- I believe that we should rejoice in the success of others as much as we do in our own.
- We should not only admit our mistakes but we should share stories about them with others.
- Our mistakes instruct us how to live a better life. They are gifts.
- We should ask others for help when we need it.
- I believe that gossip is bad- it is like committing an act of violence against the person being talked about. They will probably never know exactly what was said, and will never be able to defend themselves.
- We should surround ourselves with interesting people.
- We should be brave and do things that scare us.
- We should always do work that we love, embrace change, and take a chance.
- We should give others a chance, even when they haven’t asked for one.
- We should not panic.
- What do you believe?
November 17-24th is Global Entrepreneurship Week, which began in 2007 with 37 countries participating and has since risen to over 140 countries. Next week is “the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare” (gew.org). On this day, entrepreneurs are encouraged to thank their mentors and spread awareness through sharing their experiences.
There will be events going on across the country to fuel interest and help people take their entrepreneurial endeavors to the next level. Start ups help create jobs, innovate industries, and help stimulate the economy overall, so it’s important to keep interest and achievability alive. These events can help shape potential business ideas through seminars, and create networking opportunities along the way that could even lead to finding investors.
With each new success story, others decide to take the leap and start their dream business. So during this week, I hope entrepreneurs take a minute to share tips on how to achieve success when starting your own business to those aspiring to do the same.
If you’re interested in finding an event near you, go to: http://us.gew.co/activities
Or take a look at the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming events, here:http://acchamber.org/events.aspx
Categories: Business Development, Leadership, Success
I love to listen to National Public Radio. Over the years, Car Talk has become one of my favorite programs. It’s a favorite, not because I have a love for cars, but because I’ve always found the conversation between the two brothers who co-host to have so much practical advice for living.
I remember one conversation where Tom Magliozzi, one of the brothers, said he believed that America should have one universal speed limit: 35 miles per hour. Why? Because he had been in a very bad accident when he was in college that made him stop and think about what would happen if we all slowed down a bit in everything we do.
Perhaps if we take just a slightly longer look at everything that is going on around us, we would make for fewer mistakes and have fewer accidents. Not bad advice. I was reminded of his speed limit wish when I learned of his passing this week. It made me think that it would probably make him happy to know that at least one person was listening to his speed limit idea and, agreed that slowing down so we can appreciate more of the precious opportunities we have definitely does make for a better ride.
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