Entrepreneurship for Developers: Key for Success

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cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Entrepreneurship for Developers: The Keys to SuccessPresented by Cory J. Miller, iThemes CEO cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc The toughest, loneliest job. Ever. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc What Ive Learned: My Priorities 1. You 2. Your Team 3. Your Customers cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Code is awesome. But its all about people. You cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc PRIORITY #1 cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Your happiness MATTERS MOST cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc If youre not happy NOBODY IS cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc I was miserable. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Enough is enough. NEVER AGAIN. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Your WHY & Your HAPPY cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Your Life Support System 1. Spouse or Signicant Other 2. My Team 3. Mentors & Coaches 4. Mental Health Counselor 5. Like-Minded Entrepreneurs My Support Group cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Retreat & Recharge YOUR TEAM cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc PRIORITY #2 If you want to go fast, go alone. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc If you want to go far, go together. AFRICAN PROVERB People Who Can & Will Attempt The Summit With You cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Anger and frustration come from cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc UNMET EXPECTATIONS. SMITTY, MY COACH One person can bring it all down. Beware! cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc What Should You Hire For? cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc 1. Fit 2. Skill 3. Potential Fire for POISON or PERFORMANCE cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Firing is about BOUNDARIES cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc One indisputable leadership fact: CARE YOUR CUSTOMERS cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc PRIORITY #3 cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc We had a problem. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc MAKE PEOPLES LIVES AWESOME! cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Protect & Prosper Customers are the Cause we Champion cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc What Are Their Dreams? And how do we help them get there? cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Marketing Is Not Evil Its your greatest ally. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Dont apologize for making money! cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc The best customers want you to make money. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc The Worst Customers Arent Even Customers Theyre vampires and terrorists. cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Reaching Nirvana cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Money + Meaning Profit + Purpose cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc LIVE IN THE ARENA cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Get in Touch cory@ithemes.com // @corymiller303 slideshare.net/corymiller303