7 Mighty Leadership Characteristics for Entrepreneurs

7 Mighty Leadership Characteristics for Entrepreneurs

by Pedro De Abreu on December 21, 2011 · 96 comments

When you were in school, how often did you take the leadership role in group projects?

If you’re like most entrepreneurs, the answer is every time. We’re natural leaders. But leadership comes easier to some than others.

To help you with that, I enlisted 21-year-old professional speaker and leadership expert, Pedro De Abreu, to share seven mighty leadership characteristics that every entrepreneur should develop.

1. Self-Reflecting

When I started in professional speaking, I thought it was odd that I wasn’t getting any call backs for further engagements. Maybe I wasn’t well-versed in marketing? Or maybe I hadn’t worked on a deal to sell copies of my books?

Wrong.

The reason, I later found, wasn’t in the marketing nor in my audience, it was in the speech. My delivery wasn’t right. My timing wasn’t right. In other words, I was the problem.

As soon as I was able to identify the issue and correct it, I started getting call backs and countless invitations for further engagements on the spot.

We tend to go around blaming everyone and everything else for an outcome, while we forget that we were the ones to cause something.

How do you avoid running in to this problem? Take a good look at yourself and answer the following:

  • What are your weaknesses and your strengths?
  • Is what you are currently doing in alignment with your objectives?
  • Do you truly know yourself? If you don’t know who you are, others won’t know either.

An organization will never outgrow its leader. Moreover, the size of your success will never be greater than the size of your leadership.

“You never know who is swimming naked until the tide goes out.” – Warren Buffett

2. Visionary

You must have a vision for your product, your family, and whatever you’re working on. Most importantly, you must have a vision for yourself.

The biblical admonition, without vision people perish, has never been truer. Without vision, you’ll never know where you’re going. Without knowing where you’re going, you’ll never get there.

Although vision is the keystone of leadership, it will never work if your character is flawed. People won’t follow you if you can’t control yourself. And, believe me, people smell phoniness from a mile away.

Your integrity and intentions must remain intact. The only way to build trust is to lead yourself exceptionally well. Watch your words, your time, your actions, and your personal life, always making sure that they align with the person whom you wish to become.

3. Belief

One day, Joan of Arc was marching with an army of ten thousand men through the country side of France when she came across a little boy who was building a miniature city in the sand. Joan immediately asked the boy to move out of the way, to which he replied, “I won’t, because a city cannot move, but an army can go around it.”

The city was his vision. He believed in it.

Whatever it is that you do, whatever your vision is, you must believe in it. Be prepared to spend a lot of time alone working on your dreams. People won’t automatically get you, but if you believe in your dreams just enough, you’ll liberate others to believe in them as well. If you don’t believe in the vision you have for yourself, others won’t either.

Bottom line is this, although execution is important, it is better to believe in the why than to know the how.

4. One Thing at a Time

After I graduated from high school, two of my friends and I had an idea for a web-business. We thought we’d do well, so we packed up and moved from South Carolina to California. The beginning was very tough, as we were barely able to make ends meet.

Eventually we started organizing industry events where we had bands performing for A&Rs and record label executives. Each one of the bands performing had to sell at least 20 tickets at $20 each. Gradually we were able to generate a good profit margin, one ticket at a time.

What I have found is that, in life, any obstacle can be overcome one ticket at a time. If you face your problems thinking that they can be all overcome at once, you’ll inevitably encounter much more failure than you need to. Take them slowly. Let them percolate. Divide and conquer.

As you follow your vision, you’ll encounter your fair share of challenges. But after you accomplish your goals you find that, without the lessons that you learned in difficult times, you wouldn’t be where you are today.

Every great achievement is preceded by many challenges. Take them for what they’re worth and don’t be attached to the outcome. Remember that, when you set out in your journey, the most important step will always be the first one.

5. The Magic of Giving

Out of these seven characteristics of leadership, this is the most mysterious one. I don’t know how it works, but all I know is that it does work.

If you ever want to receive something meaningful, give. Give money to charity, give your time to someone, give something to someone. Get up, go out there and give without ever expecting anything in return. That’s part of the price you pay for your success.

