Learn to Have Tough Conversations

As humans, we naturally tend to avoid having tough conversations. If a someone behaves inappropriately in public, we don’t confront them. We are constantly running away from having tough conversations with people. While trying to correct everyone around you in the world is impractical, we shouldn’t avoid conversations with people at work. One of the biggest challenges that you will encounter as an entrepreneur when your team grows more than five people is that it becomes challenging to maintain harmony at workplace. People get jealous, insecure, angry, disappointed, selfish and the list goes on. They are basic human emotions and …

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Learn to Fall In and Out of Love with Ideas

Entrepreneurship demands creativity and open-mindedness. When you are creative, you have the gift of many new ideas that you can fall in love with. Not everyone has a creative personality trait. The gift of creativity also comes with its costs. You will have too many ideas and you can’t execute everything. You have to choose the stronger ideas and weed out the bad ideas. There is also a huge challenge in weeding out bad ideas because as entrepreneurs we fall in love with ideas. We get attached to it. But on the other hand without loving an idea, it can …

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Good Entrepreneurs are Good Public Speakers

Entrepreneurs come up with new ideas. With new ideas we disrupt the world. When we take entrepreneurship as a form of art and not just a business activity to make revenue, it becomes important to share our ideas with the world. Public speaking is an art that has been around since humans lived in tribal groups inside forests. The tribal leader would share his ideas with his tribe in a community meeting. Old and experienced men shared their life experience with young members of the tribe around a bon fire. As an entrepreneur, you create your own tribe of customers, …

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Should You Have an In-house Digital Marketing Team?

I have been in the digital marketing industry long before the corporates caught up. It has been more than a decade now since my first marketing campaign in 2007. A lot of business owners have asked me to clear this dilemma that is common. Should they go ahead and hire an ad agency to handle their digital marketing account or should they focus on developing an in-house marketing team? I wish I could give a clear answer, but there is no one size fits all formula. I have worked in the agency as well as in individual companies. There are …

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Trust Your Intuition for Making Important Decisions

If you are an entrepreneur and trying to build a startup, it is important to have high conviction in yourself and trust your instincts. When you decide to start a new business, make a solid plan and do not get swayed by other people’s opinions. Once you come up with a plan, just execute it. Follow your intuition. Many new entrepreneurs get tempted to take a lot of opinions from a lot of people.┬áNo one knows about what you want to achieve with your startup and your life. Everyone will give advice based on their own world views. There is …

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