Tag Archives: Goals

Learning To Balance Happiness and Success

Don't be an unhappy entrepreneur.

Do you consider yourself to be a happy person? Do you consider yourself to be a success as an entrepreneur? Do you think you will only be happy once you obtain what you consider to be a certain level of success? Perhaps you’ve heard the old saying, “Success breeds happiness“, which basically means that if Read more

Are You Past Your Sell-By Date?

Tim Knox: Are You Past Your Sell-By Date?

I was having coffee with a client recently, a very successful woman in her early sixties, and she said she sometimes felt like she was, “past her sell-by date”. While I had never heard that expression used to mean that one’s best days were behind them, the meaning struck a chord in me. I think we all feel that way Read more

What’s Stopping You From Starting Your Own Small Business?

Tim Knox Entrepreneur Code

I’ve never been one to push people in a direction I didn’t think they were meant to go.  I’m not so egotistical that I think I know what’s best for anyone other than myself. On the other hand, I counsel with many new and old entrepreneurs and if I feel they are on the wrong Read more

Are You A Crappy Boss?

Tim Knox Small Business Advice

Have you ever had a crappy boss? A boss that managed through terrorism, intimidation, ego, and anger? A boss that blamed employees for his or her mistakes and took all the credit that was not theirs to claim? Now the really important question. Are you a crappy boss? Do you lead by example or manage by force? Read more

How Big Is Your Really Big Idea, Really?

Tim Knox Small Business Advice

One of my coaching clients stopped by the other day to tell me that they had a great idea for what she called “an amazing new product”. She went on to say, “There is nothing like it on the market and no competition that I can find. It’s a can’t miss, slam dunk, absolutely no doubt about it winner!” I Read more

The Entrepreneur’s Checklist

Small Business Advice Entrepreneur's Checklist

I was asked for the millionth time the other day what personality traits I thought were most important to entrepreneurial success. I immediately gave my now-automatic reply about passion and dedication and hard work and blah, blah, blah… Later, after taking some time to ponder the question a little deeply (I normally operate in shallow waters), Read more

Are You Suffering From Opportunity Overload?

Are you suffering from opportunity overload?

In a world where you’re constantly being inundated with claims of making big money with Kindle, affiliate marketing, SEO, Facebook ads, retail arbitrage, Amazon Merch, Google Adwords, etc. how can you logically decide which opportunity might work for you? When opportunities are coming at you like speeding cars on the information super highway, sometimes it’s best Read more

Should You Focus On A Niche?

Tim Knox Entrepreneur Code

In this episode of the Entrepreneur Code Videocast I address the question: should you focus on a specific niche or try to sell to a broader market? Many entrepreneurs think that the more products they carry or the more services they offer, the more sales they will make. It’s been my experience that the exact opposite is Read more

What Are You Willing To Do To Succeed In Business?

How Far Are You Willing To Go To Achieve Business Success?

Why do some entrepreneurs achieve stellar small business success, while others achieve only moderate success, while still others achieve no success at all? There is a wide range of factors that determine a venture’s success: the ability of the entrepreneur to successfully execute the startup plan, then manage the evolution and growth of the business the team of investors, Read more

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