Whether you are creating a business or creating an amazing life, you can benefit from thinking like an entrepreneur and by taking leadership.
Unfortunately, some of the most fundamental assumptions that we make about leadership may be wrong or over-glorified. A leader is just a lonely nutcase without followers. The first followers, not the leader, are the ones who take the greatest risk yet get the least praise and recognition. The first followers are the ones that teach other followers how to follow. How often do discussions about leading fail to discuss how to follow?
The process of creation that an entrepreneur can experience is amazing. One minute you sit there with two empty hands and a head full of ideas. In the next moment your thoughts have been converted to real things and you have your hands full of value and new opportunity. It is like modern day alchemy – the ability to turn common objects into gold. Dare to dream. Dare to dream big dreams.
John Gray’s book Men are from Mars has the subtitle ”The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex”. To Entrepreneurs, VCs might as well be the opposite sex. Most entrepreneurs don’t really understand them very well.
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?
The problem with change is that changing just a little is often harder than changing a lot.
Was it worth it to give 6 years to a startup? Absolutely! The real value is in what I learned, not in what I earned.