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Startups: Do Things that Don't Scale

Startups: Do Things that Don't Scale | Starting a Business | Scoop.it

Great #startup tips her that are somewhat counterintuitive. 


Via Martin (Marty) Smith
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This is the hard truth I encountered when I started growing my first consulting business. Not everything scales. Those of us who want to be rich have to move on when we hit those walls - though ideally, we'd avoid them entirely :)

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11 New Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read | S...

11 New Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read | S... | Starting a Business | Scoop.it
I recently read the comic book version of (11 New Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read http://t.co/IaZlyGMLQN #startup #inspiration) (11 New Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read | @scoopit http://t.co/BqO8kSO7SX)...
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Great list! I've read some of them, but I'll definitely be adding a few more to my wishlist.

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Startups: Do Things that Don't Scale

Startups: Do Things that Don't Scale | Starting a Business | Scoop.it

Great #startup tips her that are somewhat counterintuitive. 


Via Martin (Marty) Smith
Natalia Wentworth's insight:

This is the hard truth I encountered when I started growing my first consulting business. Not everything scales. Those of us who want to be rich have to move on when we hit those walls - though ideally, we'd avoid them entirely :)

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4 Strategies to Turn Your Brain From Distraction to Action

4 Strategies to Turn Your Brain From Distraction to Action | Starting a Business | Scoop.it

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This is so unbelievably important, especially if you have employees! Even as a dedicated entrepreneur, though, I find myself struggling with distraction. I know it's even worse for people who don't have as much motivation to perform.

 

Plugins that shut off access to certain sites are helpful, but I often find I get the most done when I block my internet access completely (though that's not an option for every type of task).

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Tom Hood's comment, July 11, 2013 7:13 AM
This caught my attention - Studies show that we are interrupted every three minutes during work and it takes us 23 minutes on average to get back to the original task. The real kicker is that more than half of the distractions were completely self-inflicted.
Tom Hood's curator insight, July 11, 2013 7:15 AM

Return on Attention! This caught my attention - Studies show that we are interrupted every three minutes during work and it takes us 23 minutes on average to get back to the original task. The real kicker is that more than half of the distractions were completely self-inflicted.

 

Some simple, easy to implement tips to help stay focused on the work that matters most. Easy to say, harder to do everyday, but I am going to try...

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, July 15, 2013 7:29 AM

Interesting ideas....

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What's Scott Adams' secret to success? 'Goals are for losers'

What's Scott Adams' secret to success? 'Goals are for losers' | Starting a Business | Scoop.it
Forget passion. Goals are for losers. Dilbert creator Scott Adams reveals his secret to climbing to the top: Fail. A lot.
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"Fail. A lot." Yep, that pretty much sums up the path I've taken to get where I am. If you spend all your time trying to avoid failure, you get nowhere. Like NOWHERE. This is an all-around great article for anyone with an interest in business or even just improving their position in life.

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Should You Open a Restaurant? | How to Open a Restaurant

Should You Open a Restaurant? | How to Open a Restaurant | Starting a Business | Scoop.it
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Although I have a wonderful business already, I can't deny the allure of restaurant life. I know the reality would probably be more harsh than I realize, but I love the idea of feeding thousands of people who love my creations.

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Taking a Shot: Lessons Learned in Entrepreneurship

Taking a Shot: Lessons Learned in Entrepreneurship | Starting a Business | Scoop.it
“If you had one shot, or one opportunity. To seize everything you ever wanted in one moment. Would you capture it or just let it slip?” Lose Yourself - EminemTaking that shot at starting

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Natalia Wentworth's insight:

After spending 5 years on my own, I have to agree - starting your own business is the new safe career. If you lose your job, you lose almost all your income overnight. When you run your own business and financial life, you can build up more sources of income and your compensation is based on your value.

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Anita's curator insight, July 22, 2013 3:18 PM

Are you ready to step up?