5 Uber-Successful Entrepreneurs Reveal 5 Vital Keys to Success

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When I was in my early 20’s, I thought becoming a millionaire would be simple. My thought was, a million dollars was simply one million one dollar bills. Simple enough right? Well, it’s kinda right if you believe that becoming a doctor is as simple as buying a scalpel! What I came to learn was that money, as important as it appeared, was not what really mattered. Continue reading “5 Uber-Successful Entrepreneurs Reveal 5 Vital Keys to Success”

10 Ways You Will Screw-Up Raising Capital & Tank The Deal

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Whether you are looking for an investor or a new customer, I think there are very clear reasons why someone will not invest in your brand. Having been fortunate (and unfortunate) enough to be on both sides of the table, and also being fortunate (and unfortunate) enough to succeed (and fail) at raising capital on multiple occasions, hopefully this will shed a bit of light on some of the prevalent mistakes people make when entering the investment waters for the first time. Continue reading “10 Ways You Will Screw-Up Raising Capital & Tank The Deal”

5 Reasons Why I Would Rather Work 80 Hours A Week For Me Than 40 Hours A Week For You

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Though the title may seem weird, or maybe even ridiculous, entrepreneurs are truly a breed unto themselves. Most people start out early in life with a very robotic answer as it relates to our professional future – Do well in school, get a good job and retire at sixty-five (or now supposedly sixty-eight). Statements like this have driven me crazy since the age of twenty, coincidentally the year I started my first business senior year in college. Continue reading “5 Reasons Why I Would Rather Work 80 Hours A Week For Me Than 40 Hours A Week For You”

18 Reasons Why Your Rejection Is My Favorite Aphrodisiac

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I have grown to love rejection. I used to absolutely hate it. I used to fear it, loathe it, and avoid it at any cost. If there was any chance you would say no I would run for the hills… and never come back unless I had a guaranteed yes in advance.

Now, after twenty plus years of business and forty plus years on Earth, rejection has become my favorite aphrodisiac. Let me explain why… Continue reading “18 Reasons Why Your Rejection Is My Favorite Aphrodisiac”

5 Things Every Entrepreneur Can Do When They Can’t Do Anything

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What can you do when you can’t seem to do anything? This has happened to me many times on both a business and personal level and it can be quite frustrating.

Maybe you are waiting for a call or for someone to get back into town. Perhaps it is a product you are waiting to arrive in your warehouse or a service that has not been performed yet that is tying your hands behind your back. There are a million and one reasons why we get what I call, stuck on stupid. Continue reading “5 Things Every Entrepreneur Can Do When They Can’t Do Anything”

3 Sure-Fire Techniques To Make Sure Your First Impression Won’t Be Your Last

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In a world that focuses on light speed interactions, how do we make sure that our first impressions aren’t well, our last?

Today, it seems things move so quickly that we tend to judge people after the initial seconds of meeting them. First impressions can be sticky and hard to reverse when they are of the negative variety. If we don’t like what we see or hear we simply move on, and the same rule applies when the shoe is on the other foot. Continue reading “3 Sure-Fire Techniques To Make Sure Your First Impression Won’t Be Your Last”

You Miss Every Shot You Don’t Take

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One of the greatest quotes I have ever heard is “You Miss Every Shot You Don’t Take”. Wayne Gretsky is probably best known for the quote, but it is a mantra used by countless others who have achieved greatness in one way or another.

I believe life is all about taking shots, and taking shots has one primary component, namely, taking action. The problem is, however, taking action is much easier said than done. Continue reading “You Miss Every Shot You Don’t Take”