We learned a lot of things in this course, but I think the most important lesson I learned is that it’s not easy to be an entrepreneur.
I was surprised to hear in the first class that 80% of startups fail, but after reading The Art of Start and E-myth Revisited I understood why this happens more often than one might expects.
The founder of Lo Bella, an organization committed to helping women stay true to who they are, Loren is also a lead facilitator for international seminars and host of the Voice America show as well as a featured guest on many morning and radio shows nationwide.
Loren also believes that we need to go beyond our own backyards and serve other women around the globe.
Second, here’s a hand picked selection of articles to continue with similar themes and lessons that you’ll enjoy.
Check them out, and if you haven’t already done so, make sure you get your free copy of personal development 101.So it’s vital to focus on the most important thing, which is the customer.To understand the importance of knowing customers, imagine an entrepreneur with a flawless and innovative product but doesn’t have enough customers to sustain the business and the opposite is true. goal is to make meaning and make the world a better place they most likely are going to succeed and make money.Focus on your customers: “Somewhere there is an entrepreneurial graveyard filled with stories of “I needed more time” and “I needed more money.” When I read this quote in Forbes magazine sometime ago the first thing that crossed my mind was how important it is to focus on customers.Every “true” entrepreneur knows that there will be never enough time or money to make things right when starting a new business.Some people start their own businesses for the wrong reason and some start with wrong mindset.I’ve always thought that if someone has a brilliant business idea and hardworking they will succeed and grow their business.The single most important lesson I’ve ever learned is this…“Have faith that your efforts will be rewarded.” That’s it.I have learned that life is truly a gift I have learned how important it is to be specific about what you wanted because if you are not, something else may be ordered up and it may not be what you wanted I have learned to listen to my heart and not every person that comes along with an opinion of how they think I should do things I have learned to be REAL and AUTHENTIC all the time I have learned that taking care of your body, mind and spirit will help you accomplish your dreams even faster than you imagined I have learned how much fun it is to be on a great team of people I have learned how important it is to Do the Right Thing Every Day of Your Life I have learned how powerful a smile can be I have learned I don’t have all the answers nor do I need to I have learned I have to say No sometimes I have learned how much I still don’t know I have learned how important it is to just “be” I have learned and understand now that it is not “the world” but “my world” I have learned we all have something to share I have learned that everyone is human and we all make mistakes I have learned that nothing is more important than love I have learned that I am proud of who I am becoming and who my family is becoming I have learned that I am pretty lucky to have parents who love, adored and cherished me I have learned that I am a little quirky and am grateful for my quirkiness I have learned that “the difficult takes time and the impossible takes a bit longer” I have learned that we all have the same basic needs: Love, Variety, Connection, Significance, Growth and Contribution I have learned I love to laugh till I cry I have learned I like my own company I have learned to lighten up and not take things so seriously I have learned how good saying “thank you” feels I have learned that my favorite food is that from the earth I have learned the gift of earnership I have learned there is no such thing as perfect! I have learned I have a lot more to share, to give and to be for me, my family and my world I have learned just how truly blessed I am I have learned that I actually like country music!I have learned that I actually am the hero that I wished for my kids I have learned that there is so much to learn!