Entrepreneurial Freedom Blog

I Am Fear

What are you afraid of?  How does it impede your ability to generate substantial wealth?  How does it impede your ability to deliver tremendous value?  How is it standing in the way between you and entrepreneurial freedom? This definition of fear came across my desk recently.  I think it provides an excellent framing of THE underlying factor limiting your success. “I am Fear. I am the menace that lurks in the paths of life, never visible to the eye but sharply felt in the heart. I am the father of despair, the brother of procrastination, the enemy of progress, the …

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Horton Finds His WHO

It was story time last night and while reading to my young daughter some interesting lessons of entrepreneurship came through loud and clear.  What, entrepreneurial lessons in a kids story you say.  Yup!  You’ve probably heard of Horton Hears A Who. Maybe you read it to your child.  If not go and read it.  It’s a classic.  Integrity, giving, good moral values, and genuine caring all rolled up into one little story. So as the story goes, Horton hears a voice.  A very faint one but a voice nonetheless. Then he realizes it is not one voice but a whole …

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Sacrifice

Sacrifice.  The critical element to entrepreneurial success…or is it?  I read an article recently written about what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur.  The factor they listed as THE most important was sacrifice.  Unfortunately they painted a picture of the life of an entrepreneur as a life of sacrifice.  Even more unfortunate was that I was at an event recently with graduating entrepreneurs about to set out into the world to make a difference in their own unique ways and in talking with several of them FEAR that they were about to head out into a life of sacrifice …

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The Emerging Path

Freedom.  Are you free?  In business this is what most of us actually desire.  It’s true More money, promotion, a higher rate, and more clients are some of the things we think will deliver what we want but that thinking can be flawed.  What we hope to gain from these achievements is freedom.  The way I like to describe it is “having the freedom FROM your business and career to do what you want, when you want, and with whom you want while your business remains highly sustainable and actually grows even when you are not there.”  How many actually …

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