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The Entrepreneur's Blueprint

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    • 1. Entrepreneur's blueprint Intro

      0:40
    • 2. Entrepreneur's Blueprint

      10:05
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This course is focused toward people who want  to start their own business.                                                  

This course covers 14 traits or characteristics that are absolutely necessary in order to run and maintain 

a successful business 

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Tay Wilkins

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My goal is to provide you with the tools and knowledge to unlock your full potential. My courses will convey how to strengthen your focus, build confidence as well as direct you to a creative and intelligent approach to achieving success.

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1. Entrepreneur's blueprint Intro: So what does it take to become a successful entrepreneur? Many people struggle with this question as they start their first business. It is a very difficult and stressful task. Taking your business from the idea stage to a full blown, profitable establishment, a task which many people fail to achieve. It takes more than just a nine idea and a few hours of work to become a successful entrepreneur. As an entrepreneur, you have to have certain traits or characteristics in order to become successful. In this course, you will learn 14 traits that are absolutely necessary in order to become a successful entrepreneur. 2. Entrepreneur's Blueprint: As an entrepreneur, you have to be good with learning markets, industries and information changes at the drop of a dime, you will be in a position where, in order to succeed, you will have to learn everything that's going on in your industry. The best way to go about this is to read. Watch the news or check out social media. Pay attention to where the trends or the market is heading. You will also have to learn new skills and methods as you begin to grow your business. If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, then be ready for a lot of money. To be an entrepreneur, you have to not only see an opportunity but to envision its success. You have to be able to see how a business plays out through not only the good, but the possible issues you may have as well. You have to be able to see your business rising to the top region extraordinary heights. As an entrepreneur, you will have naysayers, and you will have to see past the negativity in order to see your success. To be an entrepreneur, you have to be willing to take risks. The most successful people around the world today didn't reach the success they have without taking some sort of risk. See, we're program from birth that failing is bad. Thus, when it comes to making major decisions, we look for the easiest and safest solution, and that is not the way to go. This is a great way to be miserable and not realized our true potential. In order to become truly successful, you have to be willing to take risks. Not everything is going to go as planned, and you may find yourself failing. But just because you failed doesn't mean the show's over. In fact, failure is a part of the process of becoming successful. It takes a lot to be able to get back up, brush yourself off and keep going. But getting up and pressing forward looking past all the naysayers will only make you stronger as a person. Remember this. You only fail when you fall and you don't get up. If you keep getting up, you're not considered a failure. Believe it or not, some of the best ideas you will have will only come after you have failed. But you have to be willing to learn and use this failure as a condiment for further progression. Failure should always be used as a tool for learning and not used as an excuse to call it quits. To be an entrepreneur, you have to be a good planner. Managing your time and managing your business is the difference between success and failure . You have to be clear about your goals and clear on how you're going to achieve them. To be an entrepreneur, you have to be determined. Achieving your goal won't be easy. You're going to be tested, but physically and mentally, you have to be willing to push through every trial thrown at you. When life feels like it's against you and you have your back against the wall, you must be willing to push forward and give everything. You have to be successful. You have to be willing to take on any work low thrown at you. Most people hate and fear hard work. This they call it quits early, never even giving themselves a chance to succeed. We often get into things that we absolutely hate doing. As an entrepreneur, you have to have passion for what you were doing, doing something you do not love or do not have a passion for is a quick way to get nowhere fast. If you do not love or heavy passion for what you are doing, then you will not have the motivation or drive to keep on doing it. The passion you have for what you're doing should be part of your wife. Without it, you will find yourself board or frustrated. If you want to become successful, don't put yourself in a position where you were doing something you do not like. If you were having trouble finding out what it is you should be doing, ask yourself this. What is something I can do that when a person x me to do it or talk about it, I can do it without having to think about it, or I can do it all day long. To be an entrepreneur, you have to have some serious self discipline in this technological age. We live in everything, and I mean everything is a distraction. People either want your time or they want your money. Cell phones, television, social media. These are all great tools for branding yourself and your business, but they can also be a major distraction and hinderance. When it comes to your success, you need to know how to say no in Hamburg, the discipline to filter out the nonsense and stay focused and follow through with the things that are going to help you succeed in life. To be an entrepreneur, you have to have self confidence not only in yourself, but your business. Naysayers will try to bring you down and make you think twice about the choices you've made . You have to be able to stand up and assure yourself that the choice you made is what you want. Before you can convince someone else, you have to be able to convince yourself. First, Being confident also has the added benefit of opening more opportunities for you. When you look and sound like you know what you were talking about, people will listen. They might even offer you things to help you progress further. So it is important to be confident in whatever you were doing. So have confidence in yourself. Stand up street. Look up. Be the authority figure in your field that people are looking for. To be an entrepreneur, you have to be adaptable. Like I said at the beginning, information is forever changing. You have to be able to respond to those changes and make them work for you. There are a ton of businesses that lose out because they fail to adapt to an ever changing market. You also have to be aware of your surroundings, deals going wrong, bad business partners, mother nature herself, things that just aren't under your control. These are all things as an entrepreneur that you have to learn to adapt to in order to be successful. To be an entrepreneur, you have to know how to network. You have to be able to build relationships and build partnerships. Doors open and new opportunities arise when you build the right relationships. So make sure you get out there and get acquainted with people in your industry. As an entrepreneur, you have to be a good marketer. You can have the best product in the world, but if you do not know how to put it out there, how will people know it exists? As an entrepreneur, you need to know who your target audiences and how to present your product or service in such a way that your customer knows that this is what they need to solve their problem. You also need to know how to close a sale. Once you get a person emotionally invested in your product or servers, you still have to get them to buy into it. Now, if your marketing is good than the product will basically sell itself. But some people still need that little nudge. They want to be assured that the product or service they are about to buy is worth their money. When it comes to marketing online, people become easily distracted. There are so many things on the screen getting a person's attention. You have to make sure that when you are putting your product or service out there, you're giving your potential customer a clear call to action. As an entrepreneur, you have to be able to manage fear, failing, losing money, starting over losing employees or business partners. All these things are going to come across your mind. You're going to have to fight through the fear, and the best way to fight fear is to take action. Don't let fear hold you back from succeeding in life. As an entrepreneur, you have to be able to think outside the box. As a business owner, it is your job to solve your customers problem. It is also in your best interest to differentiate yourself from the competition by finding a more creative way to satisfy your customers. Don't be afraid to bend the rules a little bit. Taking risks are part of the learning process that will help both you in your business in the long run. As an entrepreneur, you have to be a good listener and a team player. A lot of business owners fail because they failed to listen to work with either their employees. They're business partners. Will even their customers remember, At the end of the day, it's all about satisfying your customer, so you should work with your peers or the customers themselves to provide the best experience possible. Becoming an entrepreneur is no easy feat. Take what you have learned in this course and make sure you apply it as you try to figure out the winning formula for your business. Always remember that you're worth as an individual is measured by how much value you can provide. Be in the business to provide as much value as possible and watch your success grow toe astronomical heights