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Be a Mover

“Entrepreneurs cannot anticipate failure – anticipation cultivates a frozen state.”  Darla D Hancock, The Social Market LLC

If you learn from doing, that means you learn… from something done right or [done] wrong…

I spent [sometimes hours a day] practicing the saxophone most of my growing up years.  Obviously, my ultimate goal was to succeed.  To learn the right techniques.  To seek the right attitude.  To establish the right discipline to be better myself and my skills.  If I were to anticipated failure every time I practiced, even the strongest of determination would outweigh the hope that survives in possibility.

Once and a while, I would turn my saxophone sideways, like a flute.  As you can imagine, holding a saxophone like a flute makes it difficult to play.  I knew that holding a saxophone up could only last so long – physically and audibility.   But, I always enjoyed returning to the proper posture.  I was quickly reminded where my comfortableness was and what I needed to re-examine.  Sometimes, that [lighthearted] break brought back a refreshing comfortably and confidence.

Whether you practice to get better or practice purposelessly wrong, practice never makes perfect — practice always makes permanent.  As well, a negative attitude and avoidance don’t just keep mistakes or disappointments at a distance, they can become the permanent stationary state.

Powerful people cannot be stationary.

Determination needs to drive entrepreneurs to move in a positive direction.  Once in a while, practice looking at things from a different direction.  Be a mover of imagination. Be a mover of goals.  Be a mover and learn.  Be a mover who practices positive motion.

Fellow mogul, be a mover.


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“Powerful people cannot be stationary.” Darla #beamover #areuserious @SocialMarketLLC

“Entrepreneurs cannot anticipate failure.” Darla #beamover #areuserious @SocialMarketLLC

“Determination is a choice that produces outcome.” Darla D Hancock #ImbeddedMogul @SocialMarketLLC

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“Stupid” Entrepreneurs!

Today, I came across an interesting [and enticing] article via Flipboard titled, ‘Shark Tank’ star Barbara Corcoran says all her best entrepreneurs are ‘stupid’.


Whether she meant “the ‘s’ word” or used it as an analogy, it was an interesting read… although, personally, I don’t think “the ‘s’ word” is the right choice.  I thought I would share my two favorite lessons learned from this article:

  1. Entrepreneurs need to be flexible enough to bend – at the right time… but, a smart, strong, intuitive and risk-taker the rest of the time.
  2. A good title will get readers reaction & attention.

I probably would have skipped over the Flipboard article if it had been titled, ‘Shark Tank’ star Barbara Corcoran says all her best entrepreneurs like apples or ‘Shark Tank’ star Barbara Corcoran says all her best entrepreneurs are good at math.

When someone is scrolling through your website, their inbox or social media streams, did you know you have seconds to catch their attention?  HubSpot still says that 33% of email recipients will open an email based on the solely on the subject line.

Here are a few suggestions from HubSpot to get you started on writing subject lines, blog post titles or tweets to get you started:

  1. Make people feel special
  2. Create a sense of urgency
  3. Don’t forget, you can be ‘punny’
  4. Don’t overdue on CAPS or !!!!!

Thanks for the tips, HubSpot!  If you are working on building a skillset for eNewsletter subject lines or are interested about capturing a larger audience, HERE is a great resource too.

Well… go out and get them stupid!!

(Sorry.. had to.)

Darla @SocialMarketLLC


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