Sayed Mia is not only a high profile personality who is well known for his connections in the broader South African business community, in both local and international diplomatic circles. He has led and participated in a number of international delegations involving bilateral business and political agreements. He is an accomplished public speaker and panelist and has been quoted at length in a number of financial, business publications.
The art of succeeding as an entrepreneur does not only take hard work and persistence, but it takes an enormous amount of passion, perseverance and a positive attitude that sets successful entrepreneurs apart.
In his many years of successful business, Sayed Mia knows these lessons more than anyone else. He understands them, and that being a triumphant entrepreneur means more than starting new ventures every other day. It means having the right attitude towards a business and the determination and grit to achieve success in all areas of the business.
Sayed Mia has put together his tips for a successful business owner, so let’s take a look at the qualities, tips and lessons that go into making a successful entrepreneur.
Being your own boss and running your own business and workforce has to be one of the biggest perks of the jobs. Now while the perks such as when you get to work, what time you leave, are great, it also means that the success or failure of your company rests entirely on the actions of your own. So make sure you are being productive at all times, and throw in a power nap here and there. You’d be surprised how much that revitalises and energises you for the day ahead.
They say that music feeds the soul. Music can also feed the mindset and productivity of your work. It helps to drown out the background noise of the office and works miracles. Great for relaxing and focusing on the task at hand.
Remember that once you have started your company there will be millions of people wanting to meet with you, be it customers, advisors or investors. It can be quite overwhelming at the beginning and remember that you are only one person so don’t spread yourself thin. Instead – schedule all of your important meetings for one day of the week.
Your trusted laptop or PC is your best friend as an entrepreneur. So be kind to it, and know its value. When it comes to delving into a bunch of smaller tasks to get to the bigger ones, that’s one of the best kept secrets to making business life smoother. Also pay attention to the shortcuts on your keyboard.Get to know them, how they work and what they do. It’s guaranteed to change your life!
Its important as an entrepreneur and business owner to set goals and have a checklist. At the end of each week, make sure to go through it with your team. Analyse which you have achieved and which you haven’t. Ask questions as to why you didn’t achieve the particular task and talk about how you can achieve it going further. Goals and checklists help to keep everyone moving forward.
Remember to look after yourself. A company is only as strong as the person leading it, so make time for yourself to get to the gym, stay active and healthy. Always remember to balance your personal life with your work life.