The only way to grow as a person in the field that you are working is by working hard. You can’t adopt any short-cut measures to learn a thing. You have to devote yourself completely for the purpose and then you will see positive results coming your way. The most important criteria to be hardworking is to love your job. You got to have the curiosity and anxiety within your heart to learn a thing failing which you will never be able to compete with the best in the zone. This curiosity to learn something develops only if you love to learn it. When you get the urge to learn something from deep within your heart that is when you go for it and you get the urge only when you love to do it. This urge to learn new things about your business and ask questions to people who can answer them is quite important for your personal growth and development.
In the construction sector, it is all about learning new things and updating oneself with the ongoing events of the business. Other than that, the industry in itself is so vast that it is apparently not possible to anybody to learn the whole of it. You have different types of construction business and each business is run differently. There are rules for each business and one needs to understand those rules in order to play them with full potential. Right from heavy equipment to running an office to managing the clients to taking care of the business needs, there is immense opportunity for one to learn from every sphere of this sector. There are industry experts who have become experts after being in the industry for more than 3-4 decades. It is pretty obvious that a person has to sacrifice a lot of things to get his place in the business and you will not be ready to sacrifice your happiness if you do not have love for it.
Work for extra hours:-
We generally do not like to work for extra hours even if we are paid for it. People work overtime only when they are in some sort of financial distress and need money badly. This is what compels them to work hard and work for extra hours to earn that little additional income. However, if you work hours without even thinking a bit of what you will get in return is what signifies your love for your work. This will certainly be observed if you are working for a construction company and will be given more opportunities. That will eventually help you to develop yourself and will also keep you abreast in the industry.
Make yourself available to opportunities:-
In the construction sector, you will come across infinite opportunities that will come your way. You got to make yourself ready to grab them and that is possible only when you can generate the confidence in others that you are competent enough to take up any challenge and will complete any given assignment with utter sincerity.
While starting any new project, the company or any organization generally holds discussion to obtain views of its professionals and managers before it is executed. The senior management give suggestions to modify or improve the project in order to make it successful. Suggestions are always important so that the projects/tasks get executed in a planned manner and yield benefits. It is type of ‘caution’ taken before taking a major decision..
While embarking on any major task/project a person has to think analytically and plan well to execute it properly. A person can do it all on his own and many times suffer from failures. This is due to the ego and rigidity of one’s ideas leads to short-sightedness which fail to see the shortcomings in a project leading to failures. In case of failures of large projects, it causes permanent destruction of that organization.
In order to avoid this difficult situation, it is good if a person (or a company) takes suggestions for a project or task from trusted colleagues, mentors, seniors or hire a consultant. They may guide in proceeding of the project by giving their suggestions:
Check if the aim and objectives of a project are clear. If they are not clear then will suggest how modify the aims so that the objectives are achieved
Check for the loopholes/shortcomings of a project and suggest how to overcome them.
May indicate whether the project is feasible or not. If not feasible then suggest to not go ahead
May indicate about the investment to be done and if it is possible. If it is a huge investment and difficult to manage then suggest for decreasing the size of project.
May show the underlying problems of a project and suggest desirable changes to be made to face or overcome those problems.
May indicate the chances of success and failures of a project. To avoid failures some alternatives may be suggested.
They may give strategies for proper planning and execution of projects/tasks
Many a time suggestions are not taken seriously due to ego problems. The person may not be confident that the suggestions will help and may yield any benefits. Although this being a case in 90% cases taking suggestions from experienced people has proved beneficial for the project work and made it successful. This ultimately has boosted one’s self confidence to perform better for the next projects. Further it leads to personal and professional growth of an individual.
Starting a business is not as difficult as growing it. You may need some amount as investment money, little know-how about the business and you can start your own business. You probably do not have to worry about making profits in the first phase of your business but as and when your business grows older and you start generating profits, making new clients, which is perhaps the time when you start thinking of expanding your business. Well, in order to reach the larger section of society, you need to use a platform that is adopted by everybody in their day to day life. Something which the mass uses quite frequently. If you are able to talk about your business in that platform, it is evident that more and more people will get the chance to look at your business and will appreciate it by becoming your client.
Today we all are highly connected with social media like Facebook, LinkedIn etc. These social media sites are used to stay connected to your closed ones who are ideally distance away from you. But you can still see them in the virtual world. You can make use of such social media websites to promote your work, to let people know the kind of business you are associated with. It can prove to be a big boon for people who have their business in the construction domain or who deals with heavy equipment.
In order to promote your heavy equipment business, it is prudent to use social media sites that are mainly used by working professionals or businessmen. Well, what you can do is create your own group and can invite people whom you know so that they all remain in your group and in this way they get to know your business from a closer angle. This will only help you to promote your business and in case if someone who is interested to buy any sort of heavy equipment will get in touch with you and place their order to you. You should try to keep your profile very professional as it attracts people’s attention and they do not take you casually. Having a casual profile will not have that high impact as a professional one can put. Remember, when you are putting up your profile in any professional social media website, it is not solely for the purpose to stay connected to the people you know but also let them know about your business and nobody will want to deal with a guy who has a very casual approach towards his work.
Moreover, there will be others whom you do not know but are linked to the people who are in your friend’s list and they also get to see your profile. Having a professional outlook will definitely give a good impression about your business to them. You never know when a big deal may strike and you may get chunk of orders from a new client that you have made from a social networking site.
Construction business like any other kind of business has its ups and downs. There will be occasions when you will have a lot of work to do and at times you may not get any work for months or you may have very limited work to do for which you may hardly require a couple of small equipment to get your work done. So the major question is what one should do who have a bunch of heavy equipment at his disposal. This is a quite a tricky one because he can’t sell them off as he may require those machines as soon as he gets some projects but since he is not sure how soon he can end with one, he also can’t leave his machines idle. In such a situation, the best option would be to rent the machines and earn good rental amount till the time he thinks he anticipates that he will remain out of work.
Simultaneously, if he wishes he can also set up a similar form of business where his sole job would be to rent heavy equipment to the end users. There are many new construction companies that are small in size and also can’t afford to buy machine that are so expensive. They hugely depend on people who are willing to rent their machines at a reasonable price. Now the issue is there is no intermediary who can bring both the parties at a common junction from where they can do this transaction. This gives rise to another form of business; that is setting up a company that deals exclusively with machines that can be taken on rent. So if you start up a business where you are dealing with rental machines, you need to ensure that you have good contacts from people who are willing to give their machines on rent and people who want them on rent.
Do business on internet:-
People love to do internet. For every small thing, they are highly dependent on internet and they get the answers of most of their queries from there. So you can clearly envisage the potential prospect you will get if you set up an online business where you are putting up machines on rent and people who are interested to do business with you contacts you. You give them what they want, take your cut from both the parties and your work is done. You can also register yourself in some online selling store that deals with selling/renting of heavy equipment. Post the images of machines that you can give on rent and wait for someone to reach you.
Internet has the potential to connect you to large number of people. This means that you have a large customer base and can make the most of it from them.
Advertising it in different forums:-
You can also advertise about your business in magazines that are related with the construction, mining and heavy equipment domain. So people who are in this industry will go through your piece of advertisement and give you businesses.