The Achievement Dilemma: Finding Yourself vs. Creating Yourself

50 The Achievement Dilemma Finding Yourself vs. Creating Yourself

I was inspired to do this post after watching  a short video the other day, as I think the subject matter is great for both entrepreneurs, and/or anyone trying to breakthrough and achieve goals they have set. It’s not about the search, it’s about the creation of yourself!

The Difference Between Working Hard vs. Working Smart

51. What Entrepreneurs Should NOT Do In Business Rule 23  Working Hard vs. Working Smart

Before I started my business I was a very athletic and healthy young college man who rarely missed a day on the basketball court. When I started my first business at twenty years old, I worked seven days a week, and a minimum of fifteen hours a day. If I was lucky, I would get in at seven in the morning and work till ten.

The result? In the first six months of business, I had gained fifty pounds, was smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, hadn’t done five minutes of physical activity, and couldn’t make it up a flight of stairs without stopping a few times to catch my breath. Continue reading “The Difference Between Working Hard vs. Working Smart”

5 Ways To Develop Killer Charisma Like Stephen Colbert

52. 5-Ways-To-Develop-Killer-Charisma-Like-Stephen-Colbert

Charisma is a strong and empowering trait that many people want but very few have. To be charismatic is more than being just cool or engaging. A person with charisma captures the full attention of those people he or she comes into contact with in dramatic fashion. They not only get attention, but they do so without asking for it.

We’ve all been in situations where we notice someone as soon as they walk through the door, and our heads turn and our eyes stay glued to them as if we were in a trance. Why do we react this way? Continue reading “5 Ways To Develop Killer Charisma Like Stephen Colbert”

What Happened To The Ethics And Moral Code Of The Entrepreneur?

53. What Happened To The Ethics And Moral Code Of The Entrepreneur?

Morals & Ethics- MJ Gottlieb

After I lost my second business in 2001, I was reminded once again by my father that I had made the same mistakes in the second business that I did losing the first… I was too nice. Too trusting. Too loyal…

Then the came the age-old sayings:

Don’t Trust Anyone…

It’s a Dog eat Dog world…

Nice guys finish last…

Everyone out there is out to scr?w you…

Everyone is guilty until proven innocent…

Kindness is weakness…

Man, was I pissed at my Pops. How could he be such a killjoy? Was he just an angry and jaded pessimist? Continue reading “What Happened To The Ethics And Moral Code Of The Entrepreneur?”

Feeding The Soul Of An Entrepreneur

55. Feeding The Soul Of An Entrepreneur

Last week was a very difficult week for me, as I had to visit an ailing friend in Los Angeles, someone I was quite sure I would never see again after I came home.

Being that this was a West Coast trip and I am in New York , I always try to fit in as much as I possible can, as it is difficult to jump on planes for twelve hours only to jump back again for another twelve hours a few days or weeks later to fit in whoever or whatever I missed. It also becomes quite expensive. Continue reading “Feeding The Soul Of An Entrepreneur”