You're working hard, trying to build your business and you're out pitching to prospects. Inevitably you are going to hit some tough customers. Ones who aren't merely difficult, they are looking to make sure you don't get the business because they have their own agenda.
From my perspective when you need to ramp up sales, you first and foremost need to have an active pipeline. If your pipeline of leads is empty that’s a big problem.
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 what you could have done yesterday but instead focus on what you will do today.
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 such a thing? Well, today we live in a world where many feel entitled to success without having to do much of anything.
I wanted to share this little nugget I found in my diary from 2005 of a typical day after building my company for just two years. It’s now 13 years later and my company is bigger than ever but it was the daily emotions like this you have to battle.
I think creating your own content is key. Whether it’s writing articles, filming short videos for YouTube or creating infographs & micro content. The more you can add your own unique personal touch to your social media the better.
All too often an entrepreneur can get so excited about their venture that they make quick and fast decisions to move ahead. See, when you are growing fast you have to fill departments to cover for everything you can’t do personally.
Last week, I had the opportunity to go on the Hack The Entrepreneur podcast. I had a great time talking about the entrepreneur lifestyle and how the real Victory is in the journey.
I've been asked this question many times and the reality is that it's a combination of factors but here’s four that quickly come to mind. Just remember starting, growing and building a company is tough and most companies fail. Being successful is hard even in the best of times.
Here's the reality, leadership is one of the toughest jobs you'll have because you have to be able to unite people who often have varying levels of commitment and get them to work as a team to achieve a common goal. Some say leaders are born, others say they can be made.
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.
True innovators are never satisfied with status quo. Technology moves fast, and to stay ahead of the competition and to deliver increasing value to our clients, we are looking to continually improve our solutions.
It's true that automation could overtake many jobs in the future. To ensure you're not replaceable by a machine, you need strong critical thinking skills, which include these four related skills. Sound the alarm! Robots are gunning for our jobs!
I had a great time talking with Andrew Warner of Mixergy Click here for the full episode
If you are bootstrapped, you are going to have to run super lean. You need to be, act and think scrappy. A real entrepreneur relishes the grind and digging deep to struggle.
If you are going to take the entrepreneurial leap you have to be able to handle stress. This is not the 9–5 world. It’s 24/7/365