It is terrific to learn that power can be used for good and does not have to be used to hurt those around you. One definition of power found in New Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary is the “ability or capacity to do something,” “control or dominion or a position of control, dominion or authority,” and “a person who exercises control, influence or authority.” These definitions, in and of themselves are not inherently negative, harmful or bad. This means that neither power itself or the exercise of power should be seen as negative or something to avoid or fear. Many people have heard the expression, “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” This means that it is not power itself that is the problem, but how one uses power that causes problems. Continue reading →
It is thrilling to learn new ways to run your business. People who are not entrepreneurs often think owning a business is easy. Those on the outside think entrepreneurs have it easy because they do not have to learn new things or do a lot of reading, writing and school work. However, for most successful entrepreneurs, these notions could not be further from the truth.
If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, it is important to remember A – B- L. In other words, Always Be Learning. No matter what type of business you have and no matter what industry you serve, there is always something to learn. New players come into the market. Technology creates new opportunities and at the same time makes certain practices no longer useful. Successful entrepreneurs pay attention to things going on that have an impact on their businesses. You must look for opportunities to learn something new. Continue reading →