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?
The New Year is upon us (Happy New Year to you), and everyone is psyched about their resolutions. While this is all well and good, resolutions tend to pale in comparison to actual goal setting. Think about it; why don’t people ever go through with their New Year’s resolutions? Simple; these resolutions are vague and … Continue reading How to Master Goal Setting for Your Business
With Christmas around the corner, the spirit of giving is stronger than ever. However, it’s not just individuals and households volunteering time and money to those in need, the impact of businesses in the volunteer sector is quickly rising. While the giving culture is most prominent in large companies that have large reserves of cash, … Continue reading Why You Need to Cultivate a Business Culture of Giving
With the new year a couple of weeks away, entrepreneurs and business owners are evaluating their accomplishments in 2015, and setting new goals for 2016. If I ask you what your goals are for the coming year, your answer will definitely include a growth strategy. Growth is great; growth means progress. However, if your growth … Continue reading Why You Need to Narrow Down the Focus of Your Business
“Ideas are horseshit, execution is the game.” These wise words come courtesy of Gary Vaynerchuk, one of the most respected entrepreneurs and investors of our generation. When I heard Gary V speak these words at a USC talk, I was immediately impacted. It’s one of those rare moments where someone says something obvious yet profound. … Continue reading How to Turn Your Crazy Idea into a Successful Enterprise