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Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career #TED : 


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If you’re considering “start-up entrepreneurship” as a career option, you should read this article by Nina Hendy published on StartupSmart.com.au, here is the link http://www.startupsmart.com.au/planning/the-personality-traits-of-the-start-up-entrepreneur/201304089397.html .

Lemonade Stand.

People who are outgoing, gregarious and confident with high levels of self-discipline are often drawn to entrepreneurship, driven by the challenges that running your own business presents. Nina points out that most current research indicates that personality doesn’t really change over a lifetime, and is formed by the time someone is around 18-21 years of age. How each individual displays that trait is dependent on culture and environment.

The researcher cited is Dr. Mike Allan, associate director, Livingstones in Australia, who suggests a combination of traits is important to making an entrepreneur:

  • Above average levels of resilience (emotional stability)
  • Above average of openness (open to new ideas and experiences)
  • Above average levels of assertiveness (extraversion)
  • High levels of achievement striving (conscientiousness)
  • High levels of self-discipline (conscientiousness)
  • High levels of deliberation combined with above average action orientation


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6 Tips on becoming an Outrageous and inspiring ENTREPRENEUR!!.

  1. Follow your passion
  2. Walk the talk – make it happen
  3. Set priorities
  4. Identifying your support and motivation source
  5. Networking
  6. Social Media

The tips here, but believe me you want to click on the link above and read the text that accompanies it – valuable!

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Quote by Churchill

Quote by Churchill

“Being an entrepreneur is definitely a roller coaster ride, and you have to learn when to zig instead of zag so to speak. It requires being flexible and open to change when the time is right. It requires a thick skin, and an ability to ignore other people when they tell you you’re crazy for working so hard.”

The above quote is from a blog post by Diana Adams, Click to read the entire post It also includes a chart by Anna Vital, really worth reviewing. I am going to print it and frame it in my home office prominently. How to never give up becoming an entrepreneur” And if you like the infographic you probably want to know more about the person who created it. Well you’re in luck because Anna has created a book what she claims to be the first for entrepreneurs Support “Becoming an Entrepreneur” Infographic Book on Kickstarter.com

Here is something to keep you motivated 99 Inspirational & Motivational Quotes On Entrepreneurship.

Remember…your dreams, they can come true (only if you persist!).

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“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean

Pacino on Success in “Any Given Sunday”   Success is achieved inch by inch, yard by yard, just 10 yards at a time – either in football or in life – just focus on the inches – and keep moving in the direction of your dreams.

“Ignite your Soul!”

 “Be Great, Powerful Beyond Measure” – Best Inspirational Video Ever

Stay Young…Stay Foolish!

Steve Jobs Stanford University Commencement Address (2005)


“Overcoming Adversity”

40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes

Extraordinary Life

The Secret to You…a gift from the secret scrolls

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If you haven’t seen this, you ought to because you owe it to yourself………….

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A good book for novice recruiters or people who are considering a career in professional recruiting. It is quick read, pretty general in it’s approach and gives the reader several case studies to better understand the concepts in discussion.
Not a book suitable for an experienced recruiter, I felt it was pretty expensive for $34.00 and definitely not worth the investment since I expect a much greater in-depth discussion from a “professional recruiter’s handbook”.  I even considered returning it and would have done so half-way through had I not highlighted some pages.

(**) Two stars, don’t buy it ask your local library to loan it to you.

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