Part of being a great entrepreneur, and a better person in general, is working on becoming the best version of yourself possible. To do this, you’ll want to make sure you're doing the right things to build healthy relationships, help others, believe in yourself and work hard.
When I first started out, the tools available were nothing compared to what’s available to us today. Even in the last five years or so, I’ve seen a lot of great stuff come out that’s helped me tremendously. To save you some time and headache, I want to let you in on the top 10 tools and apps I use on a daily basis to keep my business running smoothly. Let’s go.
Part of owning a successful business is planning for growth. That’s why you need to make sure you have a growth plan for 2019. You need to start the new year out with a compass that you can follow to success.
People are both hardwired genetically and taught by others growing up to be nice and helpful. After all—the species would not have survived if we didn’t all work together! While reciprocating is something that occurs naturally, it can also be leveraged for business reasons. This mutually beneficial relationship in business is called the Reciprocity Principle.
Growth is significantly more difficult if an entrepreneur doesn’t know what they are growing toward. To understand if their business is growing fast enough and the right way, an entrepreneur will want to set certain benchmarks for growth. These benchmarks help to guide the entrepreneur along their path.
Most people have a lot more influence than they think. While you may look at influencers and feel that you'll never get there, it’s easy to see just how many connections each and every one of us have when you take a step back. If you want to see what kind of influence you wield, a powerful tool that you can use is an influence map.
We talk a lot about the benefits of influencer marketing here at Lurn, but there’s nothing more powerful than seeing how it actually plays out in the real world. There are few better examples of successfully using influencer marketing to take a business to the next level than that of Daymond John and his multi-million-dollar business FUBU.
If you want to build yourself up as an influencer, you should make sure that you are following successful influencers. I personally follow a lot of influencers, and I learn a lot from studying their posts and habits. Here are some influencers that I suggest you follow if you want to learn more about what it takes to be a successful influencer.