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Rivers Corbett, MBA is an award winning entrepreneur, speaker, and author of "13 Fears of Entrepreneurs" He has received numerous business honors including Entrepreneur of the Year, Canada's Hottest Start-ups List and Canada's Fastest Growing Companies list through Profit magazine and most recently recognized as one of Canada's 10 Mentor RockStars.. Rivers is presently a member of Startup Canada's National Advisory Council, founding entrepreneur of StartUP Fredericton & the "Entrepreneur in Residence" at the University of New Brunswick. His real joy and expertise is being a StartUP Advisor and "zagging while everyone else zigs" his two newest businesses ventures the Relish Gourmet Burgers restaurant chain and TheRockStar StartUP for StartUP entrepreneurs. Oh... he is also the leader of a team of over 25 chefs through his other company The Chef Group. Not bad for a guy who hates to cook. Always looking for a new idea to help businesses' succeed...this is his newest marketing discovery for StartUPs The Lyoness Advantage. "Rivers is a 21st century entrepreneur, he's the one to watch" - Jim Gilbert: Canada's Huggable Car Dealer!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

That's Life!!

"That's life and you're not running an employment agency"
That's what I was told today...advised to reflect upon.

What's happening? Well today..a very difficult decision ..made a few days ago being executed..bad word..being acted upon.

And that decision has to do with a person and their life. A good person..a very good person...but someone who is not right for our team anymore.

Without going into all the details..YES...efforts were made to prevent this decision being made but ultimately...for the best interests of our company..the decision and the action were

And although I feel bad..very bad about having to make the was the right thing to do.

Right for our company..most important..but also right for this person.

And what I continue to learn is that only when you can separate the emotions from the logic can you truly be a leader for your company. Make the tough decisions.

Successful entrepreneurs know this because they experience it. Experience the feelings with the logic but then knowing the logic is what is most important.

And still hurts.
Here's to Your Success!

Rivers Corbett MBA

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