The problem isn't what other people will think of you. The real issue is: Have you developed a thick skin? says Brimstone What's your process for dealing with harsh criticism? I have to admit this is a work in progress for me, but I'm definitely better than I was as a new bright eyed entrepreneur. Harsh feedback is rattling to the core especially when you don't expect it. I believe it's a necessary evil though (😅), to force us to justify our position even if it's just to our
Everything you're hoping to accomplish is waiting on you to take ACTION. Pedro's message: "Begin to take ownership of your life and business." To listen to the full podcast episode where marketing expert, Pedro Meneses, shares his journey as an entrepreneur, tips on time management, increasing productivity, marketing strategy fundamentals, and a challenge to work on our mindsets; go to: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1139753/8414156 To connect with Pedro: pedromeneses.online What
Let's be honest! For most of us (🤚🏾I'm here too) our lifestyle growth tends to outpace our growth in income. We are stealing from our financial future hoping it won't make that big a difference if we enjoy a little extra today. It will! Profit First Expert, Rocky Lalvani, says lifestyle creep is inevitable but we have to put measures into place to slow it down by increasing our savings and investments even as we live a 'little better.' Rocky Lalvani works with small busine
What is the Day 1 Mentality? Elements of Amazon's Day 1 Culture: Being customer obsessed.
What does you customer need and want? Maintaining a long term focus.
How does every business activity fit into the long term vision? Embracing failure.
Innovation requires trial and the unavoidable errors. Experiment! Being proactive rather than reactive.
What actions can we take before we're forced to do so? Making well thought out decisions very quickly.
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"Imperfect action beats perfect inaction every time." ~ Harry S. Truman. Let that sink in. You're steps ahead by just taking action. The only way to learn in business is by doing. This has been supported by the many incredible guests we've had on the podcast. Stop worrying about the opinion of a person who isn't taking any action in their own life. Every time we start something new there's a learning curve. Allow yourself to learn the game, and master the process. Become a sa
Mercenary, business is an end. Missionary, it's a means to something bigger. Jeff Bezos makes this distinction between entrepreneurs or business leaders. With a mercenary business is about the money, when tough times hit they are more likely to abandon ship. With a missionary business is just a part of something bigger. They are more likely to stay the course even in difficulties. A missionary is driven by a vision of life that is rooted in a personal reality. [credit: Entre
Say NO to excuses! Yes, there are many reasons not to get started, and they are probably good reasons too. We can all sit down and fill a book with good reasons - we don't have the time. we don't have the money. we are not in the right headspace. we are already stressed out with what we have going on.... We all have reasons. Devin Miller says, there isn't an entrepreneur who goes into something they are passionate about and gives it his/her all that ever regrets having made t
Mark 9: 23, Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Unbelief is killing us as believers. I know this is a bold statement, and perhaps I am completely wrong. I can only speak for myself, as a confession, and not out of judgment of anyone else but my own actions and observations. It’s easier to believe the Word for others, and to be in awe of who God is; but can we believe who God says we are. To truly and honestly believe the bible
Feeling stuck? I've been there more times than I'd like to admit. There have been long periods of time where I just didn't know what to do. I was stuck! Looking back though, I realise that my problem wasn't that I didn't know what to do as much as it was that I had not decided what it is that I wanted to do. I thought the answer was somewhere out there. A new job, a new course, a new city....can you tell it all had to do with something "new". The truth is the answer was alway
Begin a conscious journey of MASTERY. Forget what should have happened by now! Spending all your energy being critical of the position you are in today isn't going to change anything. It's only going to drain you emotionally, mentally, and physically of all the energy that you could be using to drive your life in the right direction. So, you wanted to be great by now, and it hasn't happened the way you pictured it??? It's natural human instinct to desire to be extraordinary
"BE YOURSELF. As simple as this sounds, it's one of the hardest things to do". I love this quote from a JayZ masterclass. The pressure to succeed can make us all clones. I 💯got what JayZ was saying. In JayZ's world there are many rappers (known and unknown), it's easy to mimic what's working for other people for a quick win, but you lose your own flavour or sound in the process. Especially in the early days when you are discovering your own sound, your message, what impact y
Just say YES! That idea that won't stop interrupting your sleep. That concept that sneaks into your idle thought time. That solution that you wish someone would just create already. It's asking you to say YES. Say YES to being the messenger that brings that dream from ideas to reality. It's not that you think you can do it, it's that you know you must do it. Human nature demands that we be called upon to serve. This is it! This is your contribution to humanity. Refuse to be s
We all know what we need to do, and even more importantly what we are capable of doing. We just need to muster up the courage to do it! I know it's frightening to walk down an unfamiliar path 🤚🏾(Been there!) You don't know if it will work out. What if it doesn't work out and you look like a total fool? What if you think it's God sending you and it's not? What if it's just a random thought and not a vision? Who lives their dreams anyway? We all have these racing thoughts t
Rewire your thinking around failure. The fear of failure is a very real force that robs many of their destiny. This is not going to be us! Any time you try something new, expect that you might fail. Not because you are dull or incompetent; but because this is something you've never done before. It's just that simple! Logic escapes us when we decide to sit in our feelings. Picasso wasn't painting famous artwork the first time he held a paint brush. Thomas Edison wasn't making
What is your gift? When do you experience your flow state? What's your "IT FACTOR"? (Let me know in the comments section. ) Part of the modern world is using education to open doors. There's nothing wrong with that, and for some people their education is in line with their area of gifting. I was interviewing Mark Johnson, the founder of Student Loans RX, and he made a bold statement about operating in ones area of gifting. Mark said, when you don't know your gift(s) you can e
Being consistent = momentum. This is true with anything. If you exercise one day and then one day again two months later, don't keep checking your scale. Nothing's changed! (I've done this too 🤚🏾 lol). Build up your momentum. Entrepreneurship is hard work but.... If you can do it for 6 months, then you just proved you can do it for a year (another 6 months). If you can do it for 1 year, then you just proved you have what it takes to get to year 2. If you can do it for 2 y
You become a success before you become successful. Process matters. There will be times when it looks like nothing is happening. Something is always happening if you're working on it. You are becoming the leader that you need to be in the process. The vision or dream you have is too big for the person you are today. Embrace the process of becoming. Keep going. Success is being in alignment with God's will for your life. It will take everyone else a minute to catch up to the f
The right environment will change your life. Get around some people who are doing things. People with the right values and right energy. Don't worry that you are not yet at their level. Express your admiration, be honest, and they will be flattered. People tend to be open when you show up with authenticity. If you do nothing else this week, find the people who have what you know you need to shift things for you. You know where you are struggling. No-one needs to tell you tha
Fishing for some business? Do you have the right strategy for the target market you are after? Here's a few things to think about: ✅Right location: Are you where your target customer/audience hangs out? Another way to think of this: Who has your audience? Study what they're doing to identify which gaps they are leaving. What are they not catering for? Can you overdeliver in value to this gap? ✅Right bait: Do you have something to offer your potential client that they will wan
In some way, every day, step up your game. Small incremental improvements are the building blocks of sustainable change. 🔥Entrepreneur Tip of the Day🔥: Always be getting better. Your competition isn't sleeping. How can you serve your customer better? How can you serve your potential client better? At the end of everyday, go over what went right, what went wrong, and what could have been done better. Start the next day with a being better than we were yesterday mindset. Rais