If you watch the news, movies, spend hours on the internet, read the average magazine or get caught up on Facebook posts, the world can seem like a horrible place. In fact, so much vitriol, hate and negativity seems to permeate all of these places.
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.
If you want to make some fast progress on your path to success, sometimes you have to hit the delete button. Negative people, personalities and those who bring you down shouldn't be part of your life.
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.
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.
We all hear stories of the “Lemonade Stand” as the rite of passage for the budding young entrepreneur. I’ve never mentioned this idea to my kids and the funny thing is they figured it out on their own and came to me with their idea.