Entrepreneurs pray

The habit of praying is good for you, regardless of whether you believe in God.Prayer achieves the following: Gratitude You say thank you for all the good things you have. Being grateful makes you happier. Entrepreneurs are happy. Help others You pray for your loved ones. The exercise of thinking of others promotes unselfishness, and triggers your…

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Entrepreneurs are not fooled by randomness

As animals, we are wired to always look for causality. “Why did that happen? There must be a reason”This thinking is what has saved many a tribesman over the past 10,000 years. He hears a rustle of grass and doesn’t shrug and say, “Must be the wind”. He immediately assumes it’s a tiger and takes…

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Entrepreneurs don’t blame

Shit happens. Life is random. Sometimes setbacks are a direct result of a mistake, but most times its just bad luck.Either way, you can’t blame yourself or others.Blaming people gets you stuck. It dissipates energy and stops you from moving forward.When things don’t go your way, take a moment to reflect on whether you could…

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Entrepreneurs put customers first

If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you need to create revenue. To create revenue you need to sell. To sell you need to put your customer first.It doesn’t matter what you would prefer to be doing: Spending time on the beach, tinkering with your product, reading a book; When the customer calls you drop…

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Entrepreneurs listen to the customer

Assume your company is called ABC. You’re struggling to sell. Customers seem keen but they keep asking questions:Can I trust ABC? Do you (ABC) care about me (client)? Can ABC help me (Client)?Newsflash: The customer is not asking about ABC. The customer is asking about you.People don’t do business with businesses. People do business with…

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Entrepreneurs are trusted

Creating trust is the key to sales.How can you give confidence to your customer that she can trust you?How can you develop a relationship of trust with a stranger?How can you get someone to take a chance on you?There are lots of factors in developing trust: Working for a reputable brand (ie: IBM) Personal reference…

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Entrepreneurs follow their dreams

There are few lines as cheesy as, “Follow your dreams.”Being an entrepreneur means being cheesy.You must follow your dreams.Maybe you don’t have a dream, that’s cool. Carry on with your life.But maybe you do. Maybe you woke up years ago with a picture in your head and knowing, “This is what I want to do!”Build an…

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Entrepreneurs are grateful for their enemies

It can be upsetting to find out someone doesn’t like you. Being badmouthed behind your back is kak.Life and business is hard enough without someone going out their way to stop you.But that’s life. Being an entrepreneur means making enemies. Dealing with them is part of the game.No one said business was easy. Its rough…

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Entrepreneurs keep calm and carry on

As an entrepreneur you’ll be faced with triumphs and disasters. The trick is to treat these imposters the same.Be equanimous.Equanimity means reacting to good and bad news the same way.Here are some tips for cultivating equanimity in yourself: See the world as it is, rather as it you want it to be. Look for the…

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Entrepreneurs tackle obstacles head-on

In a jam? There’s only one thing you can do. Keep moving forward.When things don’t go your way your instincts will tell you to freeze. “Don’t move! Play dead!” Eventually the bad stuff will lose interest and wander off.Your instincts are wrong. You can’t pretend your problems away.Amelia Earhart, the famous pilot, had a sticker on…

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Entrepreneurs suck it up

Lost a deal? Lost money? Lost face? You poor baby, oooshy wooshy woo…Toughen up.When things didn’t go your way you have two choices:Whine, or suck it up.Entrepreneurs suck it up. No time to whine, only time to keep moving forward. Some setbacks are so big that there really is no silver lining. Fine.What you gonna do…

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Entrepreneurs make it look easy

We all have a friend who works damn hard. You can just ask him, because he’ll tell you.Blah blah blah. Toughen up. Everyone works hard, everyone makes sacrifices, everyone puts in the hours. Who cares if people think you work hard.The only thing that matters is that you deliver the goods. Sometimes that means getting…

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