Have you been trying so hard to accomplish something but it seems like nothing that you do works? Stop and think about it for a minute, have you really done everything in your own power to become successful? Most likely you attribute procrastination and the fiddling of your thumbs to hard work. You talk to a few people and put together a few documents thinking you are putting in a substantial effort of work. If you think I am speaking too harsh, do not be so sensitive. I had to have the same real conversation with myself. Read More Why You Fail to Succeed
Alabama had a pretty large margin of winning based on early predictions prior to their National Championship Game. The “Fighting Irish” of Notre Dame though wanted to prove they had a fighting chance against their heavily favored opponent. In the end they failed miserably and the outcome further proved Alabama’s dominance. How did Notre Dame allow such a crushing defeat, when they wanted so bad to prove they were no overly matched underdog and up for the challenge? Read More Succumbing to the Challenge: Are You Notre Dame vs. Alabama
Who actually pursues an opportunity knowing they might fail? Hardly anyone but the risk of failure is always a possibility when dealing with entrepreneurship. That is what many individuals fear most when contemplating about pursuing the entrepreneurial journey. If you fail you seem like a complete failure that does not know what they are doing and this produces the fear of what you feel others will negatively think about your risky choices. You could have chosen the safe route like everyone else and became an employee but no you had to be different is what you are thinking. If you fail you will lose all faith in yourself and rationalize that you do not have what it takes to be called an entrepreneur. Once that feeling eats away at you sometimes you can never move forward and face the risk of uncertainty. So now you are deathly scared to take a plunge that could possibly swallow your hopes and ambitions along with your pride. Read More Scared to Fail, Unwilling to Succeed
CNN Money recently had an article posted on its website called “The low-wage jobs explosion.” The article basically explained how the resurgence in the job market has largely been fueled by low-wage jobs. These are the type of jobs that can barely, if at all cover the basic necessities for one to live comfortably. Matter of fact let’s take out the word comfortably and just say to maintain a reasonable standard of living. This means a continual erosion of the middle class is occurring in our American society. As the middle class is progressively shifted downwards, government assistance is elevated in order for people to acquire the basic goods and services no longer afforded to them. And this is just low-wage jobs we are talking about so take into account the impact that unemployment is having on our overall economy. Read More Unemployment, Low-Wages & Entrepreneurship
If you have been watching the news lately and listening to different indications on where the economy is, you can most likely come to one conclusion. It sucks! And it is sucking the enjoyment of life right out of many people. The Great Recession happened almost four years ago but what must be remembered is that it was a disaster in the making that developed over a long period of time. The joyous period prior to our current status seems to be over for most and now the realization of “what next” begins to resonate. What usually happens when people have the time to pity in their woes is depression, better known as the inability to move forward. Read More Is the Recession Causing You Depression?
Lately I have been noticing that some opposing players within what I call the thought leaders of the entrepreneurial community have been stifling others that they view as competitors. I say this because it seems like they do not like others sharing their own knowledge and information to what they view as “their audience”. Instead of letting the audience hear ideas and produce conversation from varying perspectives, they block out anyone promoting theories opposing their own. Maybe they fear those they view as considerable competition, maybe they want the audience to focus only on what they have to offer; whatever the reason it pushes me to want to strategically outwit them at their game of checkers by playing a masterful game of chess. Read More Competition is Fierce