leadership

Is It Time to Start That Startup Business? (pt 3)

Reach for the stars, but be realistic It is good to set goals that make you reach, cause you to stretch outside your comfort zone. Wimpy goals are boring and a waste of time. However, so are pie-in-the-sky aspirations. It’s fine to try to be like the leaders in your industry, but don’t plan to be where they are in one try. A first-time novelist should not expect a Harry Potter success. How is your credibility? One of your goals should be to build credibility among your target consumers. If you become the go-to guy or gal, trust me, the money will roll in. Work toward building your name in your industry, earn a stellar reputation and everything will fall into place. That might mean going above and beyond for a client to make sure they are not just happy, but ecstatic. Before you know it you’ll get referrals from all over. What are your values? I can always tell when someone will fail in a business. It’s when you ask him about his primary goals and he rambles on about money, yachts and vacations. That’s not a person who understands the entrepreneurial...

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A Good Entrepreneur Makes Imperfect Decisions

Rarely can you collect enough data to make a perfect decision so a good entrepreneur knows When to make a workable decision and when to wait for a perfect decision. When to live with and when to correct a previous bad decision. When no decision is often worst than a bad decision. When the right decision will be the second one you make. When to judge by the long term results not the short...

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Coping with Overwhelm

We can become overwhelmed by tiring to do to many things at once. When you are tiring to keep quality standards, reach outcomes, construct schedules and work within budgeting limitations prevent panic rising by reducing and focusing on the things that help you achieve your goals the quickest. Use a simple grading system quadrant, 1. things that are both important and urgent, 2. things that are important but not so urgent, 3. Things that are urgent but not so important, 4. things that are neither important nor urgent. Take Action First: Ditch list 4. who needs that stuff. Second: Tackle list 1. before something breaks, gets cut off or you end up in jail. Third: Reorganize lists 2 and 3 into the 4 sectors. Result Overwhelmed no...

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