Every entrepreneur, you know that their success cannot depend on the opinions of others. Like the wind, opinions change, like the weather, opinions change frequently. Therefore, to succeed at any endeavor, you must stay on the course no matter the cost!

Here are some surefire tips to help you on your journey.


Negative people are all around us. They can include our loved ones as well as a dear friend. Most often, it is the opinions of total strangers that breeds the most negativity as if someone who doesn’t know or understand you is able to voice a reasonably thought out opinion about you.

Am I saying you should avoid people around you? No, you should not avoid those who are close to you; rather there are areas of conversation that are less profitable. Accept criticism constructively, but steer the conversation away from nonstop negative banter. Negativity will grow on you unless you take control.


People have a different way of understanding spoken or written words, when I say build yourself, I do not mean for you to puff yourself up with pride, rather you can be your best source of encouragement by encouraging yourself. How can you do this? Read the testimonies of other entrepreneurs/ those who succeeded, who have gone before you. Current day success stories of people who have gone from rags to riches or from simple means to great influence. We have the likes of Oprah Gail Winfrey, Martha Stewart, and Bill Gates. Yesterday’s success stories are numerous and include: Thomas Edison, Harry S. Truman, and Abraham Lincoln.


Should you find yourself wavering, I want you  recall those things that encouraged you to take your step of faith in the first place. Never forget that it takes; discipline, self-confidence, independence, hard work, sacrifice, etc. to succeed. Look forward to the anticipated results: a good income, independence, a job you love, etc.

Finally, remember the worst job you ever worked. Imagine yourself working there again. Blah! Use whatever it takes to motivate you.

Always have the positive thought of things, if Mark Zuckerberg can do it, I can, if Folorunsho Alakija can do it, I can as well do it. So, toss off the negative thoughts and embrace that which is uplifting, inspiring, encouraging, warm, friendly, and helpful. Always bear in mind that “faith without work is dead”

You are on track to achieving great things as long as you do not let yourself become derailed by the negative words of others.

Good luck




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I’m Julia Jonathan, I write on relationships, communication and lifestyle advice. I believe there’s always room to improve no matter how incredible you think you are. If you think so too, follow me to see more inspirational stories and articles

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