Attitude

Entrepreneurial Pro Tip #8

Entrepreneurial Pro Tip #8

Form Your Team of Mentors

If you’ve yet to do so, identify your team of mentors. For this exercise, let’s define mentors as people with characteristics that you wish to emulate as you move toward your entrepreneur-related goals. Like me, maybe you only know of these people via the books they’ve written, the stories they’ve headlined, or some other part of their social persona. That’s okay. Read their books and biographies, research their backgrounds, and get to know about their priorities and causes.

Entrepreneurial Pro Tip #7

Entrepreneurial Pro Tip #7

It’s Vitally Important to Be Yourself

When I was in high school, the basketball players were the guys who got the most attention from the girls. I wanted to get the girls’ attention too, so I went out for the basketball team. The trouble was, I wasn’t very good. I worked hard to achieve my objective, but I wasn’t in alignment with myself. I was trying to be somebody that I wasn’t, and that is no way to be successful.

Entrepreneurial Pro Tip #6

Entrepreneurial Pro Tip #6

Influence vs. Control

Once you’ve thought through a particular situation and taken the most appropriate action, you have very little (if any) control over the outcome. Entrepreneurs embrace this ambiguity and adjust their behavior to operate from a place of influence, rather than trying to control what they cannot. On the other hand, they understand that if a situation isn't under their control, they exert what influence they have, and then detach themselves from the outcome.