Thursday, November 7, 2013

10 Uncommon, Common Sense Commandments For Life And Business By: Ryan Blair-Part #3

7. Go big, have fun. If not, you either quit, die unhappy, or have a midlife crisis and blow your success. 

This one is self-explanatory, but having fun along the way is something I see a lot of entrepreneurs fail to do. You created your business to be your lifestyle so don’t let your board of directors or venture capitalists tell you how to create the culture in your company. If you hate getting up Monday morning and fighting traffic to get to the office at 8am, don’t feel guilty, just get there at 12 instead and work till 12. Get creative. 

If you have employees across the globe, you’ll have to change time zones physically and mentally constantly, and as exhausting as that is, if you’re doing what you love—even 17 hours, 7 days a week—it won’t drain you nearly as much as sitting in a cubicle would. 

8. Beware the value trap. 

A salesperson is either selling you, or the customer. When one of your employees is trying to tell you constantly about the value they provide to you and your company—either you’re being a bad boss, or they’re trying to run one past you. Always be on the watch for the frequency in which the people in your life try to sell you their value. Once in a while is fine, but if the frequency increases, they’re trying to steal your milk. 

9. “When faced with defeat, rise to your feet!” —Dr. Dre 

There is no substitute for action. Most people’s natural inclination when faced with failure is to hole themselves up in their office or room and stew over the reality of their impending defeat. 

As the old saying goes, motion creates emotion. Go talk to clients, vendors, and customers. Get out of your head. The only way you’re going to overcome negativity is to set in action strategies that can conquer your circumstances. If you’re out of money, get on the phone with people who have it. If a supplier isn’t going to service you anymore, fly out there and ask him why. If you lost a big account, go talk to them. We all get defeated, and the times I did, I often looked back and thought I could have done better. I either accepted defeat too early, or I didn’t take the right actions to oppose it. 

Tweet That: “When faced with defeat, rise to your feet.” 

10. If people tell you that you think too much, tell them they talk too much. 

Thinking too much is how every great innovation in society has been created, from Edison’s light bulb to Columbus thinking about the curvature of the earth. Every great idea came with someone who thought a whole lot, and the people around them telling them that they think too much. 

Ryan Blair is the CEO of ViSalus, a serial entrepreneur and #1 New York Times bestselling author of “Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain: How I Went from Gang Member to Multimillionaire Entrepreneur” (now available in paperback). Follow Ryan on Twitter @ryanblair or Facebook.

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GJ Reynolds also known as “G” is a Passionate, Playful & Powerful Warrior Entrepreneur, Author, and Life Transformer. He is also a Visalus Founding Promoter, Ambassador, Co-Founder of the Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge, business developer, coach, mentor, trainer, public speaker and radio host. He teaches others how to have fun reclaiming their Life, Health & Prosperity! G is driven to assist others to reach their full potential and having their magnificence to shine. He loves to teach and work with like-minded entrepreneurs and professionals who choose to reclaim their personal power and transform their life, health and prosperity. He lives a life of purpose, on purpose and for purpose. He enjoys the process of his personal, spiritual, and professional journey, while assisting others to do the same. G is at his best when he is learning, teaching, inspiring, creating, organizing, and leading the way! He also enjoys communicating with others that are of like mind and is on a mission to assist millions of people to transform their lives! Need a little help?

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