Entrepreneurs, myself included, love to tell themselves a lie about hard work. You convince yourself that today you must wake up and crush that to do list. You have to, you’ve been putting stuff off. Get productive, goddamnit!
Hard work is an essential part of any business success story, but if you look back on the big turning points in your career you’ll probably realize that, like me, it was “luck” or some kind of X Factor that really made the difference.
Bear with me, because if you’ve defined your life with a narrative of Blood, Sweat and Tears this idea isn’t going to feel good… initially. But when you find out how the most successful entrepreneurs create their lucky breaks, you might just un-furrow that brow. [click to continue…]
Everyone talks about transmuting failure into feedback. It’s the holy grail of entrepreneurial acceleration: You recover from set backs faster, get smarter and rocket up the learning curve to the milk and honey on the other side.
If only it was easier done than said!
When you’re deep in the trenches, up to your elbows in a real-world business ass kicking, it’s kinda hard to relax into the lotus position and remind yourself to think positively.
Until now, because today I’m breaking down five street-tested tactics that snap you out of failure just as fast as they push you into learning and growth. Let’s do it.
Rant post warning. There’s an alarming trend amongst the most vocal segment of the entrepreneur community: Get into coaching or consulting.
For the online, location independent set it’s a no brainer. Build an audience, sell advice. Freedom will be yours!
Yet this business model is chewing up and spitting out coaches and clients alike. As the guy who’s been in this game full time for the last seven years, I think it’s time to be honest about what’s really going on here. [click to continue…]
It’s not about what you know or even what you sell. Who you know is still the variable that separates astronomical success from the projects that fizzle out.
In what may be the biggest ever case of Easier-Said-Than-Done, almost every entrepreneur wonders: How do I go about the getting to know them part?
If you can’t rely on the silver spoon, alumni club or any other convenient leg ups then you need to study the art of connection. This article will show you how create rapid, powerful and lasting relationships with total strangers. [click to continue…]
This is a post I didn’t think I’d have to write. For a long time, I lapped up business advice from everyone who was smarter, more successful or better looking than me.
Most entrepreneurs do the same. They never have a problem doing so, because business advice is always good. More is better than less. Until it isn’t.
For a minority – truly successful business owners (like you), business advice can start to become dangerous. [click to continue…]