Gain momentum and direction will come
It’s uncontrollably exciting during the embryonic stage of building your business, developing the concept, outlining your vision and bringing your dream to life.
I remember the day we decided to invest all our savings into a website. After all, you are not on the map if you are not online! It was one of the hardest decisions I had to make; continue growing my business and bringing home the bacon, or diving in head first, taking my brand to the next level. It was a no brainer, although at the time, I was sitting on the fence riddled with doubt and petrified of failure. So I vowed to swallow my pride and seek advice from anyone and everyone I knew who had at some point, once been where I was.
My strategy was clear and my goals set.
I needed professional, honest and inspiring guidance. I set up meetings with family, friends, connections through connections, small business owners, family business starters, those who have struggled through start ups and those who had the monopoly to buy companies for play money. The fountain of knowledge and experience I gained from each meeting was profound and so uniquely informative. I felt so privileged that each individual had devoted their time and undivided attention to me and my flip file of questions, giving me sincere advice and positive encouraging criticism. If you are anything like me, helpful outsiders advice is always followed by egoistical rebuttals to prove or pretend my way through my response statement. This was one of my biggest lessons learned in business – people don’t judge you for not knowing everything.
So now it’s my turn to pass on some invaluable advice that applies to both your business and private life.
When you meet a crossroads, or a dead end for that matter, get an outsiders opinion. We are never too old to learn or too young to take risks. No matter how dark it may seem today, you can ask for a matchbox tomorrow. Use any and every spark of inspiration to keep you going. A wise man once told me, “Gain momentum and direction will come.” I keep this quote with me in my diary and look to it for motivation when I need it most.
The key to giving your business the best start may not be a flashy new website or a fancy new office space, but instead, a fresh take on a stagnant situation. So do your research, seek further counsel and use it.
Chat to us at Simply Graphic if you find yourself looking to take your brand to the next level. We are here to give you options and explore exciting new avenues that will work for you and with you. Many receive advice, but only the wise profit from it – Publilius Syrus.