Like me, you’ve probably heard that most (80%) small businesses fail in their first year. According to the Small Business Association (SBA), this isn’t necessarily true. The SBA states that only 30% of new businesses fail during the first two years of being open, 50% during the first five years and 66% during the first 10. The SBA goes on to state that only 25% make it to 15 years or more… Continue reading Why Small Businesses Need BIG Leadership
As entrepreneurs, we are often reminded that failure is part of success. We are often told that it’s OK to fail. And we often do. In fact, stats show that most entrepreneurs succeed once in every eight failures. That’s just part of the game in business. Not so at the Olympics. These athletes have this unique chance once every four years. If they fail here and now, they can always hope to get another chance in four years – if they qualify. Now THAT’S pressure! Continue reading No Guts, No Glory
What makes an individual pursue leadership? I mean, deep down, what causes someone to become interested in leadership development and his own personal growth? Why would someone pursue this path of most resistance unless he is required to do so? Leadership is hard, and humans as a rule, prefer the path of least resistance.
After having undergone much leadership training for myself in the last few years, I came to ask myself the questions, ‘Why did I begin this trek towards becoming a better leader?’, and ‘Why do others do it?’ Continue reading The Two Paths to Leadership
Momentum, according to John C. Maxwell, is a leader’s best friend. To that I might add that it is also the athlete’s, the entrepreneur’s, and for that matter, the human being’s best friend also… Continue reading The 10 Steps to Gaining Momentum
[…] the beginning of anything great requires us to “Just Do It”. Just get started. Just begin. Do the project, start the business, get the loan, ask the girl out, apply for that position… JUST DO IT! Continue reading Just Do It
We had just been given a great teaching by John Maxwell himself and it was close to supper time. As we were about to leave, he let everybody know that he could be found right after in the lobby to sign books from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Continue reading Walk The Talk
Those people who think little of us are put on our path for a reason. We can choose to just see them as mean people, or we can choose to see them as huge motivators and agents of change for our lives. Continue reading YOU are going to be a LEADER?!