We have talked about enthusiasm, an idea and being tenacious and these are admirable qualities that are needed to start up a business. One of the things that is most overlooked is being in the right place at the right time and being quick to act. However this is not a business, it is simply an opportunity.
I am currently at the #dpecv at Feria Valencia. If you want to know more about what is going on then follow me on Twitter at @e_solo or @grahunt. I will update this blog tonight when finished here. I have been harsh on Spanish entrepreneurs in the past but it is good to see so far today loads of people and ideas and what looks like a younger generation coming through that don’t want to stick with traditional working lives. However if you watch the video you will find a kicker at the end. All is not as it seems.
I was reading an excellent and very sad article today on recommendation of @SarahArrow about a social media consultant/expert etcetera who killed his son and then killed himself. It’s sad but it was presented in the wrong way. He wasn’t online entrepreneur. He was un-(Or under)-employed. He had recently got a job as a forklift truck driver. And yet if you looked at his social media stream you would think that he was involved heavily in making money from blogging and social media. A potential guru of course.
He wasn’t making money and he wasn’t a Guru.
I have been seriously neglecting this blog. There are many reasons but I am not going to go into excuses here, just to tell you I have been unfaithful. I am writing my best stuff on two other sites at the moment, http://www.blokesontheblog.co.uk and as a guest post author on http://www.birdsontheblog.co.uk. Therefore not much is coming on here that is new. Ally that to the summer and the ridiculous number of clients coming into http://www.Valencia-property.com then you can see that […]
I have been thinking about how things have changed in my life recently and realised something that I have known intuitively all along but maybe hadn’t put all of the things together into a coherent whole. Now I can’t remember the exact percentage but I believe that Woody Allen once said that 90% of success was just turning up.