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Wisdom is key in all areas of life. There is no substitute for it. We must seek to apply it in every day of our lives. It’s one of the reasons why I am reading a different book each month this year. You can read my thoughts about the latest read Rework.

The web is also full of individuals sharing knowledge about many things. For today’s post I pulled together vital points from some filters you may know and not know around the topic of entrepreneurship. Here is what they had to say….

 

Entrepreneur Insight

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Entrepreneurs + Leaders: Eat right and exercise, even when you’re busy. You cannot afford to be sick and lethargic. Honor your instrument.Lisa Nicole Bell
Change is not always progress, but progress always requires change. #kingdombiz #prosperonpurposePaul Wilson Jr
If you find you are not enjoying what you are doing as entrepreneur…change course! That’s why you are an #entrepreneur, remember!? ;) Pam Moore
#entrepreneur ´┐Ż´┐Żlittlemissching
Update @JAXChamber Don’t let the setbacks stop you. If you can persevere and do what’s necessary you can be an entrepreneur. Rick Sontag.Carlton L Robinson
FACT: If you are in business, you are in #SALES! Every successful entrepreneur learned how to sell what s/he has to offer!Adam Urbanski
#passion #startup #entrepreneurQuospire

What are some the points that stand out to you about being an entrepreneur?

Just finished reading Rework from the founders of 37 Signals. Good read. Against the grain from the way most companies are run. #fb
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Dewitt Robinson

I just finished reading 37 Signals from the founders of 37 Signals. Why? Well, it is one of my goals to read a different book each month this year. Also, I picked up a copy because I want to learn from successful entrepreneurs. Their path and ultimate progress to “shipping” their products.

It is unlike anything I have ever read or experienced in any workplace setting. I am almost certain it goes against the grain from the way most companies are run. The read suggests…

  1. People go home at 5
  2. Ignore common, repeated meetings for the sake of meeting
  3. Ignore resumes
  4. “Undo Competition”
  5. Hire when it hurts
  6. Get your product out there first
  7. Don’t imitate your competition (one of my favorites)

Continue Reading…

This video, as adequate as it is, doesn’t hit the spot for how passionate I am about impacting the community. However, I must say it does come close. Very close. I firmly believe that in order for our communities to improve and prosper there must be a stand of responsible people that will engage in the work to make a significant difference in the lives of others. Don’t get me wrong, there is an equal part to play in each of us.

My point is that many have the heart to do good, yet may lack the skill to get the work done. Or the may have the heart and the skill, yet lack the navigational skills to bring them to a place of contentment with where they want to be in life. We all have a journey to take in life. By no means have I arrived. I press to be all HE desires for me to be. What intrigues me about this video is the good work taking place to help individuals with microgrants. Not loans, grants. The grants come along with coaching and mentoring too.

The work of Microgrants looks like a tremendous example of social enterprise. For more information about this effort click here.

I continue my quest to make an impact in this I love- Jacksonville, FL.

I hope your day has been well. Just in case you needed more information about the JOBS Act that I posted about yesterday. Here is a clip from Bloomberg that will help to shed more light on the topic.

 

This post may not mean much in the grand scheme of BlogX. However, I am committed to the process. Further, as a follow up to my kick-off yesterday I completed my business plan minutes ago.

This is key moving forward. I have been communicating via email with a potential seed investor (PSI) about the prototype. Fortunately, they appear to be attentive to what is possible. Much to my surprise I got an ask for my business plan.

I am not sure who said it…”if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” True statement. Even if you don’t know all the details a guide is better than not having one. This will help to navigate your thoughts and actions. Plans help to add structure to our ideas. The effort put into it is a sign of your commitment to the project. I look forward to hearing back from the PSI.

I hope to be able to share more exciting news as it relates to the development of my app.

Even if my plan is rejected, I made the attempt. This is what counts right?