Today’s Insight

Everyone Is An Entrepreneur

Everyone is an entrepreneur. We all sell something to someone and get something from that person in return.

Whatever you do for a living and no matter who you think your boss is, you are actually your own business. Even if you’re living the corporate American dream, you sell something (your time) for a price (your salary) to your customer (your employer).

The question is, do you have a good business model? Is what you get in return for your time a fair price? Would you actually be better off selling your time to someone else . . . or selling less of it so that you have more to spare for your own use?

 

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Everyone Is An Entrepreneur

Everyone is an entrepreneur. We all sell something to someone and get something from that person in return. Whatever you do for a living and no matter who you think your boss is, you are actually your own business. Even if you’re living the corporate American... read more

Fighting Yesterday

A man is walking down a path and steps into a small hole. He loses his balance, falls, gets back to his feet, and continues on his way. 10 minutes later, he suddenly jumps off the trail, grabs a shovel, and starts making small piles of dirt all around him. “What... read more

Don’t Worry About Being Original

It seems obvious that we shouldn’t try to copy somebody else, because we – quite simply – aren’t that other person. But so many of us fall into a similar trap: we try to be original and, in doing so, are still pretending to be someone that we... read more

What Story Do You Tell?

We live our narratives. The stories that you tell about yourself become your truth. One of my friends has created a story about how she’s loyal, always dependable, and is great at juggling everything that comes at her. Because of that story, she seeks out... read more

Would You Do It If You Were Failing?

Think about what you’re going to do tomorrow. Now, imagine that you’re failing at it. Would you do it, anyway? If you can figure out how to monetize something that’s so engaging, exciting, and meaningful to you that you’d do it even if you were... read more

Do You Really Care?

A car cuts you off on the highway. Someone takes the parking spot you were waiting for. Your coffee order is wrong. Your flight is cancelled and you won’t get home until tomorrow. The world tells us to be the victim, to demand retribution for the smallest... read more

Purpose In Your Suffering

Viktor Frankl, a psychiatrist, neurologist, and Holocaust survivor, wrote about finding beauty in our struggles in Man’s Search For Meaning. He talks about finding purpose in his suffering in Auschwitz and how, knowing that he had significance and meaning in his... read more

Needs And Wants

There seems to be a lot of confusion between needs and wants. Our culture and economy emphasize satisfying our immediate wants and ignoring our deepest needs. What’s the difference? That deep yearning for the latest iPhone is a want. The satisfaction is... read more

Finding Your Hook

The business and creative landscapes are chock full and consumers are flooded with attempts to capture their attention. Everyone tries to have a hook, a thing that makes them stand out. But having a hook just for the sake of having a hook isn’t the right... read more

Be Ready To Fail

What would happen if you embraced the possibility of failure rather than fearing it? Failure doesn’t have to be a bad thing, especially if you prepare for it from the start. Build a project so that you’ll gain valuable experience, resources, skills, or... read more
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