If we ponder on the fact how difficult were the first few years in our school or in our first job, we are likely to realize that those days were the most beautiful days though it was full of struggle yet, they were the days which we will always remember for ages. So why do we want to remember those days that had so much of sufferings for us and still we consider them to be the most beautiful times of our lives. Well, it is because that was the time when we learned things. As the years passed, we kept on working on things that we learnt and also simultaneously learnt new things and upgraded our knowledge but the first few years of our school were the foundation period that eventually made us what we are now.
The same theory becomes applicable in setting up a business. The first few years can become intolerable as you have to put in a lot in your business. You don’t get proper sleep, no time for your loves one, no time for family, no vacations, no celebrations and in this process you also tend to lose out people from your lives. But that pays off with time. The sort of dedication you have shown in your business makes your present and simultaneously builds your future. Especially when you make up your mind to start a business in the construction sector, it pays you off real good. Ever wondered what kind of training one goes through that keeps him/her alienated from the rest of the world.
Research and analysis:- Construction industry is huge and not a being can learn it all in his lifetime. Having said this, one has to understand the most of it and the way things work here. He needs to understand the market in their country, needs to know the kind of equipment needed to complete the project, team handling etc. It takes years for a person to learn the basic of everything and then he has to capitalize on the subject he finds interesting. Once he identifies the subject he wants to work on, he gets on with it and works towards it. He may work with someone else or may set up his own company then, either way he will have to give a lot of time to his work. However, once the initial phase is over and he is recognized in the industry, things will turn brighter for him.
Identifying your competitors:- It is only during the first few years that you start identifying your competitors and how good they are in their business. Since you have to compete with them, you need to upgrade your standard. You can also find a role model in them and if you want can start thinking like him. However, it is advisable that you become a man you want to and let your role model be a role model.
Give scope to innovative thinking:- You can experiment with your work in the first few years because you are allowed to make mistakes then (not severe ones though). As it will be a start up business, you should use your innovative skills to bring changes in the way you work. That will definitely work for you.