BE A LITTLE “PIGHEADED”
According to Webster, Pigheaded means “refusing to do what other people want or to change your opinion of the way you do something”.
Being a small business owner also means that you will encounter a lot of people telling you how to best run your business or to not even be in business.
It’s easy to get discouraged or to doubt your ability to achieve your vision if you allow yourself to be influenced by others that are not walking in your shoes.
So be stubborn, be opinionated about your direction. Growing a small business is all about believing in yourself, knowing why you are doing what you are doing. I believe that when a positive suggestion is offered that you will know how to analyze it and either adopt it or discard it.
Being pigheaded means; you are not afraid of taking a risk in exchange for a larger reward. It means that you are willing to work harder, push harder and think bigger than those that bend with every small breeze that they encounter.
Never give up. Keep believing.
Innovation is something that will find you if you push hard enough. There is always a way to do something that others say can’t be done. You may run into a few “brick walls,” be they people, systems, or marketing options on your way to the top. Persistence is always the key when you are looking for a solution.
So far I have spoken about the benefits of being “Pigheaded”. Now let me share some other, but not so visible, attributes that have to be part of the formula for success:
- Ongoing education is a lifelong process while growing a business.
- Support is a necessity for all; we were not put into this world to be alone. Carefully select your business support partner.
- Helping others to achieve their goal.
- Have self-discipline
Perhaps the most important attribute is one of never giving up!
Tips and Advice by Nick Petra – CFP, Mentor, and Founder of BizQuack and StrategicDuck.
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