As a brand that specialises mainly in helping entrepreneurs and teams reach their goals and perfect their image, one of the things that comes to mind often is how to manifest the talent and motivation in different people. Along that line of thought, I started wondering how helpful the basic rules of entrepreneurship are, given the fact that everyone (and everyone’s journey) is different.

So, should you follow every single rule of entrepreneurship?

There’s no short answer for this. Guidelines are there for a reason. So, it is wise to take note of the general tips and advice that multiple experts and resources give…but the key is in only keeping the parts of it that work for you. Not everything is going to work for every single entrepreneur the same way. Not just because people are different, but because people’s circumstances and businesses are different.

The country your business operates in, for example, plays a significant role in many aspects of the day-to-day running (and even success) of your endeavour. Lifestyles and priorities of the people who you wish to serve counts for a lot. You can’t apply a basic rule for success across countries because laws and average earnings, etc have to be considered. That’s just one example.

Take the tips that work for you and don’t worry about the rest. Trying to incorporate every single rule of success to your life every single time might actually lead to confusion and possibly even frustration. That’s not to say that some people don’t thrive on all the rules. There are entrepreneurs out there who get by very well by following set-out, step-by-step systems given by other people. But that doesn’t mean that those systems will always work for you.

Test out different things and set your own working formula. Action is necessary. Theoretically, anything sounds good but the proof is in action. Do what works.

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