On November 7, the House, Senate and White House remain controlled by the same political parties. For all of the cries for change and dissatisfaction with business as usual, the electorate has chosen “More of the Same”.
So what should an entrepreneur do to achieve success now?
The same things they were doing prior to November 6:
Prepare, plan and execute.
Entrepreneurs and small businesses will always be underdogs in the business world. We are blades of grass under a sidewalk. Some of us don’t quit until we pierce the concrete. Most, however, die before seeing daylight.
The election is over. Imperfect and unnecessary regulations are still in our way. Of course, some may be helping. Competitors are still trying to crush us. We continue to return the favor. Customers are still demanding more value for lower prices. Banks and capital providers are still stingy with their checkbooks. We fight on and exercise our right to vote with competence when given the opportunity.
Again, the election is over.
- If you are gloating, stop. It’s distracting you from your goals and annoying others.
- If you are sulking, stop. It’s distracting you from your goals and annoying others.
- If you have already put the election behind you and are back to work, you’ve just put some distance between you and your sulking or gloating competitors – congratulations.
ActSeed serves partisans and non-partisans alike, but our greatest value to you is when you avoid being distracted by things you cannot control, and when you are focused on executing the next step and planning ten more steps.
Abraham Lincoln said (paraphrased), “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” This is true for our country, our businesses and our personal lives. Let’s apply our economic freedom and build something, not sit back and wait for a handout. We are entrepreneurs – part of the solution, not part of the problem.
Now, let’s get to work.