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Confessions: My secret amusements

I want to confess something: I have a secret.  One of the things I do in my spare time is peruse Craigs List for enjoyment. I read the employment,wanted and even the personal ads. You get a chance to see humanity at its most vulnerable. It really is a entertaining to read. It was during this time that I began to realize that Craigslist is also a great place to start your entrepreneurial journey. You can pick up odd tasks, jobs, but just watch out for scams!

Once in a while (like once a week) you get some really interesting “opportunities”. Today was that day this week, and I just thought this one was too good not to share.It provides a perfect opportunity for someone seeking to earn some extra cash, albeit in kind of a weird way…..

This post was found in Victoria’s Craiglist:


65 $ CDN cash immediately after the job

I need to be baptized in a body of water
I will provide your pool pass if needed
YOU: ABLE TO READ AND PUSH MY HEAD UNDERWATER
ME: FULLY CLOTHED AND IMMERSED IN WATER, BRIEFLY ( not including all my hair, which is clean and nice )
If you know of a dock or even something more adventurous where you would like to do the immersion I’m allll ears.
The reason I’m offering so much money is that I can’t find any messianic people to help me out here.
Again, all you have to do is dunk my noggin and briefly read something that I wrote on the back of a zig zag papers pack. I am 100% serious.


Entrepreneurship is about seeing opportunity. For some, they might see an individual, who is a little on the weird side; as an entrepreneur, I see an easy way to earn $65.  Go out and seek those opportunities today.

 

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The Entrepreneur Comic

The team at Lucha Comics has a strong history in working with entrepreneurs.  With stories ranging from horror to history, why not a story about a group of everyday entrepreneurs working hard to get by? It was so obvious that at first we weren’t sure where to begin.  Now that we have our core group of characters ready to go, what do you think?  Imagine Friends meets the daily struggle of the entrepreneur, and you have Entrepreneur: The Comic Book. We hope to have our first issue out soon, and of course you’ll get to see it here first, on the social entrepreneur.

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Entrepreneurship F.E.A.R. Series: Introduction

Entrepreneurship Fears:

fear

ˈfir/

noun

noun: fear; plural noun: fears

    1      1.
an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.

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Over the next few issues , I will take you through my F.E.A.R. Entrepreneurship series; a high-level compilation of articles and ideas that relate to “fear” surrounding business; from start-ups to leadership and more.

Cliché? Maybe. Necessary? Absolutely.

In business, we all face the same fears in becoming successful, whether you are a start-up guru, top-level CEO or self-acclaimed business professional.  Fear can throw you right into chaos or it could save your life – a natural response to physical danger, but oftentimes, fear is self-created and controls lives, decision-making and holds people back from reaching their true potential.

For example, imagine you have a presentation for a pool of potential investors next week.  Although you will not experience physical danger during the presentation, (unless you really suck at public speaking – jk) you might actually feel like you are going to die, because of a fear for failure. These series are meant to tackle exactly that; unnecessary fear.

Hopefully, I can inspire you to redefine fear. To understand that this self-inflicted “fear”, realistically stands for False Evidence, Appearing Real and that this new perspective might completely change your life.

So, let’s be honest? What do you fear? What are you scared of?

 Please stay tuned for the first installment of the F.E.A.R. series – Public Speaking.

 

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The F.E.A.R. series are aimed at start-up entrepreneurs, small business owners and anyone that wishes to conquer their fears. Every article will offer helpful pieces of insight and advice, based on the experience of industry champions and business professionals.