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September 4, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments

Last on the pre-business list is Team.

Many entrepreneurs the world over, got themselves burned out, or simply gave up before their bright ideas could reach their full potential, because they thought they could do it all on their own. Human beings are social creatures; we’re not built for isolation. You can’t succeed on your own. You need, at least, one person in your corner.

As an entrepreneur, you need a support system – people who can and will encourage you, people you can draw strength from, people whose faith in you keeps you going. This support system can be your family, friend(s), mentor(s), partner(s), spouse, team, or all of the above.

A team is unique. It could be made up of family and/or friends. Most entrepreneurs are very reluctant to bring people on board, because they could be swindled by them, or become problematic/more trouble than they’re worth. Those are possible scenarios and very valid reasons, that’s why the kind of people you pick is necessary. Notice I said “you pick”, that’s because you do the picking, not the other way around. You should pick people who share your drive, share your passion, and most importantly, share your vision.


Once you have like minds working with you, you have people you can bounce ideas off of; people to brainstorm with; people to take on the world with; people who can do certain things better than you can; people moving your business forward by investing their contacts/talents into it; people who push you to be better, people who build, inspire and motivate you; people ready to go the distance with you. That is a team!

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