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Category Archives: Emotional Roller Coaster

Do You Have a Metalic Taste at the Back Of Your Neck Right Now ?

by admin on April 07, 2015

Tweet I just got a note from a CEO 10 minutes ago – I replied immediately just now with these points off the top of my head… CEOs NOTE TO ME:  “Hi Cameron, That metallic feeling in the back of the neck you described during your talk – I can now understand. I took the ...

Informed Pessimism

by admin on November 28, 2012

Tweet   Informed Pessimism is the point in your business that follows Uninformed Optimism. This is when you’re not as excited as you once were. Coffee is helpful to get you started on your day.  You are worrying at times. You aren’t depressed or really scared – but you’re somewhere in between scared and excited.  ...

Uninformed Optimism

by admin on July 17, 2012

Tweet The reason everyone got so caught up in the mania of the 1990s dotcom bubble was that we got carried away with the dreams and energy of all those entrepreneurs and start-ups. Passion can be contagious. In late 2008, I met with one of my old employees who now lives in Boulder, Colorado.  His ...

What To Do During A Crisis Of Meaning

by admin on February 05, 2012

Tweet This is a scary stage in your company that comes after Informed Pessimism, and can feel like you’re standing on the edge of a building needing to jump.  It will feel like all the odds are stacked against you and that everything is going wrong.  It will be hard to get out of bed ...

My EO Alchemy Talk – 2011

by admin on November 28, 2011

Tweet OK – I know there were 600 entrepreneurs in the room, but thousands of you weren’t able to make it.  So here is the talk I did on the main stage at EO Alchemy…  A shorter version of my full TED Talk which you can watch here… And for more information on this topic, ...

5 Stages of The Entrepreneur's Transition Curve

by admin on October 11, 2010

Tweet Richard Branson, Bill Gates, and every entrepreneur I’ve ever met has ridden the roller coaster of running a business. The key to riding it out is that you’ve really got two choices: You can hold on and scream, or you can wave your hands in the air and have fun. Either way, you’re going ...

American Express OPEN Forum Article #1…

by admin on May 21, 2010

Tweet This is the first article of mine to be published on the American Express Open Forum… Hope you enjoy it… I’d love your comments on their site – and suggestions for future articles you want from me there too. May 18, 2010 – I always suggest the CEO’s that I coach to read this ...

Build a Support Network

by admin on April 24, 2010

Tweet I’m not sure why it’s so common, but entrepreneurs tend to overwhelm themselves with guilt for not working around the clock. Often our non-business owner friends wonder why we work so hard, or why we can’t ever ‘disconnect.’ Start building a network of fellow entrepreneurs that understand your passion and don’t make you feel ...

Ice Storm, Plane Crash & Volcano

by admin on April 22, 2010

Tweet On April 8th – I woke up at 4am for what was set to be a busy week but one that felt doable.  I had no idea how hard the travel would be. I was set to speak in: Edmonton Apr 8 Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain Apr 10 Dubai, UAE on April 14th Jeddah, ...

Get a life. Seriously.

by admin on April 17, 2010

Tweet This Baja Peninsula photo is of Yanik Silver and members of Maverick Business Adventures – an organization I’m close with that takes driven entrepreneurs on trips so they can play really, really hard. Recently, a would–be entrepreneur told me he was working constantly and struggled to read books for fun. I threw down the ...

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