What is the Secret to Entrepreneurial Success?

The secret to success of any kind is elusive and much sought after. At present, the claim to a key to entrepreneurial success is what sells magazines, books and piques most people’s interest. I’m an easy mark for that sort of stuff.

This magazine claims to have "the secret."

This magazine claims to have “the secret.”

This weekend, we’re staying with our friends, Chris and Kim Heim at a resort in the Brainerd, Minnesota lakes area. The above magazine was sitting on the coffee table in our cabin and the by-line of “The #1 secret to entrepreneurial success” caught my eye.

I went to the table of contents of the magazine to learn that the article was on page 48. It wasn’t. Well, at least, there was no “#1 tip” that I could find.

I made a comment to Chris that it bugs me when the table of contents and the content in a magazine don’t line-up.

I read a bit about what they had to say about Entrepreneurs in general and then it occurred to me, sitting right across the room from was a guy that the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal often time interviews and refers to as a “Successful Serial Entrepreneur.”

My friend Chris Heim has grown and sold three different companies in the time that I have known him so I asked, “Chris, what’s the key to entrepreneurial success?”

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