September 18, 2019
Ask any Businessman or an Entrepreneur and you will get to know that Business life is full of Puzzles. Puzzles which are inter-twined, puzzles which are difficult, puzzles which may never have a right solution, puzzle which may take the life out of him/her!
Entrepreneurship is completely opposite to what is ideally portrayed on Instagram pages. It’s definitely not the Jets, Parties, Fame, Glamour, ever. But it surely is all about Hard work, perseverance, emotional breakdowns, stranded relationships, broken bank balances, deteriorating health, forever! But it’s all worth it for few who never give up and the ones who have their heart, mind, body and soul fixated on their purpose. Ever wondered why only less than 10% business start-ups survive? It not as much about Business idea or funding, as much it for the passion, and never give up attitude under any circumstances. One really needs Break but don’t bend arrogance (obviously in a subtle way!).
Few questions that are never answered or rather are never ticked off from the Puzzle list are multi-dimensional, like: Technology, Finance, Business Growth, Business contacts, Nature, People, Sales, Marketing, Branding, Resources, et cetera. The list may definitely be never ending. Now this one is just the first dimension in puzzle around your Business sustainability and growth.
Second dimension is about your Personal life. Things become extremely difficult when you are already surviving on hand-to-mouth situation and decide to dive into the Entrepreneurship world. Managing personal financial liabilities, sparing enough time with family, looking after your children’s upbringing and planning for their future, looking after your parents, etc. Ensuring that you are able to spare enough time, money and energy for important occasions become important while thinking about that pending sale at the back of the mind can be tedious at times.
Third dimension is your Social life. Ensuring that you are in touch with your close friends, guides, mentors, mentees, also is important. Whom would you approach when you really need that pat on the back with enough motivation that everything will be alright. Where else would you find that opportunity to really vent out the frustration that is building up knowing that your business is going no-where and you are stretched between your Personal and Professional strings. Where else would you find the required guidance and possible reliable contacts that may help you to sign that vendor at cost effective rates? And even that valuable advice on how and where you need to market your product, and whether to market at all?
Fourth and most important dimension is SELF. It’s become so very important to ensure that you maintain a stable head above your shoulders and keep your feet steady in juggling between your Personal, Professional and Social life. It’s you at the centre of other three circles and of this important part is shaken, it will definitely have a long lasting impact on other three. You know that you need to maintain an effective balance between business stake holders, family, and friends and most importantly yourself. You would be able to maintain this balance effectively by ensuring that you first take care of SELF on priority. Few of the effective ways you can build a strong YOU is meditate, take care of your physical health by sparing some time in some form of physical activity (after all healthy mind thrives in healthy body!), upgrade your knowledge, learn to forgive and forget (especially on matters which really don’t matter in short term), read, play with children, and occasionally treat yourself with those spoilers you usually long for.
And most importantly cultivate the habit of delegating things that can always be taken care of by others. Remember, that less people in the room can breathe better, similarly less assignments at hand can help keep your mind clutter-less and free and enable you to think more productively for your Personal, Professional and Social struggles.
We at Task Papa have built a Team who not only understands how important is it to sympathize, but also are well equipped with resources to handle almost anything that does not require physical presence. Our Vision at Task Papa is to empower people around the world with resources that can help them achieve their personal and professional goals in timely fashion. We have always strived in building a culture that ignites the passion to help people in every facets of their life, by utilizing any possible resource, within stipulated time, so that the tasks and goals are accomplished before they become obsolete. We would also like to take this opportunity to get up and Thank every individual, group, or a business that make every effort to aid different people, group or businesses achieve their goals and ambitions in direct and/or indirect way, because, after all there is no better service than service to mankind!
Good Luck and Stay blessed!
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