Tag Archives: entrepreneurship

How Do You Deal With Chaos? Focus On The Moment

This is a post I’m writing for my friend Jesus, who’s taking on a leadership challenge

To thrive in chaos and adapt to change requires the mental preparedness to modify one’s thoughts at a moment’s notice. As an entrepreneur, I’m well adapted to chaos. I actually want it. Most people don’t. They love that they have a routine and structured day. Any chaos drives them crazy. It drains their energy. But life is chaotic. So how do you deal with chaos?

Your North Star Is Your Customers Not Competitors

There are many businesses that start out filling a need for a specific type of customer. Sometimes this leads to the creation of a new industry or segment that was ignored or unserved by incumbents.

If the business does everything right, they will be the leader for that new category, segment or industry. The problem arises when that leader stops paying attention to what started it all: the customer.

How Do You Know The Difference Between Persistence And Stubbornness?

I recently had a chat with a group of entrepreneurs and one question I got asked was about differentiating persistence and stubbornness. This is an important question, here I share my response…

Innovation is messy, it just doesn’t happen in a straight line. The entrepreneurs, innovators, anybody who achieves great outcomes, have many traits in common which help them push through the ups and downs: stubbornness and persistence.