Entrepreneurship for Developers: Key for Success

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Entrepreneurship for Developers: Key for Success

  1. 1. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Entrepreneurship for Developers: The Keys to SuccessPresented by Cory J. Miller, iThemes CEO
  2. 2. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc The toughest, loneliest job. Ever.
  3. 3. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc What I’ve Learned: My Priorities
  4. 4. 1. You 2. Your Team 3. Your Customers cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc
  5. 5. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Code is awesome. But it’s all about people.
  6. 6. You cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc PRIORITY #1
  7. 7. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Your happiness MATTERS MOST
  8. 8. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc If you’re not happy NOBODY IS
  9. 9. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc I was miserable.
  10. 10. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Enough is enough. NEVER AGAIN.
  11. 11. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Your WHY & Your HAPPY
  12. 12. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Your Life 
 Support System
  13. 13. 1. Spouse or Significant Other 2. My Team 3. Mentors & Coaches 4. Mental Health Counselor 5. Like-Minded Entrepreneurs My Support Group cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc
  14. 14. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Retreat & Recharge
  15. 15. YOUR TEAM cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc PRIORITY #2
  16. 16. If you want to go fast, go alone. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc If you want to go far, go together. —AFRICAN PROVERB
  17. 17. People Who Can & Will Attempt The Summit With You cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc
  18. 18. Anger and frustration come from cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc UNMET EXPECTATIONS. —SMITTY, MY COACH
  19. 19. One person can bring it all down. Beware! cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc
  20. 20. What Should You Hire For? cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc 1. Fit 2. Skill 3. Potential
  21. 21. Fire for POISON or PERFORMANCE cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc
  22. 22. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Firing is about BOUNDARIES
  23. 23. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc One indisputable leadership fact: CARE
  24. 24. YOUR CUSTOMERS cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc PRIORITY #3
  25. 25. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc We had a problem.
  26. 26. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc MAKE PEOPLE’S LIVES AWESOME!
  27. 27. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Protect & Prosper Customers are the Cause we Champion
  28. 28. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc What Are Their Dreams? And how do we help them get there?
  29. 29. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Marketing Is Not Evil It’s your greatest ally.
  30. 30. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Don’t apologize 
 for making money!
  31. 31. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc The best customers want you to make money.
  32. 32. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc The Worst Customers Aren’t Even Customers They’re vampires and terrorists.
  33. 33. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Reaching Nirvana
  34. 34. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Money + Meaning Profit + Purpose
  35. 35. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc LIVE IN THE ARENA
  36. 36. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Get in Touch cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 slideshare.net/corymiller303

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