NCG, Inc Reviews: What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From The “Tin Man!”

NCG, Inc Reviews: What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From The “Tin Man!”

NCG, Inc. is a privately owned marketing company that specializes in client relations and brand building. For our clients, our job is to help them grow and expand through their selected target markets. We are able to do this by training and developing our people from within on campaign management, the training and development of others, and the ability to lead. So, a big focus of ours is training someone on having an “entrepreneurial mindset.” So, when we saw this article at http://www.under30ceo.com about what we can learn from one of our favorite Wizard of Oz characters, we couldn’t help but share it with our people!
When people thing about the Tin Man, they think of the Wizard of Oz and not as someone that they can learn from. So, here are the main reasons why entrepreneurs can benefit from taking some pages out of the Tin Man’s book!
1. The Tin Man is industry personified, but he doesn’t forget the importance of having a heart!
In the public eye, most entrepreneurs are often perceived as ruthless in their hunger for making money and heartless people. Now, if you compare this to the Tin Man, on the surface he’s a machine and doesn’t have a heart, fitting the typical stereo-type of an entrepreneur. However, all he cares about is having a heart. It doesn’t mater that he’s a walking, talking example of industry, he still cares about relationship building and his one ambition is to avoid hollowness. Entrepreneurs can learn from this, it’s important to get work done, but it’s also important to e personable. When dealing with clients, never become a “machine” and always remember the importance of building real relationships.
2. The Tin Man has a clarity of purpose. He knows what his goals are and the path he must take to achieve them.
Look at the Tin Man’s journey. He has a burning ambition to get a real heart. Rather than pine about it and write it off as un-achievable, he makes it a goal and plans the journey he needs to take. Not ONCE does he lose sight of that goal. His ambition never strays and he keeps going until he achieves fulfillment. Having clarity about a purpose and a strategy can help any entrepreneur gain leverage in their career. Setting targets and planning out steps to reach your destination are good practice.
3. The Tin Man aligns his individual goals with the goals of his team.
By travelling together towards the same goal, the Tin Man and his famous companions all achieve success! He recognizes that his goals are no more or less important than the goals of his team, and without a trace of selfishness they all move forward as a connected unit. Like a true team player, the Tin Man aligns his individual targets with the targets of his companions. He understands that this is the only way the higher purpose will be accomplished.
Entrepreneurs who want to ensure sustained success would do well to understand this balance and unite their ambitions with the ambitions of their team.
4. The Tin Man proactively strives to solve his problems.
He knows his flaw. He doesn’t have a heart and he wants one. Rather than ignoring the issue, the Tin Man sets about to solve it. Entrepreneurship is all about problem solving and being proactive. It’s not about settling for second best and doing whatever you can to be the best that you can be. Following in the footsteps of the Tin Man, entrepreneurs need to acknowledge and address any problems they face with a proactive, can-do attitude,
Taking lessons from the Tin Man may not uncover a wizard at the end of a yellow brick road, but it might just encourage some good working practices.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To learn more about the career opportunities available within NCG, Inc. please visit our website and see our Careers page at www.ncg-corp.com/

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. Reviews: How to get an MBA in Entrepreneurship!

Entrepreneur is defined as: a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.

So, how do you teach someone to take risks or work that hard? Well, the simple answer is, you can’t. So, if you want an “MBA” in Entrepreneurship, you won’t be able to get that in a classroom. You earn that so called degree, in real life.

Here are 5 Tips to earn that MBA!

1. Start a business
It doesn’t matter what kind of business it is, what i sells, and who the customer is. Give it a name, build a simple website (or have someone do it for you), get a logo. Do as many of those things yourself so you can spend as little money as possible and learn how to do them just by figuring it out.

2. Sell a product or device.
Once you have your business, website, and logo, put a product up for sale! Stand behind that product and tell everyone that it’s the best thing to hit the market since sliced bread! The more excited you are about the product, the better chance you’ll have of succeeding. Put some effort into marketing. This goes beyond a Facebook or Twitter account. Get creative and figure out a venue to put the product you are selling in front of the most people.

3. Hire someone for a month and then fire them.
Hiring people is difficult, but firing people is harder. There’s almost nothing harder for an entrepreneur to have to do than to let someone go. It will keep you up at night, leave a pit in your stomach, and cause you stress. But, you’ll learn from it and make tremendous growth as a person and a business owner. This one act will give you a semesters worth of knowledge in a fraction of the time.

4. Put your money where your mouth is.
Invest a good chunk of your money into your business. Starting out, you’ll probably lose most of this money and not really see a return on investment. The purpose of this is life experience! Someone telling you how to write a business plan or balance your company budget won’t help you understand how to make the right financial call for your business. It definitely won’t tell you how to deal with it and how to handle that feeling you have when it doesn’t pay off. Put in money and learn from the experience.

5. Pivot.
Completely change the direction of your company. If you were selling a product, now sell a subscription or service. It’s not going to be easy, but a company sometimes needs to evolve and change direction to stay afloat. Give yourself experience so that you know how to do that early on.

