The world of entrepreneurship is fascinating, terrifying, exhilarating, and, if everything works out, deeply satisfying. Working in the world of business is not for the faint of heart. It takes a lot of determination, perseverance, hard work, and brutal belief to make your dreams happen. What is more, is that no one is going to step up to the plate more than you will when it comes to pursuing your business success in 2022.
No one knows these challenges and joys better than the CEO and co-founder of Gr0, the world’s fastest-growing search engine optimization company, Kevin Miller. Kevin’s story shows how it doesn’t just take a good idea or big dreams to achieve success in the world of business, it takes grit, work, and the willingness to take risks.
What You Need to Know to Make 2022 a Successful Year
With the new year comes all kinds of exciting and wonderful new possibilities. Whether it’s a new diet, workout routine, relationship, or even new educational goals, 2022 holds promise.
The last couple of years haven’t been the easiest, and there’s no denying the challenge that 2020 and 2021 provided.
Coming into 2022 can seem a little shaky, and that’s okay. If you are looking at 2022 and considering taking the leap into starting your own business or taking steps to improve the one you already have,
here are some things to keep in mind for what business success looks like in 2022.
Counting the Cost
The biggest part of taking a step into the world of business is counting the cost. To a degree, this is can seem misleading as it’s impossible to know the full cost involved in running a start-up. Running a business can be volatile and can change at any moment, whether you are starting one up or trying to improve the one you already have.
However, there’s a certain amount of forethought and work that can be developed to help you have a generalized idea. By doing the groundwork of laying out potential costs, 2022 doesn’t have to be a year that knocks you off your feat. You can successfully step into it with knowledge of what it will take to the best of your ability.
When it comes to being an entrepreneur you can guarantee that no one is going to step up to the plate as much as you will. This aspect of determination is a big part of getting your start in the business world. Any number of biographies, documentaries, or articles on successful business start-ups all have one major theme in common - it takes work!
Being sure that you are mentally, emotionally, and physically able to handle the unpredictability of the coming stresses of business is a must.
One of the biggest myths is that success looks the same for everyone. Success itself is a deeply personal, and individual idea. There is no one-size-fits-all success template, so spending time understanding your goals will give you the clarity you need to plan accordingly.
Success for some may be monetary, with certain financial goals being a clear ‘why’ for the hard work and helping to shed light on the ‘how’ of getting there. Success should also be flexible!
For Kevin Miller, success for a number of years looked like working for the largest tech giant in the world - Google. This goal was hard to attain and cost him a lot of work, stress, and worry. However, when he achieved that goal he found that success changed for him. He knew that while he was proud of his position and accomplishment at Google, there was more for him than just working for the largest tech giant - he wanted to also create his own business.
This led him to make the incredibly bold, and brave decision to co-found Gr0, the world’s largest SEO company. Because he was able to know what his goals were and embrace them when they changed, he is now able to say that he is the CEO of the largest SEO company in the world.
The world of business will cost a lot to be successful in. Long hours of work, anxious gambles, and risks, will all take a toll. One of the most important aspects of defining what you want success to look like for you in 2022 is determining to not let go of your personal health.
While it’s true that it does take a lot of work to outdo the competition and make your business successful in today’s world, it’s also true that you only have one chance at life. As much as that should be a motivation to keep you ruthlessly pursuing your goals, it should also be motivation to make sure your body is well taken care of.
Physical, emotional, and mental health are some of the most important things we can have in this world. If your plan for business success in 2022 doesn’t have a margin for these three areas, it’s worth taking it back to the drawing board to make sure it does.
When asked why he works as hard as he does, Kevin’s simple answer was “You only get so many revolutions around the sun.”
Life is made for the living and for some people, there is no appeal to the rush, work, and drive of the entrepreneur. They look at the long hours of work, limited amount of sleep, and risk-taking decisions with a certain amount of perplexity. Who would want that?
However, for the person who knows they are meant to be in business, there’s no other life that makes sense. Whatever your metrics for success in 2022 looks like, be sure to leave nothing on the table. Count your costs wisely, be sure and prioritize your health, and then give it all you possibly can. There is no reason at all why 2022 can’t be your year, so go out and make it yours!