But first a quick story…
Henry Ford was a pretty legendary entrepreneur. Made millions and millions of dollars building cars back in the early 1900s. (Adjusted for inflation, that’s about a “zillion” dollars today. – OK, I didn’t actually do the math.)
But at the same time you could’ve done pretty well just working for Henry your whole life.
Back in the “good old days”, if you had any entrepreneurial skills, it was considered a bonus.
Today things are different. The economy is less certain. The prospects for long-term employment is less certain. Your earning potential is less certain. Everything is less certain!
They call it the “New Normal”.
New Normal? Hell Yeah!!!
You see, I’ve always been an entrepreneur. If you’ve been listening to me for any length of time, you know my story.
I come from an entrepreneurial family. I turned a failing clothing business around when I was in my early twenties. I built the largest hypnosis chain in the country when I was only in my mid-twenties. In my early thirties I moved on line and built a series of successful info-product businesses. Then later on in my thirties I built Strategic Profits into a seven and a half million dollar company in just 18 months.
I just don’t know any other way of life.
So frankly, I’m glad the “new normal” is here.
You see, during times like the “new normal”, the value of an entrepreneurial skill-set goes through the roof! It’s when things are tough that the biggest opportunities, the greatest riches are out there to be had by smart entrepreneurs. And if you’re good, well the sky’s the limit.
Think about it. If there were a business opportunity that was a sure thing, that led straight to success with no obstacles or speed bumps, with no twists or turns it’d be the most hyper-competitive market in the known universe. Everyone would be in it. (And all trying to underprice everyone else!)
The only worth-while things in life are the things you have work a little to get. The things you have to “figure out”. Situations where you have to overcome something. Whether it’s an external obstacle. Or even better, when it’s you!
And that means walking that entrepreneurial path (and understanding that it’s a journey – not a destination) is more essential today than it has ever been.
So Here’s My Challenge To You
Over the past couple months I’ve written a couple blog series to target areas of your entrepreneurial mojo. One on boosting your performance. And one on marketing (from a slightly different perspective than the norm).
That’s what I’m here for. To help you in your entrepreneurial aspirations. To help you achieve your goals and dreams more easily, more quickly and more profitably.
So I was thinking about what to write about next when the thought occurred to me…
You’re sitting there with an entrepreneurial dream. I’m sitting here with a pen, a blank sheet of paper and twenty-plus years of entrepreneurial success to share. Why not just ask my readers…
So here’s my question – or rather challenge – to you. Step up to the mic (or the comments box below) and be heard.
Let me know what skills you believe you need the most help with on your “entrepreneurial quest”.
Get a pen and piece of paper. Start brainstorming a list of what you believe is holding you back. Take a look at what you’ve written. Figure out what your biggest, progress-stopping obstacle is. And share it with me in the comments.
What do you need to be able to do to start getting things done? What’ll help you become more effective, more visionary, more confident, more successful?
But here’s the thing. You’ve got till Friday June 13 to get it done…
I’m out of town this week and I’ll be on the road most of this week.
But I’ll be checking in, reading and replying as often as I can.
And when I’m back, I’ll get right to work on some new posts to answer your most pressing questions.
So… down below. There’s the box.
What’ll it be? Stick your head in the sand and do nothing? Or stand up, be heard and maybe get me to answer your question?
Remember, I’m damn good at what I do, but I’m not a mind reader. If you don’t ask, you’ll never get.
To higher profits and beyond…