Becoming an entrepreneur takes guts. Instead of sitting on the sidelines and watching, you’re actually stepping onto the field and taking up the challenge. The challenge to attempt something big!
You’re always going to have self doubt. We’re human. The key is to take the doubt, acknowledge it and then lock it away. Spend your energy and focus on your mission which should be building a successful business.
Almost everyone wants the shortcut to success. They want to “hack” their way to results without having to go through the long slog it takes to figure out the way forward. For those of you looking for a few nuggets, here you go!
The role of the CEO has always been split between management and leadership. In the past, however, the emphasis tended to be on management. The CEO set the goals, developed the strategies, and kept an eye on the competition while serving as the public face of the company.
If you’re going to start a company, chances are you won’t get funding and you’ll have to do it on your own. Yes, that’s right. You’re going to have to put your own money in and risk it all. So what are some tips when your own money is on the line?
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.
Nobody likes to talk about the tough parts of building a company. It's not the fun stuff. It's not the glamorous stories you see in magazines on the shelf, but the reality as in most things is much different.
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.