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When people ask me how long have I been an entrepreneur, I tell them I have been an “entrepreneur” for the last 8 years. Notice I put quotation marks around entrepreneur. I will explain the reason for this later in the post.

I graduated from high school in 2007. I had been working at Wendy’s since 2005 and left there after I graduated to go work at UPS. UPS only lasted a couple of months. I just couldn’t see myself continuing down the path of being a highly praised but underpaid worker.

While at UPS I created my entertainment company. Man was that an eye-opening experience. The creation of this entertainment company was my main reason for leaving UPS. I was going to take the entertainment industry by storm. So I thought.

When I left UPS I needed another job asap. My plan was to go apply at Family Dollar. Instead my mom asked me to come work with her since she was opening a new office in downtown Atlanta.

So I was going into 2008 set and ready to make things happen, so I thought again. I had my new entertainment company and I was the “COO” of my mom’s tax business.

To cut a long story short, things started off “great” and ended terribly. My attempt at creating a studio for my entertainment company drained my pockets and my role as COO did not go as I envisioned.

The reason this occurred is because I didn’t truly understand entrepreneurship nor business ownership. Entrepreneurship is turning an idea into a product/service that has demand in the marketplace. Business ownership is taking that product/service, scaling it for growth and employing others to manage your business operations. Read More What 8 Years of “Entrepreneurship” Taught Me

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Lately I have been coming across a lot of people who talk about how they want to be successful but they never do anything beyond talking. It frustrates me because I used to be one of those people and I realized the time I wasted always talking. I would constantly talk but would never back up my claims within my talking points with actual action. Grant Cardone spoke about this backwards thinking on Entrepreneur with an article that illustrated how success demands taking massive action. Read More People Talk About Success But Don’t Really Want Success

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Do you know why success is so difficult for many people to obtain? It is because it requires so much damn discipline. To be quite honest, in today’s world, discipline is becoming a rare trait people possess. The reason for this is because a majority of people lack the ability to truly control their thoughts and actions due to living in a world that provides so much distractions. Read More Real Success requires Self Mastery

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Since I presume most of my readers are entrepreneurs, it is safe to say that we are all currently stressed over something dealing with our entrepreneurial pursuits right? I believe such a statement is true for every entrepreneur out there looking for successful results. When you are an entrepreneur, your business literally becomes your life. (sorry to all you who seek a perfect work/ life balance) When your life becomes dedicated to growing your business and making it successful; your feelings of anxiety become a natural part of your thought process.

But what specifically is your source of anxiety?

What keeps you up at night?

What haunts your thoughts day and night, giving you a feeling of uneasiness? Read More What Keeps the Entrepreneur Up at Night?

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One half of 2015 is gone, only to be lived in the past and analyzed for shortcomings and triumphs. As you look back on the first 6 months of 2015 and move forward towards the remaining 6 months; What sticks out for you?

It is good habit to constantly analyze ourselves as we progress forward day-to-day, month-to-month. Doing so forces us to recognize our strengths and weaknesses in not only our entrepreneurial pursuits but also in life. (real entrepreneurship will become your life, influencing your lifestyle) Read More So What Have You Done?

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Let’s face it, entrepreneurship can be a challenging/ daunting process of thoughts and actions. You have this grand vision in your mind of what you want to accomplish but you are not quite sure of how exactly you are supposed to bring every thing together. You read blogs, magazines and constantly seek the advice of others but it all only seems to distract your ability to think and do; rather than progressing forward. You inevitably block your ability to do by constantly trying to find out how you are supposed to be an entrepreneur, rather than just assuming risk by taking action as a real entrepreneur does. Read More The Business of Being an Entrepreneur

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Are you a small business owner who has a problem with maximizing your productivity?

If your answer is yes, do not worry because you are not alone. Day after day small business owners and entrepreneurs seek ways to increase their productivity in order to produce more results during working hours.

It can be a challenging task to actually find out how to be more productive but maybe the infograph provided here can give you some ideas.

This infograph is being provided by Sure Payroll and can be found at: http://blog.surepayroll.com/productivity-prohibitors-how-to-stop-them-in-their-tracks/ Read More Preventing Wasted Productivity

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