Entrepreneur Archives - Dylan Jovine

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How My 6 Year Old Helped Me in Life – and in Business

Oct 03, 2017

One of the things that I’m truly a master at is beating myself up.

Regardless of how successful I’ve been in business, whenever I would make a mistake I’d start calling myself names like “stupid,” “idiot” and “moron.”

Now, how long I did this to myself depended on the size of the actual mistake.

A small one would usually be over by the end of the day. A large one could last months.

But two years ago my then-6 year old daughter Lila did something that literally blew my mind…and changed my life in the process.

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How I Motivate Myself Out of Bed When Sick

Sep 07, 2017

I’ve always believed that to be a successful entrepreneur you have to be able to work when your sick.

But there are some days where you wake up in the morning after a bad night sleep and you just feel like absolute death.

Here’s what I say to motivate myself on the days when just waking up and getting in the shower feels impossible

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The 3 Solution Rule to Managing Every Employee

Aug 16, 2017

One of my cardinal rules in business is what I call the “3 Solution Rule.”

I tell everyone that works for me not to come to me with any problem unless they have 3 possible solutions to that problem.

What I’ve come to learn by doing this is that the very process of coming up with 3 solutions often leads to the person coming up with the solution to the problem themselves.

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2 Types of Employees that Work for You

Aug 15, 2017

In my experience there are two types of employees that will work for you – people who put stuff on your plate and people who take stuff off your plate.

The key for me used to be to give new employees assignments to learn as quickly as possible which type of person they were.

But over the years I’ve come to learn that my life and my business runs downhill instead of uphill when I focus on just attracting and keeping the ones who are good at taking stuff off my plate.

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How Can I Be of Service to My Customers?

Aug 14, 2017

When I began asking myself this question the way I played the game of business changed completely.

Gone were the days when I just fought every day for money. What replaced them was a sense of purpose in my work I had never known before.

Not only did I feel good waking up to go to work every day – but as a by-product of the process I my success in business became easier.

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2 Types of People in Business – Which One Are You?

Aug 13, 2017

I’ve come to believe that at the end of the day there are two types of people in business – those who say ” I Can’t” and those who say “How Can I?”

The only difference between you and the person sitting in the chair you want (i.e. your boss or competitor) is that they know how to ask themselves “How Can I?”

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How I Deal With a Bad Day at Work

Aug 10, 2017

All entrepreneurs have some very tough days at work. Here’s a secret I use when a tough setback at work leads to a bad day.

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My Secret to Making Real Money in Business

Aug 09, 2017

My earning power exploded when I began to incorporate this secret into all of my business operations.

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All Entrepreneurs Have Tasks We Hate Doing. Here’s How I Deal With Them.

Aug 09, 2017

Here’s a little trick I use to keep my sanity when I have to do something at work that I absolutely hate doing.

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It Can Be Lonely at the Start…Up

Aug 06, 2017

Here’s a little-known secret I’ve been using for success when no one else can quite see my vision yet.

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