Innovation Issue MADE Magazine - Page 57

MADEXXX MADEINC supporting you and why. Forget them. Don’t let them steal your shine. Don’t waste energy dwelling on their absence when you can be focusing on the presence of those who are there, rooting for you. And if you want to keep it all the way funky, sometimes, you won’t have anyone. Some times, you will have to walk alone. But rest assured knowing that season of entrepreneurship doesn’t last always. It gets better along the way, so stick with the plan. See it through. The right people will find their way to you, real talk. all the way funky, sometimes, you won’t have anyone. Sometimes, you will have to walk alone. But rest assured knowing that season of entrepreneurship doesn’t last always. It gets better along the way, so stick with the plan. See it through. The right people will find their way to you, real talk. started. Don’t get so caught up in planning that you forget to just do it. And another thing, stop procrastinating – the root of procrastination is fear. If you’re too scared to get started, that bring us to the next point… 6. It’s not for everyone. Entrepreneurship is hot right now. And for one reason or another, everyone feels like they can do it. I blame social media. Nevertheless, don’t be one of those people. Take an honest inventory of yourself and assess two things: Are your intentions pure and do you have what it takes? They both seem like simple questions, yet they are actually quite loaded. If your answers are ‘no’ to either of these questions, well… that should tell you something right there. Don’t tweak. 5. Action is key. Train yourself to think of the word “entrepreneur” as a verb and not a noun. Why? Because you can make as many plans as you want. You can go to as many meetings as you’d like. But until you actually start, you haven’t done much. There are some things you will just have to learn on the journey. You can’t anticipate any and every thing that will go wrong because entrepreneurship simply doesn’t work that way. It’s fluid. So get INNOVATION ISSUE 57