Being an entrepreneur is sometimes a curse. The demands are crazy and the effort required is nuts… But the rewards and benefits can be a blessing.
Something that all entrepreneurs will face sooner or later are setbacks, delays and rejection. It goes with the territory, yet one of the hardest things is keeping faith and energy in your project, regardless what comes your way. How do others do it? How do they keep their belief in spite of resistance?
An abnormally high percentage of entrepreneurs are dyslexics. Does the struggle that is required to overcome dyslexi prepare dyslexics to become great entrepreneurs? And if so, what are these traits?
Sometimes entrepreneurs have to kill their holy cow in order to succeed.
We all have 2 different minds. One is logical, the other is emotional and they don’t always agree with each other. Sometimes they will do whatever they can to sabotage each other. This can be useful for entrepreneurs.
How important is diversity to an entrepreneur. Frederick Douglass, escaped slave and writer said that without struggle, there is no gain. What can this teach entrepreneurs?
Networking is one of the most important keys to success in a startup business. It will help you find jobs, recruit talent, win new customers and discover investors who’ll support your ideas.
Last week I was asked to join a group of coaches and investors to design and lead a program for Palestinian entrepreneurs from the West Bank. True entrepreneurship and true empowerment is believing that no matter what situation arises or whatever circumstances occur, that you will be able to find a way to turn it around, to create your own business, to survive and to thrive.
Be yourself. Sometimes we are so intent on pleasing the people we meet that we forget to be who we are. Good networking skills involve being very specific, clear and intentional in how you present yourself or your business, but mostly it involves being yourself.
As an Entrepreneur you must make many tough decisions and assumptions about your future. The problem is that you can only connect the dots looking backward, not looking forward. Steve Jobs gives valuable advice.