Are Entrepreneurs Misunderstood? How To Understand The Entrepreneur In Your Life

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Let’s face it, entrepreneurs are a different breed altogether.

We don’t do things the way everyone else does things.

We are often stubborn in making our dreams come true.

We long for the freedom of owning our own business and can’t stand the idea of being “restricted” by being stuck in a job…

But this entrepreneur mentality often creates unique situations among our family and friends because they cannot understand us – they can’t begin to “get” what we are trying to accomplish because, often, they’ve been programmed to think differently – more “normal”.

In society at large, it’s even worse, as regulatory agencies and bureaucracies unwittingly conspire against the entrepreneur. (In many cases, they aren’t being malicious, it’s just that they tend to treat entrepreneurs with the same broad brush that they treat 9 – 5ers.

Within pop culture, the entrepreneur is often portrayed as greedy at best and a crook, at worst. Try to think of a movie that features an entrepreneur in a positive light – it’s pretty hard to think of one, isn’t it?

Today, if you’re an entrepreneur, you’re almost an outcast – someone on the fringes who is to be dismissed or at best, ignored rather than supported.

That is the ultimate irony because, entrepreneurs are the dreamers – they are the people who built this Country!

When America was formed, most everyone owned a small business and a very small percentage of Americans were employees.

Today, it’s the opposite – today, the employee is given all the perks and the entrepreneurs have to fend for themselves.

I ran across a great article written by Kevin Daum on Inc.com that helps us understand the “psychology” of the entrepreneur.

Check out the article here: http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/6-things-entrepreneurs-wish-family-friends-and-employees-understood.html?cid=sf01002

 

 

 

 

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Ready to make money on eBay? I’ll show you how to start an eBay business and work from home!

BeyondUI’ve always enjoyed teaching new eBay / ecommerce principles and recently got started creating courses on a new learning website called Udemy.

I’m excited to share my new eBay / Amazon / Internet Marketing video courses with you!

I’ll be adding lots of new courses over the next 12 months, and I can guarantee you that everything I teach comes from real-world, experience, (not theory) so you will get only tried and proven strategies in my courses!

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How to get anything you want – friendship, travel, love, money, property, cars – for FREE, on Craigslist!

I just interviewed a pretty amazing person who has been using Craigslist creatively to build an interesting lifestyle and I was fortunate to capture the interview on audio for you! (http://efaves.com/RyanHightower.htm)

Ryan Hightower is a creative thinker who has managed to use Craigslist to live a lifestyle that many of us would envy, especially in this dire economy and he’s done it mostly for FREE and ALL through Craigslist!

He is living what I call the “Craigslist Lifestyle”, which simply means he has figured out all kinds of creative ways to enjoy life by giving other people what they want, so he can get what he wants.

If you’ve ever seen the movie “Craigslist Joe”, in which a guy plans a cross-country trip that will be completely taken care of by people he meets on Craigslist, then you have a bit of an idea of what I’m describing, except that Ryan has taken that concept to a whole new level and turned it into a lifestyle!

What Ryan does is set up “Win-Win” scenarios that end up giving him all kinds of things that are either free or paid for through his deals.

I found his book to be a real eye-opener and is a powerful way to open your mind to all kinds of creative ways to do deals without using money, which is what we commonly think of as the currency of choice.

Here’s a link to the interview – go check it out!

LINK TO INTERVIEW: http://efaves.com/RyanHightower.htm

 

 

 

 

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eBay Tips – How To Add A Link To Your Other eBay Listings Within Your eBay Listing

One of my subscribers recently asked me how to add a link to my other listings to an eBay listing.

I often teach this as a way to cross-promote and cross-sell all your items which has several benefits:

1. It will increase your ending auction prices as more of your visitors check out your other listings
2. It will often increase the number of multiple purchases by one customer, which saves on shipping / handling time and
3. It will increase how quickly you sell fixed price items

All great benefits, wouldn’t you agree?

Check out the video where I walk you step-by-step through the process.

Once you do this, you’ll want to be sure to do it to ALL your listings and watch your sales go up!

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Vintage Video Game Collection Sells For Over $1 Million!

You tell me – is there money to be made in vintage collectibles? (Well, I’ve known the answer for years, but check this out…) Just ran across this article on Time.com about a vintage video game collector who sold a giant collection of video games for $1.2 Million on eBay! ARTICLE LINK: http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/07/17/rare-video-game-collection-sells-for-1-2-million-on-ebay/ This French…

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Dave Espino’s Keys To Success – Training For Success

Dave Espino’s Keys To Success – Training For SuccessI believe that to be at your best, you’ve got to practice the fundamentals of personal development.

Think about it, a top Olympic sports star, trains for many hours each day to be the best and to earn the gold medal. Typically, they train on fundamentals – the basics – and perfect their moves over a long period of time. Just like a sculptor hammering away at a stone to create a work of art, the top athlete hones their skills with perfect practice over time.

I believe we are created to live an extraordinary life, but have been trained to be ordinary. The path of least resistance is the ordinary path. The path of focused effort toward a worthy goal, is the extraordinary path.

So I’d like to encourage you to take the extraordinary path today and pick up a book that can help hone your thinking…

I’m going to list just a few here so that you can choose the one that “fits you” right now.

For basic “wealth thinking”: “Think And Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill

For understanding how the mind works and how you can get to peak performance: “Unlimited Power” by Anthony Robbins

For learning about the truly wealthy in America and the mindset behind how they got there: “The Millionaire Next Door” by Thomas Stanley and William Danko.

I believe that successful people think differently than unsuccessful people. And one of the best ways to learn how to think differently is to read about success or to read successful people’s books.

It will re-orient and re-contextualize your mind to thinking successful thoughts.

It’s worked for me, and I know it will work for you too!

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