Too often in life we operate in a reactive state. We depend on the answers and opinions of others for acceptance. We get frustrated with things beyond our control and live in the past, stuck where there is no resolution except negativity. Here’s 4 areas where you can choose to break free and live life your way.
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.
The victory is in the journey. You ever wonder why when you achieve a goal you feel a little empty inside? It’s okay to admit it. It might not hit you right away but eventually though the basking in your glory, the accolades and encouragement from your friends and family fades and the trophy, award or medal begins to collect dust.
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.
This is a topic I could write on in great detail but I wanted to keep it simple.
One of the biggest things you can do to become a better version of yourself is by simply working to improve.
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.
Among other responsibilities that come with being the boss is gracefully handling the inevitable pressure.
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.
The story of David vs. Goliath is a well-worn metaphor of the “little guy” overcoming great odds to defeat a larger opponent. In my experience, however, this story is more than a source of inspiration.
Small firms can -- and do -- land large clients. So, if you're small, leverage your small wins and provide the customized service the big fish can't match. Some of my fellow entrepreneurs suffer from an inferiority complex.
Are leaders born or made? I’m not going to debate the topic, but one thing I have learned through my years is that true leaders never stop learning. When it comes to leadership, everyone has his or her own notion of what leadership looks like.
Whether you think you have a brand or “merely” a professional image, it’s important to nurture it. In today’s competitive job market, it’s vital to distinguish yourself from your competition – to position yourself as a coveted prize.
When you set lofty goals, even failure produces little "victories". If you read certain self-help literature, you may get the impression that some people don’t have any goals in life. Even worse -- you may be one of those people.
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.
As a group, entrepreneurs tend to prefer the tangible to the intangible. To launch and grow successful businesses, they usually favor facts and statistics over “squishy” personal growth strategies and leadership development programs.
I've had the opportunity to interview quite a few people over the years. As an entrepreneur building a company from the ground up means hiring fast, making mistakes and learning along the way. During this time though, some candidates really stood out.