Patterns, numbers, equations, those are the things that I believe very brilliant business people study. The old adage “You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Measure” is definitely true. How do we manage things? We measure them. How do we measure them? By counting them. When looking back over my successes and failures I can definitely tie my successes back to multiple attempts. I can see the number of tries, number of attempted solutions, and number of times that I got up and tried again.
Do you have new leads overflowing all around you? As I write this post I have 513 new leads sitting in my inbox. If you don’t have hundreds of new opportunities in front of you then how can you build your business? You need overflowing leads.
One of my annual goals has always been to save 10% on my existing expenses. If you quickly eliminate 10% of your monthly expenses at the beginning of the year think about how much you have just made.
That single line made me think a lot about the simple question, what is an entrepreneur? Why can they create value with so little capital? What is the difference between being a one man shop, and an enterprise? What do entrepreneurs do that make them succeed in the long run? One of my favorite leaders of all time, Winston Churchill, said this about entrepreneurs: “Some regard private enterprise as if it were a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look upon it as a cow that they can milk. Only a handful see it for what it really is – the strong horse that pulls the whole cart.” Here are the top 10 reasons why I believe entrepreneurs succeed.