#entrepreneurfail New Years Jeers

It’s that time of the year again.

You’ll see a million posts and articles about what to do and how to make this new year more productive.  In the midst of all the hacks to stay on track, we want to share with you what the clueless entrepreneur is planning for this year.

  1. Last year, the clueless entrepreneur was all talk, with nothing to back it up with.  So this year, the clueless entrepreneur will be dialing it down a bit, peppering in a little work to change the “fluff to stuff” ratio.  Little does the clueless entrepreneur know is that unless there is an actual foundation, hustling will accomplish nothing.
  2. The clueless entrepreneur wants to be the brand he/she has created. “Be the brand” to them is to embody it, wear it, sleep with it, tattoo it – yet it is irrelevant what the customer thinks.  He/she will soon find out that will be a problem.
  3. The clueless entrepreneur has seen that doing free work will result in sales.  The clueless entrepreneur blindly and indiscriminately does free work for anyone who needs it.  Will he/she burn out by next year?
  4. The clueless entrepreneur loves the word ‘pivot’. Throwing it around sounds deliciously cool. He/she should know that pivoting too often is a waste of time, and indicates that the previous pivots were not carefully thought through.
  5. “Faking it” is music to a clueless entrepreneur’s ears as he/she doesn’t have too substance to take their business to the next level.  In order to create revolutionary services or products, some level of expertise must be there.  Too much faking will indeed cause aching.
A very happy new year to everyone! Cheers to no more clueless entrepreneurs!
What are your new years resolutions? Share them with us below? Have you made any of the mistakes that the clueless entrepreneur did?
This post was originally published on http://www.entrepreneurfail.com on Jan 6, 2014.