As Amazon made the rejection rounds last week, cities throughout the nation were taking to heart the things that made them not a fit for the fabled HQ2. Rejection is tough. Why is it so hard to take a rejection and keep on keepin' on? Here’s why it’s so hard, and what you can do about it.
You've got this beautiful clean slate in front of you. And your head is swirling with what you're going to make happen for your business. All that daydreaming is thrilling...at first. Then overwhelm sets in.
You have competitors. Doing a super fancy competitive analysis can reveal some pretty surprising stuff about how those other guys and gals are attracting the people you want all to yourself. Can you do a competitive analysis without obsessing about the competition?
Considering ditching the 9-to-5 to go out on your own? Turns out I've learned a thing or two in the past year. Stuff I would never have known to ask, even if anyone would've been happy to tell me
My dear entrepreneur, when the fraud police make you crazy...When they make you worry. Or question yourself. Or imagine giving up. Know that they also will make you better. If you let them.
This might not work. Have you ever uttered this phrase? Maybe you're more likely to say something like: this will never work.
The path to entrepreneurship is often not a straight line. Allow for the twists + turns, while doing some work before the work, to discover your direction.
I had a tough week recently. One of those weeks that culminate in a day when it seems like nothing is working.
This is true in life and in business, and definitely in marketing. It’s akin to the idea that what got you here won’t get you there. There are two things at play...
What got you here won't get you to where you want to go. Wherever you are. Wherever you want to go. Even if what you want to do is to just stand still.
Everyone is an artist. Everyone is an innovator. Everyone who's not an entrepreneur can be an intrapreneur.
What’s holding you back from growing your business? What’s holding you back from starting your own thing?
What are you good at? What comes so easily to you, that you assume it must be easy for everyone? We all have at least one thing, if not a whole bunch of things...
Amy Schumer might not be for everyone (no one who creates art that's worthwhile creates something that's for everyone). But whatever you think of her, I think you'll find that she's got a few thinks worthwhile for women, artists, leaders, and entrepreneurs.