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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!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Roller Coasters or Merry Go Rounds

Highs and Lows

As an entrepreneur you have to learn that this journey is like riding a roller coaster NOT a merry go round.

We don't have the luxury of simply turning off the clock and letting someone else worry about things. We don't have the luxury of saying ..oh..look its coffee time and then going for a coffee. We don't have the luxury of getting unemployment if we lose our business.
BUT...if we are smart with our business we can have the luxury of choosing when we go on vacation and for how long. We can have the luxury of giving ourselves a raise ANYTIME we want to. We can have the luxury of dreaming and doing on our terms Not someone elses terms.

That's the roller coaster. For me I would prefer that ride much more than the predictability of the merry go round.
At the end of your life do you want to say it was predictable and safe or a wild ride with champagne glasses and scary adventures.
Relish Life!

Rivers Corbett

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