Entrepreneurs don’t wait for opportunity to knock

Looking for love? Looking for a sale? Looking for success? Looking for an idea?It ain’t coming to find you. You need to go out and find it.Forget about a bolt of insight. There are no bolts. There are only ordinary moments that you can make the most of.Make the most of everything you have. Put…

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Entrepreneurs act before they’re ready

Are you planning your startup? Setting up your imminent entrepreneurial adventure? Getting your ducks in a row before you take the leap?Stop planning. Start doing.If you wait till you’re ready, you’ll never act. Starting a business is like having a baby. No one is ever ready. You just have to launch and take it day by day.Startups…

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Entrepreneurs are salesmen

There are plenty things you need to do to ensure success.Run a frugal operation, bring in partners you can trust, avoid hiring the wrong staff, take calculated risks, etc etc.But these can distract you from the most important part of business:Selling.Bringing home the bacon.Putting cash in the bank.You can’t save your way to being rich.You can…

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Entrepreneurs divorce

Sometimes you go into business with someone and after a couple months/years you realise you’ve made a mistake. He’s a crook, or lazy, or simply doesn’t share your values.One option is to suck it up and carry on. The other option is to part ways early and get on with life.Entrepreneurs opt for the latter….

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Entrepreneurs make a difference

What’s the point of a nice house if you don’t have a world to live in?In the pursuit of financial freedom, never forget the world you live in.Look around and appreciate the good fortune you have, and the responsibility to make a difference where you can.Making a difference doesn’t mean putting others first. Always put yourself…

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Entrepreneurs make their bed in the morning

Making your bed in the morning seems stupid. Someone else will do it for you, you’re way too important for such mundane tasks.Someone has to bring home the bacon! How do you make the bacon and make the bed?Stop. When you get up in the morning, raring to go, pause and make your bed.Firstly, its…

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Entrepreneurs embrace bad news

Consumer confidence down? Recession imminent? Unemployment up?Fantastic news! Best news ever!That’s how an entrepreneur interprets bad news.Anyone can make money when the tide is in. Its only the real deal that makes money when the tide is going out.And anyway, when the media is positive about the economy, that’s when you should be battening down…

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Entrepreneurs are not flashy

Its easy to live a simple life when you’re poor. Not so easy when you’re making money.Got an increase? Buy a car! Cashed a bonus? Buy a house! Received a promotion? Buy new shoes! Sold your business? Buy a yacht!How else are you to advertise that you’re a success? How else will your family and…

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Entrepreneurs make time

Sometimes it seems you simply can’t get to everything. There just are not enough hours in the day, not enough days in the week, not enough months in the year.You find yourself whining about how busy you are.Stop.There’s no point complaining. No one said starting a company would be easy.Suck it up and use the following…

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Entrepreneurs are not one-hit wonders

No one ever made it by themselves. Parents, friends, teachers, everyone you meet along the way plays a part in your success.The problem is that you can develop Imposter Syndrome. Outwardly you’re a clear success, but inwardly you’re not sure.Did you get lucky? Could you do it again? And so you unconsciously try even harder…

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Entrepreneurs get up off the floor

Entrepreneurs take risks. And when it doesn’t worked out, they dust themselves off and try again.You will never know whether you’re an entrepreneur until you’ve picked yourself up.Some people never take risks, and so they never fail.Other people are so smart and talented that their bets always pay off, and so they never fail.These people may…

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Entrepreneurs are debt collectors

Collecting cash usually entails endless calls, fighting over the phone, legal proceedings, and general bad energy.Most people don’t like it.It’s the kind of thing that’s easy to avoid. Especially if its not your cash.If you work for a company, then debt-collecting is something you delegate or procrastinate.Like taking out the rubbish or cleaning the floors.But…

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