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 isnâ€™t rewarded... production is. In other words, you donâ€™t get paid for being able to solve problems... you get paid for actually solving them; which often takes time, effort, and â€œthe grind.â€ Thatâ€™s why you often see the less talented, but hard working, high school kid sneak up on the studs and become successful in life..."
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?
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.