Monthly Archives: October 2017

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