Emir Kaya’s entrepreneurship journey which he presented to young entrepreneurs and startup founders at his recent webinar, attracted applause from the audience. He presented 5 takeaways from his journey from a dreamer to a serial entrepreneur.
1. Be Lazy, Be Patient!
“It’s about accepting your limits and pursuing your dreams simultaneously. Trying to be the best is great, but sometimes just being enough is enough.” Emir Kaya Said during his speech.
“Becoming successful as an entrepreneur is not always about being the best or being the number one in any field. Sometimes it’s just about getting the most out of your capabilities. Don’t be too tough on yourself, start with small steps, build, measure, learn and then develop your concept to a bigger scale.” Says Emir Kaya. “Enjoy the ride and don’t try to get rich soon but, make sure you will get rich one day by learning from the failures.” According to one of his Instagram posts: “Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.”
2. Be a Visionary But Don’t Associate with Goals.
In Emir’s point of view without any doubt, goals are the key component of one’s journey. They are the reason that makes people keep going and achieving them is one of the best feelings that one can experience. “However, you shouldn’t dedicate yourself and your whole life to your goals in only one dimension; you are not your goals, dreams, or achievements but you are YOU. Your life shouldn’t be identified by your goals but by the feeling that you have while trying to reach them,” says Emir Kaya.
So, when entrepreneurs are evaluating themselves and their success rate, they should keep this advice in mind and they will always be happy even in facing failures.
3. Accept Failures and Pivot Fast.
The primary element in getting successful is a failure. There is not even a single successful person in the entire human life who got successful without failures. It may seem cliche but still, it’s worth saying that one shouldn’t get disappointed by failures. For sure, after failures, people may need some time for grief but they shouldn’t let it overcome them and take their focus from new goals.
“The results of such hard work may not be obvious now, but they guarantee excitement and, of course, peace in the future.” Emir Kaya once said in an interview.
4. Diverse Portfolio and Investments.
Don’t concentrate on one field and one aspect of everything. Expand knowledge and always be eager to try new things and don’t be afraid of changes. “You don’t learn until you get out of your comfort zone and experience new things,” says Emir Kaya.
5. Personal Relationships are the Investments With Highest ROI.
Perhaps everyone has done many investments till now but the best ones are personal relationships according to what Emir believes.”I can say confidently that you can experience the best return on investment from investing in your personal life. Thus, have it from me that your personal life is as important as your career” Emir Kaya says. He believes that a good business person knows how to develop boundaries that will help them minimize distractions and maximize their potential.
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