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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
In this short video, I discuss 3 ways to handle your agenda so it works for you as opposed to against you. I talk about the importance of mind-mapping as well as the need to step away from your agenda and ways to come back and tackle it with a fresh head.
In today’s video, I use JC Penney’s recent debacle to explain why entrepreneurs need to learn, adjust and execute their ideas on a small level before scaling it up. I discuss companies that have done it well, and those that haven’t.
In today’s video, I discuss how money can be used as a motivator for success if utilized correctly. Burt’s Bees is an example of how humble circumstances and the gift of desperation can propel you to success.
The word “Obsession” typically has a very negative meaning attached to it. In this video, I discuss how a healthy dose of obsession can actually be a good thing and how it can lead to great achievements if used correctly.
During an entrepreneur’s business life, there are sometimes harsh and often unintentional comments and ideas that can “snatch” away an entrepreneurs dream. In this video I talk about how to re-inforce your confidence and achieve your dreams.