No matter what industry or profession you’re in, there will come a time when simply doing the work won’t cut it. If you’re truly in search of professional growth, you have to put yourself in a position where others can see you and hear what you have to offer in the way you want them to. Now more than ever, we have the opportunity to become visible to a large audience by way of the internet and connections we make therein, and it would be unfortunate to miss the opportunity for lack of branding expertise. But it’s easy to get swept up in social media to wear masks or to put on airs in an effort to get the attention of peers or thought leaders in your field. Unfortunately, pretending to be something you’re not will not only hurt your credibility in the long run, but you won’t attain from the result you desire. Instead you can end up being perceived as less authentic, which creates an environment where people won’t relate to you.Read More
There's an ongoing debate about whether entrepreneurs are made or born. Can you learn to be a great entrepreneur? If so, what's the best way to learn how to create an amazing business? I believe there's definitely room to develop yourself as an entrepreneur and one of the best ways to move your entrepreneurial learning forward is to observe the entrepreneurs around you.
How do you know if you’re having a good day?
On the surface this sounds like a simple question, but a lot of people have no idea how to answer. It’s not something they spend a lot of time analyzing. But as an entrepreneur, it’s essential to have a very clear answer.
When you’re your own boss, no one is going to define success or acknowledge when you reach a goal unless you do that for yourself. Also, as any entrepreneur knows, it can be so easy to get caught up in the endless cycle of doing more because there are always opportunities for that. The drive to build and improve is part of the reason why you might have become an entrepreneur in the first place. But that forward-looking mindset doesn’t exactly lend itself to acknowledging success in the present or looking back on accomplishments.
A lot of people dream of starting a business one day. A lot of people talk about it and think about it, but not everyone takes the leap. Entrepreneurship certainly isn’t for everyone, but if you have an idea you really want to pursue or just really want to see if you can rise to the occasion of building a company, I think you should try it.
It's really not an exaggeration to say that gaining a new business partner is a lot like gaining a spouse.
Think about it. When you become someone's business partner you embark on a journey towards the future with them and your financial life and well-being becomes intermingled. They also play a huge role in your life psychologically because business partners spend a lot of time together and often have to handle complex issues.Read More