Brett Favre started four years as quarterback at Southern Mississippi before he was drafted in the second round (33rd overall) by the Atlanta Falcons in the 1991 NFL Draft. Favre saw little action as a rookie and was traded to the Green Bay Packers the following season in exchange for a first round pick.
One of the most rewarding parts of success is being able to share what you have learned to try to help others. On that note, I’ve pulled together a list of my top 10 tips for entrepreneurs setting off on their own journey into the wonderful world of business. Hope you enjoy them…
Influencers, do you care about having a million followers, or would you rather sell a million dollars worth of product? Or get a million dollars worth of sponsorship?
Leaving education isn’t the right path for everyone. But if I had not had made that leap and left school, I would never have become who I am now.
Richard Branson joined Simon Segars, CEO of ARM, Simon Arora, CEO of B&M Retail and Charles Rolls, co-founder of Fever-Tree, on stage at the FastTrack 100 conference to discuss creating innovative billion pound companies – something that each of them has achieved. Here are four things we learnt from the panel’s discussion…
So, what’s the difference between success and significance? I’m glad you asked!
British adventurer, holder of several endurance records, first person to visit both North and South Poles by surface means and the first to cross Antarctica on foot. In May 2009, aged 65, he summitted Everest.
Chris Evert became the youngest tennis player to reach the semifinals of the U.S. championship in 1971. She reigned for 7 years as the #1 player in the world.
Ron Kaufman is the world’s leading educator and motivator for uplifting customer service and building service cultures. Rated one of the “Top 25 Who’s Hot” speakers by Speaker Magazine, Ron presents powerful insights and global best practices from working with clients on every continent for more than twenty years. His energetic keynote speeches and workshops have inspired millions.
Shawn Achor will show you how to use the science of happiness and human potential to raise levels of engagement, productivity, creativity and happiness at work.
Erik Wahl is an artist. But how does Erik Wahl combine his worlds of graffiti art and business? How does he shift from being an artistic iconoclast to a salient keynote speaker for corporations? How is he in-demand as one of the most requested speakers in the world on the subjects of creativity, change, leadership and the psychology of performance?
Garrison Wynn started his career as a salesperson and marketer in the branch office of a Fortune 500 company. His insight into human behavior and his ability to build powerful relationships eventually made him a highly-sought after speaker, with clients including AMEX, UPS & Shell Oil.
After working at almost 20 odd jobs, that included waitressing, she decided to start her own business. So she took a $1000 loan from her wealthy boyfriend at that time and used that to co-create a business in real estate which she called ‘The Corcoran Group’. By mid 1970s Barbara Corcoran started publishing ‘The Corcoran Report’ that featured real estate data developments. Later on her boyfriend ran away with her secretary but left Corcoran with a thriving business and no regrets. Corcoran had laudable entrepreneurial skills as she managed to turn a $1000 into billions. In 2001, the real estate mogul sold her real estate company to NRT LLC for seventy million dollars.
In 1995, Mark Cuban and long-time friend Todd Wagner came up with an internet based solution to not being able to listen to Hoosiers Basketball games out in Texas. That solution was Broadcast.com – streaming audio over the internet. In just four short years, Broadcast.com (then Audionet) would be sold to Yahoo for $5.6 billion dollars.
Motivational speaker Robyn Benincasa expresses inspires people to do insane things like climb Mount Kilimanjaro, run their first triathlon, start their own adventure racing team, or even start their own businesses. This is, after all, what she does best: inspire people to do amazing things. One of “California’s Fittest Women,” Robyn Benincasa has been breaking barriers and making an art form of extreme performance for years.
Speaker Caroline Casey brings a unique blend of leadership and vision to the business and political world in relation to promoting the abilities of those with disabilities on a national and international level. She has received several high profile awards in recognition of her work worldwide. She became the first Irish person to be appointed a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2006.
Joe Simpson brings his powerful stories to the corporate sector to provide motivation for any business audience. He has a reputation on the speaking circuit which is second to none. Joe has been interviewed on Hardtalk, Letterman and Oprah.
Mark Spitz won 11 Olympic medals in 1968 and 1972. After winning two Gold Medals in the 1968 Olympics in relay events and a silver and bronze in his individual events, Mark knew he had to do more to prove he was the greatest swimmer in the world.
Motivational speaker Dara Torres is arguably the fastest female swimmer in America. She entered her first international swimming competition at age 14 and competed in her first Olympics a few years later in 1984. She went on to compete in the 1988, 1992 and 2000 Olympics, winning an Olympic medal every time.
Erik Stolhanske, an actor, writer and producer, is a member of Broken Lizard, a well-known comedy group. He is probably most recognizable in his role as “Rabbit” in the hit comedy Super Troopers.