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Business Management – Being Your Own Boss Part 2

Continuing on from Being Your Own Boss Part 1... this post will discussĀ building your environment, scheduling your time, and measuring your progress. Building Your Environment As your own boss, you have the luxury and responsibility of establishing your own working environment. Instead of being subject to your employer's ideas or limitations, you get to choose what your environment will look … [Read more...]

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Business Management – Being Your Own Boss Part 1

Being your own boss can be the most rewarding or frustrating state for a small business owner to find themselves in. It can be the most rewarding because you are working toward and gaining your own financial freedom, geographical flexibility, control over your time, and freedom to choose your future. But it can also be the most frustrating in that you can become overworked, stressed out, defeated … [Read more...]

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Passion – Understanding Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation

There is a lot of discussion about motivational theories among the business community. Most all of these theories and discussions revolve around how to motivate your employees to work harder and reach the goals set by the company. I have studied these theories at length and find most of them manipulative and frustrating as they all center on what is best for the company, but not what is best for … [Read more...]

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Business Formation – Transition Point

I had a few circumstances collide today that brought up the topic for today. I have two resources that I encountered and a situation with the last business I worked at that where I had to go back into the office to pick some things up. All that to say, the topic today is that moment of transition where you cease being dependent on another person or entity for your income and enter into your own … [Read more...]

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Link – Dave Kraft: A Job or Calling?

I will throw links to other articles and resources out there from time to time from the various blogs and sources that I follow. I would like to link to a thought-provoking blog by Dave Kraft called A Job or Calling?. In the blog he differentiates between a "job" and a "vocation" with the latter being what you are called, gifted, and passionate about doing. It was a good reminder to me to keep … [Read more...]

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Business Formation – Mindset

Well here we are, ready to jump in. The first topic I would like to discuss here about business formation is developing the mindset to start, manage, and succeed in your own business. I want to start here because I believe that having the right mindset is the key to actually making this whole thing work. I want to break the mindset down into 3 areas: personal confidence, personal … [Read more...]

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Employee to Entrepreneur – My Story

I would like to take this post to let you know what brought me here... to answer some of the questions I posed to you in my last post. My hope is that my own journey from Employee to Entrepreneur resonates with you and we find our paths crossing in the weeks and months ahead. Why have I chosen this road? As I have quoted before and is at the top of this web site, I quote again: Ah, but a man's … [Read more...]

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From Employee to Entrepreneur

So I have set the context and laid a little groundwork for you as to why I am here and what you can expect going forward, but I would like to turn it over to you and ask you the following question: Why have you chosen the road of having your own business? I ask you this because I really want to know. I want to know what drives you. I want to know why you do the things you do. Were you born into … [Read more...]

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