7 Things No One Told Me About Being an Entrepreneur

Excellent Article by Kimanzi Constable @ entrepreneur.com

Many people become entrepreneurs because they want to take charge of their financial future and enjoy the freedom entrepreneurship can provide. While the allure of entrepreneurship is strong, there are some realities you should be aware of before you decide to take the leap.

I hate to say it, but entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone. If you’re not prepared, you could end up turning your dream into a nightmare. Here are seven lessons I’ve learned over the last 15 years of being an entrepreneur that no one told me about before I took the leap.

1. It’s lonely at times

2. You’ll need unwavering focus

3. The income can be sporadic

4. You have to steer clear of time-wasting activities

5. You can’t do it all alone

6. You have to test what works for yourself

7. Never get complacent

It Only Takes Five Minutes to Become a Morning Person

Came across this excellent article by HAL ELROD

How you start your day sets the context and your mindset for the rest of the day.

Yet, most people start the day with procrastination by hitting the snooze button, telling their subconscious that they don’t even have the self-discipline to get out of bed in the morning, let alone do what’s necessary to be happy, healthy and successful.

Stand-up comedian Demetri Martin’s humorous take on the subject sums it up well: Hitting the snooze button in the morning doesn’t even make sense. It’s like saying, “I hate getting up in the morning so I do it over and over and over again.”

Step #1: Set intentions before bed. 

Step #2: Move the alarm clock across the room. 

Step #3: Brush your teeth. 

Step #4: Drink a full glass of water. 

Step #5: Get dressed in your workout clothes.  

 

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http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/238219

13 Productivity Hacks to Help You Get Stuff Done

Came across this excellent article by Jonathan Long

As entrepreneurs, we’ve all experienced it at some point — that moment in the day where you are sitting at your desk and have lost all focus. You grab your phone and check out social media, reply to some text messages and surf your favorite websites. You have a mile long list of tasks to get done but you can’t seem to focus on them.

Here are 13 hacks to help increase your productivity:

1. Exercise first thing in the morning.

 

2. Tackle your least desirable tasks first.

 

3. Empower your employees.

 

4. Quit social media.

 

5. Immediately knock out simple tasks as they come in.

 

6. Get out of your office.

 

7. Use technology and make tasks simple.

 

8. Fuel the machine.

 

9. Disconnect from technology during crunch time.

 

10. Unclog your email.

 

11. Keep one day off limits each week.

 

12. Work Sunday evening.

 

13. Automate and systemize everything.

 

To read the full article please click the link below.

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/239485

8 Things My Dad Taught Me About Entrepreneurship and Life | Entrepreneur.com

1. Quit complaining

2. Appreciate what you have

3. Frame and control your message

4. Make time for those you love

5. Give more than you take

6. Wake up early

7. Nurture close relationships

8. Watch your cholesterol and your mind

Bonus: Take a nap. We both recently discovered the incredible value of a power nap, although his are a bit longer than mine. Take naps. You will not regret it.

 

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8 Things My Dad Taught Me About Entrepreneurship and Life | Entrepreneur.com.