Jeff Ber’s Tips for Being a Successful Entrepreneur

Lean on Your Network

The phrase has escalated into something of a cliché, but it’s true what they say: it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. As an entrepreneur, your network is critical to your success. Not only will your relationships inevitably connect you to new opportunities, they’re also valuable investments in your personal self.

To put it simply, your network is an asset not only in a professional sense, but in a personal sense as well. Jeff Ber believes you are deeply impacted by the people you surround yourself with. They determine how you think about the world — and more importantly — how you think about yourself. That’s why he recommends surrounding yourself with opportunity-minded, uplifting individuals who are prepared to give you support and encouragement. When you interlace yourself in a community of empowered dreamers, you’ll find yourself thriving on both a personal and professional level.

Dedication is Key

Everyone has dreams of launching their own successful business and becoming their own boss. But without persistence, that’s all they will ever be — dreams. When it comes to starting a successful venture, dedication is the ingredient that sets the dreamers apart from the doers.

Focus on Self-Improvement

As an entrepreneur, the best thing you can do for yourself is to realize that you don’t know it all. In fact, Jeff Ber argues that the world’s best entrepreneurs are people who have learned how to lean into their own shortcomings in order to identify areas for improvement and thereby increase success.

Choose Learning Over Entertainment

Watching a movie or reading a comic book might be an excellent way to lose yourself for a few hours and escape from the world around you, but neither are likely to teach you anything meaningful about this life or how to succeed. While escapism and relaxation have their time and place (especially within a mental health context), Jeff Ber recommends indulging in them more mindfully.

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Jeff Ber

Jeff Ber

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Blogging about Business Management & Entrepreneurship. VP of Operations at Oneball Charity http://jeffber.org www.jeff-ber.com