Corey Kossack is a Managing Partner at Game Change Ventures, focusing on partnering and consulting with startups in the areas of social media, consumer Internet and e-commerce. Corey is also an Operating Partner at Game Change Ventures' first Internet startup, Addoway, a social marketplace that helps you buy and sell with your friends and the people they know. Formerly Corey was one of the world's largest retailers on eBay, built a $1M company from scratch at age 23, has led multiple startups and received numerous awards for his entrepreneurial achievements.
Latest posts by Corey Kossack (see all)
- Local Marketing in 2014: 3 Tips to Thrive on Main Street - January 18, 2014
- Why you Need to Build a Startup Family - October 16, 2010
- Will Smart Phones be the New Driver of Local Commerce? - September 3, 2010
A thirst for knowledge is essential for those who truly want to become successful entrepreneurs. As a small business owner, I know the fundamental challenge that every business owner faces: time.
"I don't have time to read books, I have too much going on right now", I have said over and over again to my friends and mentors who have recommended various books to me written by some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs.
The trouble is, we'll never have ENOUGH TIME. So when do you learn?
You need to commit yourself to developing a continuing education if you really want to be successful.
As often as I have brushed off the opportunity to read books that could fuel my growth as an entrepreneur, I have recently taken a solid interest in reading such books (or listening on audio book).
Today I am listening to E-myth Mastery by Michael E. Gerber, the World's #1 Small Business Guru. Michael has an unbelievable ability to move you through his words. On those days where everything feels difficult, frustrating and even hopeless, you need to listen to people like Michael who can inspire you.
Gerber defines entrepreneurship as "The Power to Create"; and that definition could not have resonated better with me. We are all here to create – to create businesses, wealth, prosperity, service and the kind of life we all wish to lead.
It's time to push through and continue to create. It's time to let go of your fear, let go of the negative influences in your life that say it can't be done, and let go of the voice in your own head that defines the limitations you have set upon yourself.
So as Michael says, "Are you up to it?"
Corey Kossack is one of eBay's "Top Sellers" through his eBay store, Koss DVD He is also author of eBay Millionaire or Bust and creator of ProfitBuilderSoftware.com, an online software tool designed to reduce eBay fees and maximize profits for eBay sellers.