My husband and I watched The Pursuit of Happyness last evening starring Will Smith (based on the book of the same name written by Chris Gardner). If you aren't familiar with the story, it is the inspiring (and true) rags to riches, work hard and don't give up on your dream story of Chris Gardner who, despite tremendous obstacles, became a stockbroker and later founded his own company. For the full story, visit http://www.chrisgardnermedia.com/. I made quite a few mental notes but the one I wanted to share in this posting involves a scene between Chris (played by Smith) Read More
Archive for October, 2007
FIND SOMETHING YOU LOVE TO DO!
I find that many entrepreneurs approach their entrepreneurial quest much the same as they did their career - with a "Show Me The Money" mindset. And while most people desire to generate a decent living for themselves and/or their family, following the money trail to the exclusion of all other criteria may ultimately be the bane of one's existence (or at least their business). Here's why - if you have always had a "job" - good, bad or indifferent - there were lots of things that were probably handled for you...sales, marketing, lead generation Read More
When I was growing up I had a friend who wanted to be an electrician. For as long as I could remember, Rich talked about his goal. He wasn't particularly gifted in school, but he knew what he wanted to do with his life. When he got out of school, he went to a vocational school, got his license and all these years later still works as an electrician. He loves his work. Even takes on side jobs on the evenings and weekend. He gets excited when he tells stories about his work! It is really a pleasure to be Read More
The first question most coaches are asked is, "What is coaching?". You are certainly welcome to visit my website for some detailed information but when most people think of a coach, they think sports. Right? Most definitely. In that context, a coach is a guide, a mentor, a consultant... They take their knowledge and expertise and pass it on. It is up to the athlete to incorporate that knowledge, practice and manifest on game day. A business coach is similar and takes on a similar role as a sports coach but I ask you to also think of business coaching Read More