Lisa Messenger is not someone who ever gives up. The successful entrepreneur and publisher behind popular magazine ‘Renegade Collective’, is the epitome of modern business: confident, creative and ready to hustle.
Messenger says in her biography ‘Daring & Disruptive’, that “to succeed in business – hell, to succeed in anything in life – you must have unwavering, insatiable, tenacious self-belief”.
This rings true for many Small businesses. Perseverance and resilience are necessary qualities to success. So is following your instincts: “I’ve been known for saying that I run my business on 95 per cent gut feel and five per cent ‘other’”, says Messenger.
This suggests that most of the time, if you think its right, its right.
3 tips to succeeding in small business:
1. Have an unwavering belief in yourself
The saying: “Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will” relates to our ability to believe in ourselves and that we absolutely have what it takes to do what we want in life.
2. Fail fast
As Messenger says: Failure is ‘ an essential element of business – and life – and one that can actually be your friend, if you let it. No matter how good you are, you can’t avoid it.” So if it’s unavoidable, let yourself fail quickly, learn from it and move on.
3. Surround yourself with the right people
Hiring for your weaknesses is key to running a successful business, as is building and maintaining a culture where everyone can thrive.