If at first you don't succeed, try, try and try again.  If you are a true entrepreneur you should not know the meaning of the word "Failure".  Real entrepreneurs look at failure as just another obstacle in their path to success.  In fact, many people believe that you must "fail" before you can truly achieve monumental success.

​A great example is Thomas Edison the great inventor of electric bulb. Thomas tried and failed more than one thousand times before his invention. Henry Ford encountered several failures as a great automobile genius of our time. Albert Einstein failed over one million times in his laboratory experiments.

Howard Stern worked at a local radio station called wwww (W4). He was not the most popular DJ in the USA. He was just a “regular” DJ. W4 could not make it as a rock station and Howard Stern was fired. Did he quit? Did he think of himself as a failure? Did he decide to leave the DJ business and do something else? The answer is no!

Howard Stern tried again. He reinvented himself and became one of the most popular and wealthy Djs worldwide. He even got into movies. Howard Stern did not quit and neither should you.


In this write up, Dr Franca looks at 6 reasons why entrepreneurs quit to prevent you from doing so. This is the first in a series of articles designed to support individuals that have recently gone through or are going through the experience of a startup failure.

The intention is to take the stigma out of failing and to help you recover quickly from a failure and get back into the game and in action. The only true failure is never trying.

6 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Quit:

No clear and direct goals
No interest in acquiring special knowledge needed to continue
Wishing instead of willing
Looking for shortcuts to success
Fear of criticism

Failure is part of a winning formula. The following should guide you when you feel like quitting and remember winners never quit and quitters never win.

Failing puts you through hell
The greater your ambition, the bigger the stakes, the more painful it is to fail.
Failing doesn’t make you a failure.
Failing isn’t about falling down but refusal to get up.
If anything, the winners in today’s world fail more than anyone.
Successful athletes, artists, and entrepreneurs fail at all stages of their careers.
What makes you a winner isn’t avoiding failure, it’s overcoming it.
Failing sets you back it costs you time and money and effort but it teaches you how to succeed.
The key is to keep looking forward.
Turning past failures into future success is what winning and life is all about.


OPEN YOUR MIND AND DEVELOP YOURSELF. A mind is like a flower very beautiful when open.  By Dr. Franca 11th May 2017.

It may be a cliche, but life really is what you make of it.  Research has shown over and over again that optimistic people with a positive outlook on life are healthier and live longer , and tend to have more stable relationships and better paid jobs than their negaholic counterparts.  Pessimists make their own lives miserable and they drag others down with them.  But, if you alter your mindset from negative to positive and see your glass as half full rather than half empty - you will give yourself the potential for a healthier, happier and longer life.  

The mind is like a flower, very beautiful when open

………………Good Life…………………………

If you are ignorant, the world is going to cheat you. If you are weak, the world is going to kick you. If you are a coward, the world is going to keep you running.

…………….Benjamin E. Mays………………..

It must be borne in mind that the tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but is a calamity not to dream. It not a disaster to be unable to capture your ideal, but it is a disaster to have no ideal to capture. It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for. Not failure but low aim is sin.

………….Benjamin E. Mays…………………..

​​GET ORGANIZED NOW! By Dr. Franca  15 February 2017

No matter what business you’re n. keeping things in order is key to your professional - and personal - success.

 Time is money. You have probably heard this saying thousands of times. Yet, like most of us, you are most likely still wasting a lot of valuable time 4because you are unorganized. To be successful in today’s business climate you must be as organized as possible. As more and more companies cut workers, there are less and less secretaries, personal assistants and other administrative workers who usually are responsible for keeping you and your company organized. Now, it is up to you to get and stay organized in order to increase your productivity and efficiency.

 Dr Franca Tips to helping you organize your business

• Determine your goals before you start anything, determine its goal. If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you ever know when you get there? Set mini- goals and reward yourself for successes.

Don’t rely on your memory alone: You run the risk of letting tasks fall through the cracks. The best way to never forget an appointment, or a deadline is to write everything down.

• Consolidate similar activities: Instead of starting and stopping at different levels of activity, you’ll save time by making all of your outgoing telephone calls together, taking care of all your errands at once, etc.

• Use one calendar: The biggest mistake people make when using planning calendars is to keep more than one calendar/dairy. Keep personal, professional and family items on one calendar. It will help to eliminate scheduling conflicts. Remember the man who wears two watches, never knows the correct time.’

• Set time limits: Say ‘You’ve got only 10 minutes to talk.” Outline your calls, Say, ‘I’d like to discuss these 2 possible solutions to problem A...’

• Make time for yourself: Make at least one screened appointment with yourself each day. Screened time is quiet, uninterrupted time allowing you to concentrate on a project or catch up on your reading.
Make the most of idle time: Catch up on your reading while you wait for appointments. Audio cassettes of an educational or motivational nature are a great way to make use of you time while driving to work.
Determine your best time for tasks: Use your most productive time to do your most productive work. Alert in the morning? Afternoon? Tackle your most difficult, important work during the time of day when you’re at your best and you’re most likely to complete it.

• Keep receipts together: Keep an envelope in your purse or wallet to hold receipts that you may need for expense records or tax purposes. When you get back to the office, put the receipts in predesignated envelopes (business meals, fuel, rental expenses and so on), then keep all the envelopes in a larger expanding file or box.


Getting organised is more than just being neat and tidy. If you follow the tips and techniques provided your productivity, efficiency and profits will go up. More importantly your quality of life will improve as well.