We asked the 32 students what they learned yesterday in day 1 of the Reading University & Henley Business School Pop-Up Business School and this is what they told us! Their diagrams are on the right and this is the typed up list with Alan's comments for them and you to use to refer to!
Key Messages from Day 1
Be unrealistic - set a Big Hairy Audacious Goal that will inspire you to keep going even when the going gets tough!
Do what you love - if you are going to work 12 hours a day to build your business then it had better be in something you love otherwise you just won't put in the time or effort!
Content is King! - online content is what gets eyeballs, which is what is going to drive your business, create sales or make things happen for you personally. Make great content!
Sell your value before you create it - the fastest way to build a business is to sell something to someone. And sell it before you have build it
Never give up - you will face problems, you will face challenges and issues the key is to keep going, keep working and having fun!
Twitter - use Twitter to make friends, talk about your product, market and connect with people. If you aren't on Twitter you are DEAD!
How to change your state - if you want to change the way you feel the two quickest ways are: 1. change your physiology, get up move around, sit differently or run! 2. change your focus and the quickest way to change your focus is to change the questions you are asking yourself
Take action - Do something, do anything, create motion and things will happen! The most successful entrepreneurs have an incredible ability to make things happen!
Business Model Canvass - Use it, play with it, develop it!
if there is one overarching message it is to do what you love and have fun doing it. If you can do that then suddenly it doesn't feel like work, it is something you look forward to doing.
Tomorrow we will be writing up the day two learnings and a few more bits. Keep tuning into the blog to get the latest tips on how to run a business and make money whilst having fun!