2 Required Ingredients Every Startup Entrepreneur Must Have To Achieve Any Goal

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I recently watched a very inspiring video of Denzel Washington speaking to a group of aspiring actors at a theater. Denzel was discussing with them the 2 components necessary to achieve any goal. It is the same 2 ingredients that are expressed in Napoleon Hill’s, Think & Grow Rich, The Magic of Thinking Big and through the thoughts and expressions of many great leaders today.

Though I cater this post to the startup entrepreneur for the purposes of our Hustle Branding audience, these ingredients can be used for any goal whether personal or business.

Have a great day… & don’t forget to HUSTLE HARD!

MJ

The Courage To Fail At What You Want

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I recently watched a speech that the  great actor/comedian Jim Carrey gave at The Maharishi University of Management. In his speech, there is a section where he discusses his own personal experience with both the pain of taking the safe route versus following your passion and going after what you want & love.

In this post I wanted to re-enforce what he said in hopes to motivate you to keep up your passion, never give up on what you believe and go after what you want (& love).

I have included a link to the entire Jim Carrey video here. Go to the 11:18 minute mark and see what he had to say and judge for yourself and give me your thoughts.

Have a great day!

MJ

 

The Insane Power Of Singular Focus

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Staying focused on a single goal is one of the hardest parts of being an entrepreneur. It is also without question, one of the most important ingredients necessary in order to achieve any level of success in business and in life.

In today’s post, I talk about a video Tyler Perry posted a number of years ago which not only explains the insane power of singular focus but also how he was able to use that focus to achieve his tremendous level of success.

If you have watched the video above, I strongly recommend watching Tyler Perry’s video, here.

 

Have a great day!

 

MJ

Why Successful Entrepreneurs Consider Adversity The Breakfast Of Champions

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Failure and setbacks continue to ‘appear’ as giant hurdles that seem impossible to overcome. If only we realized that setbacks are opportunities for us to grow! I recently looked at my own progress in this area, and started to link my success to my ability to find silver linings in otherwise tough situations.

Once you build this skill-set you will be able to overcome the different challenges that present themselves throughout both your personal and business life. So TREAT SETBACKS AS SETUPS, so you can reach your potential and realize your dreams!

Work Hard, Work Smart & Stay Hungry!

Gary

The 1 Critical Question That Entrepreneurs Must Answer To Be Successful

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In this video, I talk about a very important question that many businesses and startups have trouble answering. I consider this question a very important one in building a successful business.

The majority of the answers come back as a laundry list of what they do. Of course, this response does not answer the most critical question facing a businesses  success and its eventual differentiation proposition. Ultimately, we all have to answer this question – because if we don’t our customer will surely do it for us.

Work Hard, Work Smart & Stay Hungry!

 

Gary

 

The Entrepreneur’s Definition of Murphy’s Law

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The power of Murphy’s Law and, most importantly, whether it can hold you back or help move you forward in your entrepreneurial journey all depends upon your definition and perspective of the word.

In today’s post, I discuss the entrepreneur’s definition of Murphy’s law, and how viewing it through the proper lens will allow you to not only prevent it from holding you back, but also give you power over it so you can make it work for you to achieve your goals.

 

Have a great day!

 

MJ

 

How To Build a Great Business Without Knowing Anything

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In today’s post I discuss how Henry Ford built an empire by using the power of specialized knowledge to build a billion dollar business. Ford gives the best example I know on the necessity of building a great team who all have their own area of expertise which, when combined, make your company as a whole far greater than the sum of its parts.

 

 

Have a great day!

 

MJ

 

 

2 Must-Read Books For Every Entrepreneur That I Almost Never Read!

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I think every great entrepreneur has certain books that he or she thinks have played an integral part in achieving his (or her) goals and dreams. In today’s post I discuss two books which have greatly influenced me and why I stubbornly refused to read them for such a long time.

 

 

In the comment section below tell me about the book the has most influenced you and why. I’d love to hear from you!

 

Have a great day!

 

MJ

The Lifelong Struggle Of A Serial Entrepreneur

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In today’s post I discuss the great struggle entrepreneurs have creating a work-life balance and how a recent family situation made me change the way I looked at my business.

Tell me what work-life experiences you have been though as an entrepreneur and how you have succeeded OR failed at achieving the balance we so crave.

Have a great day!

MJ

The Entrepreneur’s Dilemma: A Case study of Fight vs. Flight

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Every entrepreneur will invariably have times when they think the cards are stacked up against them so high that their chances of turning things around are slim to none.

In today’s video, I discuss billion dollar giant Ecko Unlimited (Marc Ecko’s clothing brand), and BNW (my and Gary’s first clothing brand), and how different perspectives between the two produced two drastically different outcomes.

This is the first of a 2-part series of posts which will discuss how entrepreneurs react when dealing with adversity.

Note: To view all articles in this blog on startups, click startup advice.

 

Have a great day!

MJ

Why A Closed Mind Can Dramatically Stunt Your Success

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Being an entrepreneur is hard enough, but when you add close-mindedness to the list of obstacles you have to hurdle, it becomes increasingly hard to win. I use the original quote from Lord Thomas Dewar, “Minds are like parachutes, they only function when open” to explain how it affected a business decision MJ and I recently had to make.