Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneur’

Be a Game-Changer

Posted in SUCCESS on January 14th, 2014 by Darren Hardy –

Vaynerchuk, February 2014 SUCCESSStop playing the game.

Change the game.

Bringing your shade of vanilla to the market is no longer acceptable. You are going to have to add some chili pepper or foie gras (seriously, try Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream in San Francisco).

Today everyone can be an entrepreneur.
But to win—win big, that is—you can’t just join the game that has been running for 20 years… heck, not even the last five.

You have to disrupt the game.
You have to innovate, create and change the game entirely.

The über-successful achievers on SUCCESS magazine covers are game-changers. They didn’t join the status quo; they disrupted it—big time.

Consider our three latest cover entrepreneurs—Gary Vaynerchuk, Tony Hsieh and Ryan Seacrest. They all achieved their extraordinary successes because they saw the game and changed it.

Today’s entrepreneur must ask herself or himself the all-important question, What would it take for me to be a game-changer in my industry?

Ask yourself, What would it take for me to be a game-changer in my industry?

Here are five key ways you can stop playing the game and start changing it: read more »

Why Entrepreneurs Are Healthier

Posted in SUCCESS on August 13th, 2013 by Darren Hardy –

Fit CEOI read a Gallup report recently that cracked me up.

I laughed because I thought, “Of course!” But it made big news in the mainstream media.

This was the conclusion of an exhaustive Gallup study of 273,175 people from all 50 states done over 10 months:

“Entrepreneurs are healthier than everyone else.”

See, you laughed, right?

I could have told them that and saved them the trouble. (Psst…Hey, Gallup! They are happier, too!)

So if there weren’t enough reasons to be an entrepreneur, here are a few more: read more »

Recipe for Success

Posted in SUCCESS on February 12th, 2013 by Darren Hardy –

Recipe of SuccessSo how young is too young to start your entrepreneurial endeavors?

Certainly you can sell lemonade on the sidewalk or bake homemade cookies and sell them on the street, but that’s just kid’s stuff, right? They’re not “real” businesses.

You’d think, but that is not what one little girl thought.
Now let this little girl inspire your big dreams.

Dee grew up in a Catholic working-class family in Oakland, California. Her father was a welder and her mother raised Dee and her sisters to become good wives and mothers. As Dee grew up she held a burning desire to be special, to do something different.


was a mediocre student, but she learned to work hard. Dee graduated from high school and then worked at various jobs before fulfilling her mom’s vision for her by marrying at 19 years old.

For about a year as a new wife, Dee tried to fit into her husband’s world as a dutiful spouse. She hosted visitors and made polite conversation. But she was out of her element. Pretending to be someone else made her decide  read more »

Doing What You’ve Never Done

Posted in SUCCESS on January 8th, 2013 by Darren Hardy –

November 2013 SUCCESSTwenty-four years ago I sold water filters door to door.

Twenty-two years ago I had a real estate franchise.

Eighteen years ago I built an international distribution company.

Twelve years ago I led a turnaround for an educational software company.

Nine years ago I was president of a TV network.

Six years ago I became publisher of this magazine.

Three years ago I wrote a New York Times best-selling book.

Each venture was something I had never done before.

Every time I started something new, I had no prior education, experience or training. Every endeavor was a complete invention or required a massive reinvention.

Once upon a time people worked for one company and then retired with a pension. Later the strategy was to beef up their resumes by climbing the ladder of an industry, working for a few companies and then retiring on stock options.

Those success paths are gone.

If you want to thrive (heck, survive!) in the 21st century, you’ll need to repeatedly reinvent yourself. Let me offer field-tested advice about how to do it successfully. read more »

Yes WE Can!

Posted in SUCCESS on February 7th, 2012 by Darren Hardy –

Who is the most important person involved in staging a global economic comeback?

  • The current President of the United States?
  • Whoever the next President is?
  • The Fed Chairman?
  • The U.S. Treasury Secretary?


The most important person for the future of the United States and global economy is YOU—the entrepreneur.

You have heard the statistics before, but they are worth repeating as it shows you the tremendous power and burden YOU have for making an economic recovery possible.

U.S. Small Business Administration reports that, small businesses are responsible for 58% of all jobs and half of the total GDP. 64% of all new jobs were created solely by small businesses over the past 19 years.

Small businesses:
• Represent 99.7% of all employer firms

• Employ more than 50% the private-sector employees
• Pay 44% of the total U.S. private payroll
• Have generated more than 64% of all new jobs during the past 15 years
• And create more than 50% the private gross domestic product
*statistics from U.S. Small Business Administration

Carl Schramm, president of the Kauffman Foundation says this, “Entrepreneurs, people who now create more than half the new jobs in America,are defining the new economy, not just here, but around the world. We could call the current era the age of entrepreneurial capitalism.

This new era is changing the face of what we think of as the entrepreneur as well.

Entrepreneurs over the next decade will be far more diverse than their predecessors in age, origin and gender.

If you are in the business of recruiting or selling to entrepreneurs this is very important information for you.

Traditionally entrepreneurs came predominantly out of the read more »