“Give what you want. If you want a smile, smile. If you want a punch in the mouth, throw a punch. If you want money, give money.” – Robert Kiyosaki

6. Inspirational

Hamlet famously remarked that, if he were bounded in a nutshell, he could count himself king of infinite space.

The truth is, most of us live in our nutshells and think that we can simply go on our journey on our own. Little do we know, should we go about our success that way, the chances of ever achieving something meaningful become very slim. You must realize that you are not alone. You must also realize that you won’t accomplish it all alone.

Go out there and network, make friends, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. You’ll find that most people are not only willing to help, but they have also been where you are. They know that the most important task of a leader is to grow others so that they can become leaders themselves

There’s a maxim that states, “a ship only sinks if you allow the water that is on the outside come to the inside.” When your ship starts to sink, those are the people who’ll help you pump the water out – or pump bad thoughts and feelings of inferiority out of your mind.

7. Patient

Journeys are tough. More often than not we find big rocks in our way, we step on pieces of glass, and we run out of money to invest in our vision. But time lends good fortune to those who are willing to wait.

People believe that those who sit and wait are lazy. I agree, but I’m not talking about them.

I’m talking about the people who have done everything they can to achieve their goals and who are willing to wait to reap their rewards. After all, there is a season for everything. You must trust that things will turn out all right.

If you are alive today, it’s because there are greater victories in store for you.

“Work diligently all day – then sleep in peace. God will handle the night shift.” – Chad Hymas

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Leonidas December 21, 2011 at 5:29 am

The video of Pedro speaking is certainly motivational, and his passion in delivery is monumental.

Keeping in mind though, that Pedro is a career speaker, and travels the money lane by teaching others how to overcome diversity using the typical success steps.

Nonetheless, his speech is great, and through a series of publicity endeavors, I’m sure he will become even greater (ie. Tony Robbins, Eben Pagan, Deepak Chopra, etc).

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Nicholas Tart December 21, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Leonidas! There’s a mighty name. So are you saying that there’s something inherently wrong with the motivational speaking career path?

I agree, Pedro is already well on his way to becoming a big name. He’s super humble too. A good combo.

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Arthur December 21, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Permit me to speak my mind: I would like to know how much his net worth is,… Because I’m personally fed up with all these ‘motivational speaker’ people who selling their ideas (mostly by doing their theater/clown ‘act’) without ever achieving true financial abundance,… Not talking about making 2 million dollars, I ‘m talking about 100 millions of dollars,… If the things they are ‘talking’ about realy works, does it work in their lives? Are they able to achieve the goals they set? Setting up one or two businesses is not really impressive,…

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Nicholas Tart December 21, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Hey Arthur! Thank you for speaking your mind :).

I struggle with this too. You need to understand that motivational speakers are, first and foremost, entertainers. One thing Pedro is incredibly good at is communicating a message in an engaging way, probably more so than most of the world’s billionaires. Just because Pedro hasn’t made $100 million doesn’t mean he’s not working on applying the principles he speaks about. And it doesn’t mean the principles are wrong.

It’s a tradeoff. If Pedro were to share the stage with Larry Ellison at a high school speaking gig, most of the kids would get more out of Pedro’s speech than Larry’s. Since Pedro is young, he can relate with that audience. Larry? Not so much even though Larry has more experience with the principles he talks about.

You’re right in that it’s better to take advice from people who speak from experience, but there aren’t very many successful people who are also talented speakers. That’s why Mark can charge so much for his events.

I’m curious what others think…

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Arthur December 23, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Thank you for the answer Nicholas, and sorry for sounding very angry ;-D An angry speech is the best speech, you will ever regret!

Still thinking about solving this dillema,… What would I do?
I would only become a speaker when I am able to prove all that I teach by EXAMPLE,… I think it can be dangerous to listen to people that haven’t gotten the results/experience themselves, because you’re screwing your brain,… It’s like reading a nice fictionbook, it’s not REAL, but it’s amusing.
I would provide training for young people in financial education (reading rich dad poor dad ), and learn them how to make money from what they are passionate about.

