It is like being the vessel of hope and encouragement to aspiring entrepreneurs.
I have been in the business for more than thirty years, seeing different entrepreneurs. Those who succeeded with their businesses are the people who have acknowledged the importance of the people who have become part and parcel in reaching their goals. I would not want to sound like a preacher because I have lived a God-centered life. I have learned to share my blessings with others. And to be able to touch the lives of others by helping their dreams become a reality is a very fulfilling experience.
We must indeed find ways how we could be able to sustain all the needs of our family. But there comes a time when all you want is to help these people. And not expect anything in return, but pray that through the help extended to them, they, too, can become successful in the future.
Being an Instrument of Hope
Previously, I have shared with you the story of some successful entrepreneurs that I have met. What is inspiring about them was that they overcame such obstacles despite their struggles in life and were surprised with a very lucrative business. This does not happen every day to everyone. But probably because they have such a strong faith, they could slowly reach their dreams.
There may have been so many people who attempted to start their own business. However, they seem to have gotten caught between so many things that they never found the right path to where they wanted to be. But here is one thing that I can say: We may have a great concept in mind, and we may have the resources to start a business, but if we lack the skills in making things happen the way they should be, then we are just wasting time and money. Success cannot be created overnight. As I always say, it takes patience and perseverance before seeing the fruit of our labor. In those little struggles that we go through, with all the criticisms that we may have received from others, they should become the fuel to ignite our passion. To do what we would like to do and eventually do a sustainable business.
In most of my talks, I do not just focus on understanding how to become entrepreneurs. Before anyone can be one, the right mindset should be created. A perspective that is not only aiming for one’s benefits but also looking into how it can help others.
No business can ever succeed with a boss who focuses on how much the people can help him reach his millions. When entrepreneurs see the worth of the people who work for them and share their own blessings, they are given more than they could have imagined.
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