What Does It Feel Like To Head A Start-UP?


wealthymattersEver wondered about this question?Then here’s your answer in the words of Paul DeJoe Ecquire.com

Very tough to sleep most nights of the week.  Weekends don’t mean anything to you anymore.  Closing a round of financing is not a relief.  It means more people are depending on you to turn their investment into 20 times what they gave you.

It’s very difficult to “turn it off”. But at the same time, television, movies and vacations become so boring to you when your company’s future might be sitting in your inbox or in the results of a new A/B test you decide to run.

You feel guilty when you’re doing something you like doing outside of the company.  Only through years of wrestling with this internal fight do you recognize how the word “balance” is an art that is just as important as any other skill set you could ever hope to have.  You begin to see how valuable creativity is and that you must think differently not only to win, but to see the biggest opportunity.  You recognize you get your best ideas when you’re not staring at a screen.You see immediate returns on healthy distractions.

You start to respect the Duck.  Paddle like hell under the water and be smooth and calm on top where everyone can see you.  You learn the hard way that if you lose your cool you lose.

You always ask yourself if I am changing the World in a good way?  Are people’s lives better for having known me?

You are creative and when you have an idea it has no filter before it becomes a reality.  This feeling is why you can’t do anything else.   Read more of this post

Quiz:Are You Ready To Become An Entrepreneur?


Take the quiz below to figure out if you are ready to quit your job and become a full time entrepreneur.

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The Stats On Start-Ups


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Something To Remember


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Eike Batista’s ‘The Heart of the Matter’


wealthymatters.comEike Batista is Brazil’s richest person and ranked 7 in the world.In his book ‘O X da Questão’, translated:’The Heart of the Matter’  he recounts his trajectory in the business world and offers tips on entrepreneurship.Following are excerpts from the book:

1. “Nobody is happy alone. To share experiences is always a good thing.”

2. “You grown as a person when you face your own challenges, or stressful moments, as I like to say. A good entrepreneur must be prepared to evolve in adversity.”

3. “The good seller is the one who is also a good listener.”

4.“Believe in yourself. If you doubt in yourself, you won’t be able to face your co-workers. Or the market, for that matter.”

5. “Don’t quit on the first adversity. Believe in your intuition, but try to be down to earth as well, paying attention to research and polls.”

6. “Don’t think you are unstoppable or foolproof. Don’t think that the only way your business will work is through perfection. Don’t aim for perfection. Aim for success.” Read more of this post

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