Interview: Peter Shallard, The Shrink For Entrepreneurs. For my second interview I’ve chosen Peter Shallard from The Shrink for Entrepreneurs.
Peter is a business psychology expert. He used to do clinical therapy, but then found how much easier it was to work with entrepreneurs who tend be more goal-oriented. Since then he has never looked back. When I first discovered Peter’s site I was very impressed with the wealth of information offered there. His blog posts are Grade-A quality and he also offers a free e-book called “Seek And Destroy: How To Identify Entrepreneurial Obstacles and How To Overcome Them.” Peter and I both share an enthusiasm for the human mind and business. I want to thank Peter for providing very detailed and thoughtful responses to all my questions. Also, please note that none of the links in this interview are affiliates. 1. “Demystify” looks at the two different types of fear – it educates entrepreneurs on how to identify when fear is a useful, appropriate response… and when it isn’t. 4. 5. Steve Jobs Richard Branson 6. Why freedom is bad for entrepreneurs. Recently, I’ve been having a few discussions with business owners about the second point in my entrepreneurial hat trick.
I’ve been meditating on freedom – that glorious, abstract stuff that goes with wealth and sanity like tom goes with dick and harry. Turns out that the pursuit of freedom has been tripping up well meaning, ambitious entrepreneurs. Wealth and sanity have vanished in the face of the wannabe entrepreneur’s desire to live without rules or boundaries. Yes, freedom might just destroy your business. Read on to find out why. The freedom to do whatever you want Every entrepreneur I meet confirms a the same beginning to their entrepreneurial journey.
Of course, a business is seldom started just to avoid the nine to five grindstone. Entrepreneurial folks love not having regular jobs. Want to work from a cafe? Feel productive working from 10pm to 3am? It sure is good being an entrepreneur. Instant freedom – the double edged sword of the self employed Except you just won freedom. Or… Your Ideas Suck – A rant on Startups, Investors & Profit. A few weeks ago, I spent some time at a networking event for entrepreneurs.
First time I had formally “networked” in years – I normally detest networking events, since they’re usually 100% full of consultants looking for clients. In other words, a networking event is the business equivalent of a nightclub filled with men. Ideas, issues, knowledge, data - visualized! Adam Smith Wasn't A Capitalist. Why Adam Smith is thought to be the original "greed is good" guy Monday, December 28, 2009 In a recent episode of the podcast Planet Money, titled Adam Smith and the Not So Invisible Hand, host Adam Davidson had his "mind blown" to learn that Adam Smith was not the poster child for free market capitalism that he had been led to believe.
El Cerro de las Campanas. Google Image Result for. Lifehacker, tips and downloads for getting things done. Get Rich Slowly - Personal Finance That Makes Cents. Bair to Attempt Mods in IndyMac’s Servicing Portfolio « naked ca. The FDIC announced earlier that it will halt foreclosures in IndyMac’s $15 billion loan portfolio.
But I found this bit of the Wall Street Journal’s article “IndyMac Reopens, Halts Foreclosures on Its Loans“: In its effort to halt foreclosures, the FDIC has much more flexibility to intervene with the roughly $15 billion of loans that were owned by IndyMac. But IndyMac also was handling another roughly $185 billion in mortgages in its servicing business. Ms. Bair said that FDIC officials also were looking at the troubled loans in the broader portfolio to see if there was a way to help borrowers avoid losing their homes…..
While the exact size of the servicing portfolio appears to be at issue, by any standards, it’s pretty big. On the one hand, we’ve long believed that more mods should be done than are actually taking place (and by that we mean principal writedowns). The FDIC could in theory get some valuable insight into why modifications aren’t being made.