Check out these 21 tips for first-time entrepreneurs…

21 Tips for First-Time Entrepreneurs

21 Tips for First-Time Entrepreneurs

At age 15 I started a clothing company with a friend’s scanner and sold T-shirts to my peers at school. I parlayed that money and started a mobile detailing business.

I’ve been an entrepreneur for as long as I can remember.

I’ve had service-based businesses and product-based businesses. I’ve built teams. I’ve built visions. I’ve taken products to market. I’ve helped raise millions of dollars. I’ve lost everything. I’ve had success. I’ve had failure.

These 20 tips are lessons I’ve learned along the way.

1. Take risks.
One of the most exciting parts of being an entrepreneur is the thrill and exhilaration you get from seeing if something works.

2. Answer questions on Quora.
This helps establish your expertise, knowledge and wit. It is also cool to look back at your answers and see how much you’ve grown personally and professionally by re-reading your previous answers.

3. Cold email everyone.
Do it. See my previous column that shows you how to cold email, and the value of cold emailing.

4. Keep an idea journal.
Anyone who said ideas aren’t worth anything never had a good idea. Don’t listen to that crap. I write 10 ideas every night in my idea journal. Read what James Altucher says about your “idea machine.”

5. Network up.
Networking up can afford you mentorship opportunities, help strengthen your network (obviously) and help you learn from people who have the success you desire.

6. Network horizontally.
Your peer group is going to be with you forever. Meet them, learn from them, network with them.

Related: 5 Fatal Startup Mistakes — and How To Avoid Them

7. Network down.
You’re going to always have more knowledge and experience than others. Even if you’ve only been an entrepreneur for one month, there’s an entrepreneur out there that’s only been an entrepreneur for one day.

8. Be open to advice.
Listening to the right advice is valuable to your business and your life.

9. And don’t listen.
Don’t listen to all advice. Take everything with a grain of salt, and learn how to trust your gut.

10. Work with people you like.
This is important. If you don’t like the people you work with, you will never be able to maximize your opportunities and thrive.

11. Disconnect.
It’s easy to lock yourself in a room and work all day and night. Learning to disconnect is just as important as working hard. Your brain needs rest. Disconnecting can give your brain the necessary reset it may need to help solve the problems you’re facing that day. This might be the most valuable lesson you learn.

12. Brand yourself.
No matter what you do, it is important to have a strong personal brand. As an entrepreneur, branding yourself is your only real security.

Check out what Gary Vaynerchuk says about personal branding.

13. Commit to a regular workout schedule.
One of my mentors/business partners sold his business to Richard Branson and has had some pretty wild success. When I asked him the single most important advice he could give me about being an entrepreneur, he said: “Your health is your most important asset. You can be the most successful person in the world, but that won’t matter if you don’t have your health.”

Every day, I commit time to fitness.

14. Learn everyday.
Entrepreneurship is about solving problems and learning on the go. It’s exciting to learn new things, and as entrepreneurs we should be learning something new every day. That’s part of the gift of entrepreneurship.

Related: 9 Common Mistakes Made by New Entrepreneurs

15. Write down what you learn.
Writing down the things you learn on a daily basis is important too. Some days are harder than others, and having a journal of all of the things you’ve learned will give you strength when you’re feeling weak.

Learning is an asset, and your lessons can help give you reassurance when you feel like giving up. It can be that “money in the bank” when there’s actually not any money in the bank, and give you the courage to keep fighting.

16. Use LinkedIn.
LinkedIn is a very effective business tool. You can network with pretty much anyone, read blog posts and show off your accomplishments and expertise on your profile.

17. Read everything.
Dedicate time to reading blogs, newspapers, magazines and books. Read stuff related and unrelated to your business and read fiction and non-fiction. I read everything, and it makes me more intelligent, cultured and dare I say more attractive.

Check out what Warren Buffett says about reading.

18. Eat healthy.
Food is the energy source for your body. If you eat unhealthily, you’re going to have low energy levels and risk potential health issues. This will save your life.

19. Get a part-time job.
If you don’t have regular income coming in from your startup yet, get a job, even if you have support or savings. It will help alleviate your monetary stresses, which can create an unhealthy mental state.

You need to be strong as possible to take over the world through business, and the last thing you want to think about is how to pay rent next month. Plus, at your part-time job, you can tell everyone about your new business, and potentially gain users, clients or customers depending on what type of business you’re creating.

20. Ask for help.
Put the pride aside. This thing of ours (entrepreneurship) is much too difficult to do alone. Ask for help. People will respect your willingness to learn and be humble. You’d be surprised what can happen when you ask.

21. Don’t ever give up.
If you’re an entrepreneur, be an entrepreneur. Don’t listen to the naysayers. If you fail with one idea, start another. You’re an entrepreneur, no matter what, whether up or down, success or failure, you’re always an entrepreneur. Remember that.

Bonus: Have fun.
Do what you want, enjoy life, build the business and culture you’ve always dreamed of. Fun is infectious, and can help attract the right customers, the right team and all of the right opportunities.

