"The Entrepreneur's Solution" reawakens the entrepreneurial spirit in us all: the drive to fulfill our highest potential-as individuals, as a country, and as members of a global community. "The Entrepreneur's Solution" is required for the start-up and for the seasoned business owner to understand the new rules of the game. It is the new entrepreneurial manual.
It is filled with the very frameworks that were built through Mel Abraham's decades of experience as an entrepreneur, advisor and mentor. He gives you the recipe that not only helps you build a business but to build a life and create an entrepreneurial journey of epic proportions. "The Entrepreneur's Solution" is about harnessing your creative force, breaking free of your former state, and getting your life in alignment with your intention and purpose. It is through these frameworks (and the author's stories) that you journey to a land where your team is connected, committed and loyal, your customers become raving fans and your life full with fulfillment because the business you are creating is in congruence with your values, operated in alignment with your higher vision and connected to all stakeholders at an emotional level As a result, your business serves them by transforming their lives. All of this will translate into more profits, fans and freedom. Welcome to The Entrepreneur's Solution!
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About the Author
Mel Abraham is the founder of Business Breakthrough Academy and Thoughtpreneur Academy where he helps entrepreneurs bring their businesses to the world and build the lifestyle that they want. Mel is one the most sought after entrepreneurial mentor and strategic thinkers of our time. Unlike many other so called “business coaches”, Mel has lived everything he teaches and continues to do so. Mel has built, bought and sold numerous multimillion-dollar businesses for himself as well as his clients. Mel’s strategies have helped build thousands of businesses and have generated hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients, ranging from large corporations to startups and small family-owned businesses.
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Their models for success growing up were dot-coms that gained overnight success with little more than a domain name, and rock star billionaires (some of them notorious college dropouts), who made it all look so easy. Of course, many of the dot-coms proved unsustainable because they had no foundation beneath them, and the immense success of companies such as Google and Facebook were the exception, not the rule.
Then, in an increasingly competitive environment, they were told that scoring high on tests and getting straight A’s was the goal. From junior high school onward, their sole focus was getting into a good college, as if their future depended on it. And yet, studies showed that the kids who finally did get into that good college were already burned out and stressed out from pushing so hard for so long. As a result, they were studying less and partying more, as if they had already reached the finish line. It made me wonder what they were going to do when the race really started and they were on their own. Did they know what it was like to achieve something great because their own passion compelled them? Or how fulfilling it is to turn an idea into a profitable venture that helps other people? As far as I could tell, they had very little time or support to be innovative and resourceful, discover their own creative problem-solving abilities, or test out their entrepreneurial ideasbecause none of those critical life skills were quantifiable enough to be measured by a grade. And yet, these were the very inner resources they now needed to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and rise to the challenges in front of them.
There are many ways to rise to the challenges we face together, and an entrepreneurial mind-set encompasses them all. All business skills are learnable. And the best businesses have more far-reaching objectives than “I’ll get mine; you get yours.” As I wrote through the pain and headaches of my recovery, I watched millions of workers get laid off from their jobs, lose their homes in foreclosure, and seek government assistance. My sense of urgency to finish this book grew. Meanwhile, the country, too, was going through a recovery of its own, and the prognosis for when either of us would land back on our feet again was undetermined. I started to interview CEOs of companies that were faring well amid the storm, to find out what was keeping them afloat and on course, and how they had persevered through challenges in the past. And I have included their hard-won wisdom in this book. Their stories supported the very framework for sustainable success that I had used in my own businesses and the businesses I worked with over the years. The framework requires simply the mastery of the four areas of business that form the solid foundation of all sustainable and successful companies: Mind-set, Marketing, Mechanics, and Money. This model has become known as the Business Mastery Blueprint.TM
The biggest gift that came out of my bicycle accident was the realization that I had regrets. This brought my priorities and purpose into clear focus. My passion returned, my progress accelerated, and my health, my business, and my relationships all improved. In a best-case scenario, crisis awakens our senses and clarifies our desires. Our national economic crisis can serve the same purpose. We have the opportunity to reassess our priorities and use our circumstances as an opportunity to discover what we are really made of. Rather than wait out a period of struggle and hardship only to return to “business as usual,” we can innovate more stable and sustainable ways of doing business. We have all the inner resources we need to rise to the occasion. We need only to harness the entrepreneurial mind. And on the other side of that is a land where your team is connected, committed and loyal. Your customers become raving fans and your life full with fulfillment because the business you are creating is in congruence with your values, operated in alignment with your higher vision and connected to all stakeholders at an emotional level. As a result, your business serves them by transforming their lives. All of this will translate into more profits, fans and freedom. Welcome to The Entrepreneur’s Solution.
Table of Contents
Why Crisis Is GoodMy Story
PART 1: IDENTITY: Harness the New Entrepreneurial Mind
Chapter 1: The Difference between Cooking an Egg and Powering a City
Chapter 2: Focus: The Right Entrepreneurial Stuff
Chapter 3: Clarity is the Cure
Chapter 4: Courage
Chapter 5: Responsibility: Mistakes, Disadvantages, and Other Great Opportunities
Chapter 6: Conviction: The Power of Internal Congruence
Chapter 7: Action and the Price of Inaction
PART 2: INFLUENCE: Connect with Others and Create Community
Chapter 8: Empathy: The Art of Keeping It RealMeaningful Is Memorable
Chapter 9: Communication: The Mechanics of Resolution versus Dissolution
Chapter 10: Collaborate
Chapter 11: Innovation: Creating SustainabilityReinventing the Wheel
Chapter 12: Capitalize
Chapter 13: Monetizing: Capitalize, Don’t Commoditize
PART 3: IMPACT: Fulfill Your Potential and Make a Positive Difference
Chapter 14: Commit
Chapter 15: Consistency: MasteryIt’s a Practice, Not a Pinnacle
Chapter 16: Flexibility: Life and Business in the Balance
Chapter 17: Versatility: Entrepreneurs as Artists
Chapter 18: Purpose: High-Impact BusinessMore Purpose-Driven than Profit-Obsessed
Chapter 19: Growth: Be a Catalyst for Change
Chapter 20: And Your Journey Continues. . .