Start Ups & Entrepreneurs

Have you ever wondered what people at your last job are saying about you?  Good or bad, if they are talking about you, you left a legacy.  To leave a legacy, you have to do something that is lasting and memorable – a water cooler story that starts with: “Remember when deborah . . . .”

Remember when you started this business?  Because you needed the money and had a dream, etc. etc.  But didn’t you also want to leave your mark on the world?  This is your chance.  If you knew that you had just one year to make that mark, what would you want to do and how would you want to leave the business.

1. Be Awesome! You want to be so awesome that your absence causes pain or fear. If people are still calling you a year after you leave, you left a legacy.  If you never hear from them again, better luck next time.

2. Make Friends, Not a Network. There is a lot of talk these days about networking and net-weaving, both of which involve a lot of time and effort getting to know people you probably don’t really like. I don’t buy into that kind of business model.  We spend way too much time at work trying to please others.  Just make friends.  You’re happier doing business with people you like anyway.  So everywhere you go, make a new friend, and your business will thrive.

3. Make your lawyer (accountant and insurance agent) your best friend. Too often I hear entrepreneurs say that they can’t afford a lawyer, accountant, or insurance agent. My response: “then you can’t afford to be in business.” Remember the four most expensive words you can say to your lawyer are: “Look what I did!” It’s much less expensive to ask what you should do and plan accordingly.

In the end, everyone has the potential to leave a legacy.  There’s just something about people who want to be great that makes them great.  Others are drawn to them, and pretty soon, there’s a pool of greatness. So let’s dive in.

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"Your name, your passion, your legacy gets immortalized in history as the celebration of Brand YOU."

Tanvi Bhatt

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Tanvi Bhatt

“Your name, your passion, your legacy gets immortalized in history as the celebration of Brand YOU.”

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"Success is the product of struggle.  You must do what others don’t to achieve what others won’t."

Henry Rollins

2015-01-27T01:15:36+00:00

Henry Rollins

“Success is the product of struggle.  You must do what others don’t to achieve what others won’t.”

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“You are a son of Jupiter, yet you have chosen your own path- as all the greatest demigods have done before you. You cannot control your parentage, but you can choose your legacy.”

The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

2015-01-24T23:17:59+00:00

The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

“You are a son of Jupiter, yet you have chosen your own path- as all the greatest demigods have done before you. You cannot control your parentage, but you can choose your legacy.”

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"There are two great days in a person’s life.  The day we are born and the day we discover why. "

William Barclay

2015-01-27T01:18:06+00:00

William Barclay

“There are two great days in a person’s life.  The day we are born and the day we discover why. “

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"What we do for ourselves dies with us.  What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal."

Albert Pine

2015-01-27T01:17:03+00:00

Albert Pine

“What we do for ourselves dies with us.  What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

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