Being an alpha entrepreneur in business means that you’re hell-bent on success, will leave no stone unturned, and would basically die to find success! An alpha entrepreneur has no specific gender identity, they can be a man or woman, even a boy or girl in the digital era of business we’re all living in.
I found this video the other day and made a note to share it with you guys. Aaron Marino is a pretty cool entrepreneur who went from being a brick-and-mortar fitness gym owner to creating his recent venture teaching men how to be cool, stylish and successful. In other words, he teaches people how to be alpha.
For the ladies out there who may not be interested in learning how to trim facial hair and such, not to worry. His business advice is solid and delivered in a humorous, upbeat way. For the men, if you like check out his YouTube channel and check out his non-business content, it’s hilarious and insightful all at the same time (loved his video imploring men to stop wearing boat shoes and other unstylish items!
A quick rundown of Aaron’s tips for being an alpha entrepreneur:
- Choose business partners wisely, do background checks (It’s like a marriage and legally binding).
- Control overhead expenses (You pay everyone else before you’re paid).
- Don’t be afraid of hard work (The mountain is steep, and you have to climb it).
- Take your pride and throw it out the window (You will have to do any and everything to be successful — swallow your pride).
- Know when it’s time to move on (“Shoot the bleeding dog!”)
- Look for opportunity everywhere (Search out for markets that are unfulfilled).
- Hire smart and surround yourself with good people (Not just qualified but people who you want to be associated with; those with good moral character).
- Be honest and ethical in everything you do (What goes around, comes around).
- Success is not always what you expect it to or want it to (You just never know where it will come from or what it will look like).
- Do what you love and then it’s not work! (Not always necessary for everyone, but true for most).
I found the first tip about doing a full background check on potential partners particularly insightful. While this is something we all know about, it’s so easy to slip up and get into bed with someone who you think you can trust and later find out they’re up on fraud charges — after they’ve ripped you off or otherwise screwed up your brand!
The rest of the advice is all great and highly relevant to aspiring entrepreneurs.
What was your favorite bit of advice from Aaron?
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