We love tech; it’s in our blood. We love the apps and the clouds and all the smart technology keeping us ahead of the game. But tech on its own would make for a vapid world. After all tech doesn’t make business. Tech makes geeks. People, who can be a bit geeky, make business. Business is and always will be a people to people thing. Tech can make it easier, but it can’t make you. Have a look at these five qualities and see if you and your tech measure up. In no particular order.
You’ll know all about this one. You either have it, or you don’t. Some days are better than others. You’ll have more of this when you are erm, younger. It’s not a finite resource either so look after it and nurture it. You can download an app to keep an eye on the physical side of things, but really this is all about how you feel.
Are you jumping out of bed with a bounce? Are you ready to take on the world? Are you hungry for action! Do you spring up from the desk with a sparkle in your eyes and ready to do business? Seriously, you need to look after yourself. No business will go far if you are feeling flat and run After a long day’s work, are you ready for bed or ready to go for a long run, swim, surf or paddle?
Have some down time.Take a break, get some fresh air, invest in a juicer or Nutri bullet. Look after yourself. Energetic types belong in marketing, and your marketing strategy is safe in their hands
Is not that dissimilar to energy. The two could be linked. But it is possible to have spirit without too much energy. Spirit shines through the eyes. It is linked to all manner of attributes. But an entrepreneur with spirit will be willing to take chances. They will believe way down deep that their success is meant to be. They are not too worried about the details.
These will be the outsourcers of the world. They know where their strengths lie, and they will play to them secure in their self-belief. Someone with spirit is the ideal candidate for public relations. They are often fair, scrupulous and principled. They are very willing to spend time in the cloud.
This is the great trait of the entrepreneur. This has brought you just about every app available. An imaginative person dreams up the solutions that the more logical ones of us can build, but they have to be thought of first. Imaginative people are the brains behind your creative strategy. They are not always as social as they could be. They are too busy dreaming of brilliant new ways to do things. We need them very badly.
This is the trait that sets out the way it will happen. The communicator gets things done. Their SMS gateway will never be far way. They recognise that keeping in touch is the number one attribute of any business. Talk to your customers. Hail the communicators. We love them. They keep us up to date and in touch.
This one brings it all together. It’s like channeling all the various strands of your business into one sharp, focus. It’s the point. It’s the reason for the tech, and it’s the reason for the business. Draw every other quality in but above all stay in touch, stay grounded and stay focused.