Only 1000 hours to go

I was reading Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell last weekend and was struck by a quote and its’ relation to the 90% Rule. Neurologist, Daniel Levitin, writes, “The emerging picture from such studies is that ten thousand hours of practice is required to achieve the level of mastery associated with being a world class expert — in anything”
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Move thoughts into actions, actions into sales

No matter how much you think about anything there is no way to know if what you are doing, or planning to do, is going to work. That’s part of the entrepreneurial risk every business has to live with.

However, up-front thinking can actually help mitigate risk and enable you to develop more relevant and actionable ideas, more quickly … especially if the thinking moves along a path that systematically becomes more in tune with your vision, goals and customer needs. More →

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Entrepreneur 101

There are a few things that you can be sure of as an entrepreneur:

•   If you don’t believe in yourself and your ideas then
you can be sure that nobody else will
•   If you don’t have passion for your business it won’t
come from anyone else
•   If it was supposed to be easy, everybody would be
doing it
•   The problems are there not to stop you from
succeeding but to stop the others from going
where you go
•   If there are but a few words to live by, let them be
audacity, vision, belief and persistence
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