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Startup Tip #4 Listen To Hugh; Unleash The Entrepreneur Within!

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Unleash the entrepreneur within.  I love this social object by McLeod that illustrates tip number 4 perfectly. We can get all technical, review business models, competitive landscape’s, develop the best teams but none of that matters if the entrepreneur is not unleashing his or her very best.  = We were all born creators- co-creators. Creative […]

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Startup Tip #3: You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

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Startup Tip #3 Face it. In start-up you are doing new things. Many of which you’ve never done before. You can’t possibly know what you don’t know, especially if you’ve never travelled the road before.Blind spots. False Assumptions. Denial. Ignorance. Inflexibility and a lack of awareness can kill a startup. Don’t let it kill yours. […]

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Startup Tip #2: Market Validation vs Proof Of Concept

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OF course it has to work. The new question is do you have market validation? Are there willing buyers prior to launch? What’s the proof? Do you have contracts? Letters of intent? Can you develop it strategically in unison with another player? Did you do the alpha inside of a potential client who will place […]

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” Are You; ever hearing, never understanding…”

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  Photo by Mike Baird Which one are you? The person covering your ears, sticking your tongue out, chanting, “Na, Na, Na, NaNa.?” Or the one; baring your soul, sharing your best ideas, hoping to be heard? Maybe you find yourself looking into a fog…. ever seeing  but never quite understanding or perceiving those around […]

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Whose Got Your Ear?

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photo by Belgianchocolate WHOSE GOT YOUR EAR? Reactive. Proactive? Listening to many. Listening to none? Whose Got Your Ear? I’m curious, I love to learn. And so over the years I’ve been vulnerable to the influences of many. And guess what- whoever has your ear has your attention. Attention impacts results, being, leading. So what […]

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What if you took the “I” out of most everything, including that team of yours?

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  photo By striatic What if you took the “I” out of most everything; including that “team” of yours? Sitting in a coffee shop last week with an investor I found myself listening to a story about a local entrepreneur who has  great demand for his “food” product. Trouble is, he is unwilling to listen […]

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Liar, Liar: Are Your Pants On Fire?

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Photo by Brad Gillette Liar. Liar: Are Your Pants On Fire? Racing down the hill as fast as I could  I sped toward my friends house. Hair flying across my face I was in a race. If I went fast enough, no one would know. “Honk.” I looked up just in time to see my […]

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Don’t Be An Ass…

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Photo: John Grant Don’t Be An Ass: The Backside of making ASSumptions I’ve been an Assumption making ASS. How about you? And just when I think I can’t possibly make a bigger ASS of myself, my little mind starts spitting out unconfirmed assumptions all over the place. As a creator, entrepreneur and facilitator to those […]

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Open Your Hands; Open Your Heart: Lessons From 100 Days of Hot Yoga In A Row

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Lessons From 100 Days of Hot Yoga In A Row On Jan 12th I started what I believed would be a 30-60 day Hot Yoga Challenge. A challenge between me, myself and I. When 30 days rolled around I shared my secret with Danielle, the cute blonde with me in the photo (manager and teacher […]

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Pride Goes Before The Fall

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The most common reason I’ve failed? I’ve assumed I knew things I didn’t. I grew projects and teams without the right people. I talked instead of listened. I told instead of asked. Pride goes before the fall. And you? Leaders. Entrepreneurs; we are falling all over the place. And there’s nothing wrong with falling down, […]

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