When starting up a business, everyone warns you about working many days and working a lot of hours but what they don’t warn you about the emotion troll it can do to a person or the business.
Adam Rich (a first time entrepreneur) describes a time when lending Thrillist.
Here’s a video on him talking about his experiences and what he went through.
(Ok, its not all easy. Learn to #cope by @AdamMatthewRich via @Inc #entrepreneurs #mompreneurs #solopreneurs)
An Entrepreneur is an enterprising individual who builds capital through risk and/or initiative. You might be surprised how many “entrepreneurs” are not at the helm of a growing business, but rather one of the employees helping to build it.
Taken from this article (http://www.inc.com/karl-and-bill/5-signs-that-youre-an-entrepreneur-at-heart.html) Here are three things about entrepreneurial mind and personality, taken from the article:
1. Entrepreneurs are passionate, inside and outside of work.
Whatever they immerse themselves in, entrepreneurs typically invest fully and passionately. This extends beyond business building into many aspects of life outside of the workplace.
2. Entrepreneurs are committed to building businesses, not just coming up with great ideas.
Most people with ideas don’t build businesses. Most entrepreneurs we know look for good businesses to build, based on their area of expertise. We’ve met countless individuals with a “great idea” who never turn that idea into a successful business.
3. Entrepreneurs know how to focus, yet are comfortable moving in multiple directions at once.
It’s notable how many entrepreneurial business owners we know who are building multiple businesses at once, or are leading non-profit organizations at the same time they are building for-profit businesses. Oftentimes this comes across as restlessness, but is really the manifestation of a high level of energy that, when focused, can lead to amazing accomplishments.
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Social media plays an active role in our social life today. From communicating to people, to helping business expand. It has even made it’s way to the Olympics!
The role for social media in the Olympic games is to make the games feel more enjoyable and more exciting for the participants and their fans. And as the majority of the world cannot attend the games, social media helps enhance the overall experience for those not present.
Though it is understandable that the IOC (International Olympic Committee) is attempting to limit the promotion of brands that are not official Olympics sponsors to preventing both controversial posts and upsetting their official sponsors. The controversy lies in mixing of professional and social life. Many argue that the IOC cannot dictate what someone may or may not do with their personal social media page.
One might go as far as saying that the London 2012 is not a “social media Olympic” with all the rules and restrictions cause by the IOC. By not allowing the participants to share some of their experiences during the games, ‘the world’ may lose prime coverage, in turn limiting both the participants and their fans.
The true question at hand…
Should social media site’s be monitored? Who should monitor them?