So you probably have dreams to run your own Miss Universe one day, right? But even if you don’t, here are some great insights on what it takes to run one. I recently spoke with the organizer of a popular pageant and talent show in LA, Lika Osipova. Here are the tips she suggested to keep in mind. These suggestions can also be relevant to many other businesses.
Be Different- People who change the world and accomplish incredible things are usually are very different from most people. Your interests, good qualities, and personality are what make you. Be proud of who you are, and don’t care if people like it. Don’t concentrate on what people say about your ideas, follow your desires and create your projects the way you feel is right. Don’t let negative people to break you. I remember how one of my employers to whom I did a favor bringing her on board posted some negative things about me and my project on social media, all that she posted was absolutely not true and I was really upset that someone I know did that bad things to me only because I refused to continue working with her. I was nice at the beginning and asked to remove this post, but she ignored, so I had to sue her. It was a big lesson for her; soon after the case was filed I got an apology letter from her and request to be friends again. But I wish someone told me at that time that I just need to ignore and forgive these unhappy people.
Be Fearless - Maybe you didn’t meet a goal on your preferred timeline or you’ve wasted a lot of time being afraid and you’re ashamed of that. Whatever it is, you can’t let fear and guilt paralyze you. Let your desire to achieve your goal overcome any fear you have of failing. Always try something new, don’t be afraid to be different, to be yourself. Don’t be a prisoner of your own fears.
Write down your thoughts and ideas- Fine or awesome ideas can pop up at the strangest times but they tend to not stay for long in your head. So you need to capture them fast or they are gone in the wind. Since I’ve started to write things down more often I have also noticed when reviewing old notes how much my memory can leak. You can’t hold that many thoughts in your head at once. If you want to solve a problem it can be helpful to write down your thoughts, facts and feelings about it. I learned how to do it constantly and I feel bad that I didn’t do it before.
Engage with your audience- Interacting your audience will expand your online presence and brand, and will bring some new business for your organization. I didn’t think about it when I just started, only a few years after I realized how important it is. My main goal is to engage with my visitors via all social media websites. I’m also trying to answer personally for all comments left on my blog and emails sent from my subscribers. Investing some time to engage on a personal level with your audience is extremely important as this relationship is building trust.
Never give up- When I started creating my show, I didn’t have any sponsors who helped me. Yes I was the best in my field and so what? Who knew about it? I had to show what I can do. I had no mentor, no adviser or investor. I was new in LA and no one knew me. I thought that everything went in the wrong direction, and I had to shut it down and don’t do it. But I did not give up! I believed I could and I did. I continued to develop business skills and educate myself. You should not give up, either. Hustle every day and there is no way you will not succeed.
source – Buzzfeed