Overcoming Adversity and Taking Risks

Title: Overcoming Adversity and Taking Risks
Date: 2007-05-09
Speaker: Jackie Speier, Deborah Stephens (Former St Senator)
Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
Entrepreneurs take big risks and many times they lose.
Identify the one person in your life that believes in you no matter what.
We don’t need to network. We need to build relationships.
Like the dollars but love the cause.
If the cause isn’t there it is easy to give up.
Resilience is something you do. Get up and go forward every day with hope and optimism.
Be entrepreneurs not just of widgets but of people.
There is something for each of us to do. If we do not do it it will not get done.
Life should not be measured in milestones but in moments.
Success is never final and failure is never fatal.
Nobody has been truly successful without having failed.
Question the way things are as opposed to the way things should be.
Know when to walk away from the table when you’re negotiating.
Sometimes life gives you lemons and you’ve got to make lemonade.
You can choose to be a victim or a survivor.
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
We are all afraid to fail.
LISDIN – Life is short. Do it now.
Polite women don’t make history.
Create workplaces where family is not just tolerated but embraced.
Always have a woman read your business plan.
If I had slain all my enemies today I would have no friends tomorrow.