The first edition of Entrepreneurs in Romania meetup – 19th of February 2015

In 2015 I’ve started to put together meetups with like minded people and the first to roll was Entrepreneurs in Romania. Continue reading The first edition of Entrepreneurs in Romania meetup – 19th of February 2015

How to be an entrepreneur in the business of living

Today it’s 30th of August, officially the end of “summer” as most of us know it, the potential end of the summer holidays season and so on. This is it if you think in a reactive way. But, if you are proactive then today is a new day when you can make a dufference, you can improve something in your life with 1%, you can shift 0,5 mm in the direction of your dreams.

For adrianniculescu.com is a special day because it has a new tagline which was refined in the last 5 years which were my rookie blogger years. And … the tagline or pitch if you want, label or else is … “Entrepreneur in the business of living”. Continue reading “How to be an entrepreneur in the business of living”

The beauty of the things we take from granted like … seeing the sun in the morning

Today I had one of those mornings: woke up at 5AM, went on the beach at 5.15, started my meditation and healthy breathing routine immediatly, then the exercises for the back muscles, jogging and swimming, everything until 7 AM. In the process, I’ve witnessed the beauty of the sun rising, saw few hundreds of crabs being nurtured by the sun and frightened by me approaching, was saluted by many small fishes which came veeery close to me and felt very alive.

While being laid down on the sand I’ve reconnected with Mother Earth and was grateful to live another day.

Sunrise
Sunrise

I felt guilty many times over of not even be present to the real beauty of the world around being caught in various negative patterns, worries about survival, business development, challenge overcoming and so on. Of course, this is a general problem to many people who want more for them and others but … simply I can’t take this as an excuse. Even when the road to success and fulfillment is paved with a lot of obstacles the beauty is in enjoying the process. Yes, you will say that it is easy to say than done and I agree with you. Continue reading “The beauty of the things we take from granted like … seeing the sun in the morning”

15 Signs You’re an Entrepreneur

More and more articles about entrepreneurs and enterpreneurship can be founded here and today is not an exception. One of my oldest and ugliest beliefs – which was shifted was that the fittest people are not necessarily the smartest and succesful ones. Or something like wellness, fitness and muscles are not equal business success. Well, I don’t know how thos bel;ief was installed – probably from the childhood but the reality is that a great percentage of the most successful people I know are also avid sports doers. It’s not the majority, unfortunately, but if you don’t build your material wealth on super health, fitness and well being you miss incredible rewards.

Tony Hsieh, the chief of Zappos
Tony Hsieh, the chief of Zappos

Just found an interesting article about 15 signs that you’re an entrepreneur and these are:

1. You take action
2. You’re Insecure
3. You’re Crafty
4. You’re Obsessed With Cash Flow
5. You get into hot water
6. You’re fearless
7. You can’t sit still
8. You’re malleable
9. You enjoy navel gazing
10. You’re motivated by challenges
11. You consider yourself an outsider
12. You recover quickly
13. You fulfill needs
14. You surround yourself with advisors
15. You work and play hard
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What insights I got from Entrepreneurs in London event this week

One of the ads I saw few days back was from a bank saying that even the small businesses will be global. Maybe let’s say that not necessarily in terms of customers which for some businesses is not a target, but at least we can communicate with the leads, clients and staff via e-mail and social media from anywhere in the world. Recently, actually this week I attended the first edition in 2014 of the networking event Entrepreneurs in London along with +100 experienced, beginners and future entrepreneurs and after speaking with more than 20 of them I got some … Continue reading What insights I got from Entrepreneurs in London event this week

7 Lessons from Building a $15-Million-a-Year Lifestyle Business with No Loans, VCs or Angel Money

Often times there is a misconception that you can’t develop an amazing business without VC’s, investors and stuff. Mindvalley proved that not only this can be done but their success can be emulated and … you have to screw it and just do it. Vishen draws seven important lessons he learned in the past nine years of building Mindvalley from scratch.     The takeaways fro this article are: 1. Your College Degree is Meaningless (and sometimes a liability) 2. Don’t Quit Your Day Job Too Soon 3. Business Plans are Mostly Bullshit 4. Control Your Equity 5. Forge Networks … Continue reading 7 Lessons from Building a $15-Million-a-Year Lifestyle Business with No Loans, VCs or Angel Money

5 Secrets Entrepreneurs Will Never Reveal

Forbes.com published recently an article about enterpreneurship highlighting 5 secrets Entrepreneurs Will Never Reveal.

The 5 secrets are:

1. It is lonely at the top. Yes, it’s cliché but that is what it feels like when you always have to make the final decision and bear the ultimate responsibility. You can get advice from a management team or an advisory board, but the buck stops with you. Remember: There are always upsides. When things go bad, it’s your responsibility. When things go well, you get to enjoy the profits.

2. They have doubt daily. For all the bravado, ego and beaming confidence, entrepreneurs daily have a crisis in confidence. They think – “what if I am wrong?” No amount of reassurance from customers, employees or advisors can quell this nagging fear. Remember: Every entrepreneur has doubts. An uncertain outcome is what makes the business so exciting.

3. They fear failure. As much as they say they value failure as a way to learn, they are scared when it happens to them and wonder if they will ever recover. Many times there is really nothing to learn from failure. Remember: When you do fail, learn what you can and then let go of it. This will give you another opportunity to succeed.
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