Ep 66: Chase Your Lion! Kill fear and run toward the roar!



I attended a men’s conference this past weekend that changed my life. The theme of the conference was “Chase the wild”. Chase the wild is a call to the wild side that God has hard-wired into us all as men. We were intrinsically created by our Creator to overcome overwhelming obstacles, dream big dreams conquer new heights and dominate daunting challenges. Now, obviously this applies to everyone but I thought that this concept was an awesome subject that applies to all business owners and entrepreneurs regardless of gender. This episode title is an adaptation of the Book titled “Chase the Lion” by Mark Batterson.

In this episode, I share  my notes from the conference and how I think they apply to entrepreneurship.

Golden nuggets:

  • Kill fear
  • Know your path
  • Don’t play it safe
  • Get in your natural habitat
  • Unleash tenacity!

Believe in your dream:

  1. Be willing to look foolish
  2. Unlearn fear
  3. Take the first step – without knowing the second step
  4. Play offense – Golden State Warriors

Actionable tip:

  • Run toward the roar!

Inspiration:

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – Vince Lombardi, head coach of the Green Bay Packers (1959-1967).

Resources:

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Ep 65: Intrapreneurs Arise! Devonne Wilhoit (American Transmission Company)



In this episode, we talk about Intrapreneurship. An intrapreneur (as defined by Investopedia) is an inside entrepreneur, or an entrepreneur within a company, who uses entrepreneurial skills without incurring the risks associated with those activities. I talk with Devonne Wilhoit of American Transmission Company. Devonne is an innovative Information Technology (IT) Professional with over 22 years’ experience. She currently works as a Consultant Business Relationship Manager building strong collaborative teams, facilitating communication, and solidifying partnerships between IT and business functional areas.

We talk about investing in yourself, establishing your brand, and making yourself marketable. We step through how thinking like an Intrapreneur can benefit your professional career in a big way. Alright, let’s dig in!

Golden nuggets:

  • Invest in your brand
  • Market your skillset
  • Think innovatively
  • Put pressure on your potential

Actionable tip:

  • Take on a new challenge

Inspiration:

“Throughout history, people with new ideas–who think differently and try to change things–have always been called troublemakers.”–Richelle Mead

Resource:

Sign up for the mailing list at www.enterprise-now.biz and get a free download of the 3 Ps of EmPowerment worksheet. Or send me and email at eflenard@enterprise-now.biz


Ep 64: Bouncing Back From Setbacks. The Two Sides Of Obsession.



In this episode, I recap our conversation with Eric Litwin who is a # 1 New York Times best-selling author of the original four Pete the Cat books, The Nuts and Groovy Joe. He is a creative entrepreneur who brings literacy and music together. We talked about not accepting the status quo, breaking old ideas, how to get better, and how to utilize low cost experimentation. This week, I wanna talk about bouncing back after setbacks, and how to push through in your business despite personal loss.

Golden nuggets: 

  • Learn your body and listen
  • Ask for help
  • It’s ok to let go
  • The dark side of obsession

Actionable tip:

  • Don’t do things that hurt
  • Pause and reflect

Inspiration: 

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple.

Links: 

The Nut Family: www.thenutfamily.com

Groovy Joe: groovyjoestories.scholastic.com

Free Music From Eric: http://www.thelearninggroove.com/#!songs-and-activities/c129x

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eflenard@enterprise-now.biz

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship

https://www.inc.com/magazine/201309/jessica-bruder/psychological-price-of-entrepreneurship.html


Ep 63: What Happened to Passion? Out with the old, In With The New. Find your Niche And Do Your Dance!



In this episode, I talk with Eric Litwin. Eric is a # 1 New York Times best-selling author of the original four Pete the Cat books, The Nuts and Groovy Joe. He is a creative entrepreneur who brings literacy and music together. As a “recovering” teacher, Eric’s mission is to help shift how early literacy is approached by bringing more music and interactivity into instruction.

Golden nuggets: 

  • Don’t accept the status quo
  • The best way to get better is practice and emersion
  • Break old ideas and bring in new ones

Actionable tip:

  • Utilize low-cost experimentation concept to create products that bring value to people
  • Find your niche

Inspiration: 

“Sing your song, dance your dance, create your creation, change your world. No matter what, never give up on you and leave no regrets.” – Elzie D. Flenard, III

Giveaway!

For the “Enterprisers” Eric is giving away a signed copy of his newest book, Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown!

To enter the giveaway, click https://www.ericlitwin.com/give-away-group-c!  Be sure to enter before midnight on Monday, October 2nd!

