Have you noticed that when you try to do something all at once you usually fail? You are so determined to do everything at the same time causing yourself to waste more time rather than being productive with your time. You are operating in a blur rather than streamlining your actions in an efficient manner which allows you to actually perform well. Maybe it is due to the instant society we live within that makes us believe everything has to come about in an instant manner. The results of having such a mindset though has revealed that instant satisfaction almost certainly brings with it instant failure. Read More Why a Strategy is Important

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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

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Let’s face it being an entrepreneur is hard. We have all seen how the end outcome of hard work can turn out amazing for a few but what was their entrepreneurial journey like before those successful results occurred? For many continuing to work hard despite producing minimal results can be frustrating as hell. You stay up all night, sacrifice your personal life and forgo a steady paycheck all based on the chance of luck and hard work meeting up in order to produce a successful venture. You risk it all but as the days, months and years go by giving up seems like the best option. Why continue to struggle when no one is willing to accept your idea or willing to take a chance on your ability to turn an idea into a successful business? Read More Staying the Course

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If you are one of those people interested in the politics of society, the complexity of human interaction and the curious nature of cut throat/ back stabbing business deals; then Game of Thrones is the right kind of show for you. I first thought Game of Thrones was just about medieval times such as knights and dragons but in actuality it is much more than those concepts. Game of Thrones illustrates the different factions of society and how each faction interacts in contrast from one another in order to survive. The show demonstrates how individual’s idealistic differences can either keep them alive and thriving amongst the chaos and turmoil or help to descend their eventual downfall towards destruction. In the world within Game of Thrones it is wise to know your status and abide by its limitations or disrupt the perceived status quo in order to climb the ladder of society on your own terms. Read More Lessons Learned from Game of Thrones.

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From the previous post, Can I Become an Entrepreneur, we came to the conclusion that entrepreneurship involves putting together various pieces in order to produce the predetermined vision. It is important to highlight the fact about putting various pieces together because many aspiring entrepreneurs believe you can produce a vision in its entirety immediately. This wild belief is what helps create the high rate of failure many entrepreneurs endure along their start-up journey. An important rule to follow for aspiring entrepreneurs is patience, without it you will have a hard time moving forward in a rational manner. Patience is vital in regards to your putting together of the pieces because it allows for you to strategically prioritize or better yet analyze what fits into your given puzzle. Understand that this is a very complex puzzle and every piece is not made to fit and sometimes the puzzle will not turn out how you once imagined so it is a continual work in progress that is never truly finished. Read More Putting the Pieces Together

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Today’s economy sucks for most people who live within it. The economy was in a downward spiral beginning in 2008 and now has stagnated without seeing any significant growth or improvement. For most people this economic climate presents a challenging situation that inhibits their ability to live the “American Dream” on America’s own soil. Once the downturn hit it spread from person to person, business to business and state to state creating a paralyzing environment that restricts positive opportunities from being realized by most. The problem that is then produced is lost confidence and with lost confidence comes collective reasoning on why not to try hard and just give up during these tough times. Read More Allergic to This Economic Climate

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