Integrity is #1 #2 & #3
If you really want to succeed I can not express this stronger, everything will come back to bite you if you don’t
Of course there a a hundred other things after those.
You must have fun in what you are doing
Integrity in work
Your employees must think what you think
1. Be honest with yourself, understand your limitations- and fill the gaps with the right people.
2. Listen more
3. Failure is another word for education. Don't let your education go to waste, learn from it.
1. make a WRITTEN business plan, with a solid VISION (modify details of the business plan as you go along, keep the vision)
2. ask yourself if you have PASSION (if no, abort!)
3. implement with FIRE in your belly!
• Never let one customer give you more than 25% of your business volume.
• When you set prices for your services (your time), remember that is is very difficult, even impossible, to increase your pricing with a long time customer; plan ahead and be firm.
• It is the client that you make the least margin with that will require from you the most unbillable time; people who pay full price tend to respect your time and it becomes a pleasure to give them complimentary hours, here and there, to show your appreciation of the value of the relationship.
1. Take risks and don't be afraid to fail. Entrepreneurs must make lots of mistakes to learn and discover new approaches, opportunities, or business models.
2. Don't go at it alone. Find one or more partners in whom you believe. Your partner(s) will help you get through the tough times, offer advice, and help you celebrate the little wins. Also, new partners add new ideas to the mix.
3. Embrace your passion and don't lose determination. Entrepreneurship is 10% idea and 90% execution. Those who devote themselves fully and consistently to their new business idea to move it forward are already ahead of most other entrepreneurs.
1) Know what you don't know
2) Be willing to find the person/resource that does
3) Give credit where credit is due
Just one rule, as my grandfather once told me:
"Do what you gotta do."
If you are a true entrepreneur you'll know what to do, and find out what you need to know to do it.
Here are mine:
Always do what you say you will (meet deadlines, follow through on promises, be reliable and dependable)
Be honest in all dealings
Own your mistakes - accept that the future is yours as was the past and that all problems are reflective of your shortcomings because you can only affect your own behaviours.