Quick and Dirty – Entrepreneur Startup SlideShow

Have you applied the force within the Law of Attraction in your life lately?

This is an example of the sort of “attraction” my vibrations brought me;

It is Saturday night, and before my wife comes back with our wine/movie, I’m going through my feeds (Check my favorites here) when I stumble upon one of Ben Casnocha’s posts, regarding some slide show.

Like any TV fanatic, I just can’t resist visual aids! I click on it, and it leads me to the a blog named Venture Hacks. The very first thing I read is a quote from Evan Williams, the founder of Twitter and Blogger, which I shall reproduce here: “Excellent stuff!”. Mr Williams decided reading this blog was worth his time; I decide whatever this guy is reading should definitely go through me as well.

Apart from being an amazingly successful bunch of entrepreneurs, the guys that run Venture Hacks really do provide great hacks on entrepreneurship, with pearls of wisdom worthy their self-assigned nickname “hamburger helper for entrepreneurs“.

But the post that lead me to their blog was entitled the Quick and Dirty Guide to Starting Up, and it referred to a swift savvy 36-slide presentation about – what do you think? – starting up: things that every entrepreneur faces in the beginning, no matter what industry or “niche” they’re in.

I sincerely recommend it; it’s actually quick, and stuff like

Markets are relatively efficient, so your first product is probably wrong

Just make it all painless and fun.

To entrepreneurs against 9-to-5,

Leonardo Saraceni.

Meet Leonardo M Saraceni, Naked.

Not naked, no. But quite honest.

I decided to write an introductory post about me after some folks questioned my experience and knowledge, due to my age. This will explain a little of my journey, and why my entrepreneurial journey can be of assistance to others.

Who Is Leonardo Saraceni?

I’ve always been thirsty for success, in all areas of my life. Even though I’m young, (22 yrs old), I’ve always pushed myself to be successful in my objectives, setting goals a little bit higher all the time. I’m constantly working on my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blue belt, and I’m on my way to a purple belt, in less than 2 years. I’m also a very passionate certifiied mixologist, a huge fan of wines, having worked as WIne Director for a restaurant without ever taking any regular classes.

Lotus Club Team - 2nd Place Overall at the 2005 Jiu-Jitsu State Champ.

Back in Brazil, my home country, I paid for College running my own catering business; a group of highly talented FlairBartenders would set up our mobile bar and take over the party with Fire and Flair presentations. It was a heck of a lot of fun! Crazy hours, funny people, outrageous parties, and 3 years of zombie-like behavior in college. The business did pretty well, I managed to live a very comfortable life-style while studying, but I could not be away from any event; the company owned me. I was 21 and felt 42!

And you’re in Networking Marketing?

After getting my Bacharel in Marketing from the Anhembi-Morumbi University in Sao Paulo, Brazil, I had the opportunity to come to the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina, and work for this very expensive resort, helping them with their Banquets and Special Functions. I basically switched languages while keeping my schedule at 70+ hours/week.

Over the course of an year, I was ready for some change. I had enrolled in college here, to improve my skills, and managing both for another 3 years was not acceptable. I turned to my internal entrepreneur and asked him if he was ready to open another catering company; he did not. In a desperate “how to quit my job” search on Google, I found the opportunity I was asking for, my own Home-Business.

And How Is that Going?

Network Marketing has just wrapped up everything I thrive on: the challenge, the constant push for more – information, knowledge – and the ability to be successful professionally and still conduct a blissful social and family life.

This enterprise has already given me more information than I can digest in 100 years, and I’m glad to be part of it. From now on, I’ll be applying myself as much I can into my business and my personal development.

Thank you for your LEADERSHIP!