I am asked on the regular, “Do you think I have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?” Short answer is an emphatic ”Yes”. The fact you are even asking that question is the key to flirting with entrepreneurial success. Bottom line is that you must be willing to assess, critique and forgive yourself to … Continue reading Are You Built for EXECUpreneurial Success?
Nearly everyone has at least heard of the ketogenic diet by now. Most of the buzz is centered around its ability to help us shed unwanted fat. Pretty much everyone knows someone who is praising the ketogenic way of eating, you may even know an evangelist or two. (They drive me crazy too…it’s okay to … Continue reading Keto Isn’t Just for Weight Loss…It Can Take the Brain to It’s Happy Place.
Running your own business takes leadership. And just face facts now, you are your own boss and you’re a terrible employee. I mean it. I’ve wanted to fire myself many a time…but who would take out the trash when my booty is collecting unemployment? (That’s another joke, you cannot claim unemployment through your own company. … Continue reading Making the Shift from Employee to Boss…Your Boss, Yikes!!
Starting Your Dream Business Once you have determined that you have the necessary traits, skills and passion to become an entrepreneur, the next step will be to start up your dream business. Getting started with your dream business may be the easiest part of the process, or it may be the hardest. It really depends … Continue reading Ready? Set? Plan… Do Not Pass “Go” Until You’ve Got Your Plan In Place
Though I’ve said it before, you cannot build a successful business empire (or even a small village) on passion alone. Now, you have to have it or you’ll never push through the BS. And there will be BS. Mark my words. Passion represents one of the most important aspects of becoming a successful entrepreneur or … Continue reading The Importance of an EXECUpreneurial Fire in the Belly
There are plenty of benefits of being an EXECUpreneur (mashup of executive and entrepreneur). And just like most good things in life it is certainly no easy task to start your own business. Ask anyone who has been there. Take Meredith...she just made it over the startup hurdle. *High five Sister! No time for resting … Continue reading Got the Chops for EXECUpreneurship?
A recent survey found that more than 70% of people want to be some sort of entrepreneur. That’s awesome and I’d happily welcome each and every one of them to the ranks! I can see how entrepreneurship would be a seductive gig. I could rattle off a whole litany of reasons. Some of the more … Continue reading The proverbial “elephant in the room”…
The difference between successful people and the rest of the population is that they are able to properly manage the time that they have. You’ve heard it before, “We all have the same 24 hours.” The successful put their time to work for them instead of the other way around. They are highly focused individuals, … Continue reading Time Management: One of the 7 Most Common Traits of an EXECUpreneur
Your ability to survive in business depends on your ability to adapt and be flexible to the continually changing world. The final product or service that you offer will likely look different from when you started. Flexibility is what allows you to respond to the changing tastes and market conditions. It is an essential trait … Continue reading Flexibility: One of the 7 Most Common Traits of an EXECUpreneur
A critical EXECUpreneurial trait is self-belief. If you don’t believe that you have what it takes to do something, then you won’t succeed in your business venture. You have to have faith in your thoughts and opinions, and know that you are capable of accomplishing anything you put your mind to achieving. You have to … Continue reading Self-Belief: One of the 7 Most Common Traits of an EXECUpreneur