I Just Want To Be In Charge Of Me

Like most people fresh out of college, I dreamed of landing a job with a Fortune 500 company. Most of us wanted to get a good company on our resume so we could begin building our careers. The thought of working your way up the ladder was truly exciting, and when you met your first big boss with the cushy corner office it got you motivated even more to work harder for your dreams. Many of these big companies flashed fancy trips, stock options, and powerful titles at you. In return, you follow the bouncing ball and drink whatever Elixir the powers at be were serving for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So what’s this movement we are beginning to see here in the United States? Is it the loner movement? Is it a trend of more people that want to work in their pajamas at home? Is this a monumental shift in the course of time that your friend isn’t ...

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Entrepreneur Series – Lesson 9 – Execution

I remember growing my career in management with a large Fortune 500 company when my Executive Vice President told me something one day.   He said, “Ted, execution is the one thing that separates the good from the great.  Let me put it to you this way.   If you don’t execute, you’ll be executed.”   I guess it’s hard to forget that, but it still rings true in my mind today.   Some of the best leaders and managers in business don’t achieve peak results because they simply don’t execute the plan. If you like to read, I highly recommend that you pick up a book written by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan called Execution.  There is a wealth of knowledge in this book about execution, and how to be very successful at getting things done.    Here are three mistakes new entrepreneurs make when it comes to execution. Changing the plan too often– One of the sayings I love is that focus beats ...

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