Why Entrepreneurs Should Be More Like Weeds in a Garden

Here’s why resilience is the one most important trait for entrepreneurs. September 30, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Want to be the top dog in your industry? You’ve got to believe in your service or product, know how to craft and hone an offer that kills, and be on a constant journey for improvement.  But the top entrepreneurs in your industry know that you can plan all you want, research until there’s nothing left to watch or read and network like a madman. However, if you’re not resilient, all that other stuff doesn’t matter, because resilience is what takes a great idea and makes sure it succeeds, despite the onslaught of setbacks and failures along the way. I’m talking about the resilience of a weed, sticking your face everywhere it’s not supposed to be and fighting for your business like it’s your life.  Let’s […]

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How a Super Bowl Champion and Entrepreneur Got Back Up After Adversity Hit

Setema Gali, high-performance coach and Super Bowl champion, shares how the end of his football career and the mortgage crisis helped him strengthen his mindset. August 24, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. NFL champion, entrepreneur and performance coach Setema Gali talks about the successes and difficulties he had when transitioning from professional athlete to the business world. Gali breaks down how his football career prepared him mentally to get back up each time he was knocked down. Then, he explains his path to redemption after being forced to declare bankruptcy, as well as how he was able to rebuild after honing his door-to-door sales skills. Gali and The Playbook host David Meltzer discuss topics such as how professional sports can provide an individual tools to succeed in business, stopping your pride and ego from getting in your way and what it was like for Setema to sell his beloved […]

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Why People Really Hate Us Online

Pat Flynn: Stop talking, because nobody cares. You are a complete idiot— Speaker 2: You are a complete idiot from head to toe. Speaker 3: Go do something that actually matters. Speaker 4: Why were you even born? Pat: . . . I hate you. Speaker 2: I hate you. Pat: These are some powerful words that I’ve read online about myself. Now, nobody has ever said any of these things to me in person, but it doesn’t really matter because when I read these things online, it hurts. I don’t know if you’ve ever been targeted for hate online. Whether it’s a comment on a YouTube video, or your blog, or a reply on social media, or something that you read in a forum somewhere, it doesn’t matter. It never feels good no matter how much people tell you that those are things you should just ignore. I’ve been […]

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The Miracle Equation and How to Help You Achieve Your Biggest Goals

Hal Elrod: He said, “Hal, you don’t have that kind of cancer. You don’t have a slow growing tumor.” He goes, “You were healthy last week. You’re on the verge of death right now, and you’ve got days to live if we don’t do chemo.” I thought that was a scare tactic. I’m like, “You know, let me sleep on it.” I Googled it and basically found this is real, most people die from this cancer because they go and get misdiagnosed with pneumonia, which is what I was diagnosed with initially. Then before they figure out what’s actually wrong, the person’s dead. And so I started chemo . . . Pat Flynn: You’re listening to Hal Elrod, a near and dear friend of mine who has gone through, now, a second near-death experience. The first time he was on the show, he talked about his book The Miracle Morning, […]

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How to Start A Business That Will Increase Mental Strength

It’s an uncomfortable process, which is why it’s worth doing. December 21, 2018 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Whether you’re starting a business for the first time or you’re a serial entrepreneur, being mentally tough is a quality you must possess. After all, it’s your mental strength that will keep you going when you must overcome adversity. That strength keeps you focused, positive, and resilient when all seems lost. And, it can help you learn from your mistakes, instead of wallowing in the past. As an entrepreneur — start a business that will increase mental strength. You may think that some people are born with mental toughness. While that may be true in some situations, it’s also possible to develop mental toughness. In fact, you can actually increase your mental strength while starting a business. And, here’s how. Know who you are. The first […]

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How Losing a Major Supporter Helped This Company Build More Bridges, Not Burn Them

At times, even the most unanticipated obstacle can turn into a positive. December 20, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In the newest episode of Entrepreneur Network partner Jason Saltzman’s series Resilience (now in its second season), Ajay Kulkarni, co-founder and CEO of Timescale, sits down with Satlzman to talk about the about his business and its place in modern-day society. Kulkarni talks about how one of the company’s main investors passed away in an untimely manner — how the company moved forward and used the memory of the investor’s bright spirit to keep the entire team to continue and believe in their work.  Later in the discussion, the two entrepreneurs mention how such an unsettling event emphasized the importance of working hard at your goals and taking care of those around you.  To hear more from Ajay Kulkarni and Jason Saltzman’s discussion, click on the video. Related: What Real Entrepreneurs Do When They Hear […]

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A Hurricane Hit My Business and Knocked Out the Power. Here’s How I Responded.

When the power went out, it would have been easy to just wait it out. Instead, Greg Rollett decided to keep moving forward. April 5, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. If you think business is going to be easy, think again. There are always mistakes, errors, tough times and challenges that all small-business owners and entrepreneurs are going to face — no matter who they are.  The best entrepreneurs are the ones who overcome these challenges and storms to make their business even stronger. In this episode of The Ambitious Life, Greg Rollett shares how an actual storm — a hurricane, to be exact — derailed his business for the week and what he is doing to weather that storm and create sunshine on a cloudy day.  Click play to learn more and start working toward your dream life now. Related: How to Make a Business Plan […]

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