The other day, I posted the following on LinkedIn, asking people to fill in the blank. “Nothing great has ever been achieved without ______.”
Forget about thinking out of the box. Try thinking out of the stratosphere.
A couple days ago, billionaire Elon Musk’s company SpaceX launched a rocket into space, the first time a rocket this powerful has been sent into space by a private company.
In a fun, creative twist, rather than the usual nondescript chunk of metal, the rocket carried Musk’s red Tesla convertible
. . . with a dummy wearing a SpaceX spacesuit strapped inside. 😉
As entrepreneurs, our greatest strength can also be our greatest enemy.
A friend and fellow entrepreneur (let’s call him Daniel) recently came to me for advice on setting focused, clear goals for his business.
He had so many ideas, and there was so much he wanted to do, but he couldn’t seem to get anything to the finish line. He felt like he was all over the place.
Basically, it was the typical story of every entrepreneur. I told him that he’s not alone, and that he suffers from SOS.
They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
By this definition, I think quite a few business owners would qualify as insane.
But in all seriousness—as entrepreneurs and business owners, so often we get stuck in our own ways of thinking, imprisoned in our own perspectives. Like spiders spinning the same web over and over, we’re unable to see a different way through our challenges.
If this resonates with you, then answer this: Who do you have in your life that you can talk with honestly and openly about your struggles in your business? Who do you have who can listen and encourage and guide you when the going gets rough?
“If you want to do a few small things right, do them yourself. If you want to do great things and make a big impact, learn to delegate,” famously said John C. Maxwell.
I’ve spoken to hundreds of business owners. And there’s one thing I see time and time again: What they struggle with most, and what’s holding their business back from serious growth, is not a lack of business skills or a faulty product.
It’s that they’re simply not delegating enough.
A few years ago, investors and analysts had put brick-and-mortar companies like RadioShack and Best Buy on a death watch. There seemed to be no way they could compete against the giant Amazon—with its famously low prices, virtually limitless selection, and two-day delivery options—and come out alive.
Living up to expectations, RadioShack filed bankruptcy in 2015—and again in 2017, after a futile attempt at reviving itself.
Meanwhile, Best Buy managed to pull off one of the strongest corporate comebacks in recent history.
The question on everyone’s mind is, Why?
With a name like Owlee, it called for ‘Give a Hoot’ as its tagline. Because ain’t that the best option for a sound company who cares about being on the forward trend of creating beautiful sound for its consumers?
We got the products raw from the team at Owlee and developed the brand, packaging and sometimes informing the design of the product itself. The products hung around the office, where we got to wear them, play them, test them out, hold them in hand and on occasion casually adopt them (shhh, I think they’re still looking for the Raven).
A climactic end to the LTB 2017 Summit, attendees (and those watching live from all over the world) voted for the winners of the inaugural LTB Awards. The first of its kind in the Jewish world, the awards ceremony recognized businesses and their leaders who are achieving remarkable success and making an impact on their companies, communities, and industries.
After months of planning, the stage is finally set for the highly anticipated Let’s Talk Business 2017! #LTB2017
It’s bright and early here at the luxious and supremely elegant Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh, New Jersey. The guests are arriving, checking in, and fueling up with what is most likely their first cup of coffee of the morning.
I’ll be your guide at #LTB2017. Don’t worry about heading off to an exclusive breakaway session or stepping out for a badly needed caffeine boost. Just hit “refresh” on the blog feed and I’ll bring you up to speed on what you’ve missed and where you should go next.
World-renowned business gurus. Strategy-focused breakout sessions. Powerful networking opportunities. The LTB 2017 Summit is a business education event like no other—designed to help you learn, grow and lead. And with September 6th just around the corner, the excitement is growing…
Can you feel it?
As the anticipation mounts and preparations are underway, we’d like to take a moment to recognize our Gold Sponsors, who have made this event possible.
(P.S. Are you registered yet? If not, head on over to ltbsummit.com before tickets sell out!)
Without further ado, meet our Gold Sponsors: