Three tips to keep your business sustainable 

Mirela Sula

By Mirela Sula 

While preparing for our upcoming events I would like to share with you three lessons that I have learned while on my journey of building my business with Global Woman

1. Don’t let your personal life interfere in your business

We all face on a day to day basis many personal challenges. Everyone is coping with their “battles” and issues that come in our life, but this does not mean that other areas of our life will stop functioning. If you have a job, or are working on a project, or especially if you are in business, it is very important to keep going and be consistent with your presence, and not to allow any personal issue to interfere in the quality or delivery of your work.

We have a responsibility to commit in what we have started no matter what the obstacles we come across and how painful life can be sometimes, while trying to accomplish ourselves in other areas of life. Remember, you are not alone, and what you are experiencing is happening for a reason and always has a solution. If you are struggling to open a door, it means that it is not your door, or perhaps it is not the right time to enter it. Be patient and try to fulfil yourself in other areas. There is always something moving, and our job is to let go what is going and let it come what is coming…

2. Engage with other people before you need them

We all need support from others, and if we want to succeed the only channel to achieve success is through others. We need to gain their trust, convey to them our desire and passion about what we do, and create a long-term relationship with them. Especially being in business this is crucial. However, I have seen that many people wait to engage with others only when they need them.

Imagine coming back after a long absence to seek help from some friends that perhaps you haven’t been in touch with for years. Do they have any reason to feel motivated to believe in what you do? The best way to receive help is to offer it to others before you need them. And if you receive help and support do not take it for granted. Many people think that they deserve it and they forget to be grateful – this is not the right attitude. If we invest upfront and believe that nothing is wasted, then in return it will always be there when we need it.

3. Improve your communication skills

We all are busy, and sometimes we want quick results. As entrepreneurs we often prefer to act quickly but sometimes we need to be patient and analyse things before we judge. For example, I received an email a few days ago from a woman that I have never met. She was complaining that I didn’t reply to her email that was sent a week before. I felt the anger in her tone of writing.

I replied, sending an apology and explaining that Christmas and the New Year had been a busy time, and she came back saying “I knew you would reply this time”. Did she make a good impression with me? No. Did she get a positive result? The answer again is No. If we are desperate to receive an answer from someone then we need to find the right way to approach them.

There are so many ways and techniques out there to learn how to improve communications skills, which are fundamental for us as entrepreneurs. Again, no matter what is going on in our personal life we should not allow it to interfere in our communication with others or in doing our job or running our business. And last but not least, don’t be judgmental, and don’t make assumptions. You never know what you are losing, only because of this.

By the way, these are only three elementary tips for you to apply in your business, but if you want to learn more don’t miss the opportunity to join us on 3rd February for the event with John Lee “Create a big Future for Your Small Business”.