Cultivated Inc. |Getting Entrepreneurial

 

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For all the entrepreneurial minds out there, stand out from the crowd by managing your work, product, and people more efficiently.

WORK

Work smart, not hard.

When someone tells you they are working hard, it’s usually an excuse for not working smart. Remember time is a precious commodity, and being busy doesn’t necessarily mean you’re being productive. So maintain a change-oriented and future-focused mentality, and become known as a person of action who is comfortable making decisions of all sizes. Work while others sleep and start your workday a night before. Being proactive and out-preparing your competition will make you the type of person people will want to do business with.

PRODUCT

Decommoditize.

Competitors cannot imitate the YOU in your product. Steve Jobs said, “It [what you choose to do] has got to be something that you’re passionate about because otherwise you won’t have the perseverance to see it through”. Be passionate. Be unique. There are no short cuts any place worth going, so constant adaptation and improvement is necessary for your product to reach its full potential.

PEOPLE

Successful people look for opportunities to help others.

Helping others achieve their goals is the gateway to personal satisfaction and professional advancement. People want to do business with friends. Why? Friends are trustworthy, credible, and make you feel important. If people like you they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you they’ll do business with you. Albert Einstein said, “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value”.  In the end, success will come if you position yourself as a resource to others.

Be on the lookout for more business and finance knowledge at cultivatedinfluence.net, if you like what you see add me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter (@AlecFetterer), or connect with me via LinkedIn.

-Money Never Sleeps

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Alex says:

    Great article! Too often people miss the connection that when they work for someone else, they are trading their time (their most valuable resource) for money.

    1. afett80 says:

      Thanks Alex, I couldn’t agree more! I always say time doesn’t quite equal money

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