There is an entire Univers(ity) right at out elbows, and always has been if our eyes are open to seeing. My brother Rob taught me a few things about being an Entrepreneur which I'd like to share:
1) There are always opportunities, always.
2) Filter for those opportunities that are suited to you. You are the most important part; Keep developing you.
3) Do a lot of thinking first, even though it doesn't look like you are doing anything.
4) Have big dreams, and accept what comes of reaching for them.
5) When you have thought about everything, and rethought it through from many different angles, if it makes sense, then do it.
6) People throw away stuff that others want, but call it a different name. (variation of "One man's trash is another man's treasure" and "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.")
7) Bring your goods or services to the right people, in the right way.
8) Give your customers more than they expected, and charge them less than what they thought it would cost.
9) Make friends. Share what you know. Help others to succeed.
10) Most things don't last forever. Know "when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em". If you can't change it up to refresh it, then bring along what you learned from reaching for your last dream, in your pursuit of your next dream.
A bonus lesson from our mom, Mineola:
12) A lot more people will give you a dollar for things that are smaller and interesting than will give you ten dollars for something larger, that you think is worth ten dollars.
Allen Pollock, ( Owner of Gentle Breeze Farm, LLC located in Windham, Maine )
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