I have a number of friends that I work with, a couple of whom I know are going to go to work for a long time. I often talk with them and say “I’m going to work for a long time,” and they often say “Oh, you don’t have to work for a long time, we’ll do it.
The first time I heard that you were going to work for a long time I was shocked and mad at that, but it turned out to be true. You are an entrepreneur who is not ashamed to work for a long time and also have a really good heart. If you work for a long time you are more likely to get a job. This is why I call you around the corner now, because it is my favorite term for working for a long time.
To be an entrepreneur you have to have an idea. That idea can be really huge or really small, but it also has to be something you can use. For example, if you are a programmer, you have to have a cool idea for your first project. But don’t start a company unless you have a brilliant idea; that’s a waste of time. You can start a small company, but I’m not sure if you can start a really big company. It’s been a few weeks since the now-infamous Jimmy John Shark photo of a shark swimming alongside a surfer at a California beach was taken, and it’s still making the rounds on the internet.
You’ve probably heard of “bobby stanley,” the guy who started what was called IBM. When he first came up with this idea, he went to a “great job interview” and was told that he could be the next Bill Gates. It’s not like he had huge amounts of money to start an empire, but he did have what we call a “bobby stanley” attitude.
As many business owners will tell you, starting a company is like starting a family. It’s a lot of work and you have to be in it to care, but it can be a lot of fun, too. Like the entrepreneur we mentioned earlier, you should spend some time getting to know your fellow business owners, friends, family, co-workers, and clients. This will help you better understand the company culture and how you can maximize your chances of success.
In an ideal situation, you get to know your clients and their families. It’s a lot easier to do this when you’re in a small startup or a solo venture. But in the real world, you need to know someone with some resources, like your boss, people on your staff, a co-founder, or someone else who can give you access to the right people.
For the company, the most important person is a co-founder. For co-founders it’s usually someone you trust. For individuals, a good co-founder should have a lot of confidence and trust in you. When you meet them, find them a way to talk. Avoid talking about your startup in case it messes with their confidence.
The reason this is a thing I’m interested in is because the best answer for most people is in the “this is how you should do it” type of answer. I’ve never actually worked in a company that I didn’t know a great deal about. But I’ve figured out that most clients are very curious to know what they’re talking about, and very interested in the business. So I’m on the right track here.
I have a friend, for instance, that has been in business for some time and has learned a lot about how to market himself. But the one thing he always struggles with is marketing himself. He needs to be able to tell friends and family that he is a successful entrepreneur, but hes really just a normal guy who works and likes to do things. I think that is where you need “confidence” people. If a person says he is a successful entrepreneur, that is great.