Fact: That dream you dream about all of the time, the really big-ass one that would truly mean the world to you, change your life, mean that each night when you go to sleep you know you are living on purpose?
Look for mentors that are already successful, who have had their own failures and have made a comeback to create success. Following successful mentors and associating with positive people is key to your journey in building characteristics of an entrepreneur.
We should do more to help potential entrepreneurs in places where domestic economies are too weak to assist. If we give this effort a higher priority in our country's foreign policy, we can create a healthier balance of world commerce.
Seeking new and rewarding relationships is one of the most powerful ways to achieving lasting success, both socially and professionally. Connecting and networking is about building the right relationships to propel you into a happier and more rewarding life.
In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.
Spend enough time at a playground and you'll notice that kids are envious of each other. Small kids want size, skinny ones want bulk and they all want to play with the kid who has the Mr. T 3-wheeler. This envy continues in the workplace.
Whether you're leading a Fortune 500 company, a mom-and-pop store, or an entrepreneurial start-up, realizing personal and organizational dreams can raise (instead of sacrifice) your whole person well-being.
I'll begin where the majority of successful entrepreneurs begin--"follow your passion." It may be a shopworn phrase, but this advice is as valid today for how to succeed in business as it was a hundred years ago, and it has certainly proven true for me.
The hardest thing for you to do, and for your customer to do, is to embrace change. Your customer can simply decide to keep doing things the way they have for years. You can similarly keep doing things the old way.
Most of the financial advice in this country focuses on saving and retirement when in reality, you cannot save your way to financial freedom. Creating financial freedom is literally impossible without creating multiple flows of income for an individual, family or even a company.