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/245697

Yes, it’s true ! When I started taking MMF in April of 2014

Shared by: John Salimbene Engage Global Leader

John & Carrie Lyn 05.28.2013

Yes, it’s true ! When I started taking MMF in April of 2014, within a week, I noticed that the Brain Fog left and short term memory began to come back. Very true !
Health Alert:
Depression and Diabetes Both Increase Dementia Risk!
Previous research has shown that both type 2 diabetes and depression can independently increase an individual’s risk for dementia, but what happens when they co-occur? Danish researchers analyzed data collected from 2.4 million adults and found that while depression increases a person’s risk for dementia by 83% and the presence of type 2 diabetes results in a 20% greater risk, those with both type 2 diabetes and depression are 117% more likely to be diagnosed with dementia. This suggests that the presence of both conditions has a synergistic effect on dementia risk, not just an additive effect.
JAMA Psychiatry, April 2015

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Chairman David Nemelka announces exciting new promo to earn free product & a great deal of bonus money!!

Fast Start Product Promotion

Dear Engage Member,

On the Engage Global company call Wednesday evening May 20 our Chairman and Co-Founder David Nemelka announced the following must read promotion:

How to earn a free fast start pack ($500 value)!!!

All fast start qualified members will receive a free fast start pack for each fast start cycle that they complete before midnight on June 30, 2015.

What this means is that for every fast start cycle completed, fast start qualified members will receive $500 to $1,000 in fast start cash compensation plus they will also receive $500 of product for free.

David also announced that all fast start qualified members as of May 20, 2015 are qualified at the level 2 fast start qualification.  This means that you will receive $200 for each Fast Start Builder Pack ($1,000 pack) that you sell and $600 for each Fast Start Builder Pack Cycle that you complete.  The compensation for the Fast Start Pack sales is $100 per Fast Start Pack and $600 for the third Fast Start Pack sold in any 30 day period.

Remember that Fast Start Qualified means that you purchased a Fast Start or Fast Start Builder Pack.

There is no time like the present to benefit from the best in the industry fast start program that Engage Global offers to business minded people who are Fast Start Qualified.

  1. We pay $100 for each Fast Start Pack sold.
  2. We pay $200 for each Fast Start Builder Pack sold to all Level 2 Qualified Members.
  3. We pay a total of $500 for all Level 1 and 2 Qualified Fast Start Cycles completed (Sell 3 Fast Start Packs in 30 days)
  4. We pay a total of $1,000 for all Level 2 Fast Start Builder Pack cycles completed (Sell 3 Fast Start Builder Packs in 30 days).
  5. Once Fast Start Qualified Always Fast Start Qualified.  You get paid for every fast start you sell.  For the $300 and $600 bonuses, just sell 3 Fast Start Packs or Fast Start Builder packs in a 30 day period and you get the extra bonuses.
  6. Its easy to be Fast Start Level 1 qualified – Buy a Fast Start Pack.  It’s simple to be Fast Start Level 2 qualified – Buy a Fast Start Builder Pack or upgrade to a Fast Start Builder Pack.
  7. RECEIVE A FREE FAST START PACK ($500 Value) for each Fast Start Cycle you complete by June 30, 2015.

There is no time like the present to benefit from the Engage Global Fast Start Program.

If you have any questions talk to your leadership and they will be sure to help you succeed in achieving the Fast Start Bonuses.

Sincerely,

Engage Global Staff

Some of you are aware that there will be a company wide Engage Global conference call tonight at 7 PM MST, there are also regularly scheduled opportunity meetings at the corporate offices and at other areas across the country. These meetings ARE NOT canceled they will proceed as normal.

Some of you are aware that there will be a company wide Engage Global conference call tonight at 7 PM MST, there are also regularly scheduled opportunity meetings at the corporate offices and at other areas across the country.

These meetings ARE NOT canceled they will proceed as normal.

For those of you that would like to listen to the call after you finish the meetings tonight here is the conference call call playback number: 712-432-2816 With the access code of: 686118 You may dial this at any time later this evening or tomorrow and listen to the call in its entirety after the call is complete.

We would encourage all of you to invite guests out to tonight’s meetings and participate.

If you were not able to participate in the meetings tonight please listen to the call tonight at 7 PM MST live at the following number: 712.432.2815 With the dial in access code: 686118
(please take know that they call playback number is different then they live call in number)

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Company Wide Conference Call!!! Wednesday, May 20th 2015 at 7:00 pm

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Dear Members,

Join us Wednesday (tomorrow!) evening at 7 pm MDT for a company-wide conference call. On the call we have David Nemelka, our Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board and Noah Westerlund, Executive Vice President.

We will be sharing some exciting announcements and news you will not want to miss!!

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Time: 7:00 pm MDT

Call in Number:

Dial # 712.432.2815

Participant # 686118

Join us to hear about the excitement at Engage! We are gearing up for the summer and are excited about the coming months.

We believe Engage Global and MMF can, has and will continue to change the world!

Thank you,

Team Engage

This call will be recorded and available for replay at the following number:

Replay Number:

Dial#: 712-432-2816

Participant # 686118

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Don’t Miss This Opportunity To Win Free MMF & Be Sure To Bring Your Prospects!!!

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With all of the exciting new announcements and upgrades to our fast start program we are making it easier and easier for you to earn thousands of dollars every month.

A key part of building your business is getting your three and helping other members get their three fast start members.

To help you with this goal we have weekly meetings in Provo every Wednesday night at the corporate office and every Thursday night in Sandy at the Hilton Garden Inn both meetings start at 7 PM.

As an extra bonus we are having a drawing at each meeting each week for free plant based chlorophyll encapsulated MMF!!

*All you need to do is bring a guest with you to one of above mentioned meetings and your name and your guests name is then entered to win a box of MMF at the meeting!

Start now to build a successful business with Engage Global.

For questions concerning meeting times or scheduling please contact:

Gary Richins – Liberty lll Member
gary@engage-global.com