People ask me all the time, how do you operate at such a high intensity and get so much done? Well, a lot of it is just who I am, but I do have a few tricks up my sleeve so when I received an email asking me what apps I have on my phone, I figured [...]
If you want to succeed in the workplace you have to have these two things... and a degree is not one of them.
We all hear stories of the “Lemonade Stand” as the rite of passage for the budding young entrepreneur. I’ve never mentioned this idea to my kids and the funny thing is they figured it out on their own and came to me with their idea. They are keenly [...]
When it comes to growing a successful enterprise, some magazines and bloggers are always bursting with good advice. Each day sees the publication of “new” tips and lists praising the power of hard work, perseverance, vision, etc.
It’s hard [...]
As a group, entrepreneurs tend to prefer the tangible to the intangible. To launch and grow successful businesses, they usually favor facts and statistics over “squishy” personal growth strategies and leadership development programs.
And why not? [...]
Most people don’t realize the difference between success and failure is very tiny. Simply by changing one’s attitude, working smart and giving a solid effort one can achieve amazing results that otherwise would seem impossible. Here’s seven key [...]
You can operate two ways. One in which there's opportunity to achieve for many or one in when success is limited for only a few.
If you think you are going to make money overnight. Think again. Building a business and being an entrepreneur is hard work. You have to put in the hard work and be patient.
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.
By: Ernie Bray and Peggy Bray
Great communication is a key to success, and knowing how to engage in conversation and get your point across is vital if you want to be move up in this world.
In an era when people bury their faces in [...]
Each and every day you need to be focused on what you can do to move toward your goals. Eliminate negativity and focus on taking positive action.
Here's the deal. If you are out partying every Friday or Saturday night and you wonder why you aren't successful...
Think about this. Going out from 8pm to 1am is 5 hours x 52 weeks a year = 260 hours!
What does that equal? about 1 1/2 months of [...]
Don't hang around or associate with negativity. It brings you down and holds you back from achieving your goals. Always be looking to put positive influences into your life.
When people talk about success, they often wonder how to “hack” it or short cut it. What can they do to avoid the hard work to get right to what they want. The reality though is much different. Success with anything in life is a combination of so [...]
You can't underestimate the power of energy and enthusiasm. I'd take a new employee any day who is fired up and hungry to learn vs. one who is much more talented but doesn't care. If you want to succeed, bring the energy!
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 [...]
I still remember it like it was yesterday. My high school basketball season had ended and I had six months until I went off to college. My parents told me it was time to get a part time job and so there I was with a McDonald’s uniform in my hand [...]
Some people could be handed a treasure map and probably only 2% would even attempt or put in the effort to try to find the treasure! The rest would find excuses not to take action. What kind of a person are you?
In a way, life is like a long trip with many destinations, stops and layovers. Try to travel light and not carry too much baggage.
As a former collegiate basketball player and amateur triathlete, much of what I learned in athletics has had a direct impact on how I conduct business. While you don’t have to compete in sports to attain the drive and energy to succeed in life, [...]
Don't let the naysayers get you down. Focus on what you can do to be successful and ignore the haters.
Okay. It’s time for a short rant.
I get so tired of hearing about millennials in the workplace. How we need to conform to their needs and how they are going to dominate the world.
What a pile of ….
Reality Check: Life goes fast… and [...]
By Ernie Bray
Whether you think you have a brand or “merely” a professional image, it’s important to nurture it. In today’s competitive job market, it’s vital to distinguish yourself from your competition – to position yourself as a coveted [...]
1. You have a hard time accepting the status quo. The status quo may be just fine at times, but often progress is stalled as new ideas are quelled when people are not willing to push innovation. If you have the feeling inside or an idea that could [...]
Make a list and knock out the high priority tasks. Sounds easy but you to execute. If you don't have goals every day, you don't get that sense of accomplishment.
Society today is about overnight success.
Nobody wants to put in the work.
The reality though is that with small bite size efforts all strung together over time, you can make huge progress.
So many people quit before they even start because goals [...]
As a lifelong athlete and entrepreneur for the past 14 years, I have a driving competitive mindset that is always striving to win.
It’s a mindset that’s pushing for excellence in everything I do.
Now remember, pushing for excellence [...]
Click here to buy The Entrepreneur's Field Manual Want to find out some of the tips and tricks that I discovered in building a highly successful national company? This book is a quick overview of all the key things that were important to [...]
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 [...]
In today's fast changing world you gotta think like an entrepreneur.
For those of you who are asking what Balls Out means? Here you go!
To exude tremendous effort, to try extremely hard
Boldly aggressive or competitive
To go all out
To make a supreme effort.
So if you wanted to know what it [...]
Who is the hero in your life? And think about this, who can you be a hero for? Who can you lift up and help?
As one of the most educated and tech savvy generations, young millennials with newly minted degrees are still facing a tough challenge when it comes to landing good jobs.
Unprepared IRL “In Real Life”
Don’t mistake my analysis for a “kids [...]
Just remember bad things happen to everyone but it's how you handle it that makes the difference. You can choose to drive forward and let nothing hold you back or you can find reasons to remain stuck.
You have to have a mission to achieve your goals. Are you just going through the motions? If you aren't driven with a plan you will get lost.
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