The word “entrepreneur” originally comes from the combination of two Latin words “entre”, to swim out, and “prendes”, to grasp, understand, or capture.
You will have difficult time swimming out and grabbing anything if you do not adhere to these 8 principles. If you're struggling right now I can bet one or more of these principles is missing.
1. Authenticity. Tell it like it is. Its okay to admit your "failures" but don't dwell on them. Be forthcoming and just know sometimes you will rock a boat that doesn't want to be rocked (not intentionally though)
2. Autonomy. Be independent of the "good" opinion of others. Value time over money and materialism.
3. When doubtful, don't follow the majority. Understand that throughout history the masses have always been wrong. Question everything. Unbrainwash yourself.
4. Time management. Focus (Follow Once Course Until Successful) Get things done without distractions.
5. Rules of engagement. Teach others how to treat you. Your emergency is none of my business.
6. Wealthy people get paid in advance. Poor people get paid in arrears. He who touches the money first wins.
7. Business. You're not in the ______ business. You're in the business of marketing ______. There's no real value in products or services. The real value is in selling products or services.
8. Laziness. Have no sense of entitlement. The world owes you nothing. The world was put here to frustrate you. It's your job not to become frustrated. Zero tolerance for laziness and quit outsourcing your thinking to others.