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Can You Become An Entrepreneur?

Or is it just born in you? What do you think? Is it possible to change who you are? Would you even want to? Today I chat with Suzanne Mulville, author of “From Employee to Entrepreneur“.

entSuzanne and I chat about many questions regarding being and becoming an entrepreneur.

Questions like… Is it possible to “become” an entrepreneur? What does it take? And triggers that people face when they’re considering making the jump. For example, you may ask yourself as you sit in your horrible job you hate, how long do you want to tolerate being unhappy?

It might be time to listen to this podcast and find out if it’s possible to make the switch to a new lifestyle.

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Failure – An Entrepreneur’s Journey

Failure can be a good thing. In fact, failure can be a great thing! In life, and in business, failure is a very important part of the learning process. Everyone fails, it’s inevitable.

The question for you as an entrepreneur is are you going to get back up on the horse and try again and do it better, or are you going to give up? Many people try once and fail and get scared into not trying again. Personally, every time something happens that fails in my world, I try again, and again until I get it right. Watch this video to get a few more insights, and hopefully a little inspiration for you about failure and how it can help you. I reference Mark Cuban in this video.

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TheDailyFlip.com is a web show about online marketing and being an entrepreneur. Jim Kukral is an award-winning and long-time blogger, as well as speaker, writer, online marketer and web entrepreneur. You can read more about Jim Kukral here.

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Being an Entrepreneur Isn’t For Everybody

So you’ve always dreamed about being an entrepreneur have you? It’s a lot of blood, sweat and tears. In today’s Daily Flip, I talk about what it takes to be an entrepreneur, and about how some people just aren’t cut out for it.

YouTube link: Being an Entrepreneur Isn’t For Everybody.

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Mark Cuban – Success & Motivation – A MUST Read

Head on over and read this amazing series that sums up how Mark MADE himself a success. Again, he MADE it.

I particularly like this part from the end of part 3 where he talks about just finding out that his secretary ripped off his entire bank account ($83k to be exact)… Bold is mine.

I got back to the office, told Martin what happened at the bank, and then I realized what I had to do about all of this. I had to go back to work. That what was done, was done. That worrying about revenge, getting pissed at the bank, all those “I’m going to get even and kick your ass thoughts” were basically just a waste of energy. No one was going to cover my obligations but me. I had to get my ass back to work, and do so quickly. That’s exactly what I did.

Indeed. Leave the negativity behind. Go back to work, follow your passion and believe and move forward.

In talking about his past, many, failures…

With every effort, I learned a lot. With every mistake and failure, not only mine, but of those around me, I learned what not to do. I also got to study the success of those I did business with as well. I had more than a healthy dose of fear, and an unlimited amount of hope, and more importantly, no limit on time and effort.

Great stuff.

Good News: Mark Cuban Doesn’t Want To Socialize With Me On Facebook

It seems Mark Cuban and I have something else in common. Neither of us want to use Facebook to “socialize”.

I met Mark Cuban when I introduced him at the Blog World Expo in the fall of 2007. Video below. Am I his Facebook friend? I think so. I remember adding him after that because he was asking people to connect with him, so I did.

Do I want to socialize with Mark Cuban? Not really, and I’m guessing from this post that he doesn’t want to really socialize with me either. I like to know him, and contact him, but I don’t feel the need to send him personal notes.

See, according to Mark, I’m in his “Power Layer”.

These are people who in whatever industry they are in , retain some level of power. Having them as FB friends, although very simple and non committal, gives me some level of access to them, and them to me. These are people that if they sent me a FB mail, i would certainly read and respond to , and I think they would do the same.

Now, I’m not “powerful”. But I am influential in my niche, so that’s that I think he means about “power”. I’ve interacted with Mark several times in the past via email, not by phone yet, and I certainly don’t feel he’s my “close friend”. So I get what he’s saying here.

This is the exact same view I have with Facebook. I use it as a big fancy contact database that allows me to stay connected with people I “may” need to get in touch with every once in a while.

He also describes the “power level” friend as the “one shot layer” of friends…

Its what I could also call the one shot layer. If you have an idea or thought, you get 1 shot, per year to get their attention. Anything more than that probably could and would get me deleted. Everyone at this layer gets pitched continuously. Myself included. If you abuse it, you lose it.

Right. I get that, and I’m glad he admits that, no b-s’ing around. I have many things I’d like to talk to Mark about in terms of my businesses. I’d like to ask him to invest in some of my ideas. I’d like to ask his advice about business ideas I have.

But I don’t.

I get that for someone like him (as famous as him), to EXPECT that from him is silly. I have his email, and I can also send him Facebook messages, but I don’t, and I won’t.

Mark gets Facebook like I get Facebook.

I Work In Bursts, How About You?

I’m what you would call a “burst” worker. Instead of planning out a bunch of ideas and scheduling them to be done on certain dates and in certain order, I instead aggregate a bunch of thoughts over time, then when I feel ready, I quickly push all of them into production and get them done as fast as possible with tweaking to come after.

I’m an Internet geek marketer with information overload.

Here’s an example of what I mean.

All in about 8-hours or so of working time. Tomorrow I may do nothing except catch up on RSS feeds and check email. This is how I work.

Now I know this is probably not the most productive way to get things done. A smart person probably plans out their tasks and goals and sets dates for them. I can understand how that can be much more productive.

How do you “get stuff done”? I’m interested to hear how other people accomplish their tasks. Maybe you’ll give everyone a tip we can all use. I’m open to change. :)

You Can’t Win, So Don’t Even Try

This is for anyone who wants to be successful. For anyone with the drive who keeps trying and trying yet keeps failing. For anyone who keeps being told you can’t do something.

On Sunday my beloved Cleveland Browns play the might New England Patriots. Nobody says the Browns can win. Nobody will pick them. They can’t win.

Right?

I’ve been in this Internet game for over 10 years now. I’ve produced thousands of websites, blogs, applications, etc… Many of those have failed. Yet, every day I get up and begin again, plotting my next idea and going for it.

I’ve been told I can’t do it. I’ve had investors laugh in my face. I’ve had bosses tell me to stop dreaming. You can’t do it Jim, there’s too much competition. You can’t do that Jim, it’ll never work.

I’m here to tell you that you can do it. Keep dreaming. Keep plotting. Find your passion and go for it. Make the investment, take a risk. Do it today.

Or don’t, and make the biggest mistake… failure by not trying.

End rant.

Make Money Blogging Entrepreneur Radio Appearance

Tony sent me a link to a cool search site called EveryZing.com. Love that name! Anyway, I did a search for my last name, as I always do on new search engines because I’m marketing vain, and some archived audio files came up I had forgotten about.

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I did an interview with the guys from Entrepreneur magazine EBiz radio show about how to make money as a blogger. It’s in two parts, which you can listen to below. Enjoy.


How to monetize your blog part 1


How to monetize your blog part 2