Posts Tagged: Entrepreneur

Jack of All Trades, Master of the Universe!

We’ve all heard the old aphorism, ” jack of all trades, master of none”. This has been one that has bothered me for a long time. It comes from the belief that any time spent learning new skills is time that could have been better spent honing one skill to the maximum. I agree with… Read more »

Cultural Fit Matters

As far as buzz words go, cultural fit would rank fairly high. Unlike many other buzz words though, theres a reason for its popularity. Cultural fit actually matters. If you’ve ever worked for a company with a culture that didn’t mesh with your own, you’re already well aware of that. And if you’ve worked for… Read more »

Originality: Holy Grail or Boat Anchor?

Originality is a tricky thing. It seems like everyone wants to do something original or unique. On the other hand, there are those people say that “there is no reason to reinvent the wheel.” Well, according to Mark Earls at his keynote speech at TNW Conference Europe 2013, it’s the latter half that has things… Read more »

Course Change

I’m almost to the end of my third week and I think it’s time for me to alter my course a bit. Learning and building were the most important goals I set out. Unfortunately, since I love writing, writing quality blog posts matters to me. They don’t have to be perfect, but I don’t just… Read more »

Don’t Be Fake: Be True

Ok, so truth be told (which is what I do), this is more of a rant than straight advice. Although, this would qualify as good advice for almost anyone and especially entrepreneurs. Don’t be fake. People seem to live in constant fear of hurting people’s feelings, letting people down or they just hate saying no…. Read more »

Sticking to Your Guns

Everyone is very impressed by people who stick to their guns. Rightly so. It is an admirable trait to stand up for what you believe in, despite criticism. At least it’s admirable to a point. Sometimes, you’re going to be wrong. As an entrepreneur you have to be open to that possibility and constantly be… Read more »

Day of Rest

Everyone needs a day of rest. If you read the bible, God decided that after six days He needed a rest. So, why do we seem to think that we can go on without a break and be fine? Even the most hardcore entrepreneur needs a day of rest, once in a while. Working without… Read more »

Introspection

Usually when I drive anywhere, I entertain myself by listening to one of the podcasts that I subscribe to. Recently, however, I trimmed back the number of podcasts that I am subscribed to. That afforded me a moment of quiet to just be. Being who I am, that turned into a moment of introspection. I… Read more »

Why Would Anyone Pay For That?

If you’re starting an online business, you might be asking yourself what the best way to monetize your product is. People often jump to the conclusion that people don’t want to pay for things, so advertising is the only way to go. Unfortunately, advertising is a tough way to monetize a product. You need to… Read more »

Life Happens: Plan for It

My son had a fever today of 103F. Aside from taking care of him, I didn’t have time to do much else this evening, which is when I normally do a lot of work. It seems like he’s back to normal, but I’ll still need to check in with him at least once more during… Read more »