The 5 Most Important Lessons From My Entrepreneurial Journey 2016.
2016 has been a great year and I would like to share some of the most important lessons that I’ve learned this last year. When I started out on this journey more than 10 years ago my goal was to get hold of the key factors that created great results and success. I looked for a tool that could map and introduce them in a completely trustworthy way and I found that tool in the individual’s professional reputation. So, here´s my most important business lessons in 2016.
Being a constant Beta Version of myself.
I realized a while back that releasing the Beta Version of Me is a great way to think, act and build reputation. It means that I and my company will, like an app on a smartphone, launch constant improvements, realizing that I have bugs to handle. This autumn my business has also launched the Reputation Mastery™ program to set an even higher standard to my work. It’s a lot of hard and fun work since it’s about the pure joy of being really good at what I do.
The impact of adding value.
One thing that I have over time realized is that people don’t really care about what I’m doing, it’s what I’m doing that add value to them that matters. My ambition is to always add as much value as I possibly can and at the same time remember that I also run a business.
My entrepreneurship is a lifestyle.
To me entrepreneurship is about a lifestyle combining exciting work with a quality of life. The more I work with reputation also in an international context, I can be located wherever I wish to put down my computer and use the power of excellent communication tools. The big advantage is that I can give immediate response to my client’s questions wherever we are located and in this way I actually feel close to my clients.
I don’t own my reputation.
One thing that is important to me is that I don’t own my reputation since it’s in the eye of the beholder. I can influence it in major ways with my ambition to constantly rise the bar of my performance and business. My reputation is based on my actions which I also consider when I make my choices .
Taking risks is part of being an entrepreneur.
Challenging the status quo often means taking risks as an entrepreneur. When we think about risks we normally think about failure, getting scared and want to get the hell out of there. To me persistence is crucial but, also quitting the right things at the right time putting it on my stop-doing-list.