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Starting a business and turning it into a success story is no piece of cake. And contrary to the misconception that a company is all about a winning business idea, ample funds, and a great team of employees, there is actually more to it. If you want to get your business on the right track and run it smoothly, you need to work hard on improving yourself from all aspects.

Success is all about a holistic approach, and it isn’t just business acumen that can take your startup to the zenith. You need to pair your keen business sense with perseverance, adaptability, communication skills, and body language. As an entrepreneur, self-development can act as a catalyst to bring faster success for your business. Look at it this way: the better decisions you make, the more your business grows.

There are several things you can do to improve your everyday life for better personal as well as professional life. Read along to see how you can make little changes to reap bigger fruits.

Here is what most successful business owners have done in their journey towards the top and you should too.

1. Read more and then some more:

To become a better version of yourself both personally and professionally, I suggest that you take up the resolution to read 6 personal books and 6 business books in a year. While personal books could teach you about morals, business books will teach you about strategy, finance, and marketing within your industry.

Here is a list of must-read books that you should add to bookshelf right away.

2. Stay open to learning & take up courses:

To brush up your skills and stay updated, take new courses on the changing technology trends and marketing graph shifts. Just be open to learning new things. Try taking up courses that go beyond your business niche. Explore courses on photography, Photoshop, Copywriting, etc.

Sign-up for any one of these free courses and learn new things at your own pace.

3. Learn to prioritize and say NO:

Also, do not bite off more than you can chew. Being able to say no is not unprofessional. But, giving the nod and then failing at it is more unprofessional. So say no to the extras and focus on the most pressing ones.

4. Socialize to improve your people skills:

To build strong and long-term relationships with your clients, employees, suppliers — tap the potential of social media. Create a separate account for your company and use it to reach out to your network links. Also, learn to craft emails that sound clear and concise without sounding terse.

Go through this blueprint of essential communication ethics.

5. Keep calm and find your zen:

When you give yourself time to relax, your mind learns to calm down. This prepares you to handle stressful situations. When you’re in your zen mode, you are better equipped to deal with problems by thinking offensively.

6. Take suggestions from the stalwarts:

7. Ask for help before it’s too late:

Do not hold back your doubts and hesitate to ask for advice. You can also place your queries on online forums and Facebook community groups. Signing up for corporate events and seminars can also serve the purpose.

8. Focus on your health

To fuel up your body, eat healthy foods that are full of nutrients. Exercise to stay more active and fit. Do not go beyond your ambit to deliver work. Be kind to your body and give it the rest it needs. Your body is a temple and your health your priority.

Here are a few ways you can stay healthy even when you are neck-deep in work.

Handling a company and taking it to the zenith of success is no bed of roses. As an entrepreneur, you are bound to make a few mistakes on your way to an eventual successful business. But what is essential is to be steadfast and have the patience to deal with setbacks. Remember that the more you invest in yourself and your personal growth, the more you’ll have to offer your business. With the above tips, I am sure that you will be a successful entrepreneur! Good luck!

Originally posted at RuhaniRabin.com
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Ruhani Rabin being a tech and product evangelist for almost 20 years. He was VP, CPO for various digital companies. Plays with Drones in his free time.

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Ruhani Rabin

Ruhani Rabin being a tech and product evangelist for almost 20 years. He was VP, CPO for various digital companies. Plays with Drones in his free time.