7 Hard Core Rules For Being A Kick-Ass Entrepreneur
1. Show Up On Time.
If I'm about to do a deal with you and you're late, I'll probably call off the deal. People that don't respect other people's time tend to not respect a lot of other things too.
2. Do What You Say You're Going To Do.
Being an overly ambitious person, I tend to promise a lot. A few times this has bitten me in the ass. However, I try my absolute best to deliver on whatever promises I make. If I've ever promised you anything and didn't deliver, please message me. I'm not perfect, but I try to keep my word.
3. Don't Worry About The Other Guy
So many entrepreneurs are so worried about other people's businesses when they should be focused on their own. It's ok to model another successful biz, or call out someone when they've done wrong, but don't spend too much time worrying about it because it'll just disrupt YOU moving forward.
4. Quit Being A Sissy Salesperson
If I hear "I hate being a salesperson" again I may just puke on somebody. We are all salespeople whether you like it or not. Wanna play poker with the boys on Friday? You probably have to sell your wife on the idea. Want your kids to eat their vegetables? Good luck salesman!
5. Many Of Your Stories Are Bullshit
We all have issues, pitfalls and down and out stories. But don't let those stories define you in a negative way. Instead, use them to motivate you to rise above whatever struggles you may be facing. No one likes a whiner, but we love a fighter!
6. Quit Making Excuses.
I really don't want to hear excuses. The bottom line is this... You either did it or you didn't. There's no need for all the semantics.
7. Success Is Earned
The reality is, most people can't hack being an entrepreneur. If you shy away from failure, rejection, and really hard work, this isn't the biz for you! Sorry Charlie.