Posts tagged with 'entrepreneurship'
By Ernie Bray
In the 28 years since Stephen Covey published The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, his advice has helped millions of people improve their professional lives—from presidents and CEOs to the owners of “Mom & Pop” shops. [...]
Fourteen years ago we started our firm based on a distributed workforce. At the time, there was a huge stigma around organizations that allowed employees to telecommute or work primarily from home with the implication being that the company was not a [...]
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? [...]
My recent article released in HuffPost. Click below for the post.
6 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Boss
1. Get Fired Up Every Day!
When you wake up each day, get excited about what you want to accomplish. Every day is a new start and a chance to make a difference. Don’t let the day control you. Get out and make something good happen. Don't focus on [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
To succeed in business you need to network.
Sure it can awkward at first but if you learn to put your fears aside, you can really make some headway. Just be yourself, be genuine and don't try to be something you aren't.
Getting to know people and [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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. [...]
Are leaders born or made? I’m not going to debate the topic, but one thing I have learned through my years is that true leaders never stop learning.
When it comes to leadership, everyone has his or her own notion of what leadership looks like. Is it [...]
Can you believe it? Only around 30 people really care to do a good job at work. My suggestion is to cut those who don't care and keep adding those who do until you get a much better ratio at your company. That way you will be poised to beat [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
So you want to get rich fast? Really really rich?
Wouldn’t everyone. If it was that easy, everyone would be doing it. I get so tired of seeing some of these internet guys flashing cars, houses, hollow dreams, talking nonsense and acting as though [...]
In business you can't just be like everyone else. You have to have a differentiator. What are you doing to do the set your company apart from the rest of the pack?
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