Follow your heart. That is the best advice for anything but in beginning of business development, sometimes people lose focus of what motivated them to begin with. It is hard to not be swayed by the process and evolution of the concept into reality. That is the ideal advice. Stay true to yourself.
By Rachel Dawson, DA of Gotham city: "It's not who you are within, it's what you do, that defines you."
B.Y.O.B "Be Your Own Boss" If you think about it - it is one of the most simple, yet empowering advice. In any situation, you make the decisions you need to get the job done correctly. If you have the tools you need, make the decision. If you don't have the tools you need - ask the questions to get them. Don't hesitate and don't be afraid to take the creative road.
"Do only what you do best, and knock on every door." By Danielle, the last boss I had in corporate America in 2000 before I quit for good and became an addict entrepreneur!
A quote from a truly great man...
"If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son! "
Just remember that when the going gets tough. It works for me every time!!
There are those who learn from books and those who learn from doing. If caught in a fire fight, which one would you rather have on your side?
If you're doing something that won't be worth anything in the future, try to put an end to the habit.
My friend's friend once conducted a survey in a hospice asking people about their greatest regrets before the inevitable end. One of those regrets I've transformed into an extremely inspiring motto: "Have the courage to live the kind of life which is right for YOU".
"If you give up on the things you love, you give up on you. "Don't be just a leader. Be a GREAT leader". and the best one...."don't try a be all things to all people, but be the best you can be to those chosen few"
"Don't be afraid to re-invent yourself." (A smart man once told me this when our company was going thru lay-offs. I survived the crunch!)
In business, you don't make a "right decision" or a "wrong decision". You make a decision, and then you make it right.
Ask yourself, "What are the 3 things measurable things I could do in the next 90 days that will make a 50% difference by end of the year."
"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em." -William Shakespeare
Something I have found surprisingly true for the world of business.
Hi Shawn ~
This comes directly from Spirit, on my awakening journey, and it's the best guidance for living ~ as well as creating/running a business ~ I've ever received:
"You need less than you think / And you have more than you know."
Jack Welch said 95% of success is showing up on time everyday with a passion to solve problems - and - 80% of all problems will present a solution to the issue if you look at it with the end in mind.
Don't ever let anybody tell you you can't do something!