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Don’t Procrastinate! Just Start … Up  

Don't procrastinate! Just Startup

 

Many of us love the idea of owning a business, being our own boss, seeing our brand counted among the best in the industry … but most of these beautiful dreams evaporate in the light of day. We want to be a successful startup, but we get stuck on the “start.” Well, we all need a bit of a wake-up call or a bit of a shake-out-of-your-comfort-zone-and-start-up call!

It was Walt Disney who said: “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them,” and it was through Deepak Roy, the founder of GeniusLead that we saw that this is really true. There were many things that could have held him back – his high paying steady job, a new addition to his family with his wife pregnant, rules and regulations of starting up a business in the UK. All this and more could have held him back, but he didn’t let fears bog him down. He took a bold step towards his dream and worked at it with all his might!

We aren’t saying you should rush in headlong with no plan or weighing the consequences. That is a recipe for disaster. Rather, the point is not to let our FEAR keep us back. Sit down, calculate the cost, weigh out the pros and cons but make sure your cons are really worth putting your dreams on hold.

Here are a few pointers to help you stop procrastinating and start doing more.

1)    Put it down on paper

Write it down and don’t mince words. Let your dreams out in full technicolour and jot down all that you want your business to be. Even if it is just steps that might take time and effort which you may not have at the moment, write them out. Don’t’ hold back – expansion plans, prime real estate for your office – dream big and write it all out.

Narrow it down now and chalk out a plan on how you will achieve those dreams, step-by-step. What is the first thing that you need to do? Then what? Make a list and make it your goal to tick off as many as possible as soon as you can.

2)    Take Baby Steps

Look at your list and focus on the achievable micro steps. This will give you the satisfaction that you are doing something to achieve your dream. Do it every day. At least one task that is connected to your start up vision. Talk to at least one person about your vision every day. Make one phone call that could put the wheels in motion on a task you need to get done. Do not sleep without achieving that one step towards your business.

3)    Don’t Go Chasing After Perfection

Yes, we do want everything to be perfect before we launch our business, but realistically this isn’t possible. There will be lessons you will learn, there will be new hurdles you will face and there will be mess-ups that you will recover from. Get the basics right. Put up that board. Now build your business.

Steve Job, the man known to be a perfectionist launched the Mac bug-ridden as it was with the words: “Real artists ship.” The product was by no means perfect, but it had potential and it got right into the homes of people who loved it imperfect as it was. We aren’t advocating launching a product that isn’t tested properly or that could get you into trouble of course. The point is not to get so tied down in the pursuit of perfection that your ship sinks before it sees water! Don’t wait a lifetime to start a perfect business but spend that lifetime perfecting your business.

All the very best to all you entrepreneurs out there. Dream a dream and work your socks off to get it to reality!

 

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Have a Little Faith

Have a Little Faith and Anything is possible I GeniusLead

Have you ever felt that powerful urge to just quit? Maybe this business isn’t for me. Maybe I have failed one too many times. Maybe this is a sign for me to throw in the towel. Well, these maybes are the roots of self doubt that could spell disaster for your dreams. We all go through it but before it gets a hold of you and chokes out your drive, here are some great tips to help.

Get Up

Rise up and see that failures are what makes us stronger, takes us higher, creates legends that inspire. Watch this video that shows you men and women in history who have become legends because they failed … and got up again!

 

Screw Plan B

That’s right. Don’t have a fall back plan, don’t prepare for failure. Say I CAN and keep going. Still have a nagging doubt that it is better to have a contingency plan to cushion your fall? Watch the video.

Ignite Passion

The key is to believe that you have it in you to succeed, to do whatever is required to keep going and to never settle for less.  You have it in you – the passion to succeed, that fiery passion that ignites your very being and doesn’t rest till you have reached the top and the very same passion that refuses to let a fall keep you down!

 

Have faith in yourself; no one else will bank on you if you don’t. That’s what keeps us going at GeniusLead. Keep going no matter what, Keep dreaming no matter where, Keep achieving no matter how!

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Startup Ideas and Success Stories

Startup Ideas and Success Stories - GeniusLead

As a successful startup ourselves, we are amazed at what a simple idea can accomplish. An idea buzzing around in your head, innovation that has no boundaries, plans that just need wings and determination that makes them soar – this is what a startup story is all about and we are living and enjoying every minute of it.

For all of you who know this is what you want to do, here are 2 success stories, one from India and one from the UK to motivate you. Also included are links to some great startup ideas. So let’s get started!

Under the Mango Tree: Rs 60 lakh turnover by selling honey

UTMT - Startup Success Story
UTMT – Startup Success Story

This is a honey sweet success story alright! Mompreneur Vijaya Pastala took a simple concept and turned it into a million-dollar company. The business of sourcing, packaging and selling honey has been turned into a venture that provides community-based livelihood and is impacting close to 15,000 rural lives! Have a read of their Success Stories here: http://utmt.in/category/success-stories/

Words of wisdom from Vijaya: “I believed in my idea and have always been motivated by the fact that one needs to believe in his/her idea and stand by it before giving up” 

Foxtons: From Rags to Riches

Foxtons - Startup Success
Foxtons – From Rags to Riches

An ambitious teenager Jon Hunt, knew what he wanted at the age of 19. His startup capital of a borrowed £ 100 has now made him a billionaire with an estimated fortune of a cool £1.07 billion! Foxtons, his firm, is now synonymous with property and estate agency in the UK and is going strong.

That doesn’t mean it was always a smooth ride. The company definitely had its share of challenges. Talking about the property crash of 1988–94, Jon Hunt said: “…Foxtons had no significant lettings department and as a consequence it barely hung on – we were close to going bust every day”. But they triumphed and came out louder and more successful than ever before.

Their single-minded focus has earned them the reputation of being called “London’s biggest, brashest estate agency.” Jon Hunt has been criticized for his methods and has faced his share of let downs but even his competitors acknowledge that he is a force to reckon with. Harry Hill, chairman of Britain’s biggest firm of estate agents, Countrywide says of Jon: “He has built a business on a model that I wouldn’t want to replicate, but he has done phenomenally well out of the industry, and for that, you have to take your hat off and say well done.

Now there were two great success stories to motivate you . Here are a few great startup idea compilations for you to startup on your own.

Some Reference links for great Startup Ideas:

https://www.oberlo.com/blog/business-ideas-that-make-money

https://startupsuccessstories.com/

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/278635

We know there is no limit to possibilities for startup ideas. We are in awe of how fast the startup community is growing and we are also grateful for a world that allows these opportunities and dreams to thrive and grow. On that positive note, we wish you the very best in your startup idea. Let us know if you have any questions on what you need to get started as a startup or anything else – we would love to hear from you!