Stop being your business

Don’t be so busy operating that you forget to own your business. In my opinion, measured by time spent within your business in the operating roles - one should not spend more than 30 hours within his business - rather should be spending most of that time on growth activities related to business development sales … Continue reading Stop being your business

This one thing will ruin your chances as an entrepreneur

There are many highs and lows of Entrepreneurship. Many of these lessons compiled together create experiences. These experiences are then interpreted by the entrepreneur to mean something. If the entrepreneur does not maintain non bias towards those experiences, she may learn a “lesson” that is not true. For example, let’s say sally wants to get … Continue reading This one thing will ruin your chances as an entrepreneur

Relationship with failure

We shouldn’t be so afraid to fail that we hesitate to start new things. If we try new things every once and awhile something good will stick. Today’s problems are often drawbacks of previous innovation. We just hope the value added was net positive on whichever metrics are important. (Fiscal, social, Etc) I see this … Continue reading Relationship with failure

Small Starts. Big Results

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking your current results will be your end results. Ray Kroc didn’t start McDonalds until late it life . Kernel Sanders of KFC the same. Sam Walton of Walmart didn’t open Walmart until he was 42. All that you’re doing today is collecting experience. All of your little improvements … Continue reading Small Starts. Big Results

Why waiting is wrong! Notes on Just Getting Started

Do you have an entrepreneurial idea? Or maybe a business you’d like to start? To have ideas and be entrepreneurial is a great thing But waiting on the sidelines is bad. Very bad. Let me give you an example. I have a friend who I see occasionally. Every time I see him he is planning … Continue reading Why waiting is wrong! Notes on Just Getting Started