1. Entrepreneurship will boost your social skills.
Whenever people will ask me how can I talk to strangers without hesitation, I will them that there’s nothing to be afraid of. One of my principle in life is that for every person you meet, you learn something. Thus, allowing yourself not to talk to that stranger deprives you of the learning or opportunity that you’re supposed to be getting. I would also hear a lot of excuses from people telling me these phrases:
Hey, I am not a people person!
Well… I am an introvert.
I can do more productive things when I am alone.
Yes, I label them as excuses. I was that kind of person before as well. However, I realized that we will always have the power to change who we are. In Psychology, I’ve learned that personalities do not define who you are, and you have the capacity to change how you behave in a certain situation. Thus, when the time came that I needed to get out of my comfort zone, I did. I maximized that with entrepreneurship.
2. By boosting your social skills, it can help you in your leadership skills or even handling varieties of people.
People close to me know that I am a straightforward person before. When I talk to you, I already have a specific topic or intention in mind as I do not want my time to be wasted in nonsensical things. However, being too straightforward has its cons as well. In being an entrepreneur, one of the key factors to keep a steady flow of customers is providing solutions and having a good working relationship. Relationship building entails even doing things which seems meaningless but actually would provide rapport for two people. For example, instead of going in a meeting and talking about the points of improvement right away, you can incorporate going in a fancy coffee shop to make them feel that this is not just purely business. You can also include fun activities before the meeting so people wouldn’t feel bored, too. Apart from that, you’re going to meet people from different walks of life and it will test you on how to handle your emotions, how to be flexible, and extend your patience.
It is indeed a productive experience being an entrepreneur because apart from the income it gives you, it teaches you life lessons as well.
3. You’ll never want to waste any amount of money when you become an entrepreneur.
Milk teas, coffees, movie dates: they might seem normal things we spend our money on but we do not feel the value once we feel like we have none in our pockets. I still spend on these things but right now, I do it more wisely. For example, why would I spend on milk tea just for the sole purpose of drinking it? I’ll probably spend on milk tea to stay in a quiet place and be productive. Before, I used to crave travels as well. However, I realized that unless there is a greater investment on that travel then it’s worth it. If the travel causes you bad financial standing, then it isn’t. It is true that money returns but time doesn’t when it comes to traveling. But, it should never be that traveling makes you poor, and in debt.
As I continue my entrepreneurial journey, my financial decisions are largely based not on impulse but on the benefits that I’ll be getting if I do a specific purchase.
4. As an entrepreneur, you might want to boost your health.
5. In business, you need to focus on your strengths and have clarity on your vision.
- Why I am doing this
- Is it worth the pain and the challenge?
- Am I really growing?
- Do I see myself doing this in the future?
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