The proverbial “elephant in the room”…

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”…

Understanding the EXECUpreneurial Mindset

Who you are, what you think, your personal habits, your attitude, your thoughts and your beliefs will determine the results you get.  Regardless of what you do for a living. Developing an EXECUpreneurial mindset is one of the best things you can do to stack the deck in favor of success, in all aspects of … Continue reading Understanding the EXECUpreneurial Mindset

A Certain Set of Skills, a Specific Blend of Character Traits and a Hefty, Hefty, Hefty Bag of Tricks

You may be asking yourself what an EXECUpreneur is right about now.  That would be a natural reaction to seeing what is most likely a new term in your vocabulary. EXECUpreneur is a hybrid word.  I like to use it because the principles I will discuss in the EXECUpreneur’s EDGE apply to those in the … Continue reading A Certain Set of Skills, a Specific Blend of Character Traits and a Hefty, Hefty, Hefty Bag of Tricks

Ready? Set? Plan… Do Not Pass “Go” Until You’ve Got Your Plan In Place

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

The Importance of an EXECUpreneurial Fire in the Belly

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

My “Who”. And How I Know Them Intimately.

Building an empire.  Leaving a legacy.  Forging a path where there was none before.  Making a lasting impact on the world.  These are the things that motivate many to wade into the EXECUpreneurial waters.  Or maybe it’s the lure of being your own boss.  Being at the helm; in charge.  Never again having to answer … Continue reading My “Who”. And How I Know Them Intimately.

Making the Shift from Employee to Boss…Your Boss, Yikes!!

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!!