Josh Verne is an entrepreneur with extensive experience and is currently the CEO of FlockU. In a podcast featured in Knowledge For Men by Andrew Ferebee, he offered great advice for budding entrepreneurs.
1. Move Forward Despite The Opposition
Learn and understand who your opposition is. Do not take absolute advice from one person. This can really hurt you and the business if the person is not genuine and may be against your success. Take pieces of advice from different people. Do not listen to the negative words that can bring you down but to the positive ones that build you up. Watch your thinking and surround yourself with people who are smarter than you, those who can grow you.
2. Do Not Quit, Pivot
Normally in business, there are challenges that may seem likely to lead to failure. It usually is not that the idea is incorrect but that the route used to achieve it is not working. Instead of giving up, look to a different direction for solutions.
3. You Are Your Own Biggest Competitor
Concentrate on your own successes and failures and not that of others. Compare where you were in the past and where you are heading to. Learn and develop yourself continually. Learn to listen to the people around you. This strengthens your team and establishes your leadership.
4. Do Not Compare Yourself to Other Successful People
People have different journeys and levels of success. Create your own venture and figure out what works for you and your team. Pay special attention and support to your team as its failure is your failure and its success is your success.
5. Be a Leader and Not a Boss
This involves backing up what you are preaching. It also means making employees feel part of a team and not as underlings. Making them feel that they are part of a family and a solution to the business. Look at your employees as a support mechanism to your success.
6. Make a Commitment
Those people who succeed are the ones who are involved and are passionate about their business because they will find a way to make it happen. Ask a lot of questions and be part of the solution to your customers. Stay focused on something and see it through to completion.
7. Overcoming Failures
Keep good systems and processes in place. Build a strong foundation for the business and surround yourself with a good team. Look within yourself and correct the flaws that could lead you to failure. Listen, be flexible in your thinking and seek advice and the collaborative support from the people around you.
With over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship, Josh Verne stands as an authority in matters relating to business. He shares the practicality of the day to day running of it and the challenges that are common. He shows us the reality on the ground and insists on the importance of having a good solid team.
Josh Verne is a great mentor and a force to reckon with. He encourages entrepreneurs and asks them to be careful as success can blind them if they are not grounded and humbled in finding a way to win. You should approach a challenge with the attitude of winning.