For most of us in business, entrepreneurship could be defined like this: “I don’t have a 9-5. I have a when I open my eyes to when I close my eyes”…
Or like this…
“I am the maker of my products & services, the marketer, the accountant, the head of HR, the tax guy and the lunch lady!”
Running your own business ain’t for the faint hearted, that’s for sure. It takes graft, determination, business smarts, stubbornness and definitely a little madness!
There are, however, some awesome pearls of wisdom that have been passed down by the entrepreneurial greats along the way. And taking heed of those pearly words, could just make that path a little less crazy and complicated!
Here are some words from the greats to keep us motivated this week…..Gather round entrepreneurs!
Steve Jobs: “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become”
Richard Branson: “If someone offers you a great opportunity and you’re not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later”
James Dyson: “While Developing my vacuum, I went through 5126 failed prototypes and my life’s savings over 15 years. But the 5127th prototype worked, and the Dyson brand became the best-selling bagless vacuum brand in the United States”
Henry Ford: “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”
Timothy Ferriss: “Focus on being productive, instead of busy”
Yoda: “Do or do not. There is no try!” …(Yes, yes, we know Yoda is technically not an entrepreneur but he is one of the greats, so he had to make an appearance in our opinion!)
Mark Zuckerberg: “If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.”
Bill Gates: “The first rule of any technology applied in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency”
Well, we feel inspired – we hope you do too!
And we also wanted to add our own note on the great Bill Gate’s words on automation. You see, at Graphedia, getting our clients more online leads and sales is our business and let’s just say that business is gooooood! 😉
We believe that if you are following the sage advice above and you are working on something you are passionate about, you have a great product or service and an efficient business, then automation of your business is a step that can take your business to the next level and beyond.
What do we mean by automation? Well, its simple really, we mean driving warm/interested leads to your website and turning those leads into sales for your business through the use of online sales funnels, SEO, paid traffic and more.
…Essentially making sales while you sleep!!
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