Meet Sharlene Hawkes, master storyteller and President of Remember of My Service. Sharlene's early career begin on-camera as a media personality with ESPN uncovering the passion and dreams behind world-class athletes and sports organizations. Sharlene discovered how much most top performers never reveal in a standard interview.
Sharlene has made a career out of uncovering the hidden experiences that define unsung heroes. In recent years, she has partnered with military units to tell their stories, past and present, in a way families and future organizational members can cherish. History can be lost if it's not captured and communicated powerfully.
Sharlene's flagship project is the Vietnam War's 50th Commemoration. She and her team of talented publishers, filmmakers, media specialists and sponsors have partnered with national non-profit organizations to give a commemorative gift to each of the 7.9 Million Vietnam Veterans and their families. www.Vietnam50gift.com
You've probably heard the expression; "I can't see the forest for the trees." That is the case for most small business start-ups, especially when it comes to raising investment capital for a new venture. How can a new entrepreneur learn to look at their 'baby' objectively? Why is it crucial to be cold and calculating when it comes to your investors?
Understanding your business financials is essential to success. Also making sure you do right things in the right order sets you up for success. That's why we explore the reasons learning to think like an investor during entrepreneurial apprenticeship is absolutely critical for success.
Another key to strengthening America's economy is to recruit a higher percentage of transitioning military veterans to launch new ventures. In Episode 121 we drill down into the statistics that prove the combination of apprenticeship and veteran owned small businesses can rapidly accelerate the Backbone of America!
When we asked young people what they believed their first task would be should they decide to start their own company, the number one response was overwhelming; BORROW MONEY. The followup question left them speechless; "What would you do if it was illegal to go into debt to start a small business?"
In Episode 120 we drill into this idea both from philosophical and practical points of view. When you understand the real impact of starting your business with a significant debt burden, it becomes clear why it is a bad idea. There is a time and a sound way to raise investment capital to grow a company, but that is a completely different conversation.
What most entrepreneurial apprentices don't realize is there are two tax codes; one for employees and one for business owners. While you are in the early stages of apprenticeship, we recommend you keep your day job for multiple reasons, not the least of which are the tax benefits. Listen in to get all the scoop.
How many times have you attended a workshop on time management only to be told once again how important it is to make time on your calendar for those people who are important to you? Yes, spouse, children, family and important friends. If you don't, you'll regret it. Yeah... we've all heard it, but how do you really do it?
In Episode 119, we drill into a very specific, time-tested process to guarantee you create balance in your life for your top priorities. You'll see how to incorporate these plans to ensure you keep the romance alive in your marriage or with your significant other. Then you'll be amazed to discover the same skills apply to another often overlooked skill set necessary for successful entrepreneurship.
What is your physical fitness strategy? Have you identified a specific plan that addresses your motivation, exercise and nutrition requirements so you can achieve success in life... while you are succeeding in business. This is extremely important and easy... that is it can be easy to do... and easy not to do. Listen in and you'll have a strategy to physical fitness success in your life.
How many people do you know that get fired up about studying history? Those numbers likely drop dramatically if you were to ask type-A small business owners to shut down their company for a few hours to study the impact of America's Founders on entrepreneurship.
While this scenario isn't likely, the takeaway points we discuss in Episode 118 begin with key decisions America's Founders made that are crucial to our ability to create ventures. Constitutional provisions ensure we can own the result of our ideas and hard work.
The Founders set a new standard for a fledgling nation and leaders who would follow over the centuries. Continuously developing and improving principle based personal leadership skills is an absolute requirement for success. Which skills should you focus on? After this program, you'll have a much better idea.