Yep, it is that serious. I mean think about it, if you don’t innovate in your business or start up you will die eventually, probably a slow, tedious death as your profit margins shrivel into oblivion and your competitors wipe the floor with your pride. Sounds grim doesn’t it? But there is a solution, one that is amazing, unique and totally free! It’s called innovation and it is the number 1 thing entrepreneur’s must do to ensure their business is a success.
Innovation vs. Evolution
We all evolve, it is clear to see that people grow and adapt, as do animals, fishies and just about everything in existence. But as a business you don’t want to ‘evolve’ with the market you want to ‘lead’ with an innovation that will trickle down into evolution for all the non-innovators years later.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. – George Bernard Shaw
I have been called unreasonable, unrealistic, obstinate and been described as living in a dream world more than once. I used to take it as an insult but now I smile and see it more as a “your on the right track” sent from above.
Today was a rough one for me, per usual I had some business ups and downs, things that are just part of life and I let it get to me. Occasionally I get very overwhelmed with my whole escape from the 9 to 5 and lose focus, I let fear creep up into my brain and it literally can paralyze my thoughts. That is until I grab myself by the shoulders and SCREAM “Failure is NOT an option!!”.
I think I may make this section a semi-regular part of my blog, maybe on Friday when I am feeling lazy. I’m going to outline the top blog posts I’ve read this week that will encourage, inspire and most importantly help you escape the 9 to 5 for good. Oh yeah, and these posts are GOOD, I’ve read all of them myself and out of the hundreds of things I read all week they stand out as the brightest.
I love Kurt Vonnegut, granted our political, religious and sociological views different massively. But he was an amazing, inspiring writer whom wrote a treasure trove of classics. The other day I was rereading Time Quake and a sentence out of that book stuck with me… Vonnegut writes that him and a friend decided that “only 17% of people in the world have lives worth living”.
So it is getting near that time of the year, that awful time, tax time. If you are an entrepreneur this is one of the scariest times of the year. I won’t even regale you with my tax terrors but instead I wanted to provide 10 tools I wish I’d had when I started out to escape the 9 to 5.
How long have you thought about escaping the 9 to 5 and finally living the lifestyle you want? Has it been months or even years? You aren’t getting any younger, I am sick of people not going for their goals. This is the only life you have make it incredible. If you feel as if you can live an incredible life by being stuck in a 9 to 5 job than fine. But most people don’t, they just are too scared to leave their comfort zone.
So a few weeks ago I did a blog post which has so far been most popular and commented on ever, it was called My Craziest Idea Yet also known as the Crazy Cadillac Plan. So far it has a grand total of 49 comments and a lot of great discussion was started there. I’ll sum up the plan for those of you who are crunched on time…
As an entrepreneur who spends all her time staring at a MAC it is easy to get sloth-butt, this is my unattractive term for sitting to long and being a lazy pile of a person. But even when you are in the midst of a start up or fighting for your small businesses survival in tough times you have got to remember that one of the key parts of escaping the 9 to 5 is not having to be STUCK at a desk all day. Remember…
A health entrepreneur = a happy entrepreneur
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