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Episode 112: The Entrepreneurial Work Mode | Pamela Slim

Pamela Slim, the Entrepreneurial Work Mode,

Pamela Slim

Being an entrepreneur is not for everyone according to Pamela Slim.  Entrepreneurs need to be competent in the entrepreneurial work mode.  In Episode 112, Pamela Slim and I will discuss the entrepreneurial work mode and how to become successful as an entrepreneur.

Pamela Slim is an award-winning author, speaker and leader in the new world of work. She spent the first 10 years of her solo practice as a consultant to large corporations such as Hewlett-Packard, Charles Schwab and Cisco Systems, where she worked with thousands of employees, managers and executives. In 2005, she started the Escape from Cubicle Nation blog, which is now one of the top career and business sites on the web. She has coached thousands of budding entrepreneurs, in businesses ranging from martial art studios to software start ups.

According to Pamela, not everyone can be an entrepreneur.  There are so many components that have to work together to create a great business.

A lot of people paint the picture that entrepreneurship is wonderful and fantastic, but really it’s hard work.  In reality, it’s just a work mode.

Set up business licenses, a bank account, talk to an accountant and make sure you’re setting up a viable business.

Who is your market?  What is the different ways you can connect with them?

Pamela Slim on the Defining Success Podcast with Zeb Welborn

Pamela Slim

Success Quotes:

  • Success is to enjoy my life while living it.
  • Hating your job intensely is not a business plan.
  • Define your service, choose a price, set up your payment account and boom you can test something to see if somebody’s willing to pay you for the service.
  • The act of planning is critical for a small business owner.
  • People want to feel like their life has meaning.

Shout Outs:

  • Kyle Duran – Pam’s lawyer
  • Tim Berry – Business Plan Pro
  • Jermaine Griggs – JermaineGriggs.com
  • Dr. Nick Morgan
  • Ramit Sethi – I Will Teach You To Be Rich
The Entrepreneurial Work Mode with Pamela Slim

Pamela Slim




Episode 106: Capitalizing on Great Ideas | David Frood from The Thinking Corporation

In Episode 106 of the Defining Success Podcast, David Frood discusses capitalizing on great ideas.  David is behind The Thinking Corporation which advocates creating a system whereby employees and others can bring ideas to corporations for the benefit of all involved.  Learn how you can start capitalizing on great ideas in your organization.

David Frood developed The Thinking Corporation corporate innovation program. He worked for sixteen years as a consultant to medium and large businesses, initially with an international sales consulting firm, then as a freelancer.

David Frood from The Thinking Corporation Capitalizing on Great Ideas

David Frood

His clients include organizations like Hewlett Packard, Qantas, Diageo, Reckitt Benckiser, Cerebos Foods, CommSec and Daikin Air-conditioning. He became a specialist in implementing new sales and marketing processes, changing management, and worker development.

His experience formed the basis for The Thinking Corporation book after observing many highly skilled and knowledgeable people who were frustrated by the boundaries and structure of their employer organizations. Employees would rarely tell their employers about ideas for new products, services or markets to improve existing processes.

It became clear to David, that there is a much better way to manage people and organizations through designing a company that is capable of harnessing the talent from within the ranks.

David Frood started out in accounting and eventually became a sales consultant.  In David’s experience, the biggest problem many corporation has is not talking and listening to employees enough.

Corporations will benefit from becoming a Thinking Corporation because they will increase their profits from the ideas of those connected with the corporation.  The individuals can benefit in a variety of different ways that they work out with their corporations when they sort out the program during the process. They will be capitalizing on great ideas.

Shout Outs:

  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Quantas
  • Diageo
  • Reckit Benckiser
  • Cerebos Foods
  • CommSec
  • Daikin Air-Conditioning

Success Quotes:

  • “Corporations need to recognize that they have genius within the ranks.”
  • “Become aware of the right environment.”
  • “Get to know the genius within the ranks.”
  • “Get the ideas from the genius within and the genius without.”
  • “Success is waking up every day and being happy with what you’re doing.”
The Thinking Corporation Capitalizing on Great Ideas

The Thinking Corporation