Business creativity and mentorship insights. What brings you the most joy in business on a daily basis? For me, it’s the creative aspect and creating something new. It doesn’t always have to be a new business; sometimes it’s even small things like a new service or working with an interesting client.
I once asked myself, ‘Why do I actually do what I do?’ I’ve been building businesses for years, ever since I launched my first one in 2006—a Xerox shop in Sopot – a Polish city. I immersed myself in the path of development as an entrepreneur.
Prioritizing Creation over Achievement
Achievement wasn’t as important to me as the act of creating itself. Of course, I enjoy results, I like winning, being the best in the industry, number 1, or surpassing new milestones. I enjoy learning and developing, feeling the agency to build more boldly and better (as well as faster, more efficiently) through increased competence.
Learning from Experience: The Role of Mentorship
One can learn a lot from the first business, especially when taking the first steps on completely uncharted territory. Looking back, one of the things I would have sought at that time is a mentor—someone with experience. When I talk to colleagues who have more experience and greater successes, often it’s conversations and meetings with such individuals that have steered their businesses onto higher trajectories. Interestingly, along the way, I discovered that successful individuals not only leave traces behind, which we can follow, but they’re also willing to share how they did it, offering even more detailed tips. Sometimes just because they want to share. Some are even happy that someone is interested and asks about it.That’s why it’s worth asking those more experienced, those who have walked the path we intend to traverse. It can save a lot of time and money. Sometimes when you look into the distance, it might seem like you have a lot left to do. However, the answer might be closer than you think.
Seeking Guidance and Lessons in Business and Beyond
Business creativity and mentorship insights. Just as in business, I enjoy asking questions and listening to wiser individuals, during trips with my wife, she always laughs at me because if we get lost, I never want to ask for directions. I believe I’ll find my way and reach the destination. How about you? Do you work with mentors and ask for directions?
An entrepreneur since 2006. I build a business with my "wolf" team: Barbara Piasek and Marek Piasek. I am working in the field of Education, Software production. Our brands: Evenea, Wolves Summit (until 08.2019), See Bloggers, Wilki.pl (Wolves Academy). Products: Evenea Premium, Funnels, Hacksales. My area: Management and Strategy.