Give And You Will Get 10X Back

As humans, we always have a mindset of scarcity. We are really not to blame because our ancestors had to hunt for food. If I gave you the food I had then I would have less food to eat. If I take from you, then I would have more. Through evolution, that’s what out brains have come to believe. It was true until the 19th century. When humans started farming, we had food in abundance for the first time. This meant that all the human beings in the tribe weren’t busy hunting for food all the time. The productivity of …

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Entrepreneurship Demands Thinking Big

When you start out as an entrepreneur, your confidence will be low. You will not even be sure if you can sustain yourself and keep the venture alive. But in spite of all the doubt, you have to think big anyway. If you do not think big, your imagination and creativity will not stretch itself. Many entrepreneurs do not think big. They are afraid that if they think big and do not achieve it, it will cause a lot of pain. But entrepreneurship has a lot of parts that are painful. Thinking big is going to be the best kind …

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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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