Author and Managing Partner, Invisor Consulting
Nobody wants to work with a self-interested, self-absorbed, self-serving self-promoter. If you think about it, neither would you.
Smart people make smart decisions and that's the most important factor in how things turn out for you.
If you truly believe you're special, have a desperate need to be important, and work hard to prove it, there's a decent chance you'll succeed.
Some of the world's greatest entrepreneurs succeeded, not in spite of the challenges they faced, but because of it.
Starting a Business
The latest myth is that entrepreneurs should start lots of businesses. Nonsense. In business as in life, less is more and more is never better.
If you want to become a successful entrepreneur, don't start out wanting to be one.
There is a certain amount of randomness to life, but mostly, success and happiness always come down to making smart decisions.
Always seek advice from those who've been in the same boat as you and successfully navigated those treacherous waters.
Every successful entrepreneur has something they do well. Find what you do best and do it often.
Surprise the people around you, in business and relationships. You might end up surprised yourself.
In a world of phony fads, media hype, virtual personas, and personal brands, being genuine is becoming an endangered quality.
We didn't evolve enormous brains with the capacity for complex reasoning so you can sit on your butt pondering stuff cavemen did without thinking.
The way to boost confidence and create positive outcomes is to be prepared, take risks, and learn through experience.
We love to typecast. Yet we don't realize that much of the common wisdom about popular stereotypes is simply false.
Not that anyone cares about your personal brand, but the least you could do is present yourself to the world correctly.