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Your blog is up & running, and the initial excitement is starting to fade. So much time has been invested researching, building & creating, but no one is visiting, commenting or clicking. You’re starting to wonder if you’re just wasting your time…
Congratulations, You Are An Entrepreneur!
Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, encourages entrepreneurs to embrace their challenges in his new book 8 Lessons in Military Leadership for Entrepreneurs.
Kiyosaki suggests many of the lessons we have been taught in school and as employees contradict the entrepreneurial spirit needed to succeed:
- Students are taught that making mistakes results in failure & are punished with bad grades
- In school we’re taught to be loners – to succeed or fail on our own
- Employees receive regular incentives (paychecks, benefits, bonuses) for their work
- Employees compete against each other for promotions and pay increases
Entrepreneur In Training
Kiyosaki talks about entrepreneurship in terms of courage, sacrifice, and freedom. He believes his training & years of experience as a Marine have prepared him to be a successful entrepreneur.
Personally, I have absolutely no experience with military life. This makes 8 Lessons in Military Leadership for Entrepreneurs an even more interesting read for me, as the real stories & comparisons between traditional school & military school are remarkable & compelling.
What I do have is 18 years as a student of traditional education and 12 years as a corporate employee. Now I’m wondering how much this experience actually helps or hurts me as an online entrepreneur.
Are You A Leader?
Kiyosaki identifies these leadership qualities as essential for entrepreneurial success:
- Active, aggressive, ambitious & continuous learning
- Inspire other, so they will want to follow you
- Have the courage to experiment, make mistakes, and fail many times over
- Cooperate & unite to conquer as a team
The internet gives all of us the freedom to become entrepreneurs. The investment of time is huge but the money required is minimal compared with other kinds of start up businesses.
But just because we can become entrepreneurs does not mean we will.
Click here to order 8 Lessons in Military Leadership for Entrepreneurs. It will motivate and inspire you to forget your old, bad habits & replace them with courage, discipline & real-life skills you need to succeed. Kiyosaki is a fantastic story-teller, and the book is full of interesting anecdotes about military life.