I’ve recently read what I consider to be one of the most important books for entrepreneurs. Steven Pressfield in The War of Art describes resistance and, more importantly, what it does to us, our goals, our work, and our lives if we let it. To give you a few examples, he tells us that resistance…MORE
After an email I sent my list last week, I received my first “hater” email in response. There are quite a few business lessons in it, so I thought I’d share… This is what she wrote: “If you are a PH. D, you should know when to use possibly instead of possible. Your advertising gimmick was LAME! […]MORE
My car was stolen over Thanksgiving last year. I wrote about it then (read it here if you missed it).
I’m sharing an update because there are plenty of business lessons that can come out of this experience.
First, my car was recovered. However, it had been stripped quite a bit. So much so that the insurance company wasn’t sure it would be salvageable.
While the individual people I was in contact with at the insurance company were quite pleasant to deal with, it ended up being a bit of a cluster because of their lack of solid systems.MORE
… So I have been in a bit of a holding pattern for a couple of weeks.
My car was found on Saturday after being missing for about a week. It was a bit stripped so now I’m waiting to find out if it is repairable, or if the insurance company will total it out and I’ll have to buy a new car.
All of this is out of my hands and it feels a bit disconcerting.
I started thinking about why I have this urge to do something — why not being in control of the situation makes me uncomfortable.
And I realized that the type of personality it takes to be an entrepreneur has a lot to do with it.MORE
Ever feel like the Little Engine That Could when moving towards your goals?
Chugging along, while doing your best to hold on to the dream.
Feeling like you’re never, ever, ever going to get there.
The top of that mountain just looks so unbelievably huge sometimes, doesn’t it?
What if you could be the Shanghai Transrapid (the fastest train on the planet) instead of the Little Engine That Could?
Moving towards your dreams like the Shanghai TMORE