"Vision without execution is an hallucination."
Friday, August 24, 2018 12:00:00 PM
Generally speaking...seeking business advice or a partnership with a family member or friend is a bad idea. Once you enter into a business association with anyone...the dynamics of that relationship will change forever. If you want sound business advice...talk to someone who has or is currently running a business similar to yours.
Bottom Line: Family and friends are for Christmas and holidays. Don't ruin your family dynamics or friendships over business. You will never recover. What you should be seeking are relationships that you can trust. If you have any doubt about whether you can trust the person you are working with...RUN!!!
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 9:50:00 AM
"Faith is the purposeful suspension of critical thinking. It is nothing to be admired."
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 12:22:00 PM
Entrepreneurs are Huge Risk Takers
People who go into business for themselves are actually risk adverse. We actually see that the biggest risks in life are working for someone else. Therefore, the vast majority of us want to succeed badly. We keep our overhead low, and watch every penny. We probably won't become a house hold name but that is ok. It's better to be conservative with money then doing something we "hope" works but then blows up in the process.
Sunday, July 1, 2018 5:42:00 PM
Today there are more distractions then ever before. Social media, 24/7 news, gaming, etc. If you are going to be successful, turn off Face Book and cable TV and dive into your business or profession. The world will be there tomorrow and if not, there is not allot you can do about it.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 11:38:00 PM
You Are Not Alone
Over 60% of people living in the United Sates at some time or another, have a desire to start their own business. If you fall into this category ask yourself this simple question: Why? I believe that you need at least 3 but preferably 5 powerful reason why you want to take this step.
Bad Reason: My grandmother told me I make a great meatloaf, so I think I will open a restaurant.
Good Reason: I want to slowly build a small business that will provide long-term security for myself and my family, a business that will make it through the hard times.
Friday, January 5, 2018 1:44:00 PM
I believe that an individual needs 3-4 very powerful personal reasons for seeking self employment. This will help when things get tough and you begin questioning whether it is worthwhile to continue the good fight. For example, one of the major reasons that pushed me towards self-employment was my view that the 8 to 5---two-week vacation model was lunacy.
I could not visualize myself working in an office environment my entire career. This is not the what but the why. Why was I driven in the direction of self-employment? The what came later and I started out in publishing newspapers.
The 3-4 reasons powerful reasons are self-centered but they serve as your own written constitution as to why you are taking this step. If you can't come up with at least 3 reasons why you want to be self-employed on a personal level, I believe you will struggle.
Saturday, December 9, 2017 11:24:00 AM
"You cannot solve a problem with the same mindset that created it."
Monday, September 18, 2017 1:20:00 PM
"I don't believe in a law from preventing a man from getting rich. It would do more harm than good. So, while we do not propose any war on capitalism, we do wish to allow the humblest man any equal chance to get rich with everyone else."
Friday, September 15, 2017 12:29:00 PM
What a difference a decade makes
It's a useful exercise every now and then to push the pause button and reflect on the massive changes that are taking place. No wonder people are on edge. If you said a little over a decade ago: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, YouTube, smartphones, Wi-Fi, touch screens, bionic limbs, hybrid cars, drones, Airbnb, Uber, etc, you probably would have had a similar sensation that Thomas Edison experienced when he was trying to explain the value of the light bulb. Do you care to make projections for the next decade?
Thursday, August 31, 2017 11:07:00 AM