The only thing is, I think Gekko was dead wrong. Dead wrong about a lot of things he said, but let’s focus on this one. The thing I actually do give him (or his character) credit for is the three words, “I know of” After all, Gordon Gekko was certainly entitled to his opinion. Everyone is. To me, however, the most valuable commodity we have that “I know of” is TIME. Let’s take a look at why. Continue reading “Gordon Gekko Was Wrong”
Certain words never lose their value or the visuals they conjure up — and Grit is one of those words. When we associate grit with someone, it goes way beyond just being tough. It’s that something extra in the face of adversity.
Throughout the years we have seen many stories of grit, and it touches us so deeply when the human spirit triumphs over situations that seem nearly impossible to overcome. Continue reading “The Entrepreneur’s G. R. I. T. – Get Results with Intensity and Toughness”
Our negotiations seemed to go very well and we arranged a follow up meeting the following week to discuss matters further. After the second meeting, it seemed that both parties were eager to continue. Continue reading “What NOT Do In Business Rule 45: Don’t Pitch To The Designated Hitter”
Looking back, I assume I got this this attitude from my dad, who spent his career in the military and with that, came a strong sense of discipline and a do better than average attitude. He taught me that being very good at something takes both consistent effort and the ability to be prepared to deal with pressure and hardship. Continue reading “Be Really Good, Get Really Good or Give Up”
Traditionally, ‘taking the safe route’ in your career meant, quite simply, working for someone else. We have realized over the past six years or so that a significant amount of these ‘safe’ people with ‘safe’ jobs have found themselves out of work and in a world of trouble.
The reality is, when sh?t hits the fan, who is the person being let go, the owner of the business or the employees? I think you know the answer to that one. Continue reading “Entrepreneurs: Risky is The New Safe”