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Must be Willing and Able to Sell

It’s always amazing at how proud people are of not liking or not being good at sales. It’s almost a badge of honor or a sign of moral superiority to not want anything to do with sales. Even thinking of sales brings so many negative images and descriptions to mind. It’s really unfortunate if you feel this way and want to have your own business because your survival depends on being able to... read more

Free from the “That’s Not my Job” Mentality

Most people usually have harsh words to say about a person who declares ‘that’s not my job’ when it comes to getting things done at work. Companies will go on and on about how they hire people who are accountable and responsible, never uttering the dreaded ‘that’s not my job’ in response to a customer request. Yet, it’s a belief most people have when it comes to all the functions a business... read more

Willingness to Accept ‘Failure’ and Walk Away

The phrase “winners never quit and quitters never win” has always bothered me. It’s a nice thought at first: hang in there, don’t give up simply because something is hard. However, sometimes you need to quit. Sometimes, walking away is the best thing you can do. If you’ve ever had a bad relationship, this advice of never calling it quits seems as absurd as it really is. So, what does this have... read more

Be Willing to Accept High Levels of Uncertainty.

As we examine the four qualities of an entrepreneur, the best place to start is being willing and able to accept a higher lever of uncertainty. Many times, people believe being a risk-taker or an impulsive person is necessary to being an entrepreneur. While there are entrepreneurs who have these qualities and turn out just as successful as those who don’t, being an impulsive risk-taker can often lead... read more

Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?

As people turn towards considering entrepreneurship, the question becomes if they are the type of person who would be able to do such a thing. Aside from all the practical business questions to determine if you have a product or service that could sell, a market to sell it to, the funding to get started, and reliable means of providing the good or service, people want to know what they personally need to... read more
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