Personally I like Richard branson a lot, he’s a speaker now, because people ask him how he got such a fun life,…
Also one of my mentors : Kevin Green => http://www.kevingreen.co.uk/

Young people will respect billionaires I personally don’t believe they would not be interested,… The only thing is most billionaires won’t give lectures because most young people are not teachable (read: lazy)

Nicholas Tart December 26, 2011 at 11:13 am

Yeah, that’s a good point with your last paragraph.

Now, if you’re responsible for booking a speaker for your high school, you don’t have a budget to bring in a billionaire. But you do have a budget to bring in someone like Pedro who is going to entertain and motivate your kids. Young speakers can still speak from experience, it’s just that their dealings have a few less zeroes on the ends of them. The principles are the same whether you’re making $100 deals or $100,000,000 deals.

I can see how it could mess with you a bit. The end result, however, is that all the kids who paid attention are more inspired and more motivated to live the life they want.

Pedro De Abreu January 9, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Arthur, Rousseau once remarked that a “man is born free but everywhere he is in chains.” Not in America. I congratulate you for speaking your mind.

It seems like your discourse is biased towards that which you would do if you were in my place, which is wonderful. Providing financial education to youngsters is a great thing and, shouldn’t I be teaching chess to children through my foundation, I would be engaged in doing that kind of community service.

In relation to your observations regarding the motivational/inspirational speaking arena, the whole objective of what we do is change, nothing more, nothing less. Although I am very humble in nature, I will take the liberty to say this: If I am more effective at creating that sort of atmosphere in inspiring you to better your life than a billionaire, than I should be the one talking to you. I leave my words at this inasmuch as I am here to instruct not to argue.

Pedro De Abreu January 9, 2012 at 8:01 pm

You brought a smile to my face, Leonidas. Thank you for your kind words. In relation to “traveling the money lane” this is a delicate subject. I only teach what I know to be true. I have been down the valley and through the trenches. What I learned from ascending from there to the person I am today is the essence of what I share. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Martin January 25, 2012 at 5:17 am

well said Leo.

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Klint Reiber December 21, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Another excellent article Nicholas. Wow. You never cease to inspire me with your content. It is always worth taking time in my day to be inspired by you. Thanks man.

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Nicholas Tart December 21, 2011 at 6:06 pm

You’re welcome, Klint! But you should really be thanking Pedro.

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Pedro De Abreu January 9, 2012 at 7:57 pm

I too am thankful for the opportunity Nick provides me to share my message with others.

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Daniel December 21, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Pedro! that’s a new author!

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Nicholas Tart December 21, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Yeah, he’s a talented young entrepreneur. Make sure you watch his video, Daniel.

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Pedro De Abreu January 9, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Super fresh! :-)

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Daniel December 21, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Hey Nick, one of my favorite motivational speakers is Mark Gorman. He is a religious motivational speaker. Check him out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyGlmcJbjYI (copy, paste, and go)

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Daniel December 21, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Or just click and go, I didn’t know that it turned into a link.

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Pedro De Abreu January 9, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Nice.

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Renelda M December 21, 2011 at 9:28 pm

My ultimate goal is to become a college speaker to share my message and experience to college students about life after college. I dislike the title “motivational speaker” because I believe that in order to motivate someone it must start with that person taking the first step in reflecting on what they perceived their setbacks in life. I cant motivate someone if they cannot help themselves.
I surely don’t want to charge my audience over the top prices where most are struggling to make it financially and I surely don’t want to become like some of these highly paid speakers screaming on stage “you can do this” but has no substance to their message.

I agree with one of Pedro statement that “When you were in school, how often did you take the leadership role in group projects? If you’re like most entrepreneurs, the answer is every time. We’re natural leaders. But leadership comes easier to some than others.”

Actually when I was in school I was a shy person. I never thought that I was born to lead or become a leader. I started to realized my leadership qualities was during my senior year in college working in group projects and no one wanted to step up to be the team leader. I did not want to my grades to suffer and prevent me from graduating therefore I volunteered to be the team leader. In the end, my group was the only group scored 100 percent in all areas such as presentation and report. I was very impressed with myself that I was able to manage my team, collaborate cohesively and realized that I possesses leadership qualities.

