Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Get a mentor.

Running a business is not a safe option for life. To be honest, sometimes it's dang scary..

Where's my next big client coming from?

Who's going to help figure out these crazy accounting/tax issue?

How do I know how much do I keep for retained earnings?

Where do I get more time? - big one right there.

Sounds cliche, but no one is going to hold your hand. And if they do, chances are you'll get used to that, get dependent on other people walking you through life and you do anything great with your time here.

The solution: Find a mentor!

Jason Bull is my mentor. We talk about business issues, faith issues, advocacy, awesome big ideas, how to use twitter (he still hasn't switched to an iPhone), etc.
One of the great things I've always admire about J is that he is a learner/thinker/analyzer. I realized this on the very first day I ever worked for him several years ago.

5 areas in which I've learned from J Bull.

- Don't waste trials and opportunities for growth. Broaden your perspective
- Remain calm.
- Be incredibly patient with people.
- Personal accountability. 
- Be clear with your communication.

Monday, July 30, 2012

First blog.

The purpose of this blog is to establish a home for my thoughts on starting and growing a business.

Hopefully you find it helpful.