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Listening To Your Gut

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / March 31, 2015

How to give yourself some credit and realize that you know more than you think you know. Have you ever had a “gut” feeling? Also called a hunch, a feeling, and intuition. Pretty much everyone has. A gut feeling is when you feel very strongly about something even when you cannot see the whole picture. You start saying things like “I feel it in my bones that this…

The Real Reason You’re Not Successful

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / March 24, 2015

We’re in the middle of a success crisis. The conventional routes to success have completely dried up. We’re graduating college without job opportunities. We’re overqualified for underpaid work. There’s simply not enough security to hold down the same job for 20 or 30 years like our parents did. Not to mention escalating student loans, evaporated social security, and the lasting effects of a recession. But even those of…

10 Humbling Lessons Learned After Mentoring 1,200 Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / February 27, 2015

Four years ago my life took a detour. I invited 88 entrepreneurs to come and create a software business at The Foundation.  They came with no idea, limited cash, and no experience in software. I wanted to prove the impossible. I wanted to prove anyone could start a software business when they had nothing. We did it. It worked. We had a number of success stories graduate from the…

3 Everyday Tech Items That Could Buy a Private Island in the Past

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 20, 2014

Many of the everyday technology tools we use would have seemed like a distant dream in the past. We’re now able to communicate instantly, through e-mail or video, and we have access to more information than we’ll ever use. And yet, it’s easy to take it for granted. The conveniences these tools provide us are available at a reasonable cost when viewed in historical terms. But what would…

The Art of Adherence

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 8, 2013

In business and in life, the game is usually won by those who can consistently execute a well-thought-out strategy. In other words, winners stick with it—they practice adherence. Adherence is the ability to consistently execute. Not coincidentally, the word “adherence” appears to have originated in the 1500s from the French word “adherer,” which means “to stick to.” Adherence is the critical link between strategy (knowing) and results (doing). Therefore,…

Looks and Success as an Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 4, 2009

Greasy hair, chipped fingernail polish, scuffed shoes . . . Though they may seem like minor details, they’re all part of a larger picture — the one you’re presenting to colleagues on a regular basis. Whether we like to admit it or not, our looks play a part in our success. We don’t all have to have supermodel good looks, but we do have to pay attention to…

How to Be a Small Business Failure

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 28, 2009

There are many experts that can teach you how to be a successful entrepreneur, but how many can tell you what not to do? Since it’s much easier to fail, then to succeed, let’s start there. You are probably within the target audience of “under 30” so appreciate the resources and insight that is available to you which were unimaginable 25 years ago.  As someone who is “unemployable”,…

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