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Startups + Mentors = Entrepreneurial Success

Celebrating Entrepreneurial Success While Mentoring Others Ever stood in what felt like a huge moment for your business and not known what to do next? Ever been plagued by doubt about whether or not a campaign is going to do well? And followed that up with drowning in a whirlpool of fear and self-loathing about...
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Success: When To Stop Whining And Go Get What You Really Want

Success Won’t Come If You’re Deathly Afraid Of It: 6 Deep-Seated Fears You Need To Address Recently, I sent out a survey to my community of 50,000+ subscribers – many of whom are deeply longing to launch themselves and their ventures to the highest level, and make a big impact in the world. I asked...
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Success: A Goal or Unhealthy Obsession?

Entrepreneurs are high-energy people driven by the need to succeed. I have experienced this in myself, my colleagues and the students who attend my entrepreneurship class at USC. Respectfully, the term successful by its very nature is a subjective and personal term. However, in the business world it is usually defined by the amount of...
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The Truth About We-Business

As home business entrepreneurs, it’s a question we always ask ourselves: How will I know when my business is really a success? How do you know you’re through the Dip, as Seth Godin calls it? I’ll tell you how: When your spouse, family, and friends begin to refer to your business in the collective, “We,”...
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Learning From Others

One of the challenges faced by anyone running a start-up or small business is learning what you need to know, before your lack of knowledge trips you up big time. Reading business books and accessing online info like StartupNation are two important ways to learn. (Have you checked out 10 Steps to Grow Your Business lately?)...
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An Entrepreneur’s Theory of Relativity: You and “Them”

You gotta love Albert Einstein. Relativity speaking, I'm not sure what he was blessed with more - genius or sense of humor. For example, check out this quote by him: When you sit with a nice girl for two hours you think it's only a minute. But when you sit on a hot stove for...
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Tennis and Small Business

I'm a tennis player. Well, let me rephrase … I play tennis. I played last night as a matter of fact. Two hours of singles against guys younger than me. Not bad for a dude with a titanium hip. At this point in my tennis “career” it's extremely important for me to understand what my...
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Small business owners are like an orchestra conductor

My new bride and I went to the symphony this past Saturday night. Music from Chopin, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, and a special appearance by Lang Lang, a 23-year old pianist. It totally rocked. There is something very special about a live music performance that takes hold of you as the evening goes on. While I was...