4 Find a mentor This is one of the most important steps you can take to lay a

4 find a mentor this is one of the most important

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4. Find a mentor. This is one of the most important steps you can take to lay a foundation for success. When you have expert guidance, support, and motivation -- you are 100 times more unstoppable than you are alone. Mentorship allows you to quantum leap straight to the head of the game more rapidly than if you tediously faced down every beginner‘s hurdle. Avoid pitf alls, mistakes that could cost you your future, and rash decisions by having someone in your corner. I credit having a mentor from the outset as the reason I was able to attain success. It‘s an invaluable resource for anyone who is serious about getting where they want to go. Get online, get out into the world, connect with the people who inspire you -- especially the one‘s whose
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paths you admire -- and develop a working relationship with someone who has done what you want to do. It can change everything. 5. Commit. Once your business idea is prepared and you‘re ready to be an entrepreneur, the last thing you need to do is commit. If you truly want to succeed, put in 100 percent effort. Effort will always trump luck and skill, so if you‘re seri ous about being an entrepreneur then you should never stop trying. Stress and Entrepreneur: With Network Group being a collective of dynamic and successful entrepreneurs, stress is a close companion in the life of an entrepreneur, which can also sometimes lead to periods of depression. So it is timely to be putting the spotlight on some of what it means to speak out about one of the more silent and unspoken aspects of being an entrepreneur (or sometimes it's called being a‗solopreneur‘). Every entrepreneur starts out with big dreams and excitement. As an entrepreneur, you control your own destiny, and with the right ideas, the right skillset and unflinching dedication, you can build wealth or establish an enterprise to serve as your legacy. This is the bright side of entrepreneurship, but unfortunately, there‘s also a darker side. The rigors of entrepreneurship demand sacrifices. Business is, at its core, a give-and-take process. The more you invest, the more you‘ll reap in rewards in kind. Within this there are some areas of ‗sacrifice‘ that nearly every entrepreneur makes, as a start -up and also along the business success journey in varying degrees stability; work/life split; income; sleep; and comfort. Dealing with entrepreneur isolation Entrepreneurs are often stereotyped as gregarious wheelers and dealers who network their way to fame and fortune. Some do. But many also find entrepreneurship a lonely pursuit, one so isolating at times that business builders need to take steps to safeguard their wellbeing.
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This feeling of isolation is a common theme with small business owners or entrepreneurs struggling to build a venture, or dealing with a horrific business failure that may be compounded by relationship loss or mental illness, such as depression.
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