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Time. Cannot. Be. Managed. And. Work. Life. Balance. Is. Unattainable.
Every entrepreneur out there knows that time is money. Time is the most valuable commodity in the world because it cannot be managed, maintained, regained, or stopped.
It is the only commodity you and everyone around you has in equal amounts each day. It is the only asset or raw material that can never be recouped once it is spent. As the famous Metallica lyric goes "For whom the bell tolls...Time marches on."
Kevin O'Leary is the famous "Mr. Wonderful" persona on ABC's hit show shark tank which no doubt most of our Startup Drugz community has watched religiously in the last several years. He is outspoken about the value of intuition and pattern recognition in this domain that only comes with time in the game. In his earlier years, he rebuked a mentor/advisor who told him that experience had a value that most young founders like him could not understand and that only failure would teach him. Decades later in this clip below from Behind the Brand, he recounts how spot on that advice was and how he makes investment decisions in entrepreneurs today.
You should definitely subscribe to Bryan Elliott's channel "Behind the Brand" for more full-length interviews of this caliber, but here is a clip on today's lesson.
As entrepreneurs, our greatest strengths often equal are greatest vulnerabilities. After 19 years and countless business started, invested in, a few exits and 3 painful failures, I have learned two very important facts.
1) I (like many of you) am a RAIN-MAKER (I bring the dollars and growth into our ventures as my superpower)
2) Rainmaker types should NEVER be in charge of managing or rationing the company's reservoir! (cash management/operating accounts)
Do you have what it takes to build a truly sustainable business? Is entrepreneurship a skill or a divinely given DNA strand?
There are plenty of tests out there you can take by organizations like the Founders' Institute. However, as an entrepreneur for over 19 years, I will tell you that there is no test yet, like the real world of execution that separates the winners and losers.
Guts, Grit, and Gall are ingredient strands for your success. I hope the real-world examples of fellow Startup Drugz community members below that personify these traits inspire you to get out of bed an hour earlier tomorrow.
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