Just do it

One of the early mistakes I made as an entrepreneur was that I was seeking for others’ permission / approval to do things because I was too used to the corporate bureaucracy.  However, Tina Seelig’s what I wish I knew when I was 20 brought me back on track.

Entrepreneurship is about challenging the status quo.  So, you have to expect people to disapprove you.

Hence, Tina wrote, “I didn’t ask for anyone’s permission.  I just did it!”

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When are you ready to start your own business?

I have heard many people saying that they want to start their own business, but many few of them actually did.  Why?  Because those who are only saying it don’t have these 4 minimum requirements:

  1. Commitment
  2. Support
  3. Tenacity
  4. Humility

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What not to do in 2010

2009 was a significant year.  Here is a partial list of events in 2009:

  1. History: Barack Obama – elected as the first African American President of the United States
  2. Politics: Bill Clinton, first former American President visiting North Korea, bringing 2 American citizens home
  3. Business: worst economy crisis since the Great Depression
  4. Technology: twitter becomes a major trend
  5. Others: Michael Jackson passed away right before his comeback concert

Lots happened in 2009.  However, if you think 2010 is going to be the same, then you will be mistaken.

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Will you share your venture idea with others?

You have discovered a world-changing idea, but you are not sure how easy it is to implement it.  You know that it is not extremely difficult; for example, set up an iTunes music store with 8 major record companies.

Will you share your idea with others?

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Ground Zero, New York City

December 21 2009, I visited Ground Zero Museum in New York City.  It was a heartbreaking experience, but also a humbling one because I could only find hope, respect, and love there.

If by default, we love and respect each other, what is it that has been setting us apart all the time?

— Misunderstanding.

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So, how do I use twitter?

Facebook, Linkedin, and twitter are 3 things you don’t want to miss nowadays:

  • Facebook is for casual interactions.
  • Linkedin:  is for building professional network.
  • twitter: lets you say 140 characters…

Wait it minute, so what is twitter?

I asked myself these questions before I got started:

  • Why do I care whether John Doe just had lunch?
  • What can I say in just 140 characters?
  • Can’t I just use Facebook or Linkedin for the same thing and more?

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The 6th W

The conventional formula of getting things done is to answer the 5 Ws and 1 H: what, when, where, who, why, and how.  However, you will only get mediocre results if you follow this incomplete formula.

You need the 6th W to deliver extraordinary results: Wow!

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