I have been on a tear these last few months on a new project, a new book. It’s titled “Bible Secrets for Startups and Entrepreneurs” that is meant for Christians, Jews, and anyone that is interested in what the Bible has to say about business.
All of us need a purpose, a path, to which we need to focus our time and energy on, and when we don’t have it, we feel lost. Last fall I met with a few individuals and they all said that I and a “deer in the headlights” look about me. I sort had an idea of what to do, but had lost my direction. That is, until.
Until I met someone that because of our similar backgrounds we were able to see some issues that needed to be addressed.
When you’re working in a job or doing a job, you only see what is in front of you, rarely looking up or taking the time to see what is around you. Here is a perfect example of someone that not only shows, but demonstrates to others the potential and possibilities that are in front of them.
I was recently told that I needed to prove that I was an expert to my audience. Yes, PROVE, that I am an expert at what I do. With that statement I am able to debunk it rather quickly with a real life example. One in which early in my writing career, i.e. my first book, I was able to see past this issue because of this one example.
I hear lot of talk in the media about the “20 over 20″ or the “30 over 30″ years old that are taking names in the area of startups, but you don’t hear much about older folks who change their lives by heading in another direction.
Here’s the story about a 70 year old body builder who’s changing the perception of what “old” is:
When it comes to entrepreneurs, the typical saying is that we get to choose which 80 hours a week we want to work. That’s a lot of hours, and a lot of effort. But with that can come stress. Or maybe not.
Studies have shown that our bodies and their cells have two extremes that affect them negatively: too much effort or stress put on a cell and no effort or stress put on a cell, i.e. if one becomes overwhelmed with things to do versus having nothing to do.
All of us would love to have nothing to do, but that defeats the purpose of one’s life, but do we look for having too much stress? Well, there’s a TED talk about it.
Testimonial letter from Henry Scadding (1883) (Photo credit: Toronto Public Library Special Collections)
One of the factors of any entrepreneur starting a business is getting testimonials, those comments from customers that tell others of the value of your work.
What most budding entrepreneurs do not understand is that the relationship between both business and their customer and vendors is essential, and missing this vital aspect of building a business becomes missed opportunities for future business and growth.
Too often budding entrepreneurs act like sponges, willing to take as much free stuff as possible with little to give back or share. One of the simplest acts to get noticed for your business is….