Continuous Improvement (I Want To Build A Business)

I’ve been a frustrated business operator my whole life. The first time I considered going into business with my Dad, he told me I could do better than he did. I was to go to college and “get a good professional job”.

Right after grad school, I took the opportunity to form a business, which I operated successfully for several years.

However, I lacked the business development skills to sustain the business.

When my primary customer’s project finally ended (a six month project was extended repeatedly until it lasted well over two years), I saw no way to continue the business in that form, and I went to work for someone else.

Now all that is changing. This year I’m kicking off a project to build a business.

The Starting Point

I know I want to build a business that is location-independent and schedule-flexible. With the advent of the internet 2.0, the maturation of internet marketing, and the increasing availability of online education on demand, I’m ready to give it a go.

The thing is, it’s very early in the project.

We’re still very much in the initiation phase of this project.

I don’t know what the path will look like or how it will turn out. I know I’ll depend a lot on others as I search for the path.

The thing that surprised me

The thing that surprised me most as I’ve considered this initiative over the past year is my MBA wasn’t enough. I lacked insight about product development, marketing, and sales, and I didn’t even know I lacked it.

Just like the stereotype, I was an arrogant MBA degree holder!

However, I remain confident because growth is possible when shortcomings are acknowledged.

Where To Focus

It’s clear I need to focus. I see opportunities in several areas:

  1. Advertising
  2. Affiliates
  3. Consulting
  4. Courses
  5. Coaching
  6. Product Sales

Whatever I choose:

Consider And Act

Do you have an on-line business?

  • If not, what area and specific product would you choose?
  • If so, what area do you need help, or what area(s) do you see the biggest future need or opportunity?

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Hi, I’m Dylan Cornelius.
I was passed over for promotions four times in three years, every time passed over by a peer. My marriage was a wreck. I was obese and my doctor threatened to medicate me if I didn’t lose weight.
When I calculated the per-hour value of my overtime at work, the additional money in my bonus didn’t justify the costs to my health, relationships, and personal satisfaction.
After five years of hearing me complain, my brother told me to stop complaining or do something about it. I was stunned that it had been so long.
After a long and expensive search, I realized the quality of my relationships was poor and I wasn’t taking care of other people or myself.
When I committed to creating fantastic relationships and high-performing teams in every area of my life that mattered, my life transformed.
I was promoted. Now I’m picked to lead teams and frequently thanked for my contribution.
While my marriage didn’t survive, I met an amazing woman who trained me for my first two marathons, and now I do triathlons for fun. I lost 50 pounds and controlled my diet, allergies, and autoimmunity.
Now my “Honey Bunny” and I tour for weeks at a time on a tandem bike. Soon, we’ll cross countries and continents.
I created a Team Acceleration Blueprint based on my personal development journey and decades of education and experience building and leading teams at some of the best universities and companies on the planet.
I believe the world can work for everyone. It starts with clarity of purpose, fantastic relationships, and high-performing teams. I intend to help 10,000 people create an unfair advantage and achieve results they didn’t believe were possible too.

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