Category: Thinking Thursday

Category: Thinking Thursday

Thinking Thursday – Reach for what you want!

ThinkingThursday750Entrepreneur’s need to constantly evaluate their goals and determine where their limited time is best spent. Our Entrepreneur I.Q. (Inspirational Quote) today reflects on making sure that you are giving your all towards meeting or exceeding the most important goals for your business and pushing yourself to your limits.

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You have to want a thing enough to reach out for it.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

Take some time today to think about the goals you have that are the most critical to your success, then analyze if there is more you can do to achieve them. Push your limits to reach those goals, so you can grow your business and contribute your best to your community and family in the long run.

(We thought this image was especially good for all our fellow Entrepreneurs who are also Tennis fans, and hopefully enjoying the US Open this week!)

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Thinking Thursday – Entrepreneurs Resolving to Succeed

ThinkingThursday750Entrepreneur IQ (Inspirational Quote) this week is by Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln is an inspirational leader not only for his vision as President but also for the obstacles in life he overcame. He is one of the leading examples of persistence in the face of adversity.

Always bear in mind that your own Resolution to Succeed is more important than any other one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln had many setbacks but his resolve to succeed resulted in some major successes:
1816 Lincoln Family forced out of their home and he had to work at a young age to support them.
ResolveSuccessBlog1818 His mother passed away.
1831 Failed attempt in Business Venture.
1832 Lost his run for State Legislature, lost his job, application to law school rejected.
1833 Borrowed money to begin another business but went bankrupt.
1834 Ran for state legislature again – won (finally something went right!).
1835 Fiance died before they got married.
1836 Had a complete nervous breakdown and was in bed for six months.
1837 Received license to practice law and joined law partnership.
1838 Failed attempt to become speaker of the state legislature.
1840 Failed attempt to become elector.
1843 Defeated for nomination for Congress.
1846 Successfully Elected to Congress.
1848 Ran for re-election to Congress – lost.
1849 Failed attempt to become Land Officer in his home state.
1854 Lost his run for Senate of the United States.
1856 Sought Vice-Presidential nomination, got less than 100 votes.
1858 Lost his 2nd run for US Senate.
1860 Elected president of the United States.
You know the rest of the story!

Take a moment to think about what challenges you have overcome and keep that in your mind as a reminder towards your future success. Set some lofty goals and be persistent in your pursuit of success, you may surprise yourself at how much you can accomplish. Lincoln had many reasons to give up and wallow in self-pity. After each setback he found the resolve and courage to keep going and working towards his goals, you can do the same.

Our challenge to you today is to take time to consider if you are being as persistent as you can be and keeping a positive outlook despite any setbacks you encounter in your business (or your life).

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Thinking Thursday – Is Your Mind Prepared for Your Fortune?

ThinkingThursday750The Entrepreneur IQ (Inspirational Quote) today is geared to help you consider if you are as prepared mentally for success and fortune as you might think.

Many Entrepreneurs want success in the form of fortune, but how many of us have truly prepared mentally in all the ways we need to for ultimate success? Is there something holding you back? Maybe you are ready for any and all questions from your clients but are lacking in organizing other aspects of your business or staying up to date on important industry information.

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“Fortune favors the prepared mind.” – Louis Pasteur

Today is a good day to consider if there are any areas in your business (or personal life) where you can be better prepared to serve your clients (or employees) more efficiently. We are all human and have our strengths and weaknesses but there are ways we can keep improving ourselves and the efficiency of our businesses.

Our challenge to you today is to take time to consider ways you can be better prepared for success, whatever that means to you.

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Thinking Thursday – Finding hidden opportunity in ‘failure’

ThinkingThursday750Thinking Thursday today is a quote from a very successful businessman and his advice on dealing with the failures we all have as part of life and entrepreneurial risk taking.

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Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

Do not fear failure because in failure we grow stronger and learn important lessons that help us better serve our future clients.

What has been your best learning experience?
Was it a turning point towards your ultimate success?

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Thinking Thursday – Courageous in Business

ThinkingThursday750CourageIQ600As an Entrepreneur you have already shown courage, it takes confidence in yourself to be your own boss. We encourage you to continue with that as you seek to expand and grow your business.

Our Entrepreneur I.Q. (Inspirational Quote) today reflects on how you make your own future with the courage you show and the chances you take in yourself.

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin

Think about the ways you can continue to grow your business and your life experiences by having the courage to do something you may have hesitated on recently.

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Thinking Thursday – Are You Missing Out on Opportunities?

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We all hesitate at times and miss out on some opportunities in business. The important thing is to not focus on lost opportunities but instead focus of the ones that are still in front of us.

Our Entrepreneur I.Q. (Inspirational Quote) comes from hockey but also applies to the business world.

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

Think about the ways that you can better recognize the opportunities that come your way, see the challenges you have and turn them into ways to grow your business. Put the processes in place so that when you do come across the right situation you are prepared to take the shot (and give youself the best chance to score.)

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Thinking Thursday – Climbing towards Success with Entrepreneur I.Q.

ThinkingThursday750Another in a series of Thinking Thursday Quotes to inspire Entrepreneurs like yourself to think about how to grow your business.

Today’s Inspirational Quote, or what we like to call – Entrepreneur I.Q. is meant to spur you to action today to improve your business (or start a new business).

fallclimboffground300“You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.” – Unknown

If you have an existing business take that first step towards the expansion of your business that you have been thinking about but have hesitated on. If you are thinking about starting a business…get started…nothing will happen until you start moving towards success and climbing past the difficulties that life always throws at us. If you do fall, pick yourself up, brush yourself off and start again with the new knowledge you have. Every Entrepreneur we know has fallen many times, no it’s not easy but the trick is to keep climbing!

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Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you about ways to help your fellow Entrepreneurs to Make Business Bloom.

 

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Thinking Thursday – Proverbial Entrepreneur I.Q.

ThinkingThursday750This Thinking Thursday we would like to bring an inspirational quote, or an Entrepreneur I.Q.

If you are like most Entrepreneurs you are a risk taker, a seemingly necessary stepping stone towards success is failure. Learning how not to do something and how to bounce back from the short term failures is critical to long term success. With that in mind we share a Japanese Proverb: “Fall Seven Times and Stand Up Eight

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Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you about how to help fellow Entrepreneurs Make Business Bloom.

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Thinking Thursday – ReEvaluate and Remove Inefficient Ideas

OldThoughtsOutB500Here is a quote to inspire your mind and spirit for Thinking Thursday.
One of a series of Entrepreneur I.Q.’s (Inspirational Quotes to rethink your business.)
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“The problem is never how to get new innovative thoughts in your mind, but how to get old ones out.” – Dee Hock

Constantly rethink and reevaluate the old ideas to really identify whether they still apply or need to be changed. What old thinking have you recently decided no longer makes sense to you?

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Thinking Thursday featuring Entrepreneur I.Q.

The goal with Thinking Thursday is to inspire Entrepreneurs like yourself to think about how to grow your business.

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Thinking Thursday will often feature an Inspirational Quote, what we like to call – Entrepreneur I.Q. meant to reinvigorate your mind and spirit or make you think about how to improve your business.

We will also feature articles for you to consider new ways of doing business, improving Operations, HR, Finance, or any aspect of business outside of Marketing (which will be covered on Marketing Monday). As with all our topics we encourage your participation and topics that you feel would be of interest to yourself and other small business owners.

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 Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you about ways to help your fellow Entrepreneur to Make Business Bloom.

 

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