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?
It was just a regular spring evening around 1997 and I was getting ready to relax and watch some mindless TV when I got the call.
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.
I’m a very positive and enthusiastic person but as an entrepreneur at heart, my personal distaste for the corporate world I experienced was the inspiration for me to take the entrepreneurial leap.The corporate world can be a rough place and for those with no experience it can be an eye opener.
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.
As a business owner or executive, it’s far better to screen job applicants for the following five leadership traits than to hire and then fire managers who prove to be incompetent at leading others.
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