I thought about my employees. I thought about my kids and their future. I was baffled about the fact that I had already launched and sold a successful business in the exact same industry years before -- why was it so much harder the second time around?
Initiative and creativity move the world. They foster the realization of innovative ideas in various industries and contribute to constant development.There is a great demand for energetic professionals who are inventive and enterprising enough to be proactive in everything they do.
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.
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.