So you’ve reached your goals as an entrepreneur and found success, what’s next?
Some may want to take a break, others may want to go on a “victory trip”; others, however, go on creating new business ventures. These are not bad at all, but there is always something more that every entrepreneur should also consider to part of their entrepreneurial goals.
Life is better when you help people reach their goals and you expect nothing in return. – Shaqir Hussyin
The most fulfilling thing to do as an entrepreneur is to give back to the entrepreneurial community. When you have already found your success and achieved your goals, the next thing you can do is to help others.
Here are 3 Ways to Give Back to the Entrepreneurial Community:
1. Share your expertise.
The easiest way to give back to the community is to share your expertise. You can share important lessons and advice through writing and speech. Many successful entrepreneurs do this. Some of them are Neil Patel who regularly blogs, Mark Zuckerberg who delivered a speech at Harvard, and Robert Kiyosaki, who has written many books that have encouraged both entrepreneurs and non-entrepreneurs. When you share your expertise, you help others achieve their goals too.
You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want. – Zig Ziglar
2. Open a platform for budding entrepreneurs.
Another way to give back to the community is by opening a platform for budding entrepreneurs to build networks or market themselves in order to help them with their business. Many other successful entrepreneurs have ventured into this and have helped new entrepreneurs achieve their success. One way to do it is by partnering with startups, promoting and marketing them through your company, or it can be as simple as creating a network in your industry of expertise. When you open a platform for budding entrepreneurs, you are opening a door for them to succeed as well.
As we look into the future, leaders will be those that empower others. – Bill Gates
3. Mentor new entrepreneurs.
Mentoring is also another fulfilling way to give back to the community. Make time to help out other entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs on how they can start their business. Mentor them at the beginning of the business and provide support when they need it. Most, if not all, entrepreneurs were probably helped out by other entrepreneurs at the start of their business, and mentoring doesn’t just help out another new entrepreneur starting out on his venture, but it can also create a ripple effect as the people you mentor will also be able to coach aspiring entrepreneurs as well in the future. Mentoring is the best way, not only to help the entrepreneurial community, but it can also help it grow.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is about growing others. – Jack Welch
Entrepreneurship is more than just getting revenues or creating an enterprise. Entrepreneurship is all about serving others and paving the way for other entrepreneurs.
Are you a successful entrepreneur? Give back to the community. The ways are limitless.