Some of the most important character traits of a successful entrepreneur include being a good time-keeper, financially astute and always organized in all aspects of the business. Today I’d like to tell you all how I’ve managed to set in motion these important traits and what it has achieved for me thus far. I must just say, however, that it is still early days. But I do expect to see better returns as a result of the fruits of my labors. And perhaps I should start on that point. Coming from the office environment, I pride myself on being a hard-working administrator.
But over time, I had to wonder. Was this all worthwhile. It was counterproductive, as it turned out. Nevertheless, I soon learned the art of working smarter, rather than harder once I ventured into my own business. I am my own boss and I am in control of the hours I need to put in. They are irregular hours to be sure but they are also a lot shorter. The problem though is that these are still hard hours. It does not, however, have much to do with its complexities and required physical exertions. That is something I’m still working at.
To survive as an entrepreneur, you really need to be healthy, fit and well. You also need to be financially fit too. You cannot afford to go around scraping at the bottom of the barrel each month. Give yourself a good lesson in bookkeeping and learn to control your nerve. Yes, some discipline is required to help you balance your books every month, and with change to spare. When I started out, it was chaos all the way. I was so desperate to make business contacts that I went around sending friend and follow me requests to every single Tom, Dick and Harry.
The result, dare I say, was chaotic. Instead of picking up a few decent clients, I picked up a lot of rubbish. And along with the rubbish came the trolls, hacks and endless streams of spam mail. I put a stop to this soon enough and made peace with working with just a couple of good clients. I also created for myself what I like to call a cohesive Instagram followers order. Fair enough, I’ve had to continue buying new followers along the way, but I’m now in a better position to pick and choose who I’d like following me and help promote my business.
It’s a case of sifting the wheat from the chaff. You really only want genuine support. If not that, you’ll want the kind of bot support that creates the necessary traction for your Instagram platform. I have followers today that I can rely on. These are not just plain and straight followers. They’re also what you call frenemies. They are your business rivals but they’re also prepared to help you out with good advice and a heads-up new client every once in a while.