I learned some of my most valuable business and life lessons in my early adulthood, while working day and night to grow our family business into a successful company.
One of the most important lessons I learned was to never stop learning.
I always tell people to take any opportunity you can to educate yourself.
One example is simply to read, and to read about anything you’re interested in. Most people i meet don’t take advantage of the vast array of reading material that we have instant access to, so follow a different path and read as much as you can.
In my early twenties, while most of my peers were out partying and enjoying life, I spent all my time studying, while other people were watching TV or out having fun, I read about programming, psychology, business growth, famous entrepreneurs and leaders.
I did everything I could to get ahead of everyone else. [Read more…] about Never Stop Looking for Ways to Improve Yourself and Your Company.
No matter where you’re at in your business, this video is a must watch.
You will learn:
- Why being broke helps you learn the ins and outs of your business
- How much money and time it takes to launch a standard clothing line
- How easy it is to test your concept nowadays before you invest too much in it
- Why Daymond reads his goals 5 days a week, morning and night
- Daymond’s rules for finding or being a mentor
- Plus much more…
It’s the end of the year and you’re likely reflecting on what this year brought, as well as what next year holds in store. If you’ve got some curiosity about what the next big thing in business and life is for you, these questions can help get you moving. [Read more…] about What’s Your Next Big Thing? 10 Points to Consider in 2016
We sometimes look with awe and envy when we see someone who we consider has made it. Why? Because we believe they must know something we don’t know, have something we don’t have — and maybe they do. They had a vision they were willing to fund with their time, energy, finances, and heart.
We don’t see the successful person in the very early stages of that great idea when he or she is planting the first seeds. Unless we are within their close circle of influence, we are completely unaware of others as they crash and burn throughtheir uncertainty, doubts, and fears. I think the moment we become visible to others is the same moment when all of our hard work has finally paid off. Think about it. Any success story is only told in retrospect, not while the person’s success is still under development.
Let’s take a look behind the scenes and consider what it takes to be an “overnight success.” [Read more…] about Why Business Success Always Starts With Failure
It’s only natural to emulate successful people. You’d like to copy their success, so it seems it would make sense to copy their approach to sales and marketing. But modeling your marketing after the gurus in your field may not get you where they are.
Simply put, the present situation of these successful people may be entirely different from your own. They typically have plenty of money to spend, staff to help, a large in-house mailing list, widespread name recognition, a suite of products and services to offer, and many years of completed work to draw from. If you don’t have all this in your business, trying to copy their marketing and sales approach may be a recipe for failure rather than success.
Here are five ways that doing what the gurus do can lead you astray. [Read more…] about Why You Shouldn’t Do What the Gurus Do