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Is Common Sense Really that Common?

In Ambition, frustration, Goals, Loyal Customers, Progress, R.J.COLE, relationships, Success on January 20, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Dear entrepreneurs,

Wow! So much has changed over the past few months. The requests for R.J.COLE exclusive designs are coming in. The emails informing me about my fine work have  become consistant and more importantly my name is spreading. I have learned so much, and to be truthful I’ve learned to accept and value the learning experinces from other professionals. I am building a brand, although I am smack right in the beginning I believe in my business so much that I feel a sensation in my mind and heart just thinking about it. My goal is to remain creative and inspired by keeping informative and optimistic people in the loop. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to stay inspired while surrounded by unenthusiastic and pessimistic people? It is impossible, unless you ignore them, but then why keep them circle? You are not invited to join me on my journey to success and expect me to turn a blind eye to your negative lifestyle and way of thinking. There are rules to this whole entrepreneur game. You either win or you loose.  As an entrepreneur, you have to learn to value the benefits of common knowledge. I am not saying that I have it all figured because I don’t. I will say this, I have an expanding client list and the feedback is usually amazing and positive. Do you have a basic system or  strategy geared toward building your business that would be considered just good old common sense?

-RJC

Hey…I’m the designer here.

In Ambition, Identity, Loyal Customers, Motivation, One of a Kind, priority, Progress, R.J.COLE, relationships, Success on January 20, 2012 at 11:27 am

Dear entrepreneurs,

I am not a fan of letting my clients tell me exactly how they would like their  R.J.COLE designs to be. If  I allowed my clients to provide me with every little detail for their design, can I really call it an R.J.COLE design? What do you think?

-RJC

Talking the Talk Pt 2

In frustration, relationships, reliability on August 22, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Dear Entrepreneurs,

The “talkers” are the people who are in this game with their hats on backwards. Know what I mean? You aren’t doing me any favors by setting me up on a blind date with Mr. False Hope. STOP AHEAD; CAUTION; WRONG TURN. No time wasting allowed here. Read the signs.

Recently a buddy of mine agreed to do something for me and my business. He did not stand by his word and in fact I felt taken advantage of. I did my part now you do yours. Should this bridge be burned? Or should it be left as water under the bridge? However, I am knee deep in frustration. What do you think?

R.J.COLE is on the rise.

-RJC

You are my best friend, however…

In priority, relationships on August 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Dear Entrepreneurs,

How do you carry on a strong relationship with friends who are also developing a business? Well, it unquestionably takes know-how, maturity and prioritizing. What comes first? Your friendships or your business? I believe it generally depends on the entrepreneurs and which one they value more. I’ve experienced a good friend placing her business ahead of our friendship and at the time that particular issue had helped me realize that I couldn’t damage our friendship for only an inch more of success. It also brings up the question, am I a fool for not doing and feeling the same? Is it true what they say? “It’s lonely at the top!”? Will your buddy climb over you to get there? It’s a 50/50 shot; life, greed and passion is pulling the trigger and your relationships are the easy target.

What do you do when your relationships or business are on the line? Which do you choose? Can a person really have it all?

-RJC