Stepping out of one’s comfort zone to do start a business is not an easy thing to do, it takes a lot of risk, courage and willingness to learn from mistakes.
Liz Osho, the founder of SoMe, a brand communications agency is celebrating one year anniversary of being an entrepreneur.
In a post on her Instagram page, she shared lessons she has learned so far in business.
This month makes its one year that I became an entrepreneur fully! So.Me @somesolutions will be officially a year old at the end of the month.
Some important lessons I’ve learned so far;
Set boundaries, Work-life balance is paramount, being passionate about what you do means it’s sometimes hard to shut down. But it’s important so you don’t suffer burnout. Nothing is more important than your health.
Get a great mentor!
HUMILITY; humble yourself, the customer is always right – be your client’s biggest advocate! Build your personal brand as well as your company brand. Your personal brand will differentiate you from competitors, give you authority and credibility in your field.
Hire people who are smarter than you if you’re lucky enough to find them within budget!
Not all money is good money. Never make a decision based solely on financial gain. You don’t need to take work from everyone who offers it, sometimes it’s not worth it.
Be confident enough to accept your faults, don’t try and cover them up. No one is perfect so we just need to work harder when things are not. Still growing, still learning.