BWM 47/100 – Tony Robbins – How tough is your mind?

BWM 47/100 - Build with me SalesTrainerIn
BWM 47/100 – Build with me SalesTrainerIn

Yes, it’s another video. Sorry not sorry! As this is the stuff that’s currently relevant for me and I believe for so many others as well. Therefore I gonna share it with you.

Tony Robbins is a great inspiration for me and here is an interview on how to rewire your brain.

BWM 38/100 – Seneca “On the shortness of Life” by FightMediocrity

BWM 37/100 - Build with me SalesTrainerIn - valuing time
BWM 37/100 – Build with me SalesTrainerIn – valuing time

Today’s post will be slightly different from the others. But as I have spoken a lot about getting organised, structure your day, being efficient. In a nutshell it’s about valuing time as the most valuable asset we have. It’s the only thing we can’t get back or more of it. We all have one life. We don’t know for how long we will be on this planet.

Since roughly 2 years I am reading a lot of books and I am always on the outlook for great books. One I came across is an absolute classic. It’s called “on the shortness of life”.

Time – our most valuable asset

As mentioned above our time is crucial and valuable. Therefore I absolutely love great book summaries. The animated ones by FightMediocrity on YouTube are a great example. I found a super short version of “on the shortness of life” and decided to share it with you. It’s maybe not a real “summary” but transfers the message pretty well. You can find many more animated videos on his channel – worth a search.

 

 

Build with me – Day 6 and 7 of my first 100 days as a full-time entrepreneur

BWM – Build with me SalesTrainerIn and help me becoming an Entrepreneur – Day 6
BWM – Build with me SalesTrainerIn and help me becoming an Entrepreneur – Day 6
BWM – Build with me SalesTrainerIn and help me becoming an Entrepreneur – Day 7
BWM – Build with me SalesTrainerIn and help me becoming an Entrepreneur – Day 7

The first week as a full-time entrepreneur is over .. That was quick. I think after one week in it’s a great time for a first review how it feels to be full responsible to build a successful company.

It feels great! What I love most is the feeling to have a purpose in my doing. To have set myself on a mission. To have set myself goals I want to smash. To make a tiny piece of this world a better place.

It also does feel a bit exhausting. My head simply doesn’t turn off. Whenever I had a “normal” job I could easily switch into weekend mode and just forget about my work stuff from Friday afternoon till Monday morning. Now, I am constantly thinking. I tried not to work on this first weekend as we had friends staying over. But nevertheless, I constantly thought about ways to be more efficient, to plan out my day, to further define my plans…

It’s a good thing tho. And I believe necessary. A slight obsession I guess is needed to make a startup successful. Passion for what you are doing definitely helps to keep motivated and avoid excuses and procrastination.

I mean, there is a fine line from promoting your business, building your brand and going everyones nerves 😉 I try to find this balance and also keep interest in other areas.

Are any new entrepreneurs reading this blog? How do you handle free” weekends? Would love to exchange best practices – please get in touch! 🙂

 

Build with me – Day 2 as a full-time entrepreneur

BWM – Build with me SalesTrainerIn and help me becoming an Entrepreneur – Day 1
BWM – Build with me SalesTrainerIn and help me becoming an Entrepreneur – Day 1

This has been day 2 of my journey to become an entrepreneur. I sticked with my tactic to pick my 3 most important things to do, frogs to eat and focus on getting them done. This worked pretty alright. I focused for example on the preparation for my qualification course next week. A lot of reading to do and it got me even more excited to use those tools.

Differences between corporate world and being out there on your own

I have to admit it already does feel super different. And it’s not only easy. Someone like me who has worked in the corporate world for more or less 10 years is definitely used to a different style of working and thinking.

For example working hours – there is of course no one who would dictate me when to work and how many hours to work etc. but it does feel a bit weird to head to the Gym during lunch or any other “unproductive” hour. I am aware that it’s the right thing to do, to make the best use of your own energy level at any given time but it still feels “different”. And even home offices do feel differently than being an entrepreneur.

Another thing is the freedom. As an employee you agree to pre-defined goals and targets. You have regular reviews. Short, you get controlled in one way or another. I have to keep track of myself. Set not only my own targets but also set the targets and mission of a company. I have to keep the bigger picture in mind and am literally my own boss. It does feel good though but it’s really different.

What goes along with the freedom is the kind of responsibility. When working in a corporate environment you are mainly at least 2 people if not more than 500,000 people within the same company. Your desk is pretty specialised. It can be a bit more general – depending on the company size but you never need to pay attention to all areas of the business. When you are self-employed you have to. You might outsource some things but you still have to be aware of potential risks.

Thoughts?!

In general I believe it’s a great challenge to become an entrepreneur and I am more than happy I have accepted this opportunity. Let’s roll.

You can read everything about my first day as on my journey here.

“You don’t have the X-factor”

So, today is the day!

After having hired myself I am now out there on my own, taking full responsibility of my life and living my dream. Just while I was about to write this blog post to kick off my series “my first 100 days as a full-time entrepreneur” I received an email with the content

you are a great presenter, there is no doubt about that, but you don’t have the X-factor in your presentation talent that I am looking for. Please note that this is subjective and specific…“.

OK, so I am lacking the mysterious x-factor, which is subjective and specific… What does this mean? I have no idea. And I am certainly not too sure whether I should care enough to figure it out. Anyways, I decided not to care.

Rejection – now and then

In earlier days such a rejection would have eventually meant that I would think about the meaning of this phrase for ages, eventually would have feed potential doubts whether I am doing the right thing, whether I am the right person to go this step.

Today this message only gave me a massive push! A “watch me do what I was told I couldn’t” kind of push. It’s a subjective way to say “no, you are not the best match for this opportunity”. That’s it and that’s fine.

Actually this message has given me also an amazing intro for the original post topic I had planned to publish – my series “my first 100 days as a full-time entrepreneur”. I truly believe being an Entrepreneur is a lot about being your own biggest believer, knowing about your x-factor, setting goals and smashing them.

Entrepreneurship – less glamour, more hard work

Entrepreneurship combines a mix of rejection, learning not to please everyone, raising up after failure, making mistakes in the first instance, learning, trust and on going hustle and hard work.

So, today is my first “official” day as an entrepreneur. This doesn’t mean I start totally blank and without a plan but I have no longer an employer who is paying for my holidays, my lazy days or anything like this. If I don’t bring enough value, I won’t get paid. As we all know the glorious picture that is painted of Entrepreneurs on Instagram etc. I decided to share my journey, my first 100 days with you. The unglamorous, real world of a startup entrepreneur. I will blog here on MyNutShare in the category “build with me”about how I build SalesTrainerIn.

Come on, and build with me!

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