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.
2:30 am, 4:00 am, cryotherapy, ice baths, grueling iron sessions. You name it, somebody is doing it. The morning routine of superhuman celebrity gods and the fitness gurus who inhabit the domain of Instagram, Facebook and the rest of social media remind us that while we are tucked in our warm blankets, someone else is out there getting a jump on the day.
Becoming an entrepreneur simply isn’t for everyone and you know what, that’s okay! Nobody should ever feel pressured to become something they don’t have the drive and ambition to go after.
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.
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. Experience working in the corporate world does not necessarily translate into success as an entrepreneur.
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.
Here’s the deal. As a CEO you need a general working knowledge of sales, strategy, finance, marketing, etc. but you don’t have to know it all. You have to be able to put great teams together that can execute your vision.
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.
Honestly, I think it comes from within to a major degree. To become anything in life the drive has to come from you. Nobody else can instill you with lasting motivation. Motivation can't be given, you have to want with a passion so big that you become unstoppable
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.
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
I wake up every day motivated to be the best I can be. Sure that might sound cheesy but what drives me are a few things;