Make The Most of COVID 19 Crisis | Behind the Grind, Episode 021

As COVID moves from "its a flu" that will pass to "we are hoping to be open by Q4", the need for entrepreneurs and businesses to rethink everything is now. For Brian Tam and I, where we are 3 months into our businesses (and lives) being disrupted, this has led to us to look at our businesses, products, and people. To come up with new products, processes, and management structure, and to try thi…

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How Entrepreneurs Are Managing the COVID-19 Crisis | Behind the Grind, Episode 020

Following up on our conversation about Planning for Crisis, Brian Tam and I spoke with several entrepreneur about how they are traversing the challenges their business are facing. It is a conversation that spans consulting businesses, real estate development, non-profit, and education technology, with each entrepreneur speaking about the challenges presented, the defensive tactics they are depl…

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Planning for Crisis | Behind The Grind, Episode 019

Over the last few weeks, as the crisis surrounding 2019-nCoV became worse by the day, the need to plan through various business scenarios has been a priority. Initially, my concern was knowing here my staff had traveled to, if they were safe, and if they could get back to Shanghai, but as they were accounted for, I began looking at the wider impacts that this crisis could have on my business.…

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Defining, Measuring, and Celebrating Success | Behind the Grind, Episode 017

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I ??? About the Behind The Grind Series: Through this podcast series, Brian and I will speak about the realities (as we know them) of entrepreneurship. Videos will be available every Saturday, and audience participation is HIGHLY encouraged! About Rich Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, I've spent the last 15 years i…

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Entrepreneurs Should Not Be Artists | Behind The Grind, Episode 016

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I talk about the balance between artistry and practicality.  That, as entrepreneurs, we often start off with a vision for where we can add value, and do everything we can to deliver the "perfect product", but at different stages of the process, this need to be artists can get in the way of achieving our vision. We need to build teams, build process…

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Losing Faith in Entrepreneurship | Behind the Grind 015

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I talk about how he is beginning to lose his confidence in himself, and entrepreneurship.  It is a question that has clearly been hanging over him for a while, and as we talk through it more and more, we look to develop a framework for finding the roots of the problem... and a path forward. As you will see, there are a few key areas of support that…

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Learning Through the Work | Behind the Grind 014

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I speak open up with a conversation about what are the best ways of learning to become an entrepreneur.  As part of the conversation, we speak about whether or not entrepreneurs are born that way, if it is possible to study entrepreneurship (in school), and what can you learn from watching entrepreneurs on Youtube.   ?? About the Behind Th…

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Managing the Emotions of Entrepreneurship | Behind the Grind, Episode 013

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I speak about importance of learning to manage the roller coaster of emotions that many entrepreneurs face.  It is something that I myself have struggled with, but recently found a process for putting my emotions in check, focusing on my process, and the benefits I have seen since my "revelation". ?? About the Behind The Grind Series: Through thi…

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The Millennial Entrepreneur Mindset | Behind the Grind, Episode 012

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I speak with Winston Chiang to learn more about the mindset of a millennial entrepreneur. Born and raised in New York, Winston decided after a few years in the banking sector that it was time to do something different. To spend some time traveling, write his book, and see if one of his business ideas would find traction. To say this is a convers…

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Why Every Entrepreneur Needs Process | Behind the Grind, Episode 010

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I talk why every entrepreneur needs process.  That without it, an entrepreneur will never build the foundation, or infrastructure, required to scale the business.   ??? About the Behind The Grind Series: Through this podcast series, Brian and I will speak about the realities (as we know them) of entrepreneurship. Videos will be avail…

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