The Contrarian Entrepreneur Academy is an education-based membership group for pre-launch, startup and early-stage professional services entrepreneurs.
Membership will be open beginning on December 1, 2017.
What It Isn't and Who It's Not For:
Every organization of any kind -- business, corporate, social, political, or religious -- has a specific culture built on specific principles. These are ours:
Business is all about relationships. Life is all about relationships. And it's better to have a smaller number of deep relationships than a greater number of shallow and casual relationships. Narrow and deep is better than wide and shallow.
Never-ending learning is the foundation of personal and business improvement.
The application of information to the decision process. Don't just blindly accept what someone else says. Question everything. Decide for yourself. Figure out what works for you.
Think thoughts that you've never thought before. Imagine things that you've never imagined before.
Be of assistance to other members. Share knowledge, expertise, and experiences. Ask for assistance from others when you need it.
The ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight. You must find your own way rather than adopting someone else's way.
Authenticity and Transparency:
Be yourself. Don't try to be a fabricated persona that you think other people will like. Be vulnerable. Be open. Be honest.
The execution of plans and intentions. Without this, nothing else matters.
Information + Inspiration + Tools + Actions = Results The focus is not on "success" - it's on improvement.
To a plan, to a structure, to your mission, to your goals, to others, to yourself.
The practice of regular measurement of personal and business improvement.
You are responsible for everything you think, say, and do.
Your thoughts engender feelings and actions - manage your thoughts wisely.
Words have meanings - choose your words carefully.
Actions create conditions and circumstances, for yourself and for others - think before you act.
These are the operating principles of CEA.
This is a list of possible CEA workshop topics. The list is subject to change.
These workshops are for CEA members only -- they are not available to the general public.
Basics of Appreciation Marketing
Book Publishing. Me, an Author?
Blogging -- Why It Might Be a Bad Idea
Brilliant Branding for Smart Professionals
Building Your Platform
Building Your Tribe
Business Appetizers Discussion Group
Calculating the Business Value of Contacts
Creating a Brilliant Elevator Pitch
Creating a Business Plan That's Not BS
Future Technology - Better Get Ready Now
How to Design a Survey
How to Have a Wonderful Website
How to Manage a Research Group
Managing Your Self
Marketing Munchies Discussion Group
Money Management for Entrepreneurs
Podcasting. Really? Me?
PowerPoint Tips and Tricks
Public Speaking for Professionals
Social Media Marketing
Stop. Keep. Start.
The Basics of CRM Software
The Business Engine Model
The Fearless Presenter Intensive
The Many Uses for Webinars
The Mysteries of Content Marketing
Time Management for Crazy/Busy People
Using Facebook and LinkedIn Groups
Video Marketing for the Timid
Writing - It's More Important Than You Think
Membership Dues are (to be announced) per month, charged automatically to your card each month.
There are no contracts; you may cancel your membership at any time. There are no pro-rated refunds.
There will be Special Introductory Pricing announced when the Academy is launched.
Membership Application will be available soon.
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