Saturday, July 26, 2014

10 Things That Set Entrepreneurs Apart From the 9-to-5 Crowd

By Jonathan Long, from Entrepreneur.com
photo credit: Robert S. Donovan via photopin cc

Being an entrepreneur is similar to being a professional athlete, in the sense that many people want to play the role, but very few have what it takes to make it to the big leagues.

It also takes a great deal more than just a pre-determined skill set list to make it. Here are 10 things that set entrepreneurs apart from the regular workforce.

1. Visualize success. Entrepreneurs are great at visualizing success, due in part to pure drive and determination, along with the fact that there are so many positive role models to draw inspiration from. Entrepreneurs naturally believe that anything is possible. “Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try,” Yoda says.

2. Understands self-worth. Most individuals would consider their savings account or the stock market their biggest investment. An entrepreneur knows that they are their biggest investment and are not afraid to reinvest in themselves.

3. Not afraid of competition. Entrepreneurs embrace competition. To be the best, you need to compete with the best. Everyone remembers the older kid in the neighborhood that played with the younger kids so he could be the top dog. Where is he today? Probably waiting for 5 o’clock to roll around.

4. Hitting a plateau is not acceptable. A large percentage of the population has set goals and they are satisfied when they reach them. Making a certain amount of money or receiving a specific promotion at work are some examples. An entrepreneur isn't satisfied on a plateau and will constantly work hard to continue to grow in all aspects.

5. Willingness to learn. Successful entrepreneurs are not afraid to be surrounded by individuals that are more successful than they are. Some individuals might be overcome by jealousy and envy, but an entrepreneur views it as an opportunity for priceless education. The learning phase of entrepreneurship never ends, and class is always in session.

6. Will never quit. In situations where many will quit and face failure, an entrepreneur will continue to accomplish the task he or she set out to complete. Unexpected bumps in the road are challenges that are accepted, and ultimately conquered. The word “quit” doesn’t exist in the entrepreneurial dictionary.

7. Accept nothing but perfection. Being involved with something that has moderate success isn’t acceptable for an entrepreneur. There isn’t a single entrepreneur that wakes up in the morning with the goal of being linked to a moderately successful project.

8. 24/7 work ethic. When asked why I work so much, my response is always the same: “Because I love it!” While many people turn on work mode at 9 a.m. and then flip it off like a switch when 5 p.m. rolls around, an entrepreneur is always focused on the big picture. Entrepreneurs will do whatever it takes to reach specific goals and milestones, even if that means working around the clock.

9. Oozing confidence. Have you ever tried to compliment someone, only to have them reply with something along the lines of, “Thanks, but I’m not that great”? Entrepreneurs are the complete opposite, as they ooze confidence. If someone is telling me that my marketing agency did amazing work for their business, I am going to confidently agree with them.

10. Absolutely fearless. An entrepreneur understands that there is an element of risk in everything, whether it involves jumping out of a plane or starting a new business. Without the what-if’s and fear getting in the way it allows for 100 percent focus on the task at hand.

There is no on/off switch for entrepreneur mode. The most successful entrepreneurs eat, breathe and live it around the clock.

What are some other things that set entrepreneurs apart? Name as many as you can in the comments below.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I'm Probably Living Your Worst Nightmare Right Now ... and it's No Big Deal


By Catharine Symblème
photo credit: stuant63 via photopin cc


I'm not gonna lie to you. Things totally suck financially right now.

My husband and I have one car, a 1994 Honda Civic with almost 300,000 miles on it. Between us, we can barely scrape up enough for rent for our little 750-square-foot apartment. In fact, for the last six months or so, we've been paying rent out of the down payment we had saved up to buy the place we're living in.

Here's some pictures of the current contents of the pantry and the refrigerators (we have two little refrigerators instead of one big one):






And we probably have to get through at least another 10 days before I am paid $100 for a month of dog walking and can  afford to buy food.

