Starting Your Own Business: Part 5

When you decide to start your own business, you can do it impulsively because of a significant emotional experience or event in your life, like the loss of a job or the appearance of an opportunity, or you can do it slowly and deliberately by spending several weeks or months in study and preparation. In either case, investigate before you invest. … Read more

Starting Your Own Business: Part 1

In a time of rapid economic expansion, in all directions, it is easier and more possible for you to start your own business and to be successful than it ever has been before. The good news is that, every single different type of person, from every single background, with every single limitation has started and built a successful business. And so can you. The most important single quality in starting and building your own successful business is courage. Like the Starship Enterprise, you have to have the courage to go where no one has ever gone before. No matter how many other people have started and built businesses, when you embark on your first business, you will feel like you… Read more

The Principles of Self-Management Part One

The starting point of maturity is the realization that “No one is coming to the rescue.” Everything you are or ever will be is entirely up to you.

This life is not a rehearsal for anything else. This is the real thing. The game is on. Time is passing quickly, and all of your decisions and indecisions, your actions and inactions, have added up to create the life you’re living at this very minute. If you want things to be different in the future, you’ll have to make things different in the present. You’ll have to take complete charge of yourself and your life and make things change, because they won’t change by themselves.

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