Last week I had drinks with a retired colonel from MacDill Air Force Base. This guy had been to 2 wars zones, Iraq and Afghanistan, three times. He had been inches away from grenades exploding and been literally shot at from 10 feet away. Fortunately, the bullets missed him. Many in his platoon were not that lucky. He knew I was an entrepreneur. He’d been to my websites. This is what he said to me. “Karen, you are so brave and courageous. I admire that so much. I don’t know that I could do that, be a front line entrepreneur like you. You've got to hustle business every day, be such a self-starter and operate with so much uncertainty". WOW, here’s a soldier who risked his life for our country, thinking I’m the tough one.
Being a successful entrepreneur is no candy-coated, sweet-cake walk. It's often more like a grueling marathon. If it were an easy ride the unemployment rate would be less, fewer people would be upset about capitalism and they wouldn't occupy streets in America being the 99% frustrated over the economy. Instead they'd be focused on finding 99 solutions to grow their business. Nothing against the protest, that's a great American freedom, it just seems like no mission, no message, no plan. We all make choices and if you've made the choice to be a successful entrepreneur and love life with all its ups and downs, do read on. Entrepreneurship is a highly challenging game. To win you've got to be fit and possess a sustainable, sharp, entrepreneurial competitive edge to thrive. Here are 5 tips that have made a difference in my journey.
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