Guest Blog: HAVING SUCCESS AS A PERSON RATHER THAN BEING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS
Introduction by Cheryl Gnad:
Why do I post this gentleman’s blog about achieving success? Because I know many of us who endeavor to become successful in our own right. WE want to be the creator of our source of living and to be able to reach out to others and lend them a helping hand. Working for or in a corporate world for someone else, usually limits our creative thinking to fit into just doing “our job” rather than helping the company that we work for.
I’ve always wanted to be responsible for my own decisions, my own way to implement my creative ideas, and to make relationships with people who thought the same way. I found myself thinking “out of the box” and others were frequently giving me the tilted head “deer in the headlights” look. Until one day, I had a boss (in the Coleman company marketing department) that listened to my suggestions. He granted me time to learn the processes and then to give him my ideas – some of which he liked and used! I loved the marketing environment, the marketing creatives and hustle buzz it gives! Thus I found my passion! Marketing, processes, creativity and servicing others!
Let me share this gentleman’s passion with you. He wants you to be successful!
HAVING SUCCESS AS A PERSON RATHER THAN BEING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS
Hello, I am Bhanu Pasad Madala,
I have done a lot of different things in my life which have made me both successful and a failure.
I want to write to you, here, in order to tell the world a few things on how to be a successful man rather than just a successful “business” man through Social Focus by CG’s blog.
Thank you Cheryl for this opportunity.
First thing, I started my business when there was no one to support me and when I didn’t have a job. But I was used to doing things differently because I am not the best in the market (business world).
When social media was just starting in 2006, I began using social media to get more and more business.
When I started my business, I didn’t have anyone to support me or to tell me which way I have to go.
I started reading and implementing what I read. I was successful because I never enjoyed “the money” which I would get, but I enjoyed the “process” of making the money. A lesson I learned here is to never enjoy or look for the “money” you make in doing your business, but enjoy the “process” of making the money. This will help you to grow bigger and bigger.
I started using Linkedin and other social media in order to get business. In this process, I have had positive experiences and negative experiences.
The problem with every business man is that everyone wants to either be Mark Zukerberg of Facebook or Bill Gates of Microsoft, but they never want to know THEIR strengths, in order to become successful. Every business man should think about being different than others if they can’t be a world changer. Lots of start-ups miss all of these things in trying to doing their business. Especially, when people create a start up business, they should not think about money if they are not going forward with funding. By not thinking about the “money” they will have the best product/service and money will automatically flow in.
WHO SHOULD YOU DEPEND ON?
Dependency is the worst factor in business, and this can ruin anyone. Remember, no one is our friend and no one is our enemy. Another way to say this – don’t think too much about the people who will give you great opportunities, but also, never think too much about the people who don’t give any opportunities either. Nobody is going to give you opportunities just because they are your friend…reduce your expectations in order to be a successful person.
Don’t lie to your customers in order to get business. You will lose their trust and patronage eventually in the long run. Don’t over estimate yourself to your customers. If your customer expects more, you can tell them that you will try and do the best you can, but don’t ever promise anything. It is better to under promise and over deliver!
When you feel that you are losing control, just make sure that your customers know first, in order to help them make arrangements. In this way, there will be an understanding or trust developed between you and will benefit you later.
WHERE SHOULD YOUR FOCUS BE?
If you are in the service industry, you should not do everything that comes along. Just select things that will take you and your company to the NEXT level, rather doing things that just takes up time and doesn’t help grow your company or provide you any benefits.
Every business man should not work “for money” but he needs to work give the best output.
Whether it be services or products, every business man should follow this, but don’t keep all of your eggs in one basket. There is every possibility that all of your eggs might break if something were to happen.
There will times when doing business get boring or dull. Don’t stress over this, rather use your excess energy to learn where things are going wrong, or to go and learn new things.
Not every business man should be a “jack-of-all-trades” but every business should always improve his skills in which he is good at. He should also work to improve his skills so as to reach his greatest potential in what he is good at.
Every business man should have control of the things that he does in order to be able to solve any of the issues that may arise.
EVALUATE AND RE-FOCUS
If you have a product concept or idea but others don’t believe it is the best, ask yourself why it hasn’t been done before and do additional research to find out why and get the needed answers. Don’t just continue with the product as it is.
Never quit on yourself or slow down when things start going well for you, because it hardly takes but a moment to see your work collapse.
If things start to fall apart, start right away to rectify the situation from there, don’t wait. Your best opportunity to find the right path is to see what went wrong immediately after the problem arose.
Bhanu Prasad Madala
CEO at Ruby on Rails Software Kitchen
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