If you aren’t getting better, you’re getting worse. Of course there will be those who say, “what if I’m just staying exactly the same?” And my answer would be: If you aren’t getting better, you’re getting worse. I don’t believe that there is a middle ground when it comes to your entrepreneurship.
There will be days when you feel as though you are two steps from reaching your next phase of your dream, and other days you will feel like someone has knocked you down a flight of stairs… and that’s okay. If you choose to stand still on the stairs [whether because of fear or lack of direction or whatever else], the fact is that you are NOT progressing. In the business world, progression can be defined by increasing the number of customers or clients you have from last quarter, increasing revenue, branching out into new markets etc., but ultimately, your company’s definition may vary. As an entrepreneur, YOU are in charge of the direction and growth that your company experiences.
With anything you’re planting, your growth is often based on how and where you’re planting. There are some plants that require direct sunlight and lots or water, then there are others that need to be planted in the shade to thrive. Even the Bible has a parable about sowing seeds on different types of land. The key is finding fertile ground that will have the nourishment to provide growth opportunities to your plants. The business world is no different.
With that said, we are growing - this is the last blog post in the Entrepreneurship 101 series. We want TheAIDG blog to be a showcase of all of our work, and we’ve been told that sometimes the Entrepreneurship 101 posts get lost in the mix.
It’s always been a great honor consulting others in growing their brands, and now I will be able to more broadly. MRPRECEDENT.COM presents: Entrepreneur Garden [http://entrepreneurgarden.tumblr.com/]. This very special blog will house the Entrepreneurship 101 series archives, as well as continue offering a unique perspective on building your brand, marketing and entrepreneurship in general.
WHAT’S NEW? We will have a constant stream of business and motivational quotes and will continue to strive to inspire you on a daily basis. One of the cool new features of the Entrepreneur Garden is that it will feature special guest writers periodically who will offer a unique perspective to entrepreneurship. Another feature is that now, you will be able to ASK QUESTIONS. Whether it’s just something that you don’t understand, or if you need advice, we are here to help you grow! Questions may be submitted via the blog, or via email: EntrepreneurGarden@gmail.com. We look forward to this new endeavor and hope that it leads to your growth and ours.
-Joseph ALLEN IMAGERY Woods
These days, it seems like the only sketch book drawing I ever get to do is for my clients.. [yes, I’m old school, so I still do a lot of sketching to organize my thoughts on paper before hitting the computer - especially for logos and web design.] I’m gonna try to start getting back to sketching SOMETHING FOR ME for at least A FEW HOURS A WEEK maybe while watching the few shows I turn the TV on for [Shark Tank, The Apprentice, Law & Order SVU, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice]. I ove that my company is busy and thriving, but I also enjoy sanity! lol
PS I just got a Samsung Galaxy Tablet and I’m looking for a good Android sketching app, as well as some tutorials.. Which one do you recommend?
Finally getting a round to posting some of the work that we have been up to for the past few months.. It’s crazy how busy we have been around these parts.. #Thankful. We also found a few pieces in the archives that we’d like to share with you, so don’t mind us as we stunt..