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An entrepreneur is a fighter

A lot of people are throwing around the term entrepreneur but don't really know what it means. 

I get it. Entrepreneurs seem to have amazing lives. No boss, lots of money, freedom, autonomy, big spirits, and pretty much get to do what they want to do all day and get paid for it.You get to be in charge and make the most important decisions. It costs to be the boss and it sounds good to say you've paid it...


That's just the glamorous side of it. The reality of it is, an entrepreneur has to build anything they want to call their dream. If you've ever tried to start and run a businesses, or even just one business you'll know there's an ugly side.The side that most people can't endure or deal with. The side that will make you quit and run home to mommy corporate America faster than you can spell BOSS! 
Entrepreneurship comes with its share of ups and definitely with it's share of downs. The actual working and growing of the business. The competition. The loneli…

"Where's your passive?"

People often come to me asking advice about business. Mostly, it's about money and or income. One of the questions always I ask is how often they get paid. The answer always seems to be "When I move product/service XYZ." My response is always, "Where's your passive?" 

For most people, the concept of making money when they produce something is easy. However, many are stumped when thinking of ways to make money when business is slow, something happens to their ability to produce, or they simply don't feel like working as hard.

The answer lies in understanding the difference between active and passive income streams.

Opportunities are available in any economy, good or bad in any business. If you're positioned correctly and have the experience and knowledge, you have the greatest opportunity to take advantage of this. 

It's fine to love what you do, I encourage it...but bills still need to be paid. We've all heard the age old adage "Find a way …

Questions

I'm all for following your dreams, doing what you love, and being who are you are. I love being different and going the path less traveled. As are many of you, I've been a rebel all my life. Our generation is pretty good at this concept. I firmly believe if you see everyone going in a particular direction, you should do the opposite. However, I believe everything we do should have a cause or purpose....and it does.  After all, shouldn't we have purpose? Direction? Substance? Something?Today, I question it

I question everything and I question if often. Our generation is famous for saying "IDGAF" , "I don't care what people think" and screaming how much of an individual we are.

Let's be honest for a second.

 Is it the complete opposite? Do we really not care what others think? Or is all that just a facade and cry out for attention? Are we quietly craving acceptance from everyone? Or better yet, people we don't even know? Do we care what the w…

Magic?

A lot of people believe that the successful have this magical ability that took them led them to success. This couldn't be further from the truth! A lot of people believe that the successful landed in the lives they dream of because of who they knew, what family they were from, or some even some fancy resume. These things may help, but at the bottom line of most successful people there's a common denominator.  

Yes, there are gifted people. Yes, there are talented people. Yes, there are blessings. However, most people don't have a unique talent that gifted them their success. Most people who've made it to the other side have done so using old fashioned "elbow grease!" They worked, and by God they worked HARD! 

You only see the fruits of their labor,and you call them an "overnight" success. You didn't see the numerous failures and years and years of hard work they put in beforehand to get them the things they desire. You only see the the results, n…

What legacy will you leave?

This is a question we should all ask ourselves. You don't have to answer aloud, but please at least ask yourself the question. 
Childless or not, we should ponder what we're leaving our next generation. We often hear people say "Leave a better planet for our next generation" or "The government is spending too much money, what about our next generation?" 
My question is, what are we actively doing and or building OURSELVES for our next generation? What kind of shape will our family be in when our number is called and we have to go home to be with the Lord? This isn't supposed to be scary talk, this is about planning. It's been said "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." Do you have a plan? Are you working it?
The good book says a good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children. That's several generations. 
As it sits, right now, what are you set to leave your kids? An inheritance, a business, property, accounts, or bil…