Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp Presentation (Aug 2010)

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  • Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp Presentation (Aug 2010)

    1. 1. A Ninja’s Guide To Becoming A Successful Entrepreneur Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    2. 2. Who Am I? Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    3. 3. Jeff Schneider AKA “The Marketing Ninja” ✓ Founder & President of Marketing Ninjas, one of the fastest growing Internet Marketing service providers in the country. ✓ Marketing consultant to top executives and professionals ✓ Motivational speaker & blogger for young aspiring entrepreneurs Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    4. 4. Keys To Success In Business Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    5. 5. According to Gary Vaynerchuk, author of Crush It! Why Now Is The Time To Cash In On Your Passion ✓ Love your family ✓ Work super hard ✓ Live your passion Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    6. 6. The Passion Test ✓ Look in the mirror and ask yourself, “What do I want to do every day for the rest of my life?” ✓ What are you truly passionate about? ✓ Can you think of 50 interesting things to talk about it? ✓ Answer this and you’re well on your way. Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    7. 7. Create a Plan ✓ First, create a life plan. What does your dream look like? Write it down. ✓ Then, if you have a business idea, create a business plan. ✓ Be detailed: Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    8. 8. Develop Your Skills ✓ The 3 biggest skills you must learn are: ✓ Storytelling ✓ Marketing (especially Internet Marketing) ✓ Sales ✓ If you’re going to go and get a job, work to LEARN not to EARN. Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    9. 9. Learn How To Do Joint Ventures ✓ A Joint Venture is a partnership or an alliance that helps two or more parties get what they each want - a win/win. ✓ Using Joint Ventures, you can get anything you want by helping enough other people get what they want. ✓ Check out www.YoungDollarMakers.org Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    10. 10. Identify a Niche ✓ A niche is a segment of the population where you intend to concentrate your efforts. ✓ Specialists make more $$$ than generalists. ✓ It’s much easier to be a big fish in a small pond. Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    11. 11. My 5 Biggest Entrepreneurial A-Ha’s 1. Successful businesses are built on systems. 2. Learn to leverage other people’s resources. (time, money, labor, databases, employees, systems, etc.) 3. Focus on your strengths and delegate or outsource the rest. 4. Have a product or service that is scalable. 5. Revenue must be monthly recurring. (Sell them once and get paid month after month.) Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    12. 12. Start Building Your Personal Brand Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    13. 13. Building Your Personal Brand ✓ Establish your presence online. Go and register www.YourName.com and www.YourName.tv immediately. Use www.GoDaddy.com or another Domain Registration service. ✓ Start a blog. WordPress and Tumblr are both quick to get started with and easy to use. Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    14. 14. Building Your Personal Brand ✓ Start using Social Media. Create a Facebook profile and start a Fan Page (not a group). Create profiles on Twitter and YouTube using your name as the Username. ✓ Start creating content about what you are passionate about. Write blog articles about your passion. Film short videos and post them to YouTube. (You can film AWESOME videos with a $200 Flip HD Camera) Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    15. 15. Building Your Personal Brand ✓ Create your online community using these services and have conversations with them. ✓ Start creating a contact list. It’s who you know not what you know. Your net worth = network. ✓ Create a product to sell.You could sell an eBook you write about your passion. Or go to www.CafePress.ca and create a t-shirt to sell. Use www.PayPal.com to get paid. Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    16. 16. 7 Common Characteristics of a Successful Entrepreneur Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    17. 17. PERSISTENCE Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    18. 18. PERSISTENCE ✓ When should you give up? ✓ When do you throw in the towel and abandon the journey, the mission, the purpose, and your dreams? ✓ What if a toddler learning to walk gave up? ✓ It took Thomas Edison more than 10,000 attempts to build the modern day light bulb! Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    19. 19. ATTITUDE Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    20. 20. ATTITUDE ✓ You are blessed with the ability to wake up each day and decide your attitude. ✓ Each circumstance gives you the opportunity to choose how you’ll react to it. ✓ It’s never the circumstance that controls you. ✓ It’s your choice each and every time. ✓ Attitude is the wind in your sails. It’s the single most important part of being totally happy. Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    21. 21. DISCIPLINE Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    22. 22. DISCIPLINE ✓ You need discipline to have success. ✓ Your will power and true desire play a huge role in your discipline. ✓ The difference between being interested in a result and committed to a result is that when you’re interested, you do what’s convenient; when you’re committed, you do WHATEVER IT TAKES. Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    23. 23. VISION Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    24. 24. VISION ✓ What’s the big picture for YOUR life? ✓ What do you want to accomplish in your lifetime? ✓ If you were to die, what would you want said about your life in your eulogy? ✓ This is not something we can learn from someone else. This is something we can only learn from within. Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    25. 25. PURPOSE Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    26. 26. PURPOSE ✓ Deep inside each of us we yearn for the true meaning in our life. ✓ What do I stand for? What do I believe in? For what importance am I here on Earth? ✓ Each of us has a need to belong and fit into the whole; we all need and want to contribute. ✓ Ask yourself, “What is one thing that if I don’t do it, I will feel my life has been a waste of time?” Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    27. 27. F.O.C.U.S. Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    28. 28. F.O.C.U.S. ✓ Follow ✓ One ✓ Course ✓ Until ✓ Successful ✓ You only have 100% of your time. If you are focused on 4 things, each gets only 25% of your time and it will take 4 times longer to complete. Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    29. 29. ACTION Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    30. 30. ACTION ✓ So many people are afraid of making mistakes that they’ve paralyzed themselves into observation instead of action. ✓ If you wait till you have every piece of the puzzle figured out before you feel confident that you can do it, you’ll miss out on the whole journey. ✓ Winners take action and never feel ashamed or guilty for getting it wrong and making a mistake. That’s how we LEARN. Go do it! Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    31. 31. In Order To Be Successful, You Must: ✓ Have undying PERSISTENCE ✓ Keep a positive ATTITUDE ✓ Practice DISCIPLINE ✓ Have a VISION ✓ Live life on PURPOSE ✓ F.O.C.U.S. on your goal ✓ Take ACTION every single day Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    32. 32. Becoming Successful Is Like Eating An Elephant Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    33. 33. You do it one bite at a time. Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    34. 34. Goals Have To Be S.M.A.R.T. ✓ Specific ✓ Measurable ✓ Attainable ✓ Realistic ✓ Timely Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    35. 35. Goals Have To Be: Specific ✓ Make your goal detailed. ✓ “I want to make lots of money is NOT specific. Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    36. 36. Goals Have To Be: Measurable ✓ How much? ✓ How long? ✓ What’s your success going to be and how do you measure it? Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    37. 37. Goals Have To Be: Attainable ✓ Do you have everything you need to get started? ✓ Can you find what you’re missing? Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    38. 38. Goals Have To Be: Realistic ✓ Is it even possible for you to achieve this goal? ✓ Ex. You can’t get drafted to play in the NHL if you don’t play hockey. Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    39. 39. Goals Have To Be: Timely ✓ How long is it going to take you to achieve your goal? ✓ When do you want to accomplish it by? Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    40. 40. 7 Little Known Secrets To Achieving ANY Goal Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    41. 41. 7 Little Known Secrets To Achieving ANY Goal 1. Take ACTION ✓ Do at least one thing to get closer to your goal every day. Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    42. 42. 7 Little Known Secrets To Achieving ANY Goal 2. REVIEW ✓ Write out your goal EVERY day. Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    43. 43. 7 Little Known Secrets To Achieving ANY Goal 3. AFFIRM ✓ Look at yourself in the mirror every day and remind yourself that you have the ability and resources to achieve your goal. Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    44. 44. 7 Little Known Secrets To Achieving ANY Goal 4. VISUALIZE ✓ Visualize yourself achieving your goal. Feel how good it feels to have accomplished it. EVERY Olympic medal winner visualizes winning before they ever begin the race. Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    45. 45. 7 Little Known Secrets To Achieving ANY Goal 5. LEARN More About Your Goal ✓ 99% of what we want to accomplish has already been done by someone. Learn from their mistakes! This will save you valuable time in achieving your goal. Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    46. 46. 7 Little Known Secrets To Achieving ANY Goal 6. Have An Attitude of GRATITUDE ✓ Appreciate, love, be grateful, and have fun. When we are grateful for what brings us joy, we attract more of it into our lives. Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    47. 47. 7 Little Known Secrets To Achieving ANY Goal 7. CELEBRATE! ✓ Celebrate ALL successes, big or small. Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com
    48. 48. “Imagination is the seed of man’s greatest accomplishments!” “Shoot for the moon, ‘cause even if you miss, you’ll still land among the stars.” Check out my personal blog for young entrepreneurs: JeffSchneider.com

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