(By the way, I just ate the black beans in the container for lunch.)

Why am I telling you all of this?

Because I want to document Your Worst Nightmare for you. This is what nobody talks about in the "success stories". Nobody followed the success stories around with video cameras when they were living on the streets or in their cars, doped up on drugs or hopelessly in debt.

Call it "reality blogging" if you like.

You see, Mother Culture (thank you, Daniel Quinn) tells you that Your Worst Nightmare is hiding under your bed, and if you don't keep working in your slave job, being responsible, keeping your commitments, paying your bills, and being a good little obedient taxpayer, Your Worst Nightmare is going to come out at night and take away your children, scare off your family and friends, trash your house, and you'll end up alone on the street in rags.

I want to shine a flashlight under the bed and show you that The Nightmare is nothing but a big ol' dust bunny, and unless you keep it alive with your fear, it will die.

So, yeah, this could happen if you choose to stop living as a wage slave. But it's no big deal.

Why?

Faith.

Faith that nothing is ever permanent. Faith that there is no situation that cannot be turned around by confidence, along with some determination and plenty of elbow grease.

"Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, and the conviction of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1

And you know what?

Once you've lived through Your Worst Nightmare...

Nothing can ever scare you again. Ever.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Here's Why I Fired My Client

By Catharine Symblème

I fired my online marketing client this week.

Not because I'm totally flush with money, because I'm not. Far from it. I splurged today and took our clothes to the laundromat instead of washing them in the bathtub. And I put $5 of gas in the car and bought two donuts. For us, that's extravagant!

Nor is it because the guy was lacking in ability or talent, both of which he has in droves. He makes beautiful stuff, and it was fun looking at all of the pictures I got to post.

No, I fired him because he kept posting his own version of "marketing" on Facebook in addition to mine, and with both of us trying to do the same thing in different ways, the message going out to the online audience looked like shit.

I explained to him, "look, I don't have a problem with you doing your own thing, but let's agree on who is doing what. Are we going to use the byline I developed for you, or are you going to use your own? Are you going to engage your online audience, or am I? I don't care which one you choose -- there are advantages to either approach -- but let's decide who is doing what, so that the message going out to your potential clients is consistent and professional.

Not only did he ignore my emails, he paid me only half of what we had agreed on.

Okay, I get it. He thinks that because I taught him how to put up a blog, he now knows everything there is to know about marketing, and he's more interested in pinching pennies than in growing his business. So, I gave him administrative privileges on all of  his social media accounts and bid him good day. Knock yourself out, slugger; you're on your own now."

The way I figure it, I'm not going to be able to help business owners grow their businesses online unless they are able to set aside their control issues, keep their effing  hamfisted mitts off of the marketing, and let me do my job.

This means being able to RESPOND instead of just REACT. In order to RESPOND, one needs to be able to THINK.

Unfortunately, according to George Bernard Shaw, 95% of people would rather die than think. Actually, where I live, it's probably closer to 99%. Think rural ghetto -- crime, drug use, homelessness, gangs -- but more spread out, so it's less intense. And there are cows. And open carry laws.

Yesterday I did the math. I figure Alamosa has a population of about 9000 people, give or take a few hundred college students and migrant workers. Of that 9000, only 1% are going to be people I actually want to work with. Yes, even at my current income level, I have standards for who I'm willing to work with. Michael Port calls this the Red Velvet Rope policy.

That leaves me with a potential client pool of about 90 people. After a year and a half, I've found 10 of them through my dog walking and pet sitting business. After weeding out a couple of nutcases, I can now say truthfully that I adore every single one of my pet service clients, and consider them friends as well as customers. That's actually not too bad in the overall scheme of things. I just need to find the remaining 80 clients, and I'll be as busy as a cat on a granite floor.

That said, the odds are overwhelmingly in favor of my running into a Nacho Client, so having to fire one really doesn't particularly surprise or upset me. My other online client also happens to be a card-carrying member of the 99% -- but at least he stays out of the marketing, so I'll tolerate him for now.

