Author Archives: Tom Koulopoulos

Journeys to Success with 6 Incredible Entrepreneurs

These six revealing videos of Elon Musk, Angela Ahrends, Steve Jobs, Daymond John, Reid Hoffman, and Arianna Huffington will Inspire your entrepreneurial journey. “Pessimists spend a lifetime waiting for perfection while finding imperfections in everything. Entrepreneurs commit to something imperfect and spend their lifetime perfecting it.” Your entrepreneur’s journey is unique but that doesn’t mean you’re alone. Everyone who has ...

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7 Terrible Public Speaking Tips

If you want to be a great speaker then you need to start letting go of some old advice and start using these alternatives. I’ve been a professional speaker for 25 years and a speaking mentor and coach to colleagues for nearly 20 years. There is a magic in truly connecting with an audience that makes it more addictive than ...

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5 Mistakes People Make with Sales Plans

Sales plans should motivate and inspire people to stretch, achieve, and grow but these five classic blunders will do just the opposite. It doesn’t matter what business you’re in, sales is the single most important part of how you will grow. Yet, far too many founders and CEOs struggle with putting in place sales plans that correctly incentivize sales people. ...

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Success Quotes from History’s Greatest Entrepreneurs

While there’s an abundance of contemporary entrepreneurs worth quoting, I’ve long had a fascination with legendary entrepreneurs who built many of the early cornerstone industries of the 20th century and earlier. From Henry Ford to Ray Kroc and Coco Chanel to Estee Lauder, they all faced enormous odds in not only creating new business models but in changing the very ...

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3 Questions to Reveal Your Entrepreneurial DNA

There’s no genetic test for entrepreneurism but these three questions come pretty close. “…being an entrepreneur isn’t just something you do; it’s something you are.” You can’t just take a blood sample and determine if someone has the DNA of an entrepreneur. Still, I’m convinced from decades of observation and interaction that being an entrepreneur isn’t just something you do; ...

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The Meaning of Life – Really!

Do we search for meaning or do we create it? The answer may surprise you. “We all want to be part of something — an organization, a team, a community, a relationship — that somehow allows us to exceed our expectations of ourselves.” Inc.com may seem to be an unlikely place to find the meaning of life, but stick with ...

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Do You Behave Like a Billionaire?

According to Forbes, there are about 1,826 billionaires on the planet. Of those, 290 joined the club in 2015. That’s an increase of about 19 percent. At that rate, the number of billionaires could nearly double every four years, which means that in about 90 to 94 years (depending on population growth), every man, woman, and child could be a ...

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5 Most Dangerous Things an Entrepreneur Can Do

If I’ve learned anything in my short time on Earth it’s that there is no success without taking risk-even if it’s only taking on the perception of risk. That’s exactly what stops most people; the sense that standing still is safer than moving forward. We end up stuck on the shoreline as we wait for some untold future to arrive ...

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