Bob Parsons is one of the most successful entrepreneurs of the dot com industry. He is founder and the executive chairman of GoDaddy.com, one of the most popular domain registrars on the net. Bob Parsons is often asked about his success in the technology arena. The following list represents Parsons’ sixteen rules for survival in the business world. It does not matter if you are just starting out, or a seasoned entrepreneur, these tips will help you become the best you can be.
1) Stretch Beyond Your Limits and Comfort Zone
Nobody who has ever been successful has ever died from thinking outside the box. In fact, their ingenuity may be exactly what saved them from failing. However, even the risk of failing did not stop the most successful business men and women from pursuing their goals. Do not be afraid to take a chance outside of your comfort zone.
2) If You Feel Ready to Quit, You are Much Closer Than You Think
If you feel you have given it your all with no luck, you may be closer to your goals then you think. Often, people who are so close to getting what they want start to feel guilty about their success.
3) Be Prepares for the Worst
In fact, you should not only be prepared for the worst, but you should accept that it may happen. Though the chances of that happening are unlikely, you do not want to fall victim to being unprepared when faced with the worse.
4) Focus on Your End Goals
Always, always stay focused on your end goal. You can only deviate from the path for a little bit. However, in order to remain on track, you need to stay focused.
5) Approach Each Situation on a Day to Day Basis
If you are having a rather tough moment in your business, focus on what needs to be done in order to fix the problem. Sometimes staying in the present is the best to keep from feeling too lost.
6) Keep Moving Forward
Never stop for a moment of rest. Do not stop creating and innovating. You do not want to loose momentum. Always try to improve your business.
7) Quick Decisions are a Must
You should always decide promptly if you wish to stay on top of your game. Often, it is the first decision you come to anyway if you let yourself sit on a choice.
8) Do Not Take Anything for Granted
In short, you always need to keep tab of things. Every detail is significant when it comes to improving your business.
9) Keep an Eye on Every Aspect You of Your Company
You always need to be aware of everything going on in your business. This means managing every single thing so that nothing falls apart. Anything left to its own devices will fall apart.
10) Pay Attention the Competition
Your competition will guide you with insight into your own business. How are they successful? What are they doing wrong?
11) Do not Let Anybody Tell You What to Do
You make your own decisions. You shouldn’t defer to someone else. You know what’s best for you and your success.
12) Life is not Fair
Sometimes things will not go as you planned. Do not give up hope.
13) Never Rely on Anyone or Any Thing
Never rely on something or someone to get the job done when you can do it yourself.
14) Do not Take Yourself too Seriously
There are times when you should be serious and times that don’t require it. You need to have a balance.
15) Do not Forget to Smile!
Life is short. You do not want to miss out on the little things.
16) Never Give Up!
This is perhaps Bob’s most important rule for survival. You cannot give in to anything. Always set your sights on your end goal, and do not quit until you have reached it. This “can do” attitude is what will separate you from everyone else. You will never know they outcome of all your hard effort if you give up. Therefore, make your dreams come true by never stopping until you obtain them.