It’s tough to be genuine. A lot of the time we opt to fit into a specific mold in order to avoid conflict and get things over with. You can see it in kids who act ‘cool’ to fit in with popular groups in school, and adults who change their mannerisms while hanging out with … Continue reading The Curious Case of Authentic Entrepreneurs
You’re probably busy all the time. In fact, you might be tempted to skim this post because you have a pile of work to go through (resist the temptation). With a busy schedule and people pulling you in all directions, when exactly do you take care of yourself? I’m guessing the answer is never! What … Continue reading The 7 Habits of a Healthy and Happy Entrepreneur
When it comes to business, going it alone is overwhelming, scary and risky. As much as we’d like to succeed alone, none of us wants to walk the journey to success alone. Pretty ironic isn’t it? I guess that’s where the whole idea of ‘two heads are better than one’ comes in. When you have … Continue reading How to Find your Ideal Business Partner
The move from a 9-5 job to entrepreneurship is described by some as taking a step. The more accurate description should be taking a leap. It’s pretty scary taking this leap; no wonder most people avoid executing their ideas. Thankfully, a bridge has been established between a 9-5 job and a business venture. This bridge … Continue reading The Ignored Secret to Successful Entrepreneurship
We often admire people who accomplish great things, conveniently overlooking the hard work and discipline they have put into refining their craft. Take Gary Vaynerchuk for example. We first heard of him when he created the Wine Library. He was lucky wasn’t he? Being in the right niche at the right time? Well, that’s a … Continue reading Self-Discipline: How to Take Full Control of your Life
There is an almost obsessive fascination with young entrepreneurs. With the success of Mark Zuckerburg and other young geniuses, the depiction of an entrepreneur has shifted to that of a 20-something-year-old college dropout, with a brilliant tech idea, and a shabby sense of fashion.It It is therefore no surprise that every 20 year old out … Continue reading Has Society Failed Older Entrepreneurs?
Ask any entrepreneur what their biggest challenges are. I can guarantee that their answers will include finances, business partners, employees, and finding their niche. But there’s one crafty challenge that no one seems to address; Mediocrity! Compared to the other challenges we’ve mentioned, mediocrity is definitely the most dangerous. You might think I’m being dramatic, … Continue reading Mediocrity: The Greatest Enemy of Success
I don’t like failure, and I can assume that you don’t either. Not only is failure painful and humiliating, it usually means that the return on our time, effort, and money is zero. Unfortunately, as much as we hate failure, it is guaranteed. In fact, the only way that you can avoid failure is if … Continue reading How to Motivate Yourself in Times of Failure
A few days ago, Equinox released a print ad with publishing heiress Lydia Hearst. So what’s the big deal? Well, in the ad she was breastfeeding two babies in a restaurant. A fancy restaurant! In my country, a breastfeeding mother will not receive any flak feeding her child in a bus, waiting room, mall, or … Continue reading Shock Advertising: Is It Right For Your Business?