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A Question People Often Ask About Me In Business

How I got my start in business is the question I hear whenever one of my employees slips up and “accidentally” tells a patron I’m the owner.

It’s a strong belief of mine that successful entrepreneurs are made, not born. I do agree there’s some basic instincts a person needs, such as common sense, being open minded,opportunistic, and border line crazy, kind of like Howard Hughes.

When I was young I would clean weeds for $25 a yard in the dead of summer. It was awful, but sweet money for a 14 year old kid. When I worked as a busboy, under the table, I also realized,the power of being my own boss, and being in control of my own wages.

I fell off the wagon for a few years,and joined corporate america, banking for 15 years, but always had a goal of owning something of my very own. So I was always working some type ofMLM business, or buying and selling cars at auctions. I was always hustling, trying to make a dollar.

Build my empire if you will.

I’m not the typical sit on the couch with the remote, eating wings, drinking beer. I’m constantly working, or brainstorming about another business I could own, (hence the launch of my 4th business, a travel company opening soon).

I don’t have that employee mentality.

If i’m out eating, i’m wondering what the rent is there, the overhead, the gross sales, the type of marketing they have to do there.

THAT, type of stuff is interesting to me. And that’s the personality of a true entrepreneur. We can have fun too, and not even talk business, but brainstorming, and talking about new ways to make money, IS fun for us.

Having the income to start a business is usually where people quit on their dreams.

Let me tell you what….

I had to put it all on the line. Max every credit card, mortgage all 3 of my houses to 100% equity, and max out my 401K to get my start.

Where did I get the money?

I’ve been investing since I was 21. Working on my credit since I was 18. Always prepared, for war. Always prepared for my chance. My one chance to own something that would someday be mine.

And here it is.

Live, drink, and breathe your dreams, and success will happen.

Cruising to Vegas for a weekend vacation when you know you have nothing to fall back on, is not a sign of success.

Having any kind of debt period, especially if you are single, is unacceptable. Live within your means so you can use your credit, and income sources to invest in a business.

THAT’S how an entrepreneur thinks.

Anyone can have what they want if they put their mind to it.

Happy Prospecting
William Whitlow
Internet Marketing and Direct Marketing Expert

http://www.williamwhitlow.com

Attacking The Competition

Attacking The Competition

 

Evolution Of An Entrepreneur

Growing as an Entrepreneur is a process. Some people compare it to a twelve step system, where as you grow, you become better, smarter, make less mistakes, and make more money.

I’ve networked with some of the best Entrepreneurs across the U.S.  I remember sitting right next to “INFUSIONSOFT” When they were first starting, and we were taking Dan Kennedy Classes together.  So as you can see, I’ve been doing this a very long time, since 14 years of age.

I’ll review the beginning of the Entrepreneur, and when he learns to think outside the box. They’re so funny, much a like a little kid at a toy store. Beginners are interested in everything, meeting a lot of people, milions of ideas, scatterbrained everywhere, which is quite amusing.

As an entrepreneur continues to grow, they start to specialize in certain aspects of their field, or ways to create and grow a business. Sometimes people are doing things on line, internet businesses. Others risk their life savings, and open a Retail Establishment. Either way, the Entrepreneur is changing.

The change is usually for the better, as they are evolving, doing things better, safer, faster, as a result creating more income.

There is a funny stage in Entrepreneurship we all go through.

I call it “Stage Of The Cocky Duchebag”….

Let me explain.

Since our minds open up to all of these ideas, once we start to figure out “how it really works”, we start to study further, and really educate our minds. We learn so much, our minds are like sponges, sucking up every delicious piece of information we can find on our passions.

As we are learning these things, we start to develop this “We are better than though” personality. We think we know it all. We start to look down on people who don’t understand they don’t have to work for Duchebag McFly, they have other options.

We start stating our opinions more. We look to be the center of attention, and want to stand out. In our subconscious we believe we have it all figured out. We are going to be rich. We have all the answers.

Since we are so cool, and know everything, we even blow off some of our friends.

This happened to me once upon a time, during my evolution. Not to this extreme. I just thought I knew it all. I thought I had all the answers. I lectured, I talked, I stated my opinion.

I changed when I read an e-mail I had sent someone, a couple of days after I sent it. I wasn’t rude, but I could see how I was writing, the way I was acting. I knew I had to change, and I did, problem solved.

Then I continued to Evolve into the Entrepreneur I am today.

Sometimes, there are entrepreneurs who never grow out of that “Cocky” Stage.

Remember, I’m from Phoenix, so I was part of the Club E Network, and knew a lot of people. So I’m not talking about anyone in particular, but I have met a few that never grew out of that “Cocky” stage.

It’s rediculous how these people act, and it annoys me that someone introduced them to Robert Kiyosaki, or the book Think and Grow Rich. They never come off their high horse. I could tell the way they would act at Entrepreneur meetings, or Seminars I would attend. They just act stoopid, and are just shunning their fans, and joint business partners away from them.

People can see right through people who act like duchebags. So what if you’re smart and know how to build a business. Something tells me you’re such a duchebag, you don’t have it all figured out, because if you did, you’d already be rich. Lots of people would like, or love you. There would be testimonials of what you’ve done for people.

But this is never the case.

A lot of times, because people get stuck in “Duchebaggery Stage”, they never evolve, and never make any money. In their own minds, they always have “some plan”, but nothing ever comes to fruition because of the way they act.

I think next time I run into an Entrepreneur who’s been stuck in this stage for longer than a year, I’m going to take the book “How To Win Friends And Influence People”, and throw it in their face. Ironic because the book would never suggest that, ha ha.

Maybe this would be the answer.

Maybe this would help them come off their high horse, walk on the ground like the rest of us, and shake a few hands.

William Whitlow                                                                                                                                                                               Internet & Direct Marketing Expert                                                                                                                                                   http://www.williamwhitlow.com

Evolution Of An Entrepreneur

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