Do You Have an Entrepreneurial Mindset or an Employee Mindset?

Zeb Welborn

The owner of Welborn Social Media and the founder of The Tutoring Solution.My goal is to help business owners share the passion they have for their business with as many potential customers as possible.By helping passionate people achieve their dreams I am helping to create a society of passionate leaders that will help inspire others to make their dreams a reality.

Charlotte Clary and Beverly Vines-Haines were two grandmas who started close to thirty different businesses which all ended up failing . .  until they hit it big with Ice Chips Candy.  The world was introduced to