People often think there is a magical formula that can guarantee success. Wrong. It's a combination of so many factors, some that are in your control and others that are not. Your goals is to set your self up for the best possible outcome.
I don’t blame business owners for dreaming of becoming unicorns. Who wouldn’t want to receive a massive cash infusion and become a respected “player” literally overnight? It’s a venerable American dream—the rags-to-riches story.
It should go [...]
You have to build momentum in business. The moment you get complacent is the moment you fall behind.
You should always be thinking in business and in life what you can do to 10x or 20x your success. What can you do to force multiply in multiple areas. Do more with less and but achieve exponentially higher results.
Of course you want to push your company forward and often new entrepreneurs are tempted to seek out people who they think will be a great fit due to reputation. They get enamored with the idea that one person might be the key player to make it [...]
People ask me what gave me my drive. Well, it's something I've always had, whether it was getting top grades in school, trying to be the best I could be in basketball or achieving some tough goals in other areas in life. We all have to find our own [...]
Okay, I want to give you some great advice that will ensure your new business fails. Listen up and be sure to apply these techniques because the last thing you'd want to do is build a thriving, rapidly growing business!
Too often, young would be entrepreneurs get stuck on the idea of a fast exit with riches waiting at the end. That is the exception not the rule. Focus on building a real company that is built to last. You have to do the hard work.
If you want to be an entrepreneur, you have to create something people will value and pay for. You need to start boosting your creativity. Stop wasting time and focus on coming up with that winning business idea.
You know, I’m tired of reading these articles about startups and unicorns landing millions upon millions of dollars of venture capital and running their “companies” like a frat house.
I say “companies” in quotes because they aren’t real companies. [...]
In reality, most businesses will have to work hard, bootstrap and play the long game. Don't get discouraged by the rare stories you see in the news.
Recently I was asked, "How do you maintain so much drive and energy in your business?” I thought about it for a moment and realized that for me, it is finding enthusiasm and excitement in the entire process which includes building relationships, [...]
Just because a company goes out and raises money doesn't mean it will succeed or become profitable. Remember, most businesses fail. Building a long lasting company is more important
The dream of building a business is not for everyone. Those who have been employed at a “big company” will have to hit the reset button in their thinking. Experience working in the corporate world does not necessarily translate into success as [...]
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Nobody likes to talk about it but the reality of starting a business and building a company is that it’s simply not for everyone.
If you knew the truth of how hard it is, you’d probably run away fast as you can.
What?!! Why would a guy like me say [...]
2 key reasons entrepreneurs fail.
If you want to bring the personal touch to your business and really connect with potential customers, it's a great idea to shoot video. It doesn't have to be perfect, you just have to be authentic and try. If you want to find out how I [...]
Use the weekends to power your company forward.
I was asked this question recently.
Well, besides the obvious for most people which would mean giving up a paying job,forfeiting healthcare benefits, vacation time and potentially other perks to take a risky leap… Here’s some of the [...]
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