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Entrepreneurs and Passion


Entrepreneur Passion

 

Passion is a word that is frequently overused and has lost its meaning between the daily chatter of the media, friends, mentors and coaches. But what does it really mean. When you hear a word tossed into the verbal arena off handedly it starts to lose its luster. 

The dictionary states passion is a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything. 

Certainly I believe everyone should be passionate about something in their life.  However, if you are considering entrepreneurship, and I hope you are, passion has to be the foundation of which you begin building your business

Why is passion necessary? Although rewards are many when you are an entrepreneur so are the challenges. It is easy to be passionate about something easy and fun, but more challenging when something is difficult and full of drudgery. 

As an example, I am in the midst of starting an online business for entrepreneurs. This endeavor has been fraught with one challenge after another. But I am passionate about entrepreneurs. When working with entrepreneurs it isn’t work but a joy. If I wasn’t passionate about entrepreneurs the challenges facing my start-up would have been too much.  But they haven’t been too much because my passion for helping entrepreneurs helped me meet and overcome the challenges. 

If you are passionate about what you do and put some blinders on to the ‘distractions’ that will surround you then the chances of you achieving your dreams increase exponentially. 

To recap: 

  1. Find your passion.
  2. Put blinders on and try to ignore the ‘noise’ that will surround you.
  3. Keep the goal line in front of you.
  4. Always move forward.
  5. Find ways to succeed not ways to fail.

  

Here is to challenges, because if you don’t let them defeat you then I believe you have found your PASSION. 

Comment back and tell me how your Passion as it relates to business. How do you know? What have you overcome that confirmed you are passionate? I would love to hear your stories.

September 25, 2010 Posted by | Entrepreneur | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Entrepreneurs Get Too Busy Making Money…


It sounds crazy doesn’t it?  How can you be too busy making money? The truth is you can and it will ultimately hurt  

Fundamentals

Focus On Fundamentals

your business. Why?  Because when you focus on making money you forget about all the little things necessary to continue making money. You are focusing totally on the prize and forgetting about the process.  

Basketball Goal

Focusing On The Result

 

Think of this as a basketball player focusing completely on making a basket and not developing his or her skills necessary to be a successful scorer? You might get lucky for a period of  time,  but eventually your lack of preparation and training will catch up with you and the player who did prepare and train will surpass you. It is the same in business. Prepare and train. In business training is putting the right processes, and people in place.  

Write down 5 to 10 questions you should ask yourself at a minimum once a week. Get in a habit of asking yourself these questions. Doing that will keep you focused on the little things that will make you successful as you grow. An example of a few of the questions would be: Am I getting the correct information to make the right decision?, Do I have right amount and quality of people in place that I need to move forward?, Am I delegating enough?, How can I make my company be more prepared for growth?. These are few examples and should give you the sense of the type of questions that you should ask yourself.  

My hero is John Wooden, the basketball coach.  He was a great coach and better leader of people.  His take on this is:

 “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”  

 John Wooden quote  

September 21, 2010 Posted by | Entrepreneur | , , , , , , | 6 Comments