GREGTALKS, IDEAS WORST SPREADING – 10 TIPS TO FAIL AS AN ENTREPRENEURBy Greg JC Granier
You read it right it’s not ideas worth spreading, this one is TEDtalks slogan.
If you don’t know TED by now, stop reading and get your tablet.
If you do, consider GREGtalks as a parody of TEDtalks, where instead of giving you tips to succeed, I am going to give you tips to fail, a kind of reverse psychology or opposite day, where we eat breakfast for dinner…
There are 3 ways to do things: The right way, the wrong way, or the Greg’s way!- Greg Granier
Why? Well, why not? In seminars you hear so many times tips to succeed… and also to think out of the box, so let’s do this:
10 TIPS TO FAIL AS AN ENTREPRENEUR
1: ALWAYS HAVE AN EXCUSE.
You started a business and things are not going your way? Well, there is always someone to blame for that, and It’s time to track the bad guys instead of wondering what you could do better. The manager, the client, it’s PA, gatekeeper, delivery boy, the world works on a different schedule but I paid for my stamp so it’s their fault your honour.
2: DON’T INVEST IN YOUR EDUCATION
Look at all the seminars… Why do you think they are for unless scamming you into a world of beliefs that you will never enter unless you pay… No, you learned all you needed to learn in school and as you had good grades you know all about life already. The earth is round, and you will succeed because you have diplomas, what do you need more? Our education system always wants what’s best for us.
3: CONSIDER YOUR EMPLOYEES AS WHAT THEY ARE: EMPLOYEES.
Or servants, or slaves… After all, YOU started the company, YOU are the one taking all the risks and they wouldn’t be there without you. YOU are more able to say you “kind of” own them. A good leader is not here to form other leaders, he is here to come and conquer!
4: FOLLOW YOUR FAMILY’S ADVICE.
Or your significant other, your siblings, your banker, your tv, your tinder date… The world is full of people that will want to give you advice for your own good because they care! And want the best for you. Your husband is in the right to tell you the seminar you went to is a scam while he spent the day watching football. My mom was super right to tell me to get a job before starting an acting career (haha joke’s on you mom, we’re in France: there are no jobs)
5: DON’T QUESTION ANYTHING.
If it’s on the news it must be true… or on the internet, in books, magazines, and even cereal boxes. Be aware that a certain message is trying to reach you… Some people still think the bible has been written by God himself when he created the world 2000 years ago… And I believe the 10 commandments have been twitted.
6: WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE 1000% READY.
Embrace analysis! After all, you have only one chance so everything needs to be spotlight perfect before launching your new venture. A website, a nice office, an assistant, an assistant for the assistant… Learn by doing? It’s for manual people. Clients? They will come eventually…
7: DON’T TOLERATE CRITICISM.
Who said that? I’m going to break their legs.
8: TIME IS MONEY!
And money is time… You are in a loop. Don’t take any time for you neither. You will sleep when you’re dead, you will work out when you’re sick, and you will date when you’re retired. Kamasutra for seniors is really trending at the moment, so why waste your good years?
9: TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS MORE THAN YOURSELF
Your business is your baby, and your baby becomes your partner’s baby, and your partner becomes your assistant because it’s all about the business and we cannot stress this enough!
10: DO NOT HAVE FUN
Fun is for clowns, sarcastic aficionados and stand-up comedians. But I am starting a company so I will not laugh for the next 5 years- I am going to make millions so I need to lose my sense of humour, and Greg jokes all the time so he cannot achieve serious results.
About the author
Greg likes to talk... Like a lot! On stage... In front of a camera... On paper... In his shower... he is now a business strategist, speaker coach, movie producer and he ended up top speaker of Mega Business South Africa with a speech rated 9.9/10 about the art of storytelling. Detailed profile: Profile