The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Shaping Your Mind for Greater $uccess
Success and failure. Ups and downs. Every person’s career has them – how best to prepare yourself to handle adversity as well as achievement? The key to surviving the setbacks and taking advantage of opportunities is your knowledge, your outlook, and your attitude. Taken together, these build what Michael Solomon calls “Mental Acuity.” In this entertaining and insightful book, he shares lessons learned from a career that spans years in the NYPD and other law enforcement agencies, his entrepreneurial business successes, and the experiences of others. Through sharing a series of these experiences and insights – some that will make you smile and others that will make you cringe – the reader will learn key lessons to help avoid mistakes and prepare themselves to take advantage of opportunities.
Many people dream about becoming successful entrepreneurs, but are they ready to take on the required risks and responsibilities? The principles in this book can help them decide. Michael reminds us that business inherently is about serving people – your customers, workforce, suppliers, and community. Personal relationships and integrity will help handle all unforeseen events that inevitably arise. Preparing yourself mentally to deal with issues head-on and not avoid conflict is a crucial skill for success. And never take shortcuts on due diligence!
If there is one critical overall lesson, continuing to learn, develop, and sharpen your mind while maintaining core ethical principles and sharing your successes with others will stand the reader in good stead over a long career.
Michael Solomon’s writing style is concise and entertaining. Each section of Mental Acuity presents a concept and examples that can help anyone learn and remember key principles for greater success in business and life.