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30 Rules that Guide the Daily Choices of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

Rules that guides the choices of highly successful entrepreneurs

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30 Rules that Guide the Daily Choices of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

A Successful entrepreneur making her through crossroads

30 Rules that Guide the Daily Choices of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

Experts at spotting great opportunities, highly successful entrepreneurs are daring risk takers and innovators. However, they balance this out by observing rules which help them easily navigate through changing business terrains.

Experts at spotting great opportunities, highly successful entrepreneurs are daring risk takers and innovators. However, they balance this out by observing rules which help them easily navigate through changing business terrains.

They understand that their ability to perfectly blend these rules with their risk-taking streaks keeps them many steps ahead of competitors. Global Shapers Lagos, a group of young dynamic individuals committed to implementing the goals of the World Economic Forum, also believe in these rules and share 30 of them:

  1. Hard work pays, but work smart, not just hard.
  2. Work in an industry that you will enjoy and flourish in (an industry you are passionate about, that interests you and in line with your strengths)
  3. Break things down. If a problem feels too big, break it down into smaller parts.
  4. Put yourself forward and pitch for more challenging projects or positions. SELL YOURSELF
  5. Build and market your personal brand
  6. Be inspirational and embrace positivity. People are drawn to positive people
  7. Take care of your mental wellbeing. Look after yourself physically, emotionally and spiritually.
  8. Your attitude is important. Be kind, fair and reasonable; but don’t let people take advantage of you.
  9. Develop commercial orientation: read, do specific research, network, and become a subject matter expert.
  10. Know your role within the company and your team.
  11. Learn how to smartly navigate around office politics. Understand the company culture, your team, individuals, and don’t take sides.
  12. Develop leadership skills. When you feel confident and knowledgeable in a team situation, take the lead, share your ideas.
  13. Be conversant with diversity and equality issues/respect differences.
  14. Find a career mentor or personal development coach
  15. Don’t give up. Be resilient
  16. Track your success and note down your wins.
  17. Develop strong work ethics
  18. Practice problem solving and be the solution to the problem.
  19. Do the right things even if no one is watching (integrity), and build your reputation.
  20. Learn new skills
  21. Learn people skills (customer service, emotional intelligence, etc.)
  22. Network and build relationships with people in your field.
  23. Don’t benchmark your progress.
  24. Take the initiative. If you don’t, nobody will.
  25. Don’t over promise and under deliver. Deliver on your brand promise.
  26. Develop presentation and report writing skills.
  27. It’s a dog-eat-dog world. Be careful
  28. Pay attention to your manners. Say please and thank you.
  29. Figure things out yourself. Don’t bore people with questions
  30. When building a career, it’s important you take mentorship over money

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