Efficiency is the word of the month and should be a mainstay in your mind throughout this entire year. What exactly does it mean to be efficient? Being efficient means: achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense. As entrepreneurs, we must follow the exact meaning of this word in order to produce the success that we are chasing after along this entrepreneurial journey. For most of us procrastination, fear and laziness inhibit us from truly placing ourselves in the position of welcoming the opportunity for success. Clearly for us to become great entrepreneurs efficiency must be the main ingredient in our strategic plan.
But how do I become more efficient you ask? Read the rest of this entry
As the start of the year kicks off, many of us have set goals and objectives to be accomplished this year. What can first seem to be challenging new endeavors and tasks; quickly becomes boring and too difficult to stay focused on. That excitement and fresh enthusiasm we once possessed now turns into boredom due to lack of discipline and lack of real desire to succeed. Our journey towards our perceived greatness has now turned into mission impossible… Read the rest of this entry
Many individuals enter the world of entrepreneurship with the wrong intentions. Most people confuse entrepreneurship with the freedom of having no accountability, they can do as they please. This sort of belief will doom your entrepreneurial endeavor from the very beginning. In entrepreneurship there is no half stepping. You are either all in or you are just acting like you are doing something when you are really playing the role. Read the rest of this entry
It is a question that constantly resonates in your mind; What makes an entrepreneur? You always hear about entrepreneurship and how to possess an entrepreneurial mindset but it still seems like a foreign concept to you. You are interested though, interested in exploring the world of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship seems so sexy and rebellious because you are doing what you want to do, rather than what you are told to do. Now you anxiously want to be an entrepreneur but do you actually know what makes an entrepreneur?
Well let me tell you… Read the rest of this entry
Does the term “starving entrepreneur” apply to your entrepreneurial journey? You are putting in hours of work and sacrificing so much but have yet to reap any rewards for your continuous efforts. Everyone tells you to just give it up and get a “real job” but you refuse to give in to such notions. You know your carefully crafted work will eventually catch the eye of the public and you will get the due recognition you deserve. Besides struggling is the ultimate threshold for an entrepreneur and is almost like a rite of passage in order to be accepted. Read the rest of this entry
Why become an entrepreneur? Is it the perceived freedom, the chance of significant wealth gain or is it the need to explore risk? Whatever the reason may be, I am sure you know this is a very ambitious lifestyle to consider pursuing. Notice I said lifestyle rather than career. This is because your entrepreneurial journey transforms into a very significant portion of your everyday life. This means your entrepreneurial endeavor is ongoing, never to cease unless you choose to end its existence. Translation: you will work hard constantly and almost around the clock. Read the rest of this entry
Is it possible to travel towards a destination without having knowledge of where you are going? Not really. It would be very difficult to navigate when you are unaware of your surroundings and unsure of how to exactly move forward. If we were to examine the majority of people in the world today we would see that they have no sense of vision; no sure answer to the direction in which their life is headed. These are the people who constantly complain about the status of their life but offer up no solutions of their own in order to change their current predicament. They have no idea where their future is headed, they just know that the present is not working in their favor. Can this description be used to describe your entrepreneurial journey/ your life? Are you the entrepreneur/ person without a vision? Read the rest of this entry
Being an entrepreneur is the latest hot trend amongst people entering or currently in the stagnate job market. Entrepreneurship is seen as the gateway to freedom, better finances and an overall more rewarding form of work. People associate entrepreneurship with flexibility and the ability to produce exponential riches, which fuels the elevated interest in pursuing its path. Unfortunately though, the reality of such successes are small compared to the relative average existence that a majority of entrepreneurs experience. This fad though is being fed off the perception that following in the path of entrepreneurship will make you instantly rich and enable you to live the lifestyle of Richard Branson or P. Diddy. That is why when things get tougher than expected and the lifestyle becomes more consuming than expected; people bail out with the quickness. Read the rest of this entry