To bring ideas to life, planning and execution must be done right.
Feras Antoon is a professional entrepreneur, who mentors small businesses about the significance of technology in targeting goals. With the objective of helping startups and entrepreneurs establish their names in the competitive online world, he founded FerasAntoonReports.com, a site intended to bring tips and hacks to help them with their journey.
Where did the idea for FerasAntoonReports.com come from?
My passion in digital marketing and to help others succeed are the things that brought FerasAntoonReports.com to me. This brainchild is the fruit of my eagerness to help entrepreneurs and startups get noticed and succeed in the very competitive online environment.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
I believe, balance is an essential factor to keep your energy flowing, We must continue to have an optimal health to have the mind and energy for our everyday tasks. So I try to exercise regularly, and eat healthy. Every morning I make sure to spend at least 30 minutes for a quick workout, and consume a nutritious breakfast, and then head to work. To optimize my productivity, I focus on one task at a time. I keep a clear mind, and to keep my inspiration burning, I make sure to spend time with my family.
How do you bring ideas to life?
The only way to bring ideas to life is to take action. No one has been 100 percent sure of what they do, but people who make a difference, get up, move and make things happen. Though planning is surely part of the process, overly thought out plans typically miss the right timing for execution. So to bring ideas to life, planning and execution must be done right.
What’s one trend that excites you?
I’m into digital marketing and entrepreneurship. Thus, everything that is related in those fields, excite me the most. Such as new strategies for SEO, new platforms for digital ads, social media hype, and so on.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
I guess, it’s taking action and balance in life. Though those two are somehow correlated, what I mean by taking action, is not delaying what can be done today. Life balance is important because we need a healthy personal, entrepreneurial and family life to be in the best condition and to have the vigor for an optimized productivity.
What advice would you give your younger self?
I’d say to my younger self to keep that brave heart, confidence, and passion, and just keep going. Mistakes are not mistakes but lessons, and each achievement are a stepping stone to ambitions. So, do not fret, and always believe in yourself.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on?
That Doctor Who is the best superhero of all time?
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
I make sure that I use every bit of energy to productive things. I think productively, I work productively. I only allot my time and energy to things that matter the most. And I recommend to people that they do the same if they want to change their life.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
The main key to make every business grow is not to work all by yourself. Trust other people and let them work for you. After all, we are humans who can’t do everything. So the key is not to be afraid to ask others for help. And of course, reward them fairly for their contributions.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
My greatest failure was when I carried all the work on my shoulder. There was a time in my life that I failed to have a balance. It resulted in failures both as an entrepreneur, and as a father. Fortunately, I met people who are skilled and passionate about what they do. I trusted them, and that’s when we started working hand-in-hand. Now, I found the balance in life, and it flows impeccably.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
You can invest in this great innovation called Airselfie. It’s a mini drone that can do more. From what I know the product is currently on Kickstarter, where you can get the privilege as the first resellers.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
I guess it’s a $100 clothing. Clothing can do more than what you think. Dressing nicely can improve your gross annual revenue and net income, as it changes how others think about you. If you want to know the details behind why, go to my site, FerasAntoonReports.com. You’ll get staggered by what is there.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive? How do you use it?
I’m a user of LinkedIn, and I believe it can do wonders for your business. The difference of LinkedIn to other sites is it leans more into the corporate side. Meaning, as an entrepreneur, you can find a lot of opportunities on LinkedIn. I use it for my entrepreneurial posts, collaborations, and as a visible online presence.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
Youtility: Why Smart Marketing Is About Help Not Hype by Jay Baer. This book is one of the most suggested references to buy in 2017. If you’re into digital marketing, which you should be, check out this book. It’s been amongst the best sellers of New York Times, and it tells about the genuine approach of helping clients than creating false hype.
What is your favorite quote?
“Don’t be afraid to fail, be afraid not to try.”
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Mario Schulzke is the Founder of ideamensch, which he started a decade ago to learn from entrepreneurs and give them a platform for their ideas.