I just got off the phone coaching a lady who is a business coach herself and her target market is older ladies who are empty nesters (she wanted to know more about publishing her content into a book). You know those ladies, their kids are all grown, the husband is still working and has his routine, but now these ladies have LOTS more time now with little to do. If you’re older, your Mom is probably like that, too.
So as we were discussing about these ladies I told her that in my experience mothers, and to a lesser degree ladies, have a difficult time expressing themselves or speaking up. While us guys in most cases LOVE to talk about ourselves, we’re more like peacocks that strut around showing off our plumage. Women, not so much. But when you’re talking about a business, you HAVE to talk about your business. My comment to Connie was, “Connie, if you have the cure for cancer, would you keep it hidden, or would you be telling the world about it?” She gasped and said, “Well, I’d be telling the world about it!” I said, “Now THAT is how you handle your talents toward others, you’re the doctor of your talents, now share your talent cures!” At that moment, I knew I had another blog post. So what does it mean to be the Doctor of your Talents?
Have you ever been online or on Facebook and someone asks a question of you and you have this SMH (Smack My Head) moment and wonder: “You mean with the best search engine in the world, Google, and you want ME to look it up for you?”
I now use LMGTFY = Let Me Google That For You when I’m online and they always ask, “What’s that?”
A young teenaged student named Ludwick Marishane invented a water-less bathing lotion — all because he didn’t feel like taking baths. Oh, and he was named the 2011 Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Here is a graphic from the Kauffman Foundation and Forbes magazine that describes people’s interest in entrepreneurship. It’s alive and well.
There are two facts that I should point out that can be easily overcome this barrier.
Dear Optimist, Pessimist, and Realist,
While you were arguing over whether the glass was half full, …..
My friend Thomas Frey has written a new piece that it titled “2 Billion Jobs to Disappear by 2030” and goes into what is changing in the coming years.
Here’s the take away:
I can’t make this up, but it’s gold to entrepreneurs. A quick way to test out an idea from an objective source over coffee.
Snooty Monkey’s The $20 Starbucks Test.
I loved the idea.
What do you think?