Links: 

The Nut Family: www.thenutfamily.com

Groovy Joe: groovyjoestories.scholastic.com

Free Music From Eric: http://www.thelearninggroove.com/#!songs-and-activities/c129x

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Ep 62: “Balance. Be Self Aware. Be EmPowered!”



In this episode, I talk about balance. We all struggle with balance. Whether it’s balancing our professional careers with family time, or trying to balance our business with time for ourselves. Balance isn’t easy, but there are ways to make sure that we are self-aware enough to know when the areas of our lives and businesses are not in alignment. Consider balance as you juggle your business and family life.

Golden nuggets: 

  • Know your purpose, passion, and path
  • Admit when you’re overwhelmed
  • Listen to your body

Actionable tip:

  • Download the 3 Ps to empowerment worksheet
  • Take inventory of the things that are on your plate
  • Remove energy suckers now

Inspiration: 

“You are uniquely qualified to accomplish your purpose.” Elzie D. Flenard, III

Links: 

www.enterprise-now.biz

www.wqyl-db.com


Bonus Episode: Breakthrough Is Closer Than It Seems



Breakthrough is closer than it seems. Don’t give up, keep pushing, keep taking small steps, do something every day to move your business forward. You have everything inside of you to accomplish your goals and dreams!


Ep 61: Dan Trzinski – “Recognize Trends, and know when to pivot”



In this episode, I talk with Dan Trzinski of Platypus Advertising + Design. Dan tells us about how he got his start in the advertising industry, which stems from growing up in an entrepreneurial family and trying his hand at broadcasting. He talks about the ever changing advertising landscape and how it is quickly evolving into digital. We also chat about what he thinks is the best way to find success.

Golden nuggets:

  • Never stop learning
  • Failing is okay
  • Know when to pivot

Actionable tip:

  • Hire slow, fire fast
  • Be accountable
  • Stay on top of the trends

Inspiration:

Failing is okay, it’s a part of the learning process. Keep trying, learn from your mistakes and don’t repeat them.

Links:

Dan Trzinski on LinkedIn

Platypus Advertising + Design

www.wqyl-db.com


REPLAY – Ep 56: Chart your own path. Let’s talk about timing and why life sucks!



In this episode, I talk about Going against the grain and recognizing trends. Going left when others are going right. Getting in when others are getting out. Charting your own path and being brave. I also unpack my talk with the one and only Paul Neuberger – The Cold Call Coach.

Golden nuggets: 

  • Life doesn’t do anything to you, it does things for you
  • Entrepreneurship is a calling
  • Tenacity is a key to success
  • Patience is essential
  • It’s not always fun

Actionable tip:

  • Embrace belief
  • Manage time by planning your day

Inspiration:

“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.” Nolan Bushnell, entrepreneur.

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Links: 

www.lightspeedhq.com

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www.enterprise-now.biz 

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Ep 59: Markasa Tucker – Find Your Purpose and Release Your Vision!



In this episode, I talk with Markasa Tucker of the Alternative. Markasa talks about her journey to becoming a mover and shaker in the community. She talks about how to be comfortable being uncomfortable and finding her purpose. We talk through how to operate within your purpose. We also chat about her keys to success and Markasa walks us through what it takes to organize a community music event.

Golden nuggets: 

  • Don’t sit on your gift and vision
  • People are waiting on you
  • Partnership is a key to success

Actionable tip:

  • Get organized
  • Don’t sit on your vision
  • Tap into your support network and go for it

Inspiration: 

“There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.” – Jason Fried, founder of 37signal.

Links: 

www.the1alternative.com

www.enterprise-now.biz

www.wqyl-db.com


Ep 58: Passion, Purpose, Path, 3 P’s of EmPowerment – Get in the Awesome Zone!



In this episode, I re-cap my talk with Arsha Jones with Capital City Co. from episode 57. If you haven’t listened to that episode, it is a must listen! I share my thoughts on the difference between dreamers, sustainers, and builders. I talk about leveraging your skills and passions to create opportunity. I talk through how you can find your passion, your purpose, and your path.

Golden nuggets: 

  • Conversations are the best way to learn
  • Everyone has a general purpose and a specific purpose
  • You must balance your specific purpose

Actionable tip:

  • Write your vision down
  • Visualize your success
  • Start today – even if it’s a small step

Inspiration: 

  • “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game’s winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that’s why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan, NBA Hall of Famer.

Links: 

www.enterprise-now.biz/3ps

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