Posts tagged Entrepreneurship
In Chapter 11 of my book, I talk about how important it is to Make Improvements – Before and After.
Remember to never stop assessing, enhancing, and learning all you can about your creations. My grandfather used to say, “You learn, and you learn, and you learn, and then you die…and when you stop learning, you die.
My friend Mitch Modell of Modell’s Sporting Goods is a great example of a businessman who never stops learning and improving. He oversees the nation’s oldest family-owned and operated retailer of sports goods, sports apparel and athletic footwear, a near 150 store chain.
Even after he recently spent a fortune revamping his flagship store in Times Square, Manhattan, New York, he asked me what changes I would make. Putting his ego aside, he not only listened to my recommendations but immediately implemented them. He has been rewarded with a major improvement in sales.
I wish everyone Health, Wealth, and Happiness in 2012.
Recently, I was honored to be a part of Dr. Bob Goldman’s 19th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine on December 10 in Las Vegas at the Venetian and Palazzo Resorts as a keynote speaker on Innovation. Dr. Bob has been a childhood friend since we were 9 years old and I am proud of his A4M’s conference with leading anti-aging experts where you learn about cutting edge technology and discover new products and services. The attendees included physicians, medical professionals, scientists, educators, journalists and investors from all over the country and the world.
There was so much to learn from the A4M conferences about a healthy mind and body. I was touched by the genuine caring and giving of all the attendees about the health and welfare of others.
Bob Hope said, “If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.”
I read a book by Peter McWilliams who wrote, “You Can’t Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought”. According to him, doing good for others enhances the immune system, lowers cholesterol, strengthens the heart, decreases chest pains and reduces stress. A study at Harvard showed that even thinking about doing service produced positive psychological results.
The joy of giving your time, service or money to others is more than a noble calling, it is a pleasurable one. It is uplifting, a high without the need for drugs or alcohol. Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.
In 2012, as all of us strive to meet our goals, please remember the old adage: “You can’t help someone uphill without getting closer to the top yourself.”
Steven Schussler is a member of the Executive Speakers Bureau. Click here to read him talk about one of his favorite sayings.
Steven Schussler’s book “It’s A Jungle In There” is making its way to England. Due to popular demand, readers and fans of the U.K. have expressed an interest and a desire for the book, so Sterling Publishing , Barnes and Noble and other independent book sellers have teamed up to distribute Steven’s book throughout the U.K in July.
Last Thursday I had the pleasure of being a Keynote Speaker at the SATO Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL. I was given five words to base my speech around; Change, Courage, Unity, Innovation and Hope. I’d like to talk a little about these five words because I feel they are important to remember and initiate in day to day business or activities. We always hear the saying, “Change is good.” I agree with this saying. If it wasn’t for change we would have never been able to advance in technology or the medical fields. Courage is a word I know well, and talk about in my book, It’s A Jungle In There. I talk about how it takes Courage to live out your dreams even if people tell you you’re crazy. Unity is a word that everyone has been a part of, whether it’s working on a business project or making dinner there is always someone there to give you a helping hand. Innovation is the key to new ideas and contraptions. Without Innovation we would not have the light bulb or Twitter. Last but not least I’d like to talk about Hope. Nothing can be accomplished without Hope. Hope is the fuel that drives you to Innovate and Change. Hope brings people together and gives you the Courage to keep moving forward day after day. Please feel free to share your comments on this blog. Steven Schussler
The Importance of Passion: If you were independently wealthy and never had to work a day in your life, would you still choose to spend your time attempting to become a successful entrepreneur? Steven Schussler and It’s A Jungle In There
In any economy, in any job market, whatever the size of the initial budget you just can’t keep a good entrepreneur down. No one knows that better than Steven Schussler, the man behind the Rainforest Cafe and a host of other wildly successful projects.
Learn more about the 5 P’s of Entrepreneurial Success in his book “It’s A Jungle In There” Personality: The Role of Risk-Taking in Entrepreneurial Success: Many people prefer to play it safe when it comes to business matters. Are you willing to take risks in the pursuit of entrepreneurial success? Steven Schussler
The CCIM Presentation last night was a huge success – what a great group! Thank you Carol Ebert, and Brad Pfaff for hosting this event and thank you Robert, Wendy, Brad, Gene, Carol and others for all your great questions! Thank you for your support of buying my book “It’s A Jungle In There” 100% of the sale of my book go to Smile Network International, a Minnesota-based humanitarian organization that provides reconstructive surgeries to impoverished children and young adults around the world.
Enjoy the read and the rollercoaster ride. Remember, “Sweat the Small Stuff”, “No is a Yes waiting to happen!” Steven Schussler
Minnesota Business Back Talk Issue – Steven Schussler Interviews Dan Lowe, Managering Partner of Red Development
The Business of Shopping [Centers] by Steven Schussler
The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes (Maple Grove) and Woodbury Lakes are among the more forward-thinking Twin Cities shopping destinations. Dan Lowe is managing partner and one of the founding partners of the developer behind both: RED Development, LLC, which develops, leases and manages a total of 30 shopping centers nationwide. The company primarily focuses on open-air lifestyle centers and destination retail and entertainment developments. Lowe’s development responsibilities include project coordination, financing, budgeting, equity structure, due diligence, governmental relations, lease review and legal aspects for each project.
“Celebrate Uptown: Speech Expo & Book Sales – Uptown Association
Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2010
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m
Keynote Speech: 6:30 p.m. by Steven Schussler
Location: Uptown Association
The UPTOWN ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING is set for Tuesday, JANUARY 25 and we’re inviting the community to ‘Celebrate Uptown’! A key component of the festivities will be a Business & Community Expo honoring the diverse businesses and organizations that make Uptown vibrant and unique. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet new people & promote your products or services to your neighbors. ALL TYPES OF BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS ARE WELCOME. After the Expo, be sure to stick around for Mayor Rybak and keynote speaker Steven Schussler- Chairman & CEO of Rainforest Cafe and renowned author of “It’s A Jungle In There.”