Friday Finds – Bizness 101
Happy Friday! In this week’s #fridayfinds, we looked at some entrepreneurial and business related topics that we found to be both thought-provoking and inspiring – basically giving us (and hopefully you), a two-for-one package. We’ve all read or listened to things that were ‘a requirement’, when all we really wanted to do was curl up with the latest book (insert favourite genre) – and while at times it’s necessary to read for information only (#prlife😊), we’re lucky to have no shortage of material that does both. So, as you get ready for another weekend, make some time to delve into one (or all) of our recommended reads for this week. Cheers!
The Ikonn Experience with Alex & Mimi Ikonn
After building out several successful businesses (Five Minute Journal, Luxy Hair, etc.), it was only a matter of time before these two amazing and inspiring entrepreneurs started their own podcast (newly launched this month). They are a true definition of #lifegoals, not necessarily because of WHAT they do, but because of how they do it. With mindfulness, passion and a deep desire to create and cultivate! Check out their episode about how they built, scaled and sold Luxy Hair. You will learn. You will be inspired. And hopefully you will be motivated.
These Entrepreneurs Were Rejected Hundreds of Times Before Bringing in Billions by Alejandro Cremades
Getting rejected might be considered by some a downfall of being an entrepreneur. Luckily, the ones mentioned in this article (and countless others) disagree. Every experience and feedback (good or bad) can be looked at as a lesson in itself. A change to improve, realign your mission, methods and through that – your outcome. Not everyone will like you, your idea or your business strategy – the point is to pivot and try again. “Opportunity lies in the midst of difficulty”. – Albert Einstein
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
A great read for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of what it takes to create, build and launch a business that is not only successful but sustainable. This book does a great job of delving into common early issues that many entrepreneurs face, what tactics works, and why so many startups continue to fail despite evidence that many problems are preventable. One of the key themes throughout, is how to effectively and efficiently leverage human creativity, skill set and passion to surpass initial momentum. Both an informative and relevant read.