Blog: Jef Lippiatt

Losing Track of Time

Losing time. It happens to all of us. But I specifically failed to see a milestone date come and go. Luckily it isn't anything that will get me into hot water.

It was Startup Chucktown's 3rd Anniversary (back on June 6th). I'm not sure how I failed to see that coming, other than not setting a reminder.

I just wanted to take a quick moment and thank those of you that stay engaged with the blog and Twitter feed. This is all for you and hopefully you find the content interesting and useful. If you ever want coverage on a specific topic or your startup venture, please reach out.

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Periscope Up for Startup Motiv

Have you noticed the new curious button in the sidebar? Perhaps you caught me streaming from a tweet in your feed.

I've decided to start broadcasting on Periscope. Currently, I'm still working on the kinks (frequency, vertical or horizontal, length, etc.). I've decided to call the sessions "Startup Motiv". I've purposely left the "e" out because focusing entrepreneurial motivation as much as motives. I'm aiming to keep each session between 2 to 7 minutes.

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Digging Women In The Local Tech Scene

I meant to share this earlier, but time has flown by since DIG SOUTH. My apologies on not getting around to this faster.

I was one of the few (perhaps 4) men that attended the Women In Tech panel during DIG SOUTH. First, let me say the panel was fantastic. I was happy to see that the venue was packed for the session, but disappointed by the lack of male turn out. It is always good to hear and experience different perspectives.

Michelle Van Jura of Intersect Communications did a fantastic job moderating the Women In Tech panel session. Also of note on the panel was Titania Jordan host of Atlanta Tech Edge. The panel did a wonderful job address a variety different situations from the female perspective.

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Scaling Up Business Growth with Billie Attaway

  • Event Date: May 17, 2016
  • Event Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Event Location: Whitfield Executive Center @ Charleston Southern University
  • Event Address: 9200 University Blvd, Charleston, SC 29423

Register quickly, only a few seats are left.

Billie Attaway has lived in Charleston for 38 years and built and sold two multi-million dollar businesses. He is also one of only 165 certified Gazelles International Coaches. Watch a quick interview of Billie with my friend Boyd Stough.

6 Habits to Help You Succeed

Success is a mindset, so double down on these habits

  • Stay Teachable - It is important as you grow your business journey that you remain teachable. Why? It is an attitude of humility that recognizes there is always more to learn. If you are looking for a mentor (which you should be unless you have one), this is key. Mentors want to know they are adding value, so to keep one ensure you are listening, trying their advice and asking questions.

  • Stay Adaptable - Is this similar to staying teachable? Yes. It is that important. Being adaptable is about having awareness. You need the ability to recognize when things aren't working and why they aren't working. Don't continue a routine that isn't working for the sake of following the "playbook". Situations change. Customers change. Technologies change. Be willing to get rid of processes and products that aren't producing the right results.

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