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?
Making the most of any situation is what the Sicilians are all about.
We need more serial entrepreneurs. We need more people who have learned how to start and build small businesses.
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.
Have you seen the old movie called Marathon Man? Dustin Hoffmann plays the part of an amateur marathon runner who gets mixed up with a group of nasty ex-Nazis who torture him with a dental drill. His training as a marathon runner helps him to endure the pain until he is finally able to win in the end. It is a great movie and a good lesson for entrepreneurs. Sorry to write this, but you have to be able to endure a lot of discomfort and pain if you expect…
I woke up this morning and my first thought was that “I am crazy”! A crazy entrepreneur is one who holds onto the dream too long.
You would not believe how many times I have met brilliant entrepreneurs with amazing, cutting-edge technologies who are clueless about their markets and about who will actually be willing to pay money for their inventions.
Have I learned anything after almost 20 years of doing startup companies? I try not to make the same mistakes more than at least 1 time. Today I sat down and decided to make a list of the most common mistakes that I (and other entrepreneurs) typically make.