Procrastination and Entrepreneurship are 100% Incompatible. But what most entrepreneurs never learn is how perfectionism DRIVES procrastination. 10,000+ hours of one-on-one coaching taught me that this misunderstanding is a top obstacle to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Here’s how you STOP perfectionism and procrastination form stealing your dreams.
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Are you wondering how to stay focused as an entrepreneur? It’s not about self-discipline. If you don’t have that already, you should find a job. The real question is, what is your “One Thing?” What could you become so good at, and/or so well known for, that people on the other side would bring up your name (or your brand) if they were talking about it?
A negative money mindset is the most common cause of self-sabotage for an entrepreneur. But, did you know that you can have a negative money mindset without even knowing it? Most people assume that it’s a matter of whether you have a “poverty consciousness.” There are three ways your beliefs about money can devastate your entrepreneurial goals.
Marketing Psychology is only one half of the marketing equation. The other half is mathematical probability. I’ve seen hundreds of entrepreneurs struggle with consistency because they don’t understand how to leverage mathematical probability in the tactical approach to their marketing campaigns, or when managing their expectations and assumptions.
What’s the link between entrepreneurship and the Christian Faith? It starts with debunking the #1 misconception about faith as defined by Jesus in the New Testament. The misconception is that “religious” faith is “blind;” that it’s something you have in spite of there being no evidence. This isn’t consistent with anything I’ve ever heard any Christian profess to believe.
Principles vs Methods. What’s the difference, and why does it matter when it comes to bottom-line business results? In my experience, the difference is vast, highly impactful, and scarcely understood by most aspiring entrepreneurs. Principles link effects to causes through the working of natural laws. Methods are simply the means of aligning our actions with these principles.
What is the Principle of Rhythm and why is it important for entrepreneurs? First, there’s a rhythm to attracting clients to making money. Dan S Kennedy talks about this in his book The No-BS Guide to Wealth Attraction in the New Economy. If you’ve been an entrepreneur or if you’ve worked in sales for more than a few months, you know what I’m talking about.
If there’s one thing you should know about marriage and entrepreneurship, it’s that you’ll never turn your non-entrepreneur spouse into an entrepreneur. The harder you try, the more you’ll ruin your marriage. This is because being an entrepreneur isn’t just about running your own business. I’ve met business owners who weren’t entrepreneurs by the definition of the word.
Entrepreneurs vs dreamers…what’s the difference? Some would say that dreamers dream, while entrepreneurs act. But, there’s more to it than that. In my experience, the most important difference between the two is that dreamers have unreasonable expectations about how hard it is to get a business off of the ground. They’re mostly interested in the good parts of being…
Drama in business…do entrepreneurs have the freedom to overcome it? It depends on two things. First, you need a way to overcome “people drama.” Second, you need a way to overcome what I call “operational drama.” People drama comes from bad customers, business partners or employees. Operational drama comes from the procedures and/or technologies used to…
Some people are really vulnerable to entrepreneurship scams. They’ve tried dozens of new business ideas, but they’ve spent more money than they’ve made. I’ve met people who have spent five and six-figure sums on entrepreneurial ventures, training courses, seminars and business opportunities, and made nearly nothing as a result. Why are some people so…
Shiny object syndrome…why are some so vulnerable to it, while others seem bulletproof? Aspiring entrepreneurs have a horrible habit of chasing from one business venture to another. One year, they’re promoting an MLM business. The next year, they’re working as some kind of coach or consultant. The next year, they’re selling “how to make money online” products.
Failure is the greatest teacher…why do wise people say such things? Because they understand something ordinary people never learn…they understand the Universal Principle of Attrition. Jesus of Nazareth summarized this principle in this quote: “Many are called, but few are chosen.” Anything worth doing carries a high attrition rate. This is one of the lost secrets of success.
Working above the snakeline is the secret to achieving the infamous “4-Hour Workweek.” From my 10,000+ hours of one-on-one coaching with thousands of entrepreneurs, working with everyone from the broke, to the wealthy, I’ve learned that the standard Monday to Friday, 40 plus hour workweek is just a fossil of the industrial age model. Working “above the snakeline”…