What are the ingredients of a great entrepreneur? I decided to tackle this question head on in this Q&A feature series, where I sit down with numerous dynamic entrepreneurs to find out how they think, what drives them, and the influences in life that have shaped them to become the people they are today.
Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. Running a business can be challenging, and it takes hard work and perseverance to achieve a high level of success. Whether you’re already in business, or looking to start a business, it pays to heed the advice of others who have walked in your shoes. I asked a few self-made millionaire entrepreneurs to share their advice for being successful in business. Here’s what they had to say.
If you’re an entrepreneur with dreams of making it big, the smartest move you can make is finding a mentor.
I was the first guest on the newly launched DC Business Hangout, hosted by Jared Gold from Brevity. I discussed the idea of personal branding and establishing oneself as a thought leader.
"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."William Arthur Ward
"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."Peter F. Drucker
"Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another."John C. Maxwell
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”John Quincy Adams
Athletics and Entrepreneurship are parallel roads on the path of life. I know this first-hand because I’m a former collegiate basketball player turned entrepreneur, who graduated with an English degree and zero formal business experience.
Skating is one of my favorite cardio activities. As a child, my parents bought a new pair of rollerblades for me every year until I was a teenager. I enjoy exercising, and believe an active lifestyle is the key to a happy life. Health is wealth, and cardio doesn’t have to be a chore.