I got a big surprise this week when I was named a Regional Entrepreneur of the Year by the national accounting and consulting firm Ernst & Young. Okay, I knew I had been nominated, but honestly, I really didn't expect to win. Today, I'm writing this blog for one reason and one reason only: to inspire all the entrepreneurs out there who are pursuing their own dream, and who are going through what I call the "dumpster phase" of launching a new company.
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During competitions, she uses what little vision she has to focus on someone who’s running right in front of her, and then just keeps running … unless that runner gives out. At that point she finds someone new to follow… Until she passes them, too.
You are The Trophy Generation. You expect way too much. You expect to be praised and rewarded for coming in second. Hell, you expect to be rewarded for just showing up. Guess what? There is no second place. And, in the real word, people don’t get paid for just showing up.
Our agency is all about measuring results. Let’s see how you measure up to the following:
You don’t have to be an economist these days to see that there are a whole lot of good people out there in search of a limited number of good jobs. If the experts can be trusted, the economy has cratered, employers are wary of making any new hires, and the outlook for the future continues to be bleak for just about everyone.
Fortunately, the experts are dead wrong.