Lately I have been talking a lot about competition and surviving in a competitive environment. This is because competition and the need to be better off cannot be easily escaped especially during our current economic times. The thing about competition though, is that it is not reluctant with who can be involved in its process. Also competition comes in various forms that can be unknown to the person who does not recognize its presence. For instance, while you are looking all around to scope out your competition, are you looking at the face in the mirror? Yes, you can sometimes be your biggest competition and detour your own path towards success. Read More Your Biggest Competition: Yourself

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Let’s face the facts; creating and developing a business is a tough task to take on. Between operating, managing and promoting your business, there seems to be absolutely no time to think in a calm manner. While the hustle and bustle mentality is pretty mandatory to remain in contention, its frantic pace can deceive your eyesight and make you somewhat delusional. What I mean simply is that things in your reality are not as they appear in actual reality. For example your business may proclaim to “educate while doing business” or “exceed the customers’ expectations”. In reality though your business does not deliver an experience as what is proclaimed. You are trying to communicate to the consumer your unique selling point but fail to achieve what is promised to be delivered. Read More Unique Selling Point: Do You Possess It?

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I have just started watching Boardwalk Empire earlier this month and from then on it has become one of my favorite shows. Boardwalk Empire chronicles the Prohibition Era in America, while following the lives of those who operate within its presence. The existence of Prohibition in America created an opportunity for risk taking opportunist to create lucrative criminal enterprises. This underground economy inherently came with high risk, some more severe than legal reprimand. The huge financial gains and power gains produced from successful ambitions along this course brought with it very aggressive and ruthless competitors, who operated  with a “by any means necessary attitude”. Read More Lessons Learned From Boardwalk Empire

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Entrepreneurship is about mastering the art of hustling. The act of hustling means to act in an aggressive manner to achieve a self mandated goal no matter how difficult it may be. In today’s world the hustler mentality is essential to surviving amongst the declining infrastructures in today’s society. To be honest as the infrastructures of society crumbles around us, the people within its environment begin to exhibit regressing qualities also. Maybe this is due to some giving up and conceding to the perception that things look too awful to overturn or maybe some have just become immune to doing hard work. Whatever the case, it presents plenty of opportunity for those who are willing to hustle hard and work. Read More No Hustle, No Success

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Are you the person who constantly complains about how ineffective and low quality your competitors are; or are you the person who seeks out the challenge to out do your competitors? It is common to hear people consistently offer up opinions about how and what should be done, but people who actually put their thoughts into action are in a small percentile. I point this out because it illustrates those who are successful and those who fit into the category of simply average. As an entrepreneur or business owner though; you do not have the option to just sit back and watch idly as your competition gains significant market share and positioning. You have to be in the forefront of the competitive environment or else become destined to remain an afterthought. Read More Are You a Competitor or Attentive Bystander?

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Entrepreneurship is what built America into the great nation and superpower it is recognized as throughout the world. That statement alone should illustrate the power entrepreneurs possess and the ability entrepreneurship has to create inconceivable opportunities. Entrepreneurship is the gateway to job creation and economic development that helps to add continual growth and continual progression within the global society. This means the continued development of entrepreneurs is greatly needed in order to produce a solid infrastructure of productive businesses that lead to much-needed employment stability. Read More Entrepreneurship is Needed in Today’s Society

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From personal experience I can say confidently that as an entrepreneur, you need hope and self motivation to help you sustain your course along this unpredictable journey. The ongoing process of research, development and implementation proves to be very frustrating and very tiring. Trying to establish your position in the marketplace and find yourself in the consumers’ minds can be extremely challenging to say the least. Doubters will be in abundance while encouragement will be scarce. Through it all though; you must believe in yourself and operate on hope of success in order to see past the challenges and proceed forward. Read More Operating on Hope

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