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Success defined is always an attractive proposition.
Holy Kaw blogs on Peter Bergman’s quest and attainment of success in To succeed in life, you need just one thing.
Bergman cites that to achieve success we need to identify the task that carries the greatest influcence toward achieving our goal and to focus everything passionately upon it.
Identifying the strategic critical element to achieve success is the key to this equation.
Good advice for entrepreneurs and small business persons seeking to grow their business.
Read Bergman’s full post here.
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How important is falling down and failure to developing future success?
Recently, Guy Kawasaki showed how the 40-30-30 rule applies as well to business as it does to sports: 40% physical training, 30% technical skill and experience, and 30% willingness to take risks. The moral? If you haven’t had a good fall, you probably aren’t trying hard enough nor taking enough risks.
I find the upside to this rule in our potential to learn from our mistakes and the path that new learning can take. Falling down or failure can produce learning in the form of a new approach, an innovation upon a stagnant theme or a creative tact – all because we chose to push the envelope a little further and fell along the way.
Falling for Success
How have you or your business gained from a recent failure?
What are you doing to increase measurable risk taking away from routines?
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Amos White is a Social Media Marketing Evangelist and public speaker.
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Although most (self included) would have assumed the average entrepreneur is: 1) in computer software, 2) “twenty something”, 3) unable to find traditional employment, the Kauffman report findings were quite to the contrary.
Here are four I found most interesting:
- The average and median age of company founders when they started their current companies was 40.
- 95.1 percent of respondents themselves had earned bachelor’s degrees, and 47 percent had more advanced degrees.
- 69.9 percent of respondents indicated they were married when they launched their first business. An additional 5.2 percent were divorced, separated, or widowed.
- 59.7 percent of respondents indicated they had at least one child when they launched their first business, and 43.5 percent had two or more children.
- The majority of respondents (75.4 percent) had worked as employees at other companies for more than six years before launching their own companies.
Read the full post here.
What value do you think entrepreneurs present to the future economy?