Hygiene can be a major factor for an entrepreneur, a true test of discipline, farsightedness, and power. Let’s take a quick look at 6 reasons why:
1. Hygiene Equals Self-discipline
Hygiene is the standard act of preventive activities. If you do this from the beginning, you will guarantee faster scaling of businesses in the future. It indicates the discipline of an entrepreneur to be willing to work stricter, within an approved framework in order to alleviate future issues. Mentors and investors will also be impressed by good methods and self-discipline; a characteristic mistakenly thought to be rare amidst the new generation.
2. Hygiene Ensures Attention:
As you will have set up better techniques from the source, the time saved will yield great attention towards your core activities. Attention only on what can add value, and proper hygiene will help you identify it instantly.
3. Hygiene Works as a Differentiator:
By guaranteeing great hygiene from the start, you are sending a solid signal to your stakeholders that you have a macro-vision of your goals and yourself. The daily activities are not a barrier or a job, but an essential support to your vision; and that you are therefore organized. A mentor or an investor, when faced with a choice between multiple, equally interesting startups, he will always choose the one with greater discipline.
4. Hygiene is a Hedge:
By guaranteeing the right practices from the start, you will prevent larger problems in the future, plus your systems will highlight eminent issues for your attention. You will definitely get fewer resultant mistakes; may those be from a sales point of view (inefficient sales/customer tracking) or economic (unbalanced ledgers).
5. Hygiene Supports Great Inner Culture:
When you are concentrated on hygiene, you will act to ensure no potential issues are left unanswered, as cleanliness is, after all, a preventive action. Thus, by tackling personnel-related issues, and nurturing a culture of resolutions, you will not allow bickering or bureaucracy to fester in your fledgling enterprise.
6. Personal Hygiene:
If you thought you could ignore this part, you are incorrect. The mind truly flourishes when it is in a healthy body.
Take the right steps for your personal development too. Do a moderate amount of exercise, keep cleanliness, in yourself and in your surroundings. Concentrate on your presentation, because first impressions do last. The idea of a t-shirt wearing, cigarette smoking, gum-chewing entrepreneur prototype is somewhat cliché to aim to. Concentrating on your appearance shows others that you are mature enough to understand how the world works. If not… your abilities must be one-in-a-billion!
Keeping good hygiene from the start can be a true catalyst for a rising organization. Take a leap forward by removing obstacles from your way so you can give attention to the things that matter. Bear in mind the Japanese way of Kaizen that is now promoted by Silicon Valley titans.