In honor of the 99%, I offer the following Marketer's Prayer:

Dear God,
Please forgive me for promoting the bozos I sometimes do,
And send me clients with the wisdom to look beyond them.
Amen.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Secret of Instant Prosperity

By Catharine Symblème

My mother-in-law is from Haiti. People in "developing countries" like Haiti will share their food with you, even if they have very little food.

Why?

Because they look at what they HAVE instead of what they DON'T have.

These people have nothing...and yet they have everything.

By contrast, look at some of the millionaires and billionaires with all of their toys and baubles, and how dissatisfied they are with what they have and how, no matter how much they have, they always want more.

So, who's really suffering from "poverty"?

Anyone can "suffer" from poverty ... or thrive in "poverty".

Isn't that interesting?

When we realize that, even at the end of the month when there is nothing in the pantry but spaghetti, pancake mix, and a few random spices, if a hungry person came to our door, we could probably come up with something to eat, it frees us from that feeling of scarcity.

Because, no matter how little we think we have, we always have SOMETHING to share.

So the true secret of prosperity isn't what's in the bank account...it's what's between our ears.

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

10 Reasons You Have To Quit Your Job in 2014

I absolutely adore James Altucher. And it is partly because of this very article that my goal TODAY is writing the first draft of my e-book, The Transition Plan for Employees (or Former Employees) Who Are Broke
Obviously, the title still needs some work...;-) ~ Catharine
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This was going to end badly.
My boss screamed at me in front of my colleagues. I had done something wrong of course. I had sent a product to the client without debugging it thoroughly. It was my fault. But I don’t like being yelled at.
And fortunately I was sitting on a job offer that I decided to take that moment. So the next day I said the magic words, “I quit”.
And then a few years after that, I quit again, and never went back to work in the corporate world.
And now it’s too late. Now the course of history has finally written its next chapter. There’s no more bullshit. I’m going to tell you why you have to quit your job. Why you need to get the ideas moving. Why you need to build a foundation for your life or soon you will have no roof.
(Jabba’s newest employee)
1) The middle class is dead. 
A few weeks ago I visited a friend of mine who manages a trillion dollars. No joke. A trillion. If I told you the name of the family he worked for you would say, “they have a trillion? Really?” But that’s what happens when ten million dollars compounds at 2% over 200 years.
He said, “look out the windows”. We looked out at all the office buildings around us. “What do you see?” he said. “I don’t know.” “They’re empty! All the cubicles are empty. The middle class is being hollowed out.” And I took a closer look. Entire floors were dark. Or there were floors with one or two cubicles but the rest empty. “It’s all outsourced or technology has taken over for the paper shufflers,” he said.
“Not all the news is bad,” he said. “More people entered the upper class than ever last year.” But, he said, more people are temp staffers than ever.
And that’s the new paradigm. The middle class has died. The American Dream never really existed. It was a marketing scam.
And it was. The biggest provider of mortgages for the past 50 years, Fannie Mae, had as their slogan, “We make the American Dream come true.” It was just a marketing slogan all along. How many times have I cried because of a marketing slogan. And then they ruined it.
2) You’ve been replaced.
Technology, outsourcing, a growing temp staffing industry, productivity efficiencies, have all replaced the middle class.
The working class. Most jobs that existed 20 years ago aren’t needed now. Maybe they never were needed. The entire first decade of this century was spent with CEOs in their Park Avenue clubs crying through their cigars, “how are we going to fire all this dead weight?”. 2008 finally gave them the chance. “It was the economy!” they said. The country has been out of a recession since 2009. Four years now. But the jobs have not come back. I asked many of these CEOs: did you just use that as an excuse to fire people, and they would wink and say, “let’s just leave it at that.”
I’m on the board of directors of a temp staffing company with one billion dollars in revenues. I can see it happening across every sector of the economy. Everyone is getting fired. Everyone is toilet paper now.
Flush.
(robots are the new middle class)
3) Corporations don’t like you
The executive editor of a major news publication took me out to lunch to get advice on how to expand their website traffic. But before I could talk he started complaining to me: “our top writers keep putting their twitter names in their posts and then when they get more followers they start asking for raises.”
“What’s the problem?” I said. “Don’t you want writers that are popular and well-respected?”
When I say a “major news publication” I am talking MAJOR.
