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Big Smiles = Big Entrepreneurship Lesson

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Look at this picture:

Last Day of School

Those are pretty big smiles don't ya think?

Well, those are my kids. And the reason they are smiling so much is that today is their last day of school.

Do you remember how you used to feel on the last day of school. I do. I clearly remember how good it felt. Knowing that I was done with whatever grade I was in. And that I had the long, fun summer to look forward to.

So, why am I telling you this?

Because I want you to think about the last time you felt this way in your business.

When was the last time you were really excited after accomplishing a goal. Enough so that you really celebrated and relaxed for at least a day or two after accomplishing it.

As an entrepreneur, too many times it's go go go.

We must all slow down sometimes to enjoy life. We need to enjoy the journey of becoming a successful entrepreneur.

To do this, you need to constantly be setting goals for yourself. Annual goals, quarterly goals, monthly goals, weekly goals and daily goals.

And for certain goals, after you achieve them, you should reward yourself.

Sometimes the reward might be as small as giving yourself a coffee break or a piece of candy.

At other times, a weekend away or a day off makes sense.

But you must achieve pre-set goals, and you must reward yourself. That makes the journey fun and enjoyable. And it ensures that you continue to make progress towards completing your journey and entering the land of the outrageously successful entrepreneur.

A fair portion of “Productivity Secrets for Entrepreneurs: How to Get More Done, Make More Money and Take More Time Off" discusses the importance of goal setting and rewards for you and your employees. It teaches you to set the right goals and achieve a whole lot more. Learn more here.


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kevin e. thomas says

they remind me of my grandchildren.
Posted at 11:41 am
kevin e. thomas says

they remind me of my grandchildren.
Posted at 11:41 am
kevin e. thomas says

this picture make me feel good.
Posted at 11:43 am
Amy Moore says

My kids all had similar smiles on them a month ago when school let out here. I will have a big smile in 2 months when school resumes. :)
Posted at 12:24 pm
B.N.N.Prasad says

Dave, The metaphor this picture provides needs some interpretation. Here is mine: The smiles on the faces of the boy and the girl goes beyond the satisfaction of completing school term -grades notwithstanding - & looking forward to a summer holiday with lots of fun. It is all innocence. Happens when facing the camera clicked by a non-threatening, firm but, a loving parent. That's what a true leader & entrepreneur provides his associates.
Posted at 1:15 pm
Daniël W. Crompton says

Cute kids. The last time I felt like this in business was today, I sat out in the sun drinking beautiful coffee with a business friend who needed somebody to bounce ideas of. He explained his problem with a business issue, and I came up with a solution which was so off the wall it took him 2 coffees for it to click. The look on his face was priceless, and it made me grin from ear to ear.
Posted at 3:04 pm
Miro Grudzinski says

Hi Dave; Happy Father's Day, I hope you still have all Joy which was so abundantly thrown on you by everybody. Especially by your loving KIDS! And this is a secret of the Great Father. Loving, caring, securing, providing, serving and leading. All this beautiful features radiate from your KIDS! They are reflection of you and your wife. What a TEAM, what a great Family, what a GREAT FATHER. Thank you for being an example for other Men. miro P.S. I dream to see the same smile on faces of ALL CHILDREN. Let's do some good work together.
Posted at 11:47 pm
Loan Company says

This picture is very nice.I like this picture.
Posted at 2:16 am

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