The Entrepreneur Code “If Jeff Bezos wants to be a good person, he’d turn Amazon into a worker cooperative.” Those shamefully naive words came from [...]
Greatness Requires the Courage to be Patient and Disciplined - Part 3 of 4 “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” It’s hard [...]
My first attempt at investing real money was a complete disaster. Apple stock is a guaranteed winner, right? Well, I thought I would invest $60,000 and double my money over a year. Then Apple Maps failed on its launch and the stock went down by 10%. I panicked, cashed out, and lost $6,000. That was ten years ago and the stock has split multiple times and is at historic highs.
I can make money with any product with the right compensation plan. I am sure if you have been in direct sales, MLM or network [...]
Anybody who has ever read a book on sales etiquette or has experience in sales knows that the follow up is just as important as the meeting itself. As entrepreneurs enter the 21st century is it ok to email or text the prospect, or should you just call? Even more important than how you get back with the prospect is when should you get back to the prospect? I have compiled a list of answers from some of the world’s best entrepreneurs in an attempt to give answers to when you should get back to your prospects without worrying if you are acting out of place or being a pest.
I was recently told, “You must be stupid to be an entrepreneur in this economy!” I would say, if you aren’t an intelligent entrepreneur, then yes, you would be stupid to be an entrepreneur. Succeeding in business takes smarts, both intellectual and emotional intelligence. I believe that the right entrepreneur can succeed in any type of economic times.
Coach Petersen empowers his people and takes the time to teach them. He teaches leadership and life principles, not just football. He has taken players that larger schools have rejected and turned them into an elite machine. Whether or not the football powers that be will ever find it in themselves to give BSU a shot a national championship is not up to Coach Pete, but under his leadership and cultivation of emotional intelligence there are few teams that would want to face his squad of formerly lovable underdogs.
Predicting a team member’s success in business or sales is an inexact science at best. It can be difficult to determine who will have it what it takes and who will not. In a Harvard Business Review article by author Daniel Goleman, he says, “…identifying individuals with the “right stuff” to be leaders is more art than science."