The Art of Business

Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.  Andy Warhol

1. Make Friends First
Friendship is built on mutual love, trust, and respect. So too should be the foundation for all relationships in business.

2. Start With The End In Mind
Great artists see their finished piece in their mind before its on canvas. And upon completion the sum of all strokes are greater than each stroke individually.

3. Learn the Fundamentals
Only once the fundamentals are mastered with 10,000 hours can an artist begin to paint without thinking, in true expression of their soul. So too in business, with a complete understanding of the fundamentals, will the decisions leading to success become clear.

4. Develop Your Own Style
Once you know the fundamentals, copying other successful artists is easy yet paradoxically the most risky. Art is the lense through which the artist expresses their soul and we each long to believe we are unique beings. Original art reaffirms our identity when we see a piece of our soul in the work. Without a style we are condemned to a black and white imagination. The same is true in business. Every relationship, every purchase, every decision refutes or reaffirms our self identity. Create your unique brand and speak to the soul of your customers, employees, and stakeholders.

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This post was written by Aaron Aslin. Aaron is an entrepreneur, philosopher, and blogger. He uses his background in marketing to bring people to ideas that inspire, motivate, and create purpose in their lives. You can follow him @aaronaslin and facebook.com/aaronaslin
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n full disclosure Aaron’s mother, Mary Aslin, is an extremely talented artist and is the inspiration for this post. Check out her work here.

3 Simple Ways to Have a Good Attitude

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3 Simple Ways to Have a Good Attitude

1. Find for the Good

Spotting the bad in a negative situation is like finding a red and white Waldo in a black and white book. The bad is there and it’s obvious. Your attitude determines if you will search for the good.

2. Ignore the Bad

When you make a conscious choice to ignore the bad you have now decided to welcome the good.

3. Seek Perspective

Look beyond your current problems and at the world as a whole with over 6 billion people on the earth. Ask yourself, just how significant are my problems? When your answer is end-of-the-world important ask yourself again.

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This post was written by Aaron Aslin. Aaron is an entrepreneur, philosopher, and blogger. He uses his background in marketing to bring people to ideas that inspire, motivate, and create purpose in their lives. You can follow him @aaronaslin and facebook.com/aaronaslin

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Discover Your Hidden Potential


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Discover Your Hidden Potential 

1. Give Your Best

Put everything you have into everything you do

2. Don’t Give Up 

Nothing great came from quitting 

3. Keep Learning 

Something can be learned about ourselves from each and every problem we overcome

4. It’s Inside of All of Us

Whether we want to believe it or not, each and every one of us has the potential to be great. Every day, year, and life is a culmination of the choices we have made. It’s now up to you to chose to realize your greatness.

This post was written by Aaron Aslin. Aaron is an entrepreneur, amateur philosopher, and blogger. He uses his background in marketing to bring people to ideas that inspire, motivate, and create purpose in their lives. You can follow him @aaronaslin and facebook.com/aaronaslin

2 Simple Steps for Personal Growth

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2 Simple Steps for Personal Growth

1) Take Small Steps

Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results.

2) Stay Consistent

One of the great keys to transformation are those little daily wins that stack up into a tsunami of change over the coming months. Stay consistent and strive for growth.

This post was written by Jeremy Wright. Jeremy is a well-rounded entrepreneur and motivational speaker. While growing up, Jeremy has been a key asset in the backbone of motivation for many people’s lives, including my own. Follow Jeremy on Facebook or catch up on his life through his Personal Blog.

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We Dare You to Embrace the Habits You Already Have

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We Dare You to Embrace the Habits You Already Have

1. Follow Through

You follow through on commitments every day. Commitments to your boss to be to work on time, commitments to your significant other to love them unconditionally,  and commitments to your dog to take her on a walk. But have you followed through on your commitment to read a new book, start that company, or visit the gym?  You choose on which commitments you follow through.

2. Try

“Do or do not, there is no try.” – Yoda – Are you trying at what you do? Trying means I will do it, but if it gets hard I will look for something else. Trying means failing is an option. Trying is doing without a resolute commitment to make it happen. Now this does not mean you must keep trying and can never stop. It means you resolutely choose to stop and focus your energy on something in which you will do, not try. You choose what you do.

3.  Procrastinate

We have all known the habit of procrastination. Face it, no matter how much you want to avoid procrastinating, you will still do it. So procrastinate, but procrastinate on those things in your life that do not matter and start doing the things you know are worth while.

This post was written by Aaron Aslin. Aaron is an entrepreneur, amateur philosopher, and blogger. He uses his background in marketing to bring people to ideas that inspire, motivate, and create purpose in their lives. You can follow him @aaronaslin and facebook.com/aaronaslin

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