Whether running your own business or forging a new path in a field yet untested in the market, becoming your own boss is every bit rewarding as it is terrifying. Instead of sticking to a typical 9 to 5 with benefits, you have to balance your own books. It is just you and your dreams.
Remember these 5 lessons to be your best:
Entrepreneur comes from the French. It literally means one who undertakes (a task or enterprise).
An entrepreneur is one who steps out and steps forward with energy and strategy. She desires to seize what she envisions as an opportunity... risking failure to accomplish something worthwhile.…Continue
Out of all the beautiful places in the world, my bride and I chose Mexico as the vacation destination for our honeymoon. For part of the stay, we enjoyed the rush of the typical Puerto Vallarta all-inclusive. For the balance, we chose an out-in-the-middle-of-nowhere resort which was translated, “…Continue
I had a dream the other night. I was walking down a dirt road when I saw a young boy asking his dad a question. I don’t recall what the boy said, but I remember the father, with serious but loving eyes answered: “Own your gifts”.
I woke up at that moment and my first thought was “I wish my father directed me differently when I was growing up...” Almost Immediately I realized how much a “victim” I still try…Continue
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One of the classic images of the Navy is the Battleship firing all guns broadside. You can see the flames and the shock wave. You can imagine the impact of the 16 inch shells. Nine projectiles, each weighing as much as your car, simultaneously hit a target over 10 miles.
This iconic image taught me more about marketing than I learned in my MBA. Since you paid for my college education…Continue
While she enjoyed her job, her appetite for challenge were not being satisfied. Was she scared of the unknown, by following her instincts and moving into the entrepreneurial world? Of course she was! After all, everything she would now try to create for herself, she hadn't done. Kate Erickson from Entrepreneur on Fire shares her fears, steps & triumphs.
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I have been working with nonprofit organizations for many years successfully increasing sponsorship partnerships on a regular basis. Because of my success I have chosen to share my secrets with nonprofit organizations and entrepreneurs. Since we launched this program in September 2013, we have helped organizations bring in over $1,000,000 in sponsorships dollars!
Our community is growing and I want you to be a part of it. My…
One of our show experts, business coach Tina Dietz mentioned a common mistake starting entrepreneurs make - Waiting too long to launch; thinking that collecting information and becoming an expert will create a “perfect” time to start. Instead - "being willing to suck until you suck less".
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Seriously, Make this the year you truly lose your virginity. Well, maybe not your sexual virginity but your, "I want to do something different with my life," virginity or your " I have an idea but I just don't have time to get it started." virginity, or maybe your "This job sucks but where else am I going to make this kind of money?" virginity, or your, "I'm too old, too scared, too set in my ways," virginity or my personal favorite, "I always wanted to____" virginity.
As long as the…Continue
A short time ago I was at a crossroads and I knew I could not go on working for the company. My talents and ambition were choking and dying. It was a great company, and I was productive in that roll (for the company) but it was not a fit for me. Making that transition was a huge deal.
Big thanks to Dan Miller for his book "48 Days To The Work You Love" along with the weekly podcasts for giving me the permission to break the mold. I've also benefited from entrepreneuronfire.com…Continue
Even those of us in…Continue
Thanksgiving is a time where we over-consume our favorite meal. We may enjoy the food so much that we eat more on that day than any other day of the year. After consuming so much food all I want to do is nap. It even hurts to move sometimes. I find it interesting that food is supposed to…Continue
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Entrepreneur on Fire is the only seven day-a-week podcast featuring some of the most successful and inspiring entrepreneurs. (Jump to the podcast.)
Since the show’s…Continue
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On February 4, 2013, I published a collection of novels by Lucy Maud Montgomery entitled “The Anne Stories.” These novels are legally in the public domain, meaning they are no longer under copyright. My collection featured eight books from the “Anne of Green Gables” series. I also included three lesser-known but well-written books by Montgomery. (I have since added one more book of poetry and a collection of 142 short stories.)
I sold the entire collection as a…Continue
We live in an economy that can make starting any enterprise, seem scary and overwhelming. (Jump to the podcast.)
However, with the right guidance and…Continue
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For twelve years, today’s guest settled on being stuck. (Jump to the podcast.)
He was doing work that made him miserable, was 142 pounds over-weight. and lived…Continue