Working in corporate America has sharpen my leadership skills tremendously due to my performance, assertiveness, innovation , integrity, and the ability to lead teams in exceeding budgets in a high pressure environment .Overall, I believe that their are various form of leadership qualities, some people are natural born leaders and some people will develope leadership skills in time.

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Nicholas Tart December 26, 2011 at 11:34 am

Hey Renelda! You should know that a $2,000-3,000 speaking fee isn’t unreasonable. That’s usually what event coordinators have in the budget for their speakers. I’m not a fan of “motivational” either. I think “college” is better as long as you know of colleges that bring in speakers.

I was a shy person too. Still am to some degree. In college, I realized that one of my skill sets was planning and organizing. And I’m a perfectionist. So if I didn’t take the leadership role, my grade would suffer. I think I was the team leader for just about every project for the last two years of school.

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Pedro De Abreu January 9, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Renelda, I used to think like you. How can I charge people for this? In truth, there are many answers to this question:

1) You deserve to be highly compensated for whatever it is you do in life.

2) There are few who can truly inspire others. If you are one of them, the law of Supply and Demand will make you wealthy whether you want it or not.

3) What is the price someone can pay you for changing his or her life?

I too dislike the title motivational. I prefer “inspirational” as it is less intrusive and depends upon the capacity of your listener to be inspired by your story.

In relation to your observations on leadership, everyone is born a leader: I have not seen a leader come into this world any other way.

Move forward with your message. Everyone has a story. You would be surprised at how many people relate to yours.

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Renelda M January 9, 2012 at 9:26 pm

@Pedro I appreciate your response and Thank you for the wealth of wisdom. Indeed there are few who can inspire others. I have a hard time accepting how much to charge those who are struggling especially college graduates who are not working.Of course it has to do a lot with shifting my mind which I am working on.

As for leadership skills I think only few can lead a village and many rather be followers because they do not believe that they are born to be leaders
Some people prefer to be complacent because it is comfortable.

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Nicholas Tart January 11, 2012 at 12:36 am

Thanks for taking the time to reply, Pedro! I feel like most speakers don’t like the word, motivational. But it’s what everyone searches for.

I hope everything is going well in Brazil!

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Pedro De Abreu January 15, 2012 at 1:47 am

Thanks, brotha! I am leaving on my mission this coming Tuesday! I went there this past month just to get engaged! hahaha ;)

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Nicholas Tart January 15, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Oh wow! Congratulations!

martin December 23, 2011 at 9:01 am

Thanks Nick. Pedro just shared some wonderful things about leadership. We should all be able to fully look at ourselves and come out with what makes us great and what drags us down. As it is often said, concentrate on the good and leave what you can’t change. Entrepreneurship is a serious business meaning everyone who starts something should be ready to go the extra mile.

Thanks guys for the lecture

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Nicholas Tart December 26, 2011 at 11:24 am

Sure thing, Martin. The other side of that is finding people to do what you’re not good at. What’s one thing you’re good at and one thing you’re not so good at?

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Pedro De Abreu January 9, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Martin, I appreciate your kind words. It is only through and with positive people like you that we can build a support system that is strong enough to support our dreams and aspirations.

Please feel free to add me on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pedrodeabreu?ref=tn_tnmn

Best, my friend.

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Daniel December 26, 2011 at 2:32 pm

so who enjoyed christmas

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Akos Fintor December 26, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Hey Pedro,

Very good energy and great speaking skills.

akos

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Pedro De Abreu January 9, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Thank you, Akos! I appreciate it. Please feel free to add me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pedrodeabreu?ref=tn_tnmn

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Daniel December 31, 2011 at 11:33 am

This is one of my favorite songs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koVHN6eO4Xg&ob=av3e Best of all, it provides a positive message to all entrepreneurs.

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Daniel January 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

My resolution is to be more organized, focused, and productive.