If you want to live a life that’s outside of the box from what is considered “normal.” Entrepreneurship is the way to go.

Northeast Consulting Group is a privately owned marketing company that specializes in public relations and brand building for our clients. Our job, is to help these companies continue to grow and expand throughout their selected target markets. To learn more about career opportunities within Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. please visit our website: http://www.ncg-corp.com

Do You Want To Be Successful?

Do you want to be successful? If so, get rid of these common 10 lies from your mind!

 

There are so many people who aspire to be entrepreneurs, but are too afraid to take the plunge because they have preconceived notions about what it takes. Some concerns are valid because people are scared of the financial risk, or they have a steady career and worry about the cost of moving into entrepreneurship. But, there are no challenges in life that are insurmountable and no barriers to success which can’t be over come. If you want to be successful, choose to remove the next 10 points from your mindset.

 

1. Successful people are inherently “different” from me.

The only reason that someone would have to think this is because they probably haven’t done their research on the backgrounds of some of the worlds most successful entrepreneurs. Most of these people are similar to you and I and many of them have experienced adversity at a level well beyond what most people could even begin to imagine. Almost every entrepreneur has failed numerous times, but they have chosen to not let their failure define them. 

2. Successful people are more intelligent than me.

There are geniuses out there, but their intellect is focused on one particular area and they tend to be exceptions to the rule. knowledge, common sense, skills, and experience are what make 99% of entrepreneurs successful. Why would you downgrade your worth by comparing yourself to someone outside of your area of expertise?

3. Successful people have more talent for business than I do.

Many successful people can’t even balance a checkbook, but they are smart enough to surround themselves with people who can. Did you know that some of the Presidents that are considered the “best” in US history were actually inexperienced in politics? These people know how to surround themselves with brilliant Cabinet members. If you have access to a good manager and accountant, your lack of business skills doesn’t mean that much. Over time, you’ll learn.

4. Successful people have more education than I have.

There is a list of 55 Dropout Billionaires. If it was true that all successful people have more education than the average person, then that list would simply not exist! People like Richard Branson, Giorgio Armani, and Jenny Craig would be serving you burgers and fries instead of being the big names that you actually know. Life experience, common sense, and a good business concept will trump formal education any day of the week.

5. Successful people have never failed like me.

The fact is that successful people fail more than anyone because they’re always willing to try and never quit. Sylvester Stallone was homeless and cleaning cages at a NYC zoo when he wrote his script for Rocky. Walt Disney was in his second bankruptcy when Snow White became big and got him out of that. Failure is nothing more than a temporary set back that provides a wealth of learning and experience. 

6. Successful people have more of a winning personality than me.

Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are extreme introverts who have overcome their shyness. Also, Steve Jobs didn’t believe in bathing. Only someone with the lowest of self-esteem allows this lie to be true within their lives. Many of the successful people you read about have quirks that would get them banned from local places. If you can smile and be pleasant with people, your personality is good enough! 🙂

7. Successful people are willing to take more risks than I am.

To be an entrepreneur does take some degree of risk, but that risk involves believing in yourself. Most successful people are not reckless and mitigate their risk exposure with a vast amount of research before launching any project. Risk happens everyday in our lives and we have to deal with it. There’s no reason to develop an aversion to risk when it comes to your own ability to achieve success.

8. Successful people started with more money than I have.

Having unlimited capital will make your business start up easier, but not having it doesn’t stand in your way of launching a successful enterprise. If you hae a roof over your head, food on the table, and gas for your vehicle, you’re way ahead of the many who began their careers homeless. John Paul Dejoria, the billionaire who co-founded Paul Mitchell Hair Care Products, started his company with $700 and an infinite amount of determination. Lack of money is never a good excuse.

9. I’m a woman, and men have a better shot at success than I do.

This might be true in some big corporate settings, but not for entrepreneurship. Sara Blakely, the creator of Spanx, Debbie Fields, the creator of Mrs. Fields Bakeries, and Marian Ilitch, the creator of Little Caesars Pizza, are all successful female entrepreneurs who started their careers with nothing but a dream and a mission. 

10. Successful people care more about money than I do.

Love it or hate it, the world is fueled by money. We need it, that’s why we work. However, entrepreneurs are motivated by much more than money. They are passionate about what they do and they love it. They have the flexibility and independence of being in charge of their own futures. They’re driven by the dream of making a difference in the lives of others. After all is said and done, the money they earn is just a nice bonus.

 

In conclusion, there are no worse lies in life than the ones we tell ourselves. If your initial assumptions about a fact are incorrect, everything else that follows will be wrong as well. Self-deception is the worst barrier to personal success imaginable. For every 100 excuses you can offer as to why you cannot succeed; only one reason is required to convince yourself that anything is possible. Every day, people with less capability and more disadvantages than you have made the transition to a successful and independent life. Seize the moment to act!