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About the Author
Colin Sprake is a Extreme Business Builder who fully understands how to build businesses in any kind of economy. He has decades of experience in both male- and female-dominated markets and has worked in over seventy countries.
Born in South Africa and having both an engineering and business degree, he brought his expertise to North America in 1998 and is now a Canadian citizen and resides in South Surrey, BC.
Colin is a vibrant speaker with a huge heart who has helped thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs. He captivates his audience by delivering marketing, sales, and business strategies, and personal growth tools in very simple and easy-to-understand formats.
One thing Colin always guarantees his audiences is that you will walk away from his presentations, no matter how long or short, with tools you can use immediately in your life and business.
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"When you’re following a recipe, it’s good to know what the recipe is for—and if it’s what you really want to make! So, what are we going to end up with if we follow the Entrepreneurial Success Recipe? What is an entrepreneur? According to Wikipedia, an entrepreneur is an owner or manager of a business enterprise who makes money through risk and initiative. It is also a term applied to a person who is willing to help launch a new venture or enterprise and accept full responsibility for the outcome. The key words in this definition are risk, initiative, and responsibility.
In fact, I sometimes sit back and chuckle at the challenges that we have as entrepreneurs. In order to be an entrepreneur, you have to be creative, which is a huge asset. Yet the only way you truly win is when you become laser focused on the goals you want to achieve.
Laser focus can only happen when you have a clear goal or target. Without a goal, you have nothing to aim at—being laser focused requires becoming dedicated (no matter what) to achieving a goal and not being taken out by distractions along the way. This is often one of the more challenging items for entrepreneurs. In fact, the statement “laser-focused entrepreneur” often is an oxymoron. How do you become a laser-focused entrepreneur? It all starts with your mindset."
Table of Contents
Introduction: Knowledge + Action = Profit
PART ONE: PREPARATION
Chapter 1 What Is an Entrepreneur?
Chapter 2 The Entrepreneurial Mindset
Self-Awareness and Self-Observation
Taking Things Personally
Teflon, Not Velcro
Be a Rhino
Celebrate as if It Has Already Happened
Entrepreneurs Are Addicts
Chapter 3 Colin Sprake’s Story:
From Blue Collar to Entrepreneur!
PART TWO: THE INGREDIENTS
Chapter 4 The Entrepreneur Test: Do You Have What It Takes?
Chapter 5 Nineteen Critical Skills for Entrepreneurial Success
Create a Road Map to Success
Develop Vivid Vision
Weapons of Mass Distraction: Avoid Bright, Shiny Objects
Be Tenacious, Driven, and Convicted
Follow Your Own Rules
Lead by Example
Plan to Sacrifice
Manage Your Commitments, Not Your Time
Hunger for Success; Don’t Just Wish for It
Deliver Results, Not Excuses
Be Solution Driven
Do Not Listen to the Wrong People
Take Advice from Successful People
Focus on Rewards, Not Penalties!
Be Passionate about What You Are Doing
Do Not Overservice Your Clients!
Relentless Follow-Up and Follow Through
Understand That Energy Is EVERYTHING!
Hire the Right Resources
PART THREE: THE INSTRUCTIONS
Chapter 6 Developing into a Massively Successful Entrepreneur: Fifteen Things You Must Do after Reading This Book
Complete Your One-Page Business Plan and Five-Year Vision
Complete Your Cash Flow Predictor for Twelve Months
Know Your Financial Risks and Gross Margin
Assemble Your Mentorship Team
Build Relationships with Like-Minded Entrepreneurs
Know That Great Attitude Equals Gratitude
Develop a Learning Philosophy
Do Not Be Judgmental
Set Office Hours
Do Your Weekly Snapshot
Monitor, Measure, and Adjust
Expose Your Business
Examine Your Environment
Pay It Forward
Chapter 7 Troubleshooting: Nine Key Areas Where Entrepreneurs’ Success Often Stalls
Are You Still Selling?
Paralysis by Analysis
Cash Is Oxygen: Are You Breathing?
Hooked on Branding
It’s Not the Economy—It’s You!
Adapt or Die
Fixing What Isn’t Broken
Learning to Relinquish Control
Becoming “Vitamin C” Deficient—in Commitment, Cash, and Clients Changing Habits Takes Time
Conclusion: The Entrepreneur Success Recipe
Additional Resources for Your Success
About the Author