Don’t Focus On Just Succeeding, Focus Instead On Solving A Problem

To Make Your Business  Prosper, What Should You Focus Upon Doing? When you chose to focus upon becoming an entrepreneur, were you thinking mainly about the freedom you would have from a “restricted” working environment or perhaps thinking of the opportunity to generate an income worthy of your talents?  Either way, those two possibilities are …

How Does It Feel To Be Fired?

Getting Fired Always Brings A Wave Of Emotions! Have you ever been fired?  If so, do you remember how it felt? Most likely there were a rush of emotions literally all at the same time!  There was likely fear, anger, embarrassment, nervousness, disappointment, guilt, uncertainty, etc.  In some cases, there could also be relief, excitement, …

Who Told You To Become The Boss?

So Just Who Exactly Made You The BOSS Of Me? There is a very good chance that you have already decided to one day become an entrepreneur, and you are just waiting for the right moment to announce your intention to the world.  Well, if that is the case for you – perhaps this message …

Are You The Missing Piece To A Profitable Business? (Part 4 of 5)

There are “thinkers” and “doers” in almost every situation. Which one are you really? In Part 3 of this mini-series, we mentioned that being a “catalyst” is similar to being a “matchmaker”.  To understand our next category, we really need to expand the definition of “catalyst” first.  You see, there are actually two components for …

Are You The Missing Piece To A Profitable Business? (Part 3 of 5)

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Catalyst?  If so, You Are Very Special! The word “catalyst” is not often used when discussing entrepreneurship, but to my way of thinking it really should be.  Except for  time spent in your chemistry classes unless you are a researcher, I would be surprised if you …

Are You The Missing Piece To A Profitable Business? (Part 2 of 5)

Are You Constantly Thinking Of New Ways To Do Things?  If so, perhaps you could be thought of as an “innovator”. The world has always needed and will always need “innovators”.  Nothing that is ever accomplished can be accomplished without “innovators”.  So if this term describes you, you are in an “elite” category.

What Do You Think About Partnerships? Are They Good or Bad?

The Handshake Is Just The Beginning.  What Happens Next Is The Key! After spending a lot of years inside and outside of various partnerships, the only response to this question that I consider valid would be simply, “It depends!” Of course, when the response is given the natural next question is often, “Well, exactly what …

How To Build Goodwill Among Your Associates

Never Ever Miss An Opportunity To Build More Goodwill! As It Can Oftentimes Mean The Difference Between Success And Failure! There are several ways to define what is typically referred to as “goodwill” when describing the values associated with a business. Our way of focusing upon it is rather straightforward and simple.  If you are …

What Would You Rather Do? Barter or Negotiate?

If You Could Have Your Choice, Would You Prefer Bartering Or Negotiating? Having discussed this question with many entrepreneurs of which some were successful and others still struggling, I was constantly amazed at the various reasons given for their responses to this question.  In hindsight, I suppose it always comes down to an individual’s viewpoint …

Why Can’t I Become Successful Just By Doing Exactly What You Did?

“I Followed Your Instructions, But They Didn’t Work For Me!” For a number of years, I heard that statement over and over again.  And strangely enough, most of the times I heard it, I was the person asking the question.  I have to admit that I was very slow to realize a few clearly obvious …

Do You See That Opportunity? Would You Like To Own It?

He Asked Me, “Would You Like To Own A Beautiful Sailboat Like That?” All of the colors were so bright and vivid! And, at that same moment, I felt a sudden rush of excitement and a flood of wonderful expectations as I stared over the Pacific Ocean for the first time.  It  has never been …