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Nicholas Tart January 5, 2012 at 12:39 am

Good, Daniel. How are you going to do that?

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Daniel January 5, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Hey my gravater isn’t showing. Why?

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Nicholas Tart January 5, 2012 at 10:59 pm

You’re probably using a different email in the comment area. Go to Gravatar.com and add your other email to your account and it’ll show up again.

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Daniel January 6, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Thank you

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Daniel January 5, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Also, I got a problem with an assignment. The prompt is “What do you want to do with your life and how will you get there?” All I know is that I want to be a successful entrepreneur but nothing else. Any ideas?

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Nicholas Tart January 5, 2012 at 11:00 pm

I think that’s up to you to figure out, Daniel! Very few people know exactly what they want to do and that’s why so many people are stuck in mediocrity. Always start with what you enjoy. Then figure out a way to build a life around that.

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Daniel January 6, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Thank you again but I already turned in my paper.

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Pedro De Abreu January 9, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Agreed. If you don’t know where you are going, you will never get there.

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Daniel January 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm

double agreed

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Daniel January 9, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Gravatar still not working. What the heck?

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Nicholas Tart January 11, 2012 at 12:33 am

It should work, Daniel, if you’re using the same email from your Gravatar account.

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Daniel January 10, 2012 at 5:37 pm

You should have a post on productivity, organization, and being focused. Since they’re my new years resolution.

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Nicholas Tart January 11, 2012 at 12:34 am

I’ve got a lot of times around those topics, Daniel. Especially since most of my work is on the computer. I’m still testing a few ideas, though. Once I find a good balance with everything, I’ll write about it. Thanks for the sugg (short for suggestion).

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Mark Smith January 13, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Greetings all you young entrepreneurs, from quite a bit older one…
To Arthur:
From my perspective, there’s one flaw in your argument about only the wealthy ($100M+) being qualified to speak “motivationally” – and it has to do with your definition of success. If you look at the most wealthy individuals throughout history, many of them were unhappy, eccentric and lonely. Additionally their financial success was not primarily a function of their intelligence or business savvy, but due to timing, circumstances and hard work. I define success as much more than how much money someone makes, and therefore I am very open to learning what other’s have to say about life, success, relationships, and things they’ve discovered on the journey.

Pedro – keep up the good work, and keep speaking from the heart – after all, that’s the thing God tells us He values most!

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Pedro De Abreu January 15, 2012 at 1:50 am

Mark, right on. Success to me is defined by my faith, my family and my friends. Have a superb 2012, brotha!

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Nicholas Tart January 15, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Thanks for weighing in, Mark :). I watched this short Tom Brady interview yesterday and I think it’s relevant here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HeLYQaZQW0

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Daniel January 16, 2012 at 3:30 pm

You should have a youth competition.

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Nicholas Tart January 17, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Well, I’m putting on two here in Colorado this year, Daniel. Anyway you can make it out for a month in March or April?

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Daniel January 17, 2012 at 2:57 pm

What do you mean, “Anyway you can make it out for a month in March or April?”

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Nicholas Tart January 18, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I’m not sure where you live, but if you live near Denver, you’d be able to make it into the competition. Rest assured, Daniel, I’m working hard to bring it to every young entrepreneur.

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Daniel January 18, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Denver! As in Colorado?! I live in Maryland, near Baltimore. Sorry, I can’t make it.

Ravi January 16, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Excellent and very motivating article. Thanks Nick for the help.

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Nicholas Tart January 18, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Sure thing, Ravi! What, specifically, motivated you about it?

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Daniel January 18, 2012 at 2:30 pm

What are the most comments you ever got on one post?

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Nicholas Tart January 18, 2012 at 4:30 pm

On 14 Clicks, this is now the highest commented article. JuniorBiz has a few 100+ commented posts with this one being the highest: http://juniorbiz.com/teen-money-making-ideas

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Daniel January 18, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Another sugg: have a live chat. So people could talk.

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Daniel January 22, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Just got the Monopoly: Electronic Banking game and it really fun.

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Nicholas Tart January 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm

What do you enjoy about it, Daniel?

