Starting an online magazine and brand seems to be the craze today, but fifteen years ago, this was quite the opposite case.
I did not believe that a reevaluation of my time could add value to my busy schedule. But after using the process for the last few months, I am making considerable progress. I'm creating more control over my time and resources. As a result, I am more productive.
Men, women and teens are not waiting at home, in an office, or in a place of business, waiting for gold to come to them. They go out and look for it.
Look, I'm an Olympic fencer, so unless I'm positioning myself to let my unique value proposition shine I'm never going to garner a sponsorship against athletes like Michael Phelps or Shawn Johnson let alone professional athletes in the NBA or NFL.
At the end of the day, if you wish to be successful, you have no choice but to make peace with yourself, learn a thing or two, and move on, continually growing and embracing the process.
What's really terrific is the pressure is gone - my job right now is to be a great market connector, and my next career is unfolding as a result. Whether for me that means a portfolio of roles or a full-time assignment remains to be seen.
The Power of Adversity is divided into those three parts and sees Tiffany sharing her insights as to how we can all change our lives for the better.
The advice I give to today's graduates is to decline the job offers from big companies and instead join promising start-ups. Better still, if they have the ideas and ability, I encourage graduates to start their own companies and be masters of their own destiny.
Ignoring all the stresses of founding a company, Lemkin says that if you can close 10 paying unaffiliated customers (that are not your ex-bosses or friends from the enterprise or from where ever), you have something.
Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes. This one is chiseled as finely as a Michelangelo. As well he should be, his business is bodies. He is the founder and CEO of Chi Bang Bodies, an elite fitness training company from Boston.
I learned that you need a vision that inspires the people that work for you so that you can grow and go together.
Not just anyone can be a small business owner, but if you know you already have what it takes to be an entrepreneur, the next step is to figure out what type of business is right for you.
Last weekend, one of my favorite organizations, the Patriot Boot Camp, swung through the Big Apple to throw a three day shindig of startupy goodness. I popped by to check out the action.
You're not going to satisfy everyone, and on some occasions, the customer isn't right, but you should certainly do your darndest to try and find common ground, and head off problems at the pass, without compromising your basic business needs.
Not many people, let alone college students, would go out of their way to cold-email more than 100 seasoned entrepreneurs and investors asking for feedback on their startup.