Encouragement

  • Where Does Shark Tank’s Daymond John Say Entrepreneurs Struggle Most?

                            An interesting Entrepreneur.com article came across my feed this week written by Brian Patrick Eha titled, Daymond John of Shark Tank on the No. 1 Thing Entrepreneurs Need.  Eha jumped right in with a quote from Daymond himself: “While good business ideas are plentiful, many entrepreneurs struggle to understand payroll taxes, health care ...

    Posted at September 3, 2013 | By : | Categories : Encouragement | 0 Comment
  • Fill Your Mind With the Good Stuff and It Will Take You Where You Want to Go

    In my circles I have something of a reputation as an entrepreneurial evangelist  - I believe in entrepreneurship to the tips of my toes.  So when someone feels it’s time to make a switch, I’m often called in for lunch/dinner/coffee masquerading as a brainstorming/mastermind session.  I love it.   Recently I met with a friend of a friend, I’ll call her Sally, who ...

    Posted at August 27, 2013 | By : | Categories : Encouragement | 7 Comments
  • The Single Most Important Business Plan You’ll Ever Need: The Exit Plan

    Much ado is made about the importance of a business plan, a revenue plan, a cash flow plan, but as someone who’s seen inside the closing of many a business, I assert that the one plan you shouldn’t start (or continue) a business without is an exit plan.   What is an Exit Plan?   An exit plan is an internal “for your eyes only” ...

    Posted at April 23, 2013 | By : | Categories : Encouragement,Exit Plan | 1 Comment
  • Is Your Business Financially Healthy? 5 Questions to Ask

    You can have the best product, service or app in the history of the universe and it matters not if your business isn’t financially healthy at the core.  Is your business positioned to last for decades or to execute a sale that allows you to sit on the beach sipping a fruity drink?  Ask yourself these 5 questions and you’ll have the answer, ...

    Posted at April 16, 2013 | By : | Categories : Encouragement | 5 Comments
  • What Now? You Can Surprise Even Yourself

      Anne-Sophie  Reinhardt was “the skinny one” for fourteen years of her life, starting at age nine.  When she finally committed to ending her struggle with anorexia, she not only committed to changing her body, but also her identity.   She didn’t know who she was without anorexia, but she was amazed at what she found.   By starting a blog and putting her experience out there for ...

    Posted at March 25, 2013 | By : | Categories : Encouragement | 0 Comment
  • The Rising Tide Raises All Ships

    When any employee finds themselves down for the count—unemployed, in a lot of debt, or emotionally burnt out—its easy to spiral downward. Dan Miller, author of the New York Times Bestseller 48 Days To The Work You Love, is a firm believer in stabilizing all parts of your life in order to improve your financial situation. He knows it’s not just about ...

    Posted at March 18, 2013 | By : | Categories : Encouragement | 0 Comment
  • We’ve All Been There: John Lee Dumas shows us the universality of failure

    I recently sat down with Entrepreneur on Fire’s John Lee Dumas and he got me thinking about a overlooked part of the business journey: failure.  John has interviewed hundreds of successful entrepreneur’s for his daily podcast and he always asks them to talk about their low moments.  While success is the obvious conversation piece for these high-level business owners, it’s interesting that John ...

    Posted at February 18, 2013 | By : | Categories : Encouragement | 0 Comment
  • “For Us, By US:” An important lesson from FUBU’s Daymond John

    During a recent episode of Shark Tank, Daymond John told viewers that he didn’t take any money out of his business, clothing brand FUBU, for eight years.  Let that soak in for a moment—eight years is a very long time! While I don’t know how those eight years looked for Daymond John, he seems to understand a very important point for entrepreneurs:  the ...

    Posted at January 28, 2013 | By : | Categories : Encouragement | 0 Comment
  • What You Have v. What You Want

    I read a blog post that’s been knocking around in my mind for weeks.  You know blog posts are not generally know for that type of shelf life.   There are the posts that cause you think, yea, I should do that - right after cleaning the toilet.  There are the ones that cause a little tweak in perspective, maybe a small ...

    Posted at October 16, 2012 | By : | Categories : Encouragement | 0 Comment
  • Deciding vs. Doing

    Five frogs are sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many are left? Five - Because there is a difference between deciding and doing. What wisdom we can gain from a lowly amphibian. Mammals shed light as well.  Eleanor Roosevelt said: “It takes as much time and energy to wish as it does to plan.” Don’t merely decide, take action.  Years will pass either way and when 1, ...

    Posted at October 9, 2012 | By : | Categories : Encouragement | 0 Comment
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