He said, “no, we want to be about the news. We don’t want anyone to be an individual star.”
In other words, his main job was to destroy the career aspirations of his most talented people, the people who swore their loyalty to him, the people who worked 90 hours a week for him. If they only worked 30 hours a week and were slightly more mediocre he would’ve been happy. But he doesn’t like you. He wants to you stay in the hole and he will throw you a meal every once in awhile in exchange for your excrement. If anyone is a reporter out there and wants to message me privately I will tell you who it was. But basically, it’s all of your bosses. Every single one of them.
4) Money is not happiness. 
A common question during my Twitter Q&A (that I give every Thursday from 330-430 PM EST), asked at least once a week, is “should I take the job I like or should I take the job that pays more money”.
Leaving aside the question of “should I take a job at all”, let’s talk about money for a second.
First, the science: studies show that an increase in salary only offers marginal to zero increase in “happiness” above a certain level. Why is this? Because the basic fact: people spend what they make. If your salary increases $5,000 you spend an extra $2000 on features for your car, you have an affair, you buy a new computer, a better couch, a bigger TV, and then you ask, “where did all the money go?” Even though you needed none of the above now you need one more thing: another increase in your salary, so back to the corporate casino for one more try at the salary roulette wheel. I have never once seen anyone save the increase in their salary.
In other words, don’t stay at the job for safe salary increases over time. That will never get you where you want – freedom from financial worry. Only free time, imagination, creativity, and an ability to disappear will help you deliver value that nobody ever delivered before in the history of mankind.
5) Count right now how many people can make a major decision that can ruin your life.
I don’t like it when one person can make or break me. A boss. A publisher. A TV producer. A buyer of my company. At any one point I’ve had to kiss ass to all of the above. I hate it. I will never do it again.
The way to avoid this is to diversify the things you are working on so no one person or customer or boss or client can make a decision that could make you rich or destroy you or fulfill your life’s dreams or crush them. I understand it can’t happen in a day. Start planning now how to create your own destiny instead of allowing people who don’t like you to control your destiny. When you do this count, make sure the number comes to over 20. Then when you spin the wheel the odds are on your side that a winning number comes up.
6) Is your job satisfying your needs? 
I will define “needs” the way I always do, via the four legs of what I call “the daily practice”. Are your physical needs, your emotional needs, your mental needs, and your spiritual needs being satisfied?
The only time I’ve had a job that did was when I had to do little work so that I had time on the side to either write, or start a business, or have fun, or spend time with friends. The times when I haven’t is when I was working too hard, dealing with people I didn’t like, getting my creativity crushed over and over, and so on. When you are in those situations you need to plot out your exit strategy.
Your hands are not made to type out memos. Or put paper through fax machines. Or hold a phone up while you talk to people you dislike. 100 years from now your hands will rot like dust in your grave. You have to make wonderful use of those hands now. Kiss your hands so they can make magic.
One can argue, “not everyone is entitled to have all of those needs satisfied at a job.” That’s true. But since we already know that the salary of a job won’t make you happy, you can easily modify lifestyle and work to at least satisfy more of your needs. And the more these needs are satisfied the more you will create the conditions for true abundance to come into your life.
Your life is a house. Abundance is the roof. But the foundation and the plumbing need to be in there first or the roof will fall down, the house will be unlivable. You create the foundation by following the Daily Practice. I say this not because I am selling anything but because it worked for me every time my roof caved in. My house has been bombed, my home has been cold and blistering winds gave me frost bite, but I managed to rebuild. This is how I did it.
(another day on the job)
7) Your Retirement Plan is For S**t. I don’t care how much you set aside for your 401k. It’s over. The whole myth of savings is gone. Inflation will carve out the bulk of your 401k. And in order to cash in on that retirement plan you have to live for a really long time doing stuff you don’t like to do. And then suddenly you’re 80 and you’re living a reduced lifestyle in a cave and can barely keep warm at night.
The only retirement plan is to Choose Yourself. To start a business or a platform or a lifestyle where you can put big chunks of money away. Some people can say, “well, I’m just not an entrepreneur .”
