Umesh Agarwal might have lived a good life as an engineer in multiple large multinational anywhere in the world. After all, he has a Masters Degree in Engineering. However, as you might have come across the saying, “No matter where you are from, your dreams are valid.” Umesh, though having studied Engineering in the United States, was from India. He always made annual trips to see his parents back in India. The only issue with his travels was that these were always in the economy class. He dreamt of the day he could travel business class. Back home, his parents were aggressive business people, whose businesses Umesh had helped grow as a young man. That is how he developed a penchant for entrepreneurship. He currently runs multiple successful companies and specializes in consulting services for marketing and branding.
Here is what Umesh Agarwal thinks Tips for becoming Successful Entrepreneurs:
1. Be passionate
If you don’t love what you do, don’t do it. I truly believe it’s as simple as that. As an entrepreneur, you’re going to have to put in long hours and make sacrifices for your business. When you’re passionate about what you do, putting in the long hours won’t feel like a sacrifice anymore.
2. Trust yourself
Being a successful entrepreneur means that you’ve learned to listen to your intuition and rely on your wisdom when making decisions. There are too many variables in the real world that you simply can’t put into a spreadsheet. Spreadsheets spit out results from your inexact assumptions and give you a false sense of security. In most cases, your heart and gut are still your best guide. The human brain works as a binary computer and can analyze only the exact information-based zeros and ones (or black and white). Our heart is more like a chemical computer that uses fuzzy logic to analyze information that can’t be easily defined in zeros and ones. We’ve all had experiences in business where our heart told us something was wrong while our brain was still trying to use logic to figure it all out. Sometimes a faint voice based on instinct resonates far more strongly than overpowering logic.
3. Visualize Goals
This powerful mental practice will unlock your future and where you want to be in life. It’s the foundation for everything. Studies reveal that your thoughts can produce critical mental instructions, training you for the actual performance that comes later. It’s critical to be clear about your vision and “see” it regularly.