Why you should form a reading habit before starting your own business
Entrepreneur are increasing daily, this worth writing about but that is not our subject for today. Starting online business is getting easier daily even in Nigeria.
Let talk about routines that make you win always.
Few things have direct or indirect influence on the success of any business enterprise weather young or old.
They are government policies, market forces and the state of the economy in general. There are different ways of handing this inevitable part of business which also, maybe out of projections or jurisdiction.
Some of these skills are acquired over time due to experience while others are prerequisites of being an entrepreneur.
I want to emphasis reading books often as skill set that amount success according to successful entrepreneurs.
While some entrepreneurs are aware, some are not. Few and the successful who are aware take time to acquire these skills by attending seminars or training classes. However, often time they overlook a significant characteristic of an entrepreneur that is versatility.
Reading habit does much to you like becoming a resourceful entrepreneur by helping you to stay focus. It is important fi success is important.
The field of entrepreneurs are miracle fields because of its versatility. In order to thrive, you need to be a master of your own trade, and jack of all other related trades.
You have no excuse to be limited in knowledge, because entrepreneurship is tasking in terms productive and innovative thinking. Who care how hard you work unless productivity.
As an employee, you have your daily routine set before you. You probably work an 8am-5pm shift and you could easily predict your free time on a daily basis.
Major reasons why you should read as an entrepreneur
- Reading to solve problems,
Have you ever thought of having a health issues and you do not know what to use or apply just for you to get in touch with your doctor.
Actually, you are not always together. The best way to prepare for emergency is live each day as fast you we can because it is an emergency on its own.
Solving a problem might be a problem if there is no new knowledge or preparation for what may come. Business is problem-solving honey!
- Gain knowledge,
There is no point in one’s life when acquiring new skill is less important. It is now more profitable to acquire knowledge in life with your exiting business not to put your heads in many Ankara at the same time.
- Learn new skills,
All of the above fit into the daily schedule of an entrepreneur. It is important you form a reading habit like the one I said earlier, if you are able to form a reading habit, say, one hour daily, now that you could predict your schedule.
There are so many skills out there. Which one do you need to learn now?
Reading will enable you ro learn analytical skill, you will be able to process words and see them happening.
Learn a skill that is most important to your entrepreneur journey now, it maybe sales skill, it possible, you need to finds leadership qualities to help your team making this dream a reality.
- Unlike school
There is no dated examination date if not every day, everywhere, and every time. When we were in school, we were made to read.
However, we do not read alike but you read more during assessment and examination period than every other time.
Prepare yourself what life may demand from you. Forget about the saying “you can never the fully prepared”. You can be 90% prepared and 10% prayerful and creative about obstacles.
- You need to read wide
This is say to entrepreneurs daily, it is imperative that you cultivate the habit of reading all the time.
You would need to read everywhere in order to survive in your area of uniqueness.
People who reads wide earn wide. You are more able to think based on how wide you read and energize your soul.
There is no new thing under the earth including your business idea. The way you plan to serve your customers is not a new way. You are only making modifications to the existing rules.
I do not mean there is no unique idea. What I am saying it that, there is an expert to follow in that field.
- Decision making
You make decision daily. Every decision you make either make you or mar you. By reading literature that are written by authorities in your industry, you would gather enough knowledge for decision-making and problem solving. You would have ready made solutions to any obstacles you might encounter in the course of setting up and running your business.
Some of the literature you could start reading include books that would put you into an entrepreneurial mindset, blog posts that discuss how you can set up a business, and articles that explain the legal terrain of running a business in your locality.
Pick up a book on any of the areas mentioned above, and start reading your way to entrepreneurial success.