Monthly Archives: April 2015

You Are An Entrepreneur If: You know that a business that is not growing is dying

The basic definition of entrepreneurship is about starting something from nothing and growing it. Growth is fundamental to entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs are different, there are those who happen to own a business of the same size for a number of years, … Continue reading

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You Are An Entrepreneur If: You don’t believe in retirement

Being an entrepreneur is not an event, it is a way of life. Being an entrepreneur is not a profession. It is your attitude, your approach and your view to the world. You cannot retire from being an entrepreneur. Yes, … Continue reading

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You Are An Entrepreneur If: You are not doing it for fame

Two pieces of advice I tell start-up entrepreneurs that I wish I knew when I got started: First, if you’re doing it for fame and fortune. Don’t do it. Do it to change your little part of the world, to … Continue reading

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You Are An Entrepreneur If: You love the freedom to make your own rules

Half the time I get people asking where to start, the step by step procedure on how to start a business. Once a person asks those questions, they want to comply, they want the easy route to follow. They mean … Continue reading

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You Are An Entrepreneur If: You are so focused that sometimes you forget to eat

This is the reason why I cherish breakfast so much. I get so busy during the day that I forget to eat. Sometimes it gets to busy with deadlines, presentations, appointments and meetings that there is not enough time to … Continue reading

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You Are An Entrepreneur If: The thought of having to work a 9-to-5 is worse than death

You are working  for someone  and everything is okay, you are getting along with your boss and co-workers, then the bug hits you. You wake up to the idea in your head, a business idea, suddenly you start seeing opportunities … Continue reading

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Graceful?

There is a never-ending worldwide shortage. Graceful is artistic, elegant, subtle and effective. Graceful makes things happen and brings light but not heat. Graceful does not mean invisible, hiding, fearful or by the book. And graceful certainly does not include … Continue reading

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The first rule of doing work that matters

The first of rule of doing work that matters: Go to work on a regular basis. Art is hard. Selling is hard. Writing is hard. Making a difference is hard. When you are doing hard work, getting rejected, failing, working … Continue reading

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Voyage of Exploration

In an business built around perfection, you need to push people to say, “Bad news, I made a mistake.” Only by surfacing mistakes can the business stamp them out. In an business built around exploration, on the other hand, people … Continue reading

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Consumer vs Producer Mindset: Think Through Purchases

When you consider a major purchase, make sure you take some time to cool off and think about it. Don’t just buy on impulse. Take some time to think through purchases. A lot of times, something that you think will … Continue reading

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