Category: Psychology

Alchemy by Rory Sutherland - Ogilvy Vice Chairman - Reagan Pollack

Alchemy: The Surprising Power Of Ideas That Don’t Make Sense

Ad: One of my favorite past times is reading books on business, marketing and behavioral economics. I’ve recently come across a book over the holiday break that hit the nail on the head in today’s over saturated product world.   Alchemy, by Rory Sutherland, https://amzn.to/2tnIU7Q, is not just a fun read (it literally had me …

Ready to give up? Just wait a second.

Startups — The Ultimate Video Game It’s the end of the year — end of a decade to be exact — and that’s the time when many Founders find themselves asking the hardest question that they’ll ever face — should I just give up on my startup? After running four startups, managing teams, and seeing …

Gratitude Positive Thinking Entrepreneur Reagan Pollack

How Great Advice Leads to Inaction (and how to fix it)

What’s the power of a thought?  Everywhere we turn we hear the advice, recommendations, opinions and suggestions of others — imploring us to focus harder, try with more gusto, defy the odds stacked against us, build the resolve to never give up — good advice we can usually all agree is needed to accomplish any …

Entrepreneurship - Entrepreneur - Founder - Startup - Reagan Pollack

The Egoless Entrepreneur

WHAT? YOU DON’T LOVE MY IDEA? To Survive a Startup, First, Kill Your Ego If you’re the type of person, like I was in my 20s, who was seeking encouragement from others to continually reinforce your ideas, beliefs and path, get ready to get shook up when you start a company. Encouragement comes and goes, …

Reagan Pollack - George Bernard Shaw - Entrepreneur - ReaganPollack.com

Find your Entrepreneurial ‘Why (not)’​

What truly sets an Entrepreneur apart? Her ability to imagine what could be, and more importantly, her unwavering drive to bring forth a new reality to ameliorate the world. This quote by George Bernard Shaw inspired me to become an #entrepreneur when I was 19 years old. Sometimes all it takes in life is one phrase, one …

How to Find Your Passion - Reagan Pollack

How to Find Your Passion (the easy way)

Can’t find your passion? Don’t worry.   My Father used to tell me, “Do what you love in life, and the money will follow.” There’s some truth in that.   For me however, I discovered a passion for the entrepreneurial journey, not just the product I was selling, the industry I was serving, or the …

Why Failure is good for Startup Founders. - Reagan Pollack

Why You Need to Fail

Failure is not a final destination (unless you choose it to be) — failure is an endless journey that moves us continually, and uncomfortably forward, not backwards. Every entrepreneur with a failure under his/her belt has at least a half dozen excuses for why the dream just never materialized. Shoulda, coulda, woulda…dissolved. Failure is a …

How to stop overthinking your startup - Reagan Pollack - Entrepreneur

Why Overthinking Kills Your Startup

Startup Tip of the Day:   For most first time entrepreneurs, it’s fairly common that 98% of them spend months and months (sometimes years even) marinating on their “big” idea, but fail to get it going.   How come?   They write the 50 page business plan.   They build the 5 year proforma statements …

How to Focus on What Matters Most in Your Startup

Here’s your Startup Tip of the Day:   It’s easy to be excited when you’re in the trenches of a new startup. The fresh office paint, the new sign hanging outside of your office door, the stack of printed résumés seeking a slice of the dream and an option at equity, and the creation of …

Hello, I’m Rejection

Here’s your Startup Tip of the Day (that no one is going to tell you about but me):   Founders, meet Rejection.   • From the ever popular, yet unoriginally benign “I think I’m going to pass”, “Thanks, but no thanks”, “This just isn’t a fit for us right now”, and “I think we are …