This is not true. Everyone is an entrepreneur. The only skills you need to be an entrepreneur: an ability to fail, an ability to have ideas, to sell those ideas, to execute on those ideas, and to be persistent so even as you fail you learn and move onto the next adventure. Or be an entrepreneur at work. An “entre-ployee”. Take control of who you report to, what you do, what you create. Or start a business on the side. Deliver some value, any value, to any body, to somebody, and watch that value compound into a career.
What is your other choice? To stay at a job where the boss is trying to keep you down, will eventually replace you, will pay you only enough for you to survive, will rotate between compliments and insults so you stay like a fish caught on the bait as he reels you in. Is that your best other choice? You and I have the same 24 hours each day. Is that how you will spend yours?
8) Excuses. 
“I’m too old”. “I’m not creative.” “I need the insurance.” “I have to raise my kids”. I was at a party once. A stunningly beautiful woman came up to me and said, “James, how are you!?”
WHAT? Who are you?
I said, “hey! I’m doing well.” But I had no idea who I was talking to. Why would this woman be talking to me? I was too ugly. It took me a few minutes of fake conversation to figure out who she was.
It turns out she was the frumpish-looking woman who had been fired six months earlier from the job we were at. She had cried as she packed up her cubicle when she was fired. She was out of shape, she looked about 30 years older than she was, and now her life was going to go from better to worse. Until…she realized that she was out of the zoo. In the George Lucas movie, THX-1138 (the name of the main character was “THX-1138″) everyone’s choices are removed and they all live underground because above ground is “radioactive”. Finally THX decides better to die above ground than suffer forever underground where he wasn’t allowed to love. He wasn’t free.
He makes his way above ground, evading all the guards and police. And when he gets there, it’s sunny, everyone above ground is beautiful, and they are waiting for him with open arms and kisses. The excuse “but it’s radioactive out there!” was just there to keep him down.
“This is easy for you to say,” people say to me. “Some of us HAVE to do this!” The now-beautiful woman had to do it also. “What are you doing now?” I asked her. “Oh, you know,” she said. “Consulting.” But some people say, “I can’t just go out there and consult. What does that even mean?”
And to that I answer, “Ok, I agree with you.” Who am I to argue? If someone insists they need to be in prison even though the door is unlocked then I am not going to argue. They are free to stay in prison.
9) It's ok to take baby steps
“I can’t just QUIT!” people say. “I have bills to pay”. I get it. Nobody is saying quit today. Before a human being runs a marathon they learn to crawl, then take baby steps, then walk, then run. Then exercise every day and stay healthy. Then run a marathon. Heck, what am I even talking about? I can’t run more than two miles without collapsing in agony. I am a wimp.
Make the list right now. Every dream. I want to be a bestselling author. I want to reduce my material needs. I want to have freedom from many of the worries that I have succumbed to all my life. I want to be healthy. I want to help all of the people around me or the people who come into my life. I want everything I do to be a source of help to people. I want to only be around people I love, people who love me. I want to have time for myself.
THESE ARE NOT GOALS. These are themes. Every day, what do I need to do to practice those themes? It starts the moment I wake up: “who can I help today?” I ask the darkness when I open my eyes. “Who would you have me help today?” I’m a secret agent and I’m waiting for my mission. Ready to receive. This is how you take baby steps. This is how eventually you run towards freedom.
10) Abundance will never come from your job
Only stepping out of the prison imposed on you from your factory will allow you to achieve abundance. You can’t see it now. It’s hard to see the gardens when you are locked in jail. Abundance only comes when you are moving along your themes. When you are truly enhancing the lives of the people around you.
When every day you wake up with that motive of enhancement. Enhance your family, your friends, your colleagues, your clients, potential customers, readers, people who you don’t even know yet but you would like to know. Become a beacon of enhancement and then when the night is gray, all of the boats will move towards you, bringing their bountiful riches.
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Don’t believe me. Stay with a boss that hates you. A job that is keeping you locked on a chain around your neck, tantalizing you with incremental increases in pay and job title. Stay in a culture that is quietly replacing the entire middle class. This is not anyone’s fault. This is the tectonic plates of economics destroying an entire suburban culture that has lasted for almost 100 years.
Until you choose yourself for success, and all that choice entails, you will be locked into the prison. You will stare into your lover’s eyes looking for a sign that he or she loves you back. But slowly the lights will fade, the warmth of another body will grow cold, and you will go to sleep dreamless in the dark once again.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tithing: An Unusual Success Strategy

