Starting your own business might be one of your top goals in life, and it is a very laudable one to have. Entrepreneurship can bring financial freedom, and give you the opportunity to live on your own terms and spend more time on the things you love. However, there will also be some sacrifices and compromises that must be made, for you to succeed; working 80-hour weeks, facing failure and defeat, and trying again every time you fall.
Dr. Amir Hashemloo can definitely be considered an expert in the aspect of succeeding as a business owner. He is a successful cosmetic doctor born and raised in Tehran, Iran. He is best known for his custom method for correcting the eye and eyebrow frame.
In this article, Amir shares his unique approach to stress management and controlling anxiety while juggling business and life.
Any success, whether in life or business, always begins from the mind. As a business owner, you must first begin by addressing your own mindset and making sure that you approach everything with a positive outlook.
“People with a positive outlook approach life challenges and the rough situations they go through with confidence and are sure they can deal with them,” Amir asserts.
Rome was not built in a day, and in the same way, success does not happen overnight. Getting to the peak of your career and achieving happiness, wealth, and wellbeing take years of hard work and dedication. The journey involves working through one step after the other step to arrive at the next one, and counting your small wins along the way.
“My first and most important advice for someone striving to achieve success is being consistent, keep going on no matter how big difficulties and barriers are because no obstacles can halt your success”.
Focus on the big picture
To achieve the impossible, you must be able to first conceive it, then fight for it. Throughout the history of the world, the most important things to mankind have only been achieved by people who persisted and refused to give up on their ideas until they finally reached success.
“Believe in your ideas and closely pursue your dreams. Whatever you do, always look at the bigger picture. The only way to succeed is to learn how to balance life. You will fail a few times, so get rid of your fear of failure and develop an unwavering resolution to succeed.”
Set Realistic Goals
While you might have the determination to pursue your goals long-term, it is just as easy for you to get frustrated and intimidated by the size of your goals. It might even begin to appear as if you will never reach the finish line, and you will be tempted to give up.
To avoid this scenario from stressing you out, you must break your goals down into manageable units. Look at your long term goals, and reverse engineer them into the smaller victories you can achieve on a short-term basis; like yearly, monthly, or even weekly goals.