Archives from July 2014
Think like an entrepreneur.July 25, 2014 / Podcast # 14-15
Paul B Brown, author of Own Your Future: How to Think Like an Entrepreneur and Thrive in an Unpredictable Economy, published by AMACOM, argues that in order to be successful in any business one must think like an entrepreneur. You donâ€™t have to quit your job and start a new business, but you do have to start thinking of owning your own futureâ€”become more entrepreneurial in your thoughts and actions. Brown stresses that these actions must be in the form of small steps, like a birdhouse builder selling at a local craft fair on the weekends before considering opening up a store. You learn from it, build upon it, and then repeat again. This way, Brown assures, youâ€™ll be able to control your future.
Changing careers and reaching your goals.July 11, 2014 / Podcast # 14-14
Itâ€™s never too late to change career paths, and David L. Van Rooy, author of Trajectory: 7 Career Strategies to Take You from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, published by AMACOM, shares with us the steps needed to reach your goals. Having an idea of the kind of job you want is only the first step. You also need to plan ahead and slow down. Like a couch potato aiming to finish a marathon, you must start out smallâ€”by training to finish a 5K first. Listen as Van Rooy describes turning a failure into a positive, including how to shift gears when something unexpected happens and how to ask for the right kind of feedback.