5 reasons why it’s important for entrepreneurs to groom their personalityMeha Bhargava
It is indeed an era of entrepreneurs, of creativity, and of able individuals stepping out to take risks and face the world. It sure takes a different mettle to become a successful entrepreneur but there are certain traits in your personality that may be groomed to complete your persona. As an entrepreneur, you don’t just have to look the part; you have to be that person who has all the makings of a successful entrepreneur. When you carefully groom your way on the way to becoming an entrepreneur a whole new world of opportunities and advantages open up to you. Here’s our top 5!
1. Not everything & everyone will work as per your plan.
The road to entrepreneurship is a long and winding one full of challenges and hurdles. There would always be a set of people who would not approve of you or your plans. In times like these it is the strength of your personality that would take you forward. A groomed personality helps an entrepreneur in having an unwavering faith in themselves even in face of rejection or criticism, yet be open enough to take it all positively. A well rounded personality will have the strength to stand their own ground and still be flexible enough to incorporate suggestions or advice that comes their way at crucial times.
2. Anyone you approach needs to be able to take you seriously.
As a budding entrepreneur, one has to meet a great variety of people for vendor relationships, networking, funding, and myriad such concerns. In the initial phase one might have to pitch their ideas to all these prospective stakeholders and incite in them curiosity, interest, faith, and a feeling of dependability. At this juncture, it is important that you have an influential personality and exude confidence that would help them take you as a serious candidate for investing their time & resources. A well groomed personality does exactly this by radiating a strong persona and reflecting an efficient personality
3. Your appearance at a work meeting might have a strong bearing on their decision to work with you.
The world of business and the corporate world look for professionalism and strong commitments to the work at hand and this has to reflect even in the way you dress up. The impression that you can make through the way you are dressed goes a long way in casting the initial impression. An unkempt or shabby appearance would not create a favourable or trustworthy image. It might convey a casual attitude and unprofessionalism or lack of commitment. Whereas a well groomed individual who is smartly dressed for any work meeting would always look professional.
4. There is bound to be conflicts & stress.
Any budding entrepreneur, even in his daily routine will have to encounter numerous conflicts and the stress that comes with it. A well developed or groomed personality would always encourage those around them to look at the silver lining in any cloud. A well developed personality would always face even the worst challenges with a smile on their face and a calm attitude. The most important thing in the face of any conflict is to keep a cool head and approach it with a pleasant attitude. Not many problems can survive the power of a charming smile. It is important to move on from the issue at the earliest by either resolving it or letting it go. There is no sense in cribbing about things and a groomed personality would have this ingrained in them.
5. You need to stand apart & make a special mark.
While the intellect and the creative ideas you carry in your head are important but it is equally important to convey them in a way that would leave a mark on the people it is intended for. A well groomed personality helps a rising entrepreneur leave a lasting impact on anyone they meet with. Your idea might be gold but if you cannot make an impression on the targeted audience, the risk of slipping through the cracks is very real. Cultivate your own style, dress in a distinctive manner, and let your personality shine through and set you apart from a crowd.