What makes some people more likely to be successful entrepreneurs than others?
In many ways, it's a matter of mindset.
The way you think about things has a profound impact on your life.
Cognition and emotion influence behavior.
Successful business owners have particular mindsets and ways of thinking that allow them to set themselves up for success.
One such quality is that they keep going and keep moving, even if they're not sure what their big long-term vision actually is.
A lot of people have trouble getting started because they feel like they don't have the right idea.
But ideas are cheap. When you keep moving and keep doing, ideas can come to you.
But an idea without action is little more than a figment of someone's imagination.
According to successful entrepreneur, marketing guru, and motivational speaker Gary Vaynerchuck, that's his strategy:
He's quick to take action in any situation, and for him, this approach has worked very well.
Here's what he has to say about it.
Doing was always my best strategy. I built my vision through taking action.
One day at a time.
The hard work, the hustle and the grind.
So if there’s anything I can instill through this article it’s not that vision is somehow bad or irrelevant but that it’s actually OKAY if you aren’t starting from that place.
You can always execute and figure things out later.
I think so many of you are crippled by “I don’t have the right idea” or “I don’t know where I want to end up” but the truth is, it doesn’t really matter.
Vision always builds by taking action.
One of my favorite examples I like to use is Sam Walton, who started Walmart at 44.
It just goes to show that you can literally suck sh*t, do nothing for the next 15 years.. NOTHING and then build the thing that puts you on the map.
It’s really that simple.
So the the truth is, my vision was to buy the Jets and my strategy out of school was, “I’m going to work my f*cking face off. I’m going to constantly be in motion.”
I am going to constantly do.
Which became, great, I’m going to build Wine Library. I’m going to sell more wine.
I’m going to be right about trends. I’m going to launch a website.
I’m going to try e-commerce. I’m going to open up more stores.
I didn’t know which of these would ultimately work or where it would necessarily lead, but I knew the building blocks of what I was going to try to do.
You can read more about how to change your mindset over at Gary Vaynerchuck's blog.