Why Disaster Was the Best Thing to Happen to Me as an Entrepreneur

February 23, 2016 by Joshua
in Entrepreneurship, Inc.com, Stories

My post today on Inc.com, “Why Disaster Was the Best Thing to Happen to Me as an Entrepreneur,” begins:

Why Disaster Was the Best Thing to Happen to Me as an Entrepreneur

You want experience in people you hire and yourself too. Only the more useful the experience, the more painful it is to gain.

Do you know how to tell how good at something someone is? I’ve learned:

Clueless people brag about how great they are.

Masters tell you the disasters they overcame on the way to mastery.

The masters’ stories are more fun and educational. I hope you enjoy and learn from mine.

You Value Experience, But Not Any Experience

When you hire, you look for experience, but not any experience. Anyone the same age has the same time of experience.

You don’t value someone sitting around eating cookies and ice cream. You value someone who’s put out fires.

You want to be able to handle fires yourself.

Which means you having faced them yourself.

Read the rest at Inc.com: Why Disaster Was the Best Thing to Happen to Me as an Entrepreneur.

You’ll get to read and see the video of the disaster (and recovery) of my last webinar, when the software failed in multiple ways while I was live.

Learn to make Meaningful Connections

with a simple, effective exercise from my book, Leadership Step by Step.

Including

  • Step by step instructions
  • Video examples of me and Marshall Goldsmith
  • An excerpt from my book

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2 responses on “Why Disaster Was the Best Thing to Happen to Me as an Entrepreneur

  1. Curious how your writing and schedule has changed now you are a contributor at Inc

    • Mostly unchanged since I’m posting every day. The main difference is that the Inc.com posts have to go through an editor. They care a lot more about the headline. Writing takes longer there too because I have to type online as opposed to on my computer. Those are small differences. The bigger difference is writing for the book, which takes a lot more time and is a different style of writing.

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