perseverance

Everyone Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth

Former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson famously said, “everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Entrepreneurs are among the best at planning, but never has any business plan gone exactly according to a script. In fact, many businesses start out with a …

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Children’s Poem Inspires Entrepreneurs

Bedtime story reading with my son is the best part of my day, and hopefully his too. I read him a variety of stories – from heroic dog stories to Dr. Seuss and the Adventure Bible. Lately we’ve been reading the timeless classic The Book …

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4 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Must Watch The Revenant

I had been looking forward to watching The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, since the summer. I first learned of the movie at the Calgary Stampede last July, when it was announced that a prominent chuck wagon rider was involved with training the …

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The Advantages of Being Disadvantaged

Richard Branson is one of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs, not because he is successful or worth about $5 billion, but because he is tenacious and has, unlike most, a no-quit attitude. When a person demonstrates consistent perseverance, imagination and courage, even in the face of …

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From Poor and Hungry to a Legendary Philanthropist and Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship comes with tremendous challenge and massive pay off for those who succeed in overcoming hurdles. At the end of the day success or failure comes down to your degree of perseverance. For the greatest of entrepreneurs, those who manage to change the world with …

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Bell’s Whisky Releases Inspiring and Touching Commercial

Now this is refreshing – a liquor company producing an advertisement that promotes hard work and the joys that come with it. I think this may be the best commercial I’ve ever seen. Instead of showing the usual temptress seducing a man, who just so …

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Entrepreneurial Lessons From Winston Churchill

When you look at a Prime Minister, especially Winston Churchill, you wouldn’t necessarily consider him an entrepreneur. With that said, Churchill possessed entrepreneurial skills that could propel him to riches in today’s economy. The Dealmaker It is often noted that Churchill was awful with his …

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What Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From President Abraham Lincoln

With an Academy Award-winning biopic recently detailing the last year of his life, and his own zombie-centric historical fiction novel, there may be no former world leader more popular than Abraham Lincoln is these days.  As entrepreneurs, there is much we can learn from one of …

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