Over the years, Ali Mayar, CEO of Platinum Rapid Funding, has seen quite a bit. He has experienced a lot of good and bad in the business world, and it’s been a challenge at times, to say the least.
While many people just need to experience success and failure themselves to get a feel for it all, there are certain lessons out there no one wants to learn the hard way. Below is a list at five that Ali Mayar specifically points out.
To get, you must give
This is a pretty cliché tip to keep in mind, but it’s very true in the business world. Early on, people should be focusing on giving as much as possible. This is all about building relationships and doing some of the dirty work to get to the top. The right people will notice all the hard work in the beginning, and it will eventually pay off.
This means going the extra mile and developing strong relationships with those in a specific industry. When no one else is putting in the extra work, it’s a perfect time to shine.
It’s easy as a business owner to become so busy that organization takes a hit. The office doesn’t need to be spotless, but it helps to stay organized from the very beginning. By setting a standard, it will be much easier to assess certain things down the road. No one wants to be in a situation where they are struggling to find where anything is.
Organization also keeps everyone on the same page as far as meetings and deadlines are concerned. By putting in that extra work to stay organized, it presents a much more professional look.
Listen to veterans in the industry
As a young, energetic business-minded person, it’s very easy to blow off people in the past and think that everything is easy. It’s not easy, and veterans in the industry have a proven track record to show they know what they are doing.
Yes, business is always evolving, and what worked in the 1990s doesn’t work the same way right now. It still doesn’t mean that veterans in the industry don’t know what they are talking about. More often than not, they are a very beneficial tool to lean on.
Effort goes a long way
Anyone trying to make it in the business world should pretty much forget about working a standard 40 hour a week. It’s more competitive than ever, and people are pouring in hours and hours of work to get to the top. Effort doesn’t necessarily guarantee success, but it’s needed to have a chance. Don’t come up with a great idea, and then mail it in, hoping it somehow magically happens.
Don’t obsess over competitors
It’s not always about doing everything a competitor does to try to gain an edge. More often than not, in the business world, the minor differences stand out. Pay attention to them, but never obsess over what they do.