photo credit: martkelly via photopin cc

By Catharine Symblème

Why Regular Giving Should Be Part of Everyone's Success Strategy


This video has been making the rounds on Facebook lately:



Beautiful, isn't it?

But even aside from the "awww" factor, it expresses one of the most powerful laws in the universe: the Law of Giving and Receiving. 

Here is one of my favorite excerpts from one of my favorite books, Working With the Law, by Raymond Holliwell (many thanks to my friend Sharron Calvin for turning me on to this book!). Emphasis and white space added by yours truly:

Many have found tithing a successful form of giving, but the questioning mind wonders. Why would tithing be more potent than any other form of giving? 
It is more potent because you touch the Law of Giving and Receiving in a definite, orderly, or systematic way of giving. You establish a methodical plan of giving which creates a steady flow of reciprocal good to be received. When one’s method of giving is sporadic or occasional, one’s reception of good is irregular and uncertain.
Scientists analyze it; they say that tithing gives man a self-reliance, a confidence which enables him to build up a positive mental attitude which attracts success. 
Others say that a tither already has considerable confidence to take the chance to spend his money that way. This makes him a positive type and attracts only positive and goodly conditions. 
Then there are others who take a spiritual view toward tithing and assume that God is their partner and they are paying only one- tenth of their receipts as His share. 
Then, too, some make the mistake in tithing when they give for selfish gain or when they make a bargain of it. Remember, it is not the money you give; it is the idea back of the giving that is so vital. If you give money and the idea is wholly one of bargaining, your mind is not free; therefore, your results cannot be free and full flowing. 
Tithing, no matter what one may think about it, if one thinks at all, has a tendency to bring man into line with the Law of Giving and his results will be in proportion to the honesty, sincerity, and spirit of his gift.

It is this passage that inspired me to start giving 1/10 of every payment I get to our local nonprofit radio station. So whether I'm paid $5 or $500, the radio station gets a tenth of that.

I don't care what they do with the money. They could spend it all on fancy coffee or give the CEO a raise or buy expensive light bulbs with it. That's not the point. The point is that, when I give, I'm expressing my trust in Source to provide in every way for me, including financially.

And you know what? I've noticed a profound change in both my attitude AND my income since I started. More clients are calling me. My income has smoothed out, and there is money left over toward the end of the month for food and other things that come up.

More importantly, my feelings of lack are gone.

Powerful stuff.


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Woohoo!

Got two new pet sitting clients, a new marketing client, and a dog training client this week!

Booyah!

Sing with me: "Ceeeeeeee-le-brate good times, come on!" (Doon-doon-doot-doot-doot-doot-doot-doon Waa-hoo!)

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