Luck can sometimes feel like a capricious thing. Surely some people are just born with fate smiling at them and others struggle through life? Well, if you’re an entrepreneur gearing up to launch your own business, that is one false assumption you definitely have to leave at the door. Instead, a strategy of creating your own luck is the one that is going to lead to success.
It is frequently said that the Mandarin Chinese word for “crisis” is the same as (or that it includes, depending on who is saying it) the word for “opportunity”. This is such a deeply-ingrained line that it has even become the setup for a joke on The Simpsons – and the only problem with this serendipitous fact is that it’s not true. In no Chinese dialect are the words for “crisis” and “opportunity” even related, which is a shame, because it’s a good story.
Small businesses are often able to find comfort in the fact that they don’t have to worry about many of the challenges that come with running a big company until they grow. You won’t have to deal with the pressure of serving national or international customers, your reputation will be harder to tarnish, and the work you have to do to manage your company will be simpler. Of course, though, this is a different story when you turn your attention to the online world.
Did you always want to start your blog or vlog but did not know how exactly to do that? Most people shy away from starting a blog or a vlog because they are afraid of failing at it. Well, that doesn’t have to be the case, and by directing your efforts in the right direction, you can increase your chances of success.