Tag: Entrepreneurship

This three-step process is the foundation of everything I do.

When I write, when I speak, and when I teach classes, I start with these three keys.

If you want to be successful, or encourage others to be successful, you need to unlock your potential with these three keys to success (corny, I know, but I couldn’t pass on the pun).

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Entrepreneurship isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Going into it, you expect to wake up on a cloud, work on a whim, and fall asleep every night with the satisfaction of knowing that you made the world a better place.

It’s not like that. In some ways, it’s quite the opposite.

I don’t want to dishearten you. Rather, I’d like to set a few things straight to give you a better idea of what entrepreneurship is really like so you can work towards creating a business that you enjoy.

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When asked, “why do you want to be an entrepreneur?”, most people give one of three answers:

  1. I want to by my own boss.
  2. I want to make a lot of money.
  3. I want to do things my way.

These are terrible, thoughtless answers that make you seem like you have no idea what you’re talking about. Instead, here are five meaningful, non-cliché reasons to be an entrepreneur.

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There are two rules for success. 1) Never tell everything you know.

That’s a quote by Roger H. Lincoln, but it isn’t necessarily one that I live by. I find success in helping other people find success.

However, I can’t help you unless you follow the two most important steps in entrepreneurship.

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Three of the world’s top four websites were started by college students. And that fourth one was started by a 28-year-old and two 26-year-olds.

If you’re looking to start a company as a college student, stop looking for that big idea. Look for a big problem, then solve it. Out of these ten incredible companies, only three were originally founded as businesses.

Here are the top ten companies that were started by college students in the order of their Alexa rankings.

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