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Daniel Hoang January 26, 2012 at 10:13 am

1. It’s more convenient than the original Monopoly game. The bank cards are easier to handle than the bills.
2. It’s educational, this board game teaches you how to make the maximum profit into your pocket from real estate. That is a very essential skill to learn.
3. It’s fun, I love winning, and I love to be the monopoly. I often imagine me being the monopoly in real life. Having beautiful buildings and developments that I can take pride in is one of my life’s goals.
4. This might go with 3 but I want to be my generation’s Donald Trump.

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Daniel January 24, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Hey Nick, I have a question. What’s the difference between a private company and a public company? And, also which is better? Thanks. :)

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Nicholas Tart January 24, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Most businesses start as private companies (i.e. Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Limited Liability Company, etc.). Once they get large enough and if it makes sense, companies will have an IPO (Initial Public Offering) and offer stock/ownership in the company to anyone. They do this to get an infusion of cash for future projects and to pay off their initial investors. Once they’re public, they need to keep more stringent regulations and release all of their financial information.

Personally, I don’t have any aspirations to take a company public. Facebook is considering making the transition from private to public.

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Martin January 25, 2012 at 5:20 am

Hi Nick, I believe as much as leadership qualities come to some naturally, others have to develop it. I get that is why it is important to get the resources to do so. I personally had to learn how to be an effective leader after I realized I lacked some vital qualities. I don’t regret doing that.

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Nicholas Tart January 25, 2012 at 10:46 am

Hey Martin, I’m like you, man. Some people are naturally charismatic. I think one good quality for leaders is the ability to see areas in your life that you can improve.

Which qualities have you had to develop?

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Daniel January 27, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Hey Nick, two things:
SUGG: Find some way for visitors to keep track of their comments and trackbacks if you can.
Question: I need help with funding, any thoughts?

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Nicholas Tart January 29, 2012 at 12:18 pm

The best we can do is give you the option to subscribe to the comments by clicking the checkbox when you leave a comment.

Start with why you think you need funding. Most entrepreneurs think they need funding when they actually don’t. Funding speeds up the process, but I’m convinced that it’s better to start by bootstrapping (finding a way to start it with $0).

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Daniel January 30, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Okay:)

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Daniel January 30, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Hey nick, this is my paper that I just got back. Please comment.

What do you want to do with your life? How will you get there?
When I get out of college, I want to start a company, maybe real estate development, maybe iPhone and iPad cases, or maybe even a book reseller. I always liked to read. I guess I‘m not sure what I will do, but I want a company that will feed me and my family for generations. I want a free life without worrying a fear about bills taking everything. So what I’m going to do to get there is work hard. In school I will get the proper education to be a respected executive. I’ll read as many books about business by the biggest gurus to learn how to be successful. In high school I will take courses to contribute to my goal. When I’m 16 I will have some money to buy a small house near a college to rent it out to students. My dad said he would co-sign to impress the sellers with his credit and to start building on my credit. When I’m in college my car will be a Lexus CT. In college I will make friends that can be potential business partners. I hope there will be some friends from high, middle, or elementary school in my college, but that is very unlikely. In college, I might drop out like Bill Gates. I might start my business in college like Mark Zuckerberg. Or I might finish it to get it over with and start my business later, like Donald Trump. Or maybe even go to college in another country to learn more about your potential consumers, like Akio Toyoda. In college I also plan to buy more houses to rent the out and make some side money without a job. If everything goes right you can find me on the front cover of Forbes, Fortune, Inc. magazines and others.

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Nicholas Tart February 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Lol… That’s awesome, Daniel! I believe ya, man. What did your teacher say?

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Daniel February 2, 2012 at 5:50 pm

And I quote: “You here obviously done a lot of research- and given this a lot of thought, 10/10.”

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Nicholas Tart February 4, 2012 at 11:00 am

Well done, Daniel. I have a feeling the people in your essay had a similar perspective on life when they were your age.

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Lita February 2, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Hey Daniel,

Are you into ebay? I know alot of teenagers who can’t borrow money from their parents or other sources and actually have alot of valuable items they could attempt to sell. Or, you could sell your services on fiverr…just some thoughts :)

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Daniel February 2, 2012 at 4:59 pm

No, I’m into eBay. I think I’m to young to have an eBay account anyways (BTW, I’m 12). And I never yet borrowed money from my parents. They borrow from me. In fact, my mom “borrowed” 260 dollars from me last week. The reason I put “—-” around the word borrow is because they don’t pay me back. But then again, they gave me a free, decent home, clothes, and food. :) BTW: thanks for visiting my website.

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Lita February 4, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Yeah of course! I totally understand. Well, I’d be happy to sell stuff from my account for you if you’d ever be interested. I’ll try to think of some more ways I can help you out though, I understand it’s a rough position to be in. Hit me up anytime :)

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Daniel February 6, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Hey who watched the super bowl?! Well there was a funny m&m commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=q33drZUXSzY , godaddy also had a commercial.

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Daniel February 13, 2012 at 8:29 pm

When I’m done with my business plan, I’ll put it up as a comment for other people to comment on it to give me suggestions and to help me fill up the holes.

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Dinesh Verma February 16, 2012 at 10:49 am

This is a good reading for guys who believe you can become entrepreneurs overnight.

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Nicholas Tart February 17, 2012 at 11:56 am

What do you mean, Dinesh?

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Daniel February 21, 2012 at 7:19 pm

WOW! Nothing happened when I left. SUGG: Have some sort of give away.

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Nicholas Tart February 26, 2012 at 11:52 am

Yep, I’ve been working on a few things around here. Will be coming back strong, soon.

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Daniel February 29, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I’ve been busy too. I made a project on my dream job and got a decent grade. I went on this awesome christian retreat at this awesome camp for teens. And guess what? The iPad 3 is predicted to come out March 7th.

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Daniel March 9, 2012 at 2:44 pm

New iPad out

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Daniel March 15, 2012 at 5:05 pm

hello?

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Nicholas Tart March 16, 2012 at 10:31 am

Hey Daniel! Yep, I’m still around. Just been busy. You’ll see soon.

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Daniel March 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Hey! I writing a guest post on how to make a premium product or service. Did you already do do something like that? Anyways, just sent you the request.

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Daniel March 21, 2012 at 6:56 pm

First post on site: upcomingbillionaire.wordpress.com ,check it out and comment.

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Daniel March 31, 2012 at 1:50 pm

If I had a choice, should i get an ipod touch (4) or ipad (3)?

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Edoardo Moreni April 26, 2012 at 11:02 am

Interesting, I watched the video. What I think is that the real Entrepreneurs do stuff, instead of telling the others how to do stuff. However behind these speeches, talks, blog posts I have started to find inspiration that will probably drive my future Entrepreneurial Journey.
Regarding the points, I believe that “belief” is the most important one. If you don’t believe in what you are doing you will never reach your aim. However it is not always easy, most of us simply “give up” after a day, but there are many others that “give up” after years, because they didn’t understand that what they were doing wasn’t worth it. The point is “give up” when it is time to “give up”. Don’t be a fool and don’t be blind.

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Nicholas Tart May 1, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Yeah, I’ve battled with that too, Edoardo. Part of the reason I haven’t been able to post on here recently is because I’ve been “doing stuff.” That stuff isn’t as rewarding as helping young entrepreneurs, but it’s taught me a lot. I want to find a good balance of doing stuff and teaching stuff, but it’s tough.

By the way, I like your tagline.

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Jakarta Apartment April 29, 2012 at 1:00 am

Nice story ,I am remember when I am at school , I am just follow the instrusction from my leader to do works, and I finished the task, but this posting is make motivation to me , thanks for the shared

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Daniel Hoang June 2, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Wazzup? man, you must be really busy. Well I’m back, and guess what? My birthday is June 17.

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Nicholas Tart June 3, 2012 at 10:34 am

Yep, I’ve been really busy lately, Daniel. Where have you been?

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Daniel June 8, 2012 at 2:17 pm

School mostly. But now school is over now.

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