Category Archives for "Entrepreneurship"

Goal Setting

How to Set GoalsSo how do you set goals? There is an acronym that applies to goals  S.M.A.R.T. (there are some variations but I like this one the best). Continuing on with the imaginary Ideal Day example let’s say you want to get 170 on your LSAT (because you plan on becoming a lawyer).  Is this a […]

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How To Achieve Your Goals

How Do I Get From Where I Am Today (HERE) to Where I Want to Go (THERE)? You are here… it’s exactly where you are meant to be right now.  Sure, sometimes “HERE” sucks but it is what it is and as long as you are committed getting over “THERE” that’s what matters.What steps do you […]

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When Purpose and Passion Collide

I’m bursting with excitement! I’ve been on quite a long drawn-out journey to reinvent myself and my business, doing bits of this and bits of that in a personal sense and a business sense. A few years ago, I had some unexplainable urges to do things I had never done before. The first was to […]

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Make Money While You Play

In my experience, most people – employees and business owners alike – have the desire to work less and play more while making more money.   I fall into this category myself and I have an answer. Many years ago, when I was on the management team at Whistler Mountain, I was permitted to ski during […]

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What is a S.T.A.R. Reinvention?

People ask me all the time “What is the difference between reinvention and adaptation?” and my answer is that adaptation is like a chameleon whereas reinvention is like a caterpillar. The chameleon adapts and changes according to its surroundings yet you always recognize it as a chameleon.  On the other hand, the caterpillar is unrecognizable […]

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Higher Purpose – Stage 6 of the Entrepreneur’s Journey

Stage 6 of the Entrepreneur’s Journey is one that very few traditional entrepreneurs reach, although Enlightened Capitalists™ have been embracing it all along. Enlightened Capitalists™ create a business or reinvent their business so that it has a higher purpose which aligns with their personal higher purpose.  Of course, this means that they took the time to […]

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Freedom – Stage 5 of the Entrepreneur’s Journey

  Freedom — that’s what we strive for when we embark on our Entrepreneur’s Journey. The dream of freedom is why we didn’t give up when times were tough.  It’s what keeps us going when we’d really prefer to put our feet-up and watch TV. It’s what we all believe will happen a lot sooner and […]

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Getting By — Stage 3 in the Entrepreneur’s Journey

  Stage 3 of the Entrepreneur’s Journey is when we finally get to say “Whew, I’m so glad this worked!” We’ve come a long way — we’ve likely pivoted a few times already.  Our strategy may have changed.  Our products and services may have changed.  We may have decided to temporarily or permanently back-burner some […]

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Sink Swim

Sink or Swim – Stage 2 of the Entrepreneur’s Journey

  Sometime during the second year of the entrepreneur’s journey reality is beginning to set-in for the majority of us — and quite often we say to ourselves “This isn’t quite as easy as I thought.”  It sucks working sooooo hard every day and not seeing the results we expected.  We look at our business […]

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