passion

Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman

Look, I get it. You've decided to become an entrepreneur, so you want people to recognize your swag, and nothing gives you street cred as a business owner quite like business cards that announce your presence to the world as a 'Founder' or 'CEO'. However, you can't lose sight of the fact that the most basic role of an entrepreneur is to sell. As an entrepreneur, if you can't sell, you won't be in business for very long.

Do It With Passion, or Not at All

Do It With Passion, or Not at All

For most people, success is a marathon, not a sprint. Take a moment to have a real conversation with yourself and ask yourself if you are passionate enough about achieving your goals that you are willing to do everything it takes to achieve them. If not, you'd better have a good Plan B as a backup. Chances are, you'll end up working for someone who only had an 'A' game because quitting was not an option.

Make Your Mark on the World!

Make Your Mark on the World!

I don't know anyone who has accomplished anything significant by just going through the motions. Think of all the game changers you have heard of - Michael Jordan, Steve Jobs, Serena Williams, Tom Brady. What do they all have in common? Passion.

Get Rich or Die Tryin'

Get Rich or Die Tryin'

Honestly, I'd say that most people give an effort that hovers somewhere between 60-75%, and that's OK. It's just OK. It's average. I don't know how a reasonably intelligent person could expect that average effort would yield above average results.

What's Your Why?

What's Your Why?

I have seen far too many people dream of success in various fields not achieve their goals because they either: A) lacked an intrinsic motivation for attaining the goal, or B) employed a strategy that wasn't properly aligned with attaining the goal. The root cause of both problems is failing to ask yourself, "Why?"