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Is It Time To Start That Startup Business? (pt2)

Do you really want a partner? Do not rush to ask your best friend or sibling if he or she wants to join you in your new venture. Once you make the offer to share in the spoils it is hard to rescind. Just because you enjoy playing pool with George on Friday nights doesn’t mean he will be an ideal candidate for troubleshooting a gnarly business problem at 4:00 am. Besides, friendship tends to die under the stress of a new business. What are your goals? If you don’t have a goal, you can’t reach it. Haphazardly aiming at a vague target will not get you anywhere. Goals need to become a part of your daily life. Create lists – lots of lists You will want to have daily, weekly and monthly lists of things to do. Make sure you meet these targets. Don’t let yourself slide. It’s easy to get into a self back-patting mentality. If you fail to make the targets designated for Day One, make sure to add them to Day Two’s list. Become a tough...

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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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9 Signs You are an Entrepreneur

9 Signs You are an Entrepreneur

9 Unmistakable Signs You are Entrepreneur! In almost every article and story written about entrepreneurship, I have found that there exist a few symptoms and traits which are common among all those who finally made it big. And one of those is that entrepreneurship is not for everyone. After a few interactions with those who had failed in their business ventures, I realized that entrepreneurs have some specific traits which should be closely observed. If you are afraid of failure and adventure, then you should definitely keep away from Entreprenership. So, here are 9 signs that you will definitely find in an Entrepreneur! Absolute Hate for Normal & Boring You just cannot accept the status-quo; you hate the normal and boring things of life. You often wonder why can’t this particular thing be improved and made more exciting and adventurous. Bad Employee Just track the job history of any entrepreneur and you will get an idea. Entrepreneurs are bad employees, and this is a bitter truth. Bosses can’t easily manage an entrepreneur, and more often than not, you will quit the job before the management decides to fire you. Famous as a Rebel More often than not, Entrepreneurs are rebellious; someone who strugglesto follow the existing rules and regulations of the organization. You think that these limitations and rules don’t apply to your domain. Normal human beings follow rules, not entrepreneurs! Gets Bored Easily Steve Jobs dropped out of college because the classes bored him. Bill Gates was always sleeping in his classes, hence he opted out. Entrepreneurs get easily bored, which is considered as a problem by others. Attention span of a typical entrepreneur is short, very short. Struggles with Authority The norms of the society don’t apply to you. As a kid, you must have had problems with your teachers, parents and elders. Authority is something which you absolutely resist and resent. Possible explanation? Maybe you consider yourself as an authority and the master of your own destiny! History of being Ostracized It has been observed that some of those with entrepreneurial and artistic behavior have been ostracized, shunned by their peers and even bullied in their youth. Possible explanation can be that as these young soon to-be entrepreneurs detested authority, they were target of such bullying and criticizing. And once these kids grow up, they need to prove themselves that they are a force to reckon...

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