Oct 9, 2012

Are You An Entrepreneur ?

Think you got what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur? If you do -  the one thing I know holds true of all entrepreneurs is they have what it takes to succeed. You need to be passionate, military grade self-discipline, and an impenetrable backbone combined with an unwavering confidence in yourself and your business. Nobody is born with these traits and realistically you'll need to invest time and energy in gaining these and other traits.


What kind of entrepreneur are you?

  • Young
  • Old
  • Experienced 
  • Inexperienced 
  • Technology-Inclined
  • Service-Oriented     

 Are Good Leaders Made or Born?
Let's do something fun for this post. I want you to take the survey below, tell me if you agree, disagree, or needs improvement - leave your results in the comments section (answer honestly).

Desire and Passion:

I have a fervent drive to succeed and zeal for the tasks required.

Energy:
I have stamina to tackle problems.

Ability to Thrive on Uncertainty:
I can prosper in an environment with many questions and few answers.

Determination and Resiliency:
I can hang on through hard times and recover quickly.

Accountability:
I take full responsibility for my own success.  

Persuasiveness:

I can convincingly communicate with others - employees, vendors, bankers, clients.

Self-Discipline:
I do the necessary tasks to succeed whether pleasant or unpleasant.

Self-Confidence:
I believe that I can solve any problem headed my way.

Social Responsibility: 

I am motivated to share success and wealth by giving back.

Ethics:
I deal with honesty and integrity.

Problem Solving:
I have the ability to anticipate and troubleshoot problems.

Networking:
I connect with others to build strategic relationships.

Market Awareness:

I can assess my potential needs and gaps within the marketplace.

Low Support Needs:
I need little support from others.

Business Knowledge: 
I have a foundation for making effective, profitable business decisions.

Good People Judgement:

I know how to pick the right people to help execute my vision.

Complete your Entrepreneur Quiz by answering these two questions in your own words.
  • What is your primary reason for wanting to start a company?
  • What is your biggest obstacle in starting your own company?


Kung Pow Pow Sumo 

p.s. don't forget to checkout Shark Tank on ABC ...learn from their mistakes


Oct 5, 2012

The Biggest Nation

Hey sumo-lings! After several weeks of self reflection, countless hours cataloging every move, motive and thought - I've arrived on the other side with something special to share with you. I traveled to a popular place amongst us all, one of the largest and arguably the most popular nation on the entire planet. What am I talking about? - ProcrastiNation

Procrastination is not only a word - it's a mindset, a demon, your enemy. I found inspirational quotes that helped me to evaluate and eliminate procrastination's sumo-grip.



"Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task." ~William James

"Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday." ~Don Marquis

"Every duty which is bidden to wait returns with seven fresh duties at its back." ~Charles Kingsley

"Until you value yourself, you will not value your time.
Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it." ~ M. Scott Peck


"If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it." ~Olin Miller 

"There are a million ways to lose a work day, but not even a single way to get one back." ~Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister

"Don't fool yourself that important things can be put off till tomorrow; they can be put off forever, or not at all." ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook

"There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house." ~Joe Ryan

"The best way to get something done is to begin." ~Author Unknown

"I do my work at the same time each day - the last minute." ~Author Unknown

"Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week." ~Spanish Proverb

"A year from now you may wish you had started today." ~Karen Lamb

"Procrastination is like masturbation. At first it feels good, but in the end you're only screwing yourself." ~Author Unknown

"Don’t wait. The time will never be just right". ~Napoleon Hill

"We shall never have more time. We have, and have always had, all the time there is. No object is served in waiting until next week or even until tomorrow. Keep going day in and day out. Concentrate on something useful. Having decided to achieve a task, achieve it at all costs." ~Arnold Bennett. 

"In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do. The worst thing you can do is nothing." ~Theodore Roosevelt

"If you wait until all the lights are "green" before you leave home, you'll never get started on your trip to the top." -Zig Ziglar

"Even if you’re on the right track-you’ll get run over if you just sit there." ~Will Rogers

"Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing!" -Donald Gardner

I found these quotes inspirational and motivating. I hope they had the same effect on you!

Which one was your favorite and how did they make you feel?


Kung Pow Pow Sumo







Oct 4, 2012

Will Zeekler Give Your Money Back?

It's No Secret - I am in no way shape or form a fan of the government's regulations...Take Pokerstars for example - the world's largest online poker site to date - has agreed to settle with the government for a mere $731 million. Come on, let's be honest with ourselves -  that's chump change to my Sumo-Sized Sushi Bill. 

Under the government agreement, PokerStars (based in the Isle of Man), will also purchase Full Tilt Poker, a former rival which collapsed following the U.S. government’s move in April 2011 to shut down the U.S. operations of the major online poker operators. The deal requires PokerStars to forfeit $547 million to the U.S. government and  make $184 million available to reimburse non-U.S. customers of Full Tilt within 90 days who had money on deposit at the company. That's A-LOT of sumo-bucks!

Similarly there's reportedly $225 million in (zeek)assets scattered across international banks that a receiver (attorney) will be attempting to figure out what to do with. For those of you who were involved in Zeek Rewards - Let's pray the receiver is an honest one otherwise they may not be able to recover as much money. wink

Realistically I'm not sure why this didn't happen sooner. If your company needs to scatter (hide) it’s money across more than a dozen international banks, isn’t that a red flag? On the flipside, who in Zeekler thought they could get away with this?
Our judges give that play by Zeekler 10 FAT Splashes.

Not everything looks so drab and grim. There may still be hope for you yet young sumo-ling. Listen up...

If you are looking to get some of your money back, there is now an official web site within information: http://www.zeekrewardsreceivership.com/ 

The site has case documents, an FAQ and a place to make contact via email.
Here is what the site says:

On August 17, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filed a Complaint in United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina, Charlotte Division, against Rex Venture Group, LLC (“Rex Venture”) d/b/a ZeekRewards.com (“ZeekRewards”), and Paul R. Burks. The SEC alleges that Rex Venture and Burks offered and sold unregistered securities in a combined Ponzi and pyramid scheme.

On August 17, 2012, Judge Graham C. Mullen issued an Order appointing Kenneth D. Bell of McGuireWoods LLP as temporary receiver (“Receiver”) for Rex Venture Group, LLC d/b/a ZeekRewards.com. The August 17th order directs the Receiver to, among other things, take control and possession of and to operate the Receivership Estate, and to perform all acts necessary to conserve, hold, manage and preserve the value of the Receivership Estate.

At this time there is no claims process and no distribution. The Receiver is currently gathering ZeekRewards investment history and harmed investor information from the Defendants in an effort to facilitate the claims process and subsequent distribution to harmed investors.


What do you think should happen with Zeekler and Zeek Rewards?

Kung Pow Pow Sumo
 

Oct 3, 2012

Zeekler Payback: How Long Will it Take?


The Zeek Receivership Lawyer (in charge of whether or not people get refunds from Zeek Rewards) says it will be a “long time” before any of the estimated 2 million people see a refund…


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The receiver for a North Carolina company which officials say operated a $600 million Ponzi scheme that is on the verge of collapse says as many as 2 million people may have invested in ZeekRewards.com.
Charlotte attorney and court-appointed receiver Kenneth Bell said it will be a “long time” before any money returns to the hands of affiliates who bought in with Zeek Rewards. He said officials want to see substantially all of the funds before they start issuing checks.
Federal securities regulators last week filed fraud charges and an emergency order to freeze the assets of Rex Venture Group LLC. Online marketer Paul Burks of Lexington is accused in a federal complaint of raising money from more than 1 million customers on ZeekRewards.

Source: Yahoo


Some call Zeek a Ponzi scheme, but Zeek Rewards still has supporters. Dont spill your milk when I tell you there is a Facebook page in favor of Zeek Rewards asks for donations for a legal defense fund. -#reaching
Don't let me forget to share this automatically generated email from zeeklegal@gmail.com giving this statement:

As everyone knows, Zeek Rewards is under the control of Kenneth D. Bell of McGuire Woods LLP as temporary receiver of ZeekRewards for the purposes of marshaling and preserving all assets of ZeekRewards and those assets (a) held or possessed by ZeekRewards; (b) held in constructive trust for ZeekRewards; and (c) fraudulently transferred by ZeekRewards.

Not a good look for penny auctions and without saying - but I will - Zeekler has a cloud of dirty criminal doubt surrounding them with some supporters loyally defending it (I bet it's the ones that put in a ton of money).

Sincerely,  


Kung Pow Pow Sumo

Sep 29, 2012

SEO Training

Listen I know you've got some e-commerce site or  want to send more traffic to your splash page promoting your business.


This sumo has got a secret weapon he's been using for years. 


If you promise not to pull my sumo diaper down anymore I'll tell you..deal?!


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The best part is - all of the training courses are videos hahaha yes! 


That means you can sit back with your number 2, pad in one hand popcorn in the other.


Trust me when I say -  they have A-LOT of material. 


Sincerely,


Kung Pow Pow Sumo 




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Sep 27, 2012

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Sincerely,

Kung Pow-Pow Sumo


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