I have been reading some criticisms of Goal setting recently and some seemed valid such as a long term goal can, be anxiety provoking all or nothing,too futuristic and not enough present orientation. In an article James Clear (www.jamesclear.com) wrote he believes it is best to forget about goal setting and focus on the process. That means concentrating on the journey not the destination. I am not advocating throwing out goal setting entirely because…Continue
I first learned of personal coaching a number of years ago. I got a letter form an organization headed by a motivational speaker whose name you would likely recognize if I gave it. The Representative said the problem with Motivatonal tapes is there is no accountability present. I also thought that it sounded like a good possibility. The price for this coaching was pretty steep. This Rep. gave me a spiel about a homeless Man who sold aluminum cans to pay for his coaching. i became…Continue
True Entrepreneurs seem to have certain traits and one of them is Risk Taking. Richard Branson is well known for his Adventures and in on one of them He almost got killed. I have heard that even Bill Gates has a risky side to him. I was thinking about this when I was having a discussion with an old friend who used to be a "Bad Boy" when he was a Teenager .He loved fast cars and racing them. He did not become an Entrepreneur and that is not the point. Obviously racing is a risky venture…Continue
It was not easy but I have chosen 10 pitches to highlight as my favorites and 3 Honorable mentions from Shark Tank.
!. TOM And CHEE A gourmet Grilled Cheese and tomato soup Restaurant. I don't care too much for the foood categories but the 2 guys from Ohio had something a little different. Restaurants have a high failure rate but;they were doing alright ande were confident they could franchise their idea and they already had one or more Franchisees.
2. CHORD BUDDY This was…Continue
COAT CHEX A business student came up with this idea for a High tech system for checking coats at bars etc.I love the innovation but, one of the problems with it is that its seasonal as the sharks pointed out.
E-Creamery I like the idea of personalized Ice cream and they do have customers. the problem with this one is that it is so cost prohibitive. If I spent a lot of money on something like ths I would want a commemorative container. I can imagine if the wasn't a problem that…Continue