Before you know it, 2015 will be upon us. I like to set a personal "theme" for each new year; it's a practice that I find helps keep me grounded in my intention throughout the year. I pick a word, sometimes two, to represent what I most want to accomplish in the coming year.
Have you ever noticed that the most successful people share a certain kind of attitude? For example, successful people don't spend a lot of time complaining. They're busy taking action and creating their success.
True pioneers are fuelled by their vision of how a new world could be, and dare to take on what has never been done before. Now, when so few people have any vision at all of the future, the pioneering spirit embodies the kind of leadership so deeply needed on the planet.
In their passion to succeed, too many entrepreneurs treat friends and family investments as "low-hanging" fruit, only to find out later, after a stumble, that the pain of lost relationships is greater than the loss of their beloved startup.
As Bloomberg recently said, to be the best tech city you need "the environment to attract people and you need a diversity of people." New York tops both; and over the last five years it has also accumulated an amazing amount of tech talent -- developers, experienced execs and investors.
Once you've consciously envisioned the life you desire, it's time to consciously design your ideal business. From my perspective, this begins by defining the powerful difference you are passionate to make through your life and business.
Entrepreneurship or owning your own business is NOT for the faint hearted. I've done more inner work, faced more fears, and stretched myself WAY more in building up my business to success than I have doing any other SINGLE thing- EVER.
John Fish is chairman and CEO of Suffolk Construction, a nationally-ranked general building contractor based in Boston that pulls in about $2 billion of annual revenue, making it the largest building company in New England.
I recently had the chance to sit down with a multi-million dollar stock trader who is known by many as the Super Man of Wall Street. Stock trader and financial educator Paul Scolardi is the CEO of Super Trades.
Call it whatever you like -- overwhelm, logjam, bottleneck -- it's happening everywhere, and all too frequently: creative entrepreneurs feeling like they desperately need more business, but too overwhelmed with what they've already got.