We have all been there, the place where we feel stuck, the place where our work seems to be stopped, the place where we just want to scream, “Dang it!” and tear our hair out. Entrepreneurs spend a lot of time in that place. It’s called frustration. One thing we learned about frustration is that […]
THERE’S NO FREE LUNCH!
With all the recent scandals about how your personal likes, clicks, shares, and the groups you’ve joined are being used as products for sale to advertisers, political activists, and even foreign agents, are you finally ready to pay for social networking? “Well, shouldn’t that be free?” you may ask. “It always has been free. Why […]
As speakers, advisers and trainers in the entrepreneurial space, we’ve been particularly excited by our December survey of the principles of 14 international accelerators. We wanted to know, from their point of view, what were the key factors in startup success … and failure. As far as we know, this is the most recent study conducted on […]
MAKING FUN OUT OF ADVERSITY
There’s nothing worse than being told “NO!” We’ve all heard it a thousand times. It’s probably the most un-fun part of any business. So how do you tackle this daily challenge in a way that keeps you and your team’s spirits up and keeps you going for that “yes”? At Barefoot, we made a game […]
“I PAID TO LISTEN TO AN UPSELL?”
Would you pay $299 or more to attend a two-day conference to listen to 10 speakers selling products from the stage? We wouldn’t and there’s a growing audience rebellion brewing out there that agrees. In the future, it will become harder to fill your conference seats when your audience is just sitting there waiting for […]
We were interviewed on Millennial to CEO Podcast by host, Danielle Taylor. To listen to the podcast, please click HERE
SPRING IS NATURE’S NEW YEAR!
It’s easy to neglect some of our closest relationships. With the end of the year scramble, celebrating the Holidays, and then all that planning, energy, and the new initiatives we put out in the first quarter of the new year, it’s only natural to become preoccupied, focused, and concentrated on our goals. But now, it’s […]
About this time of year, many students are questioning the value of staying in school. There’s an increasing chorus of proponents urging them to drop out. They say, “You don’t need a formal education anymore, especially if you are planning on being an entrepreneur.” They say, “Just get started, the real-world experience will be more […]
SAME ORDER AS LAST TIME!
It seems so wonderful at first. You don’t have leave the house to go shopping anymore! Everything just shows up at your door. But after a while you start to sense that something is missing… You’re starting to get bored with the same old stuff that you get in your food box every week. There’s […]
OUCH! THAT HURT! I’LL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN!
Starting any new business requires a certain degree of risk tolerance. Without risk there are no rewards. Entrepreneurs face risk every day and must make short-term, long-term, and on-the-fly decisions to mitigate those risks. We are constantly asked by young people “How do you handle risk?” and “What about the unknown?” We tell them about […]
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