by lorikoop


Create something special . . .  www.LORiKOOP.com

(word 29)

How are you running your business?

You are the owner/operator of your own flesh and blood workplace. Inside, work is conducted privately. Outside, work is transacted with others.

Our word for this week . . . ENTREPRENEUR

Entrepreneurs have an internal fire. To make a difference. They are willing to step up to the plate. To risk hitting or missing. A commitment to improving percentages. A need to pour into a cause and cause it to happen. For the greater good.

Time for your annual review.

Are you running your business as an entrepreneur?

* Do you arrive early to get a jump start on things or are you late with excuses?
* Are you organized for expansion or stuck in daily routine?
* Do your numbers add up or are you off balance?
* Are you willing to risk despite being afraid?
* Do you feed the business what it needs to grow and thrive?
* Do you have a plan that you review regularly?
* Are you flexible enough for the storms?
* Do you celebrate and reward victories?
* Do you seek help when necessary?
* Do you lend help if needed?
* Do you engage each day with passion and leave energized, knowing you changed the world a little more, for the better?

As a sole proprietor, you are in charge of every aspect of your business. Be sure to consider its health. Its mission. And its long term profitability.

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Seth Godin‘s mention of my pottery brought in many new readers. Welcome, guys and gals! Hope to encourage.

The “Seth project” was a HUGE studio commitment and well, I really should celebrate. Ok, tomorrow.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Glenna August 1, 2010 at 8:48 am

When I started this new venture of selling online I decided that I was going to give it my all. I am and I won’t stop. Thanks for the encouragement and refresh on commitment!


admin August 4, 2010 at 11:20 am

You go girl! Surround yourself with supportive folks and possibility. Also listen. Get quiet. You’ll hear the next move. It’s a walk in the dark sometimes. Or should I say more accurately, only one step illuminates at a time. Be patient, diligent and consistent. What other life is there anyway?!!


Laura August 2, 2010 at 1:30 am

I think of all your UpWords, this is the one that speaks to me the most. Because it call me to action. The hardest things: having a plan yet remaining flexible, and seeking help. This reminds me what I need to work on!


admin August 4, 2010 at 11:17 am

Laura, go for it! Get a group around you pursuing the same freedom. The energy and resource of the group will catapult you and everyone to the stars! Trying it alone will allow for too much allowance… ya know?!! Accountability and love. That’s the name of this game. Best wishes!


Liv @ Choosing Beauty August 3, 2010 at 11:42 am

Lori! I just discovered you via Twitter and OH! I am smitten with your blog, your ceramics, your essence. Word up!

– Liv (a fellow entrepreneur)


admin August 4, 2010 at 11:15 am

Thanks, Liv. I see we’re both on the same page about beauty, potential and the gift of the entrepreneurial spirit. Blessings!


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