Dennis Ross is a professional ghostwriter, mentor, and good friend of mine who understands what it takes to develop hard work into success. He’s a man of many talents, but one of his biggest strengths is being able to guide his clients and colleagues by giving them very savvy starting business advice.
I sat down with Dennis Ross during my last trip in Atlanta to get a quick tip on what it takes to be successful in this downtraughted economy that we’re currently stepping out of.
Starting Business Advice
His advice was very profound, and at the same time, extremely simple. He basically said to start listening to yourself and “stop listening to what others have to say about your business” and just do what YOU think is right.
“Learn to Value Your Own Opinion.” -Dennis Ross
Hands down, this may be some of the most solid advice in regards to sustaining yourself during such a terrible time where money is hard to come by and people are losing their jobs at a very rapid pace.
Listen to Yourself, Always.
This can also be some of the scariest advice to follow. It’s not always easy to listen to your internal voice telling you what you should or shouldn’t do when it comes to your business. Most of the time we end up doubting that voice or turn it down, even when it’s trying to shout something at your consciousness louder than we can hide.
The truth is, starting a business or sustaining one that’s not doing so well can be an exhausting situation to be in. Sometimes giving up and just going to get a regular 9-5 job seems like a much easier solution than continuing to hustle and struggle.
In my experience, this happens all too often, and although people will tell you to throw in the towel more times than you’d care to admit, don’t listen to or let them discourage you.
This isn’t about THEM. Chances are they’d be much happier knowing that you’ve failed, as most of us are humanistically prone to jealousy over someone who succeeds emotionally, physically, or financially.
Always push forward, and always listen to yourself. Following this starting business advice will keep your head strong, your mind clear, and your eye on the ultimate prize… success.
Whatever your definition of that word might be, go for it. And let no one stop you. Ever.