Author and Managing Partner, Invisor Consulting
The key to becoming successful at anything – your job, your career, or your own business – is not rocket science.
Nobody becomes a successful entrepreneur by setting out to become one. It happens organically under certain specific conditions.
There's a growing list of amateurs and pseudo-professionals who claim to be able to change your life. For the most part, they can't.
Robert Browning said, 'A man's reach should exceed his grasp,' but always reaching for the stars can be exhausting. It's not for everyone.
The best things in life and business aren't free. They are earned.
All of your business strategy should come down winning and keeping customers.
Your personal brand sets expectations for behavior and performance. Failing to deliver on those expectations can destroy your reputation.
Childish behavior doesn't go over too well in the real world. The real business world expects results.
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.
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