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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Celebrity entrepreneurs are nothing new. We hear about them all the time, especially in the tech world with names like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk. Each inspires awe and emulation (in part) because of the news they generate and the exciting lifestyles they lead.
You know, I’m tired of reading these articles about startups and unicorns landing millions upon millions of dollars of venture capital and running their “companies” like a frat house.
When it comes to growing a successful enterprise, some magazines and bloggers are always bursting with good advice. Each day sees the publication of “new” tips and lists praising the power of hard work, perseverance, vision, etc.
In the 28 years since Stephen Covey published The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, his advice has helped millions of people improve their professional lives—from presidents and CEOs to the owners of “Mom & Pop” shops.
Nobody likes to talk about it but the reality of starting a business and building a company is that it’s simply not for everyone. If you knew the truth of how hard it is, you’d probably run away fast as you can.
You have a hard time accepting the status quo. The status quo may be just fine at times, but often progress is stalled as new ideas are quelled when people are not willing to push
Today too many startup entrepreneurs dream and seek the VC-funded path of least resistance. At the same time the media lavishes “credibility” to such companies that are either unproven, unprofitable or both.