What I told an entrepreneurship class about success

What does it take to start, build, and run a successful business? When I spoke to an Entrepreneurship Class at UC Santa Barbara, I asked them what they thought it took to be successful in business. They listed the usual words… What I realized in that moment was that these words describe what success looks…

Build a Board of Advisors

Use this Sample Letter to Build Your Board of Advisors Having a Board of Advisors working with you can do wonders for solving problems, avoiding stupid mistakes, and attracting capital. Advisors are generally successful or retired executives, business owners, consultants, professors, or others who could help your business. You don’t need to pay them with…

"People don’t return my phone calls or emails!"

READING TIME: 75 seconds! This is one of the most common complaints I hear from clients and colleagues. Here’s my (edited) response to a client about this concern. First off, you need to FULLY understand this concept: that people are tuned into a particular “frequency.” It’s also called “signal.” Everything else is “noise.” Signal… noise.…