Set and Then Forget… (at least for a little while) As an aggressive entrepreneur, I was ready to conquer the world at a very young age. My plan was to out-work, out-innovate, and out-run my competition at all costs until I was financially free. I started a lawn mowing business… then a custom T-shirt business… [...]
“You see, in the real world, talent isn’t rewarded… production is. In other words, you don’t get paid for being able to solve problems… you get paid for actually solving them; which often takes time, effort, and “the grind.” That’s why you often see the less talented, but hard working, high school kid sneak up on the studs and become successful in life…”
A very wise man and once taught me that the key to marketing is not what you say, but how well you can transfer emotion to your audience.
Have you ever been a little frustrated with a co-worker and wrote an email to express your concerns; and instead of reading your calm, yet concerned tone, the co-worker read a little more attitude than you intended and snapped of an even more explosive email with three other co-workers and two supervisors CC’d?
Here’s one you may not have considered: Is it better to be a working stiff or a suit if you’re an entrepreneur who’d rather be working for himself than the man anyway?
I officially own the coolest toy ever invented… the iPhone. Ever since I got it two weeks ago, I can’t keep my hands off of it.
Which organizational system do you prefer? One in which each individual employee or member is considered equal, no matter how long they’ve been a member or what they bring to the table; or a system in which each employee or member earns their way up the organizational hierarchy based on seniority, contribution to the group, or the respect of their peers?
A few years ago, I came to the realization that just about all of my close friends and everyone that I really “clicked” with in the professional world had played some form of team sports when they were a kid.
You might not realize it when daydreaming at your 9-5 about starting a small business, but there are a few things to miss when you’re gone. To an entrepreneur, it’s blasphemous to suggest that anything good can come from working for The Man; but going solo isn’t always the end-all be-all.
I thought I was getting tired of all things to do with The Secret until I read John Assaraf’s Having It All – Achieving Your Life’s Goals and Dreams.