Y’all know I keep it 100 over here. Today I’d like to talk a little about the good, bad, and ugly of my current entrepreneurial journey. Too many folks write only about the good, but that is limited in its instruction and inspiration. It’s the bad and ugly of the entrepreneurial process to which most… Continue reading The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of Being An Entrepreneur
I’ve been blessed to get wonderful PR for my business the last few years, and people always ask me how I do it. Yet they are underwhelmed when I tell them it’s just luck and hustle. I recently had the privilege to contribute to an article in Inc. Magazine, and thought I’d share how that… Continue reading How Luck and Hustle Got Me Mentioned in Inc. Magazine
If you’re an entrepreneur, you know the thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat! Ok, so I stole that line from the iconic, old school ABC Wide World of Sports intro: But on the road to basking in your entrepreneurial victories and bouncing back from your agonizing defeats, there are lots of things you… Continue reading Entrepreneurs, How Do You Manage Expectations?
If you’re an entrepreneur, feeling anxiety and fear is probably something you experience regularly. When I say regularly, I mean daily, in some cases. Anxiety is caused by fear, and I think of it as fear’s younger, impetuous cousin. For entrepreneurs, managing fear is the most important thing she/he has to learn to maintain her/his… Continue reading 3 Tips For Entrepreneurs To Manage Fear And Anxiety
I teamed up with TODAY Show contributor and media entrepreneur, Mario Armstrong, and his right-hand-man, Shy Mukerjee, to offer tips for new entrepreneurs about how to manage the crickets that are sure to come. You know, crickets: when you call, and call, and call, or email a potential customer or strategic partner, and they NEVER get… Continue reading 3 Tips For New Entrepreneurs to Survive The Crickets – #BlabChat
One of my favorite audio books is The Hard Thing About Hard Things, by venture capitalist legend, Ben Horowitz, and I had two key takeaways from it: The only difference between successful and unsuccessful CEOs is the successful ones never quit. That’s it. Not being super-smart, or having the best product or service. Just not… Continue reading Entrepreneurs: What’s Your Move To Take Your Biz to The Next Level?
On the path to fulfilling our dreams, or personal legend (as described in the book, The Alchemist), and becoming great, there will be moments of triumph, and moments of pain. This morning I saw a great graphic in the Facebook Group, StartupDadHQ, and the timing could not have been more perfect, as my day yesterday… Continue reading Entrepreneurs: Do you use pain to push you to greatness?
I am excited to introduce you to a great guy, Simon Ford. Simon and I worked together at The ABSOLUT Spirits company before it was acquired by Pernod Ricard in 2008. Back then, Simon was a respected taste maker in the spirits game, who traveled the globe befriending and influencing the world’s best bartenders. Some… Continue reading Spirits dadpreneur started with WHY when launching new biz
This is a guest post by Bill Roth. Bill is a dad of six, an entrepreneur, and current founder of Brand Comics, a company that creates custom comic strips for content marketing & lead nurturing campaigns. Now, over to Bill! I recently read that the biggest contributor to failed startups is a sustained loss of enthusiasm… Continue reading How entrepreneurs find and maintain momentum
It’s not often I read something that makes me say, “damn!” Justine Musk, ex-wife of billionaire, Elon Musk, responded to the following question,“Will I become a billionaire if I am determined to be one and put in all the necessary work required?” Not only does she say the question is all wrong, but her answer… Continue reading Want to be a billionaire entrepreneur? Doing whatever it takes to make it happen isn’t enough.