Tag: extraordinary minds
How big is your ask? It may not be as big as you think – if you know how to ask the question. More to the point, asking the question rather than not asking – for fear of rejection – actually increases your chances of a positive response. Would you like to learn more?
Sometimes it’s easy to find excuses for not achieving our goals. Perhaps the goal is not that important: ‘Oh, I’ll sort it next week’. Sometimes it’s too ambitious: ‘You expect me to climb that mountain on my own?’ But there are other reasons why goals work for some and not for others – and the answer is in simplicity…
Popularized by Billy Ocean’s chart-topping hit in 1985 – but attributed to Joseph P. Kennedy (father of US President John F. Kennedy) – the phrase “When the going gets tough, the tough get going” is the backstop for all entrepreneurs for whom giving up is not an option. Is that you?
Frustration is one of the biggest hang-ups for entrepreneurs, especially when starting a business. When things don’t go to plan, you get demoralized and your confidence falters. The experiences of one of clients proved that turning negatives into positives is one of the best ways of getting frustration out of your system and turning your life around.
In some shape or form, entrepreneurs have been part of the fabric of society for millennia. But how do we define who is and who isn’t an entrepreneur? By definition, it’s not easy: the role of the entrepreneur has evolved through the years. Not just as a part of society, but actually shaping the world that we live in. However you look at it, life as an entrepreneur is all about value!
Far from being an anachronism, the ‘job for life’ approach still has its appeal: working for one or two companies until retirement age and then living off a pension. But the ‘way of work’ has changed significantly in recent years in tandem with new generations of business minds. And whether starting out on our own or choosing the corporate lifestyle, there’s an entrepreneurial mind in us all.