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The Simple Changes That Can Change (or Save) Your Startup

Many times entrepreneurs tend to think: “Am I doing my best? May be it is not enough!” Yes, the pressure is strong, especially when you are aware that the future of your company depends mainly on you. It is good that entrepreneurs understand how important they are for their startups, but often they forget that there are other important things, besides hard work, to make a startup grow.

Entrepreneurs often worry too much, work too much, stress too much. Many say that there is no such thing like work-life balance in entrepreneurship. They might be right, because, for many entrepreneurs, their businesses become their lives. But entrepreneurs should know how to slow down and look at themselves and their work from another angle before they make the assumption that they are not enough for their business.

You can’t please everyone

Entrepreneurs often look for approval from everyone: from the team members, from the investors, from the customers, from the family members and friends. The truth is that you can’t please everyone. Better trust your guts and do what you believe in and accept negative feedback as a stepping stone for improvement. Nobody can please everybody and even the best ones have their critics.

Know how to prioritize

Make sure that you know what is important for you and that you are at the right track to turning your prioritized goals into reality. Know where your priorities stand and stay true to them. It will help you to be more self-aware and more confident in your decisions.

Do what feels right

Many entrepreneurs compare their startups and themselves to the competition (even to other entrepreneurs, who are working in different niche!), to a level that they start to lose control and focus and take thoughtless decisions and steps forward which they are not ready for. Make sure that you follow your own tempo and the only person you compete with is yourself. Do the things when you believe it is the right time for it.

─ February 3, 2015