Top 3 Tips from the Entrepreneurs that started Gravity
Smartcompany recently featured an eye-catching headline: “Kicking goals: Kevin Sheedy’s five best tips for entrepreneurs”.
It turns out the AFL legend is not only a sports icon, but a visionary who took a sport that was over 100 years old and saw opportunities for innovation.
He’s the man behind the annual Anzac Day blockbuster, he was the first coach to recruit a Muslim footballer, and his latest idea is to play the first round of each season in another country to give AFL revenues a boost.
Sheedy pairs risk taking with initiative to attain goals off the pitch, in this way he is the no different to the founders of Gravity.
Inspired by the GWS coach and former Australian Thinker of the Year’s tips, the founders of Gravity have decided to share theirs.
1. Keep your eye on the prize
Its important to remember the bigger picture and don’t get bogged down in detail. Keep pushing forward and reward yourself for the little wins as these are all steps towards creating your dream and fulfilling your goals. It’s not about the day to day it’s about focusing on what you are trying to achieve. When we started Gravity, the running of the space started to become the focus, rather than what great services we wanted to offer members, and how we were going to expand the brand and the offering across the country. We employed our Space Concierge to assist us in the day to day tasks so we could keep building the empire for our Gravitites!
2. Don’t take no for an answer
People will generally be negative and less likely to help if it means they need to put themselves out. Don’t be disheartened if you get ‘no’s’ or push back from people you need to help you get where you are going. Try a different tact. Rephrase what you are asking for. Seek advice from others who have gone through what you are going through. There is always an answer that isn’t ‘no’. There is a way around everything, it’s up to you to rethink how you are going to overcome an obstacle. Whatever you do, don’t give or let something stop you. It’s up to you.
3. Attitude is everything
It’s not always about skills, but it is definitely always about attitude. We’ve learnt this over the years and it always pays to surround yourself with people who have the right attitude. The ‘Can Do’ people instead of the ‘Can’ts’. You can teach skills but you can’t change a personality, so it’s our number one priority when we look for staff, consultants and brand partners. There wouldn’t be such a fantastic community if we didn’t have Damian our Space Concierge who is always willing to help out and find a way to make things happen!
We’d love to hear your stories about your business and what you have learnt. Email us with your tips to share amongst the Gravity community: [email protected]