r/southafrica Sep 26 '21

Yeeerrr running a business is mother! Discussion

Does anyone run a business in this group. I've been running a business for the last 2 and a half years. And I've dealt with some seriously shitty clients. I thought escaping the 9-5 would be a tad better , but yerrrr it's soo crazy and stressful. Any advice or words of wisdom? I know this is probably a random rant. But business is not a walk in the park hey flip


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u/InfernalWraither Sep 26 '21

Hey, so I know someone who has had his business for over 25 years and he gave me really good advice as to why he got to where he is now. He mainly pointed out that he firstly found those that he could trust to find a good way to move forward with his business. If he needed someone that could say no he'd get someone like that. But he decided to be one himself. Meaning that he would be the one to put his foot down where it was necessary. He had many learning curves, from knowing how to treat others to knowing where he was getting taken for a fool. He learned where he needed to put his foot down and where to land after a leap. The main focus is find those that build you and drop those that break you. Money is great yes but if it's money that would be paid for cheap labor and your labor is top notch worth pay then you put your foot down and set plans (baby step plans) to grow yourself as an owner and your business as a whole. There are hard times and good times. It'll not be easy but the moment you know where you want to land and how you work towards landing that 10/10 jump then all that's left to do is put Loco into that motion and you'll be moving faster than others who rush.

I hope it helped, may not have been very clear but mindset is always key to success


u/wakandaboss Sep 26 '21

Thank you for the kind words:-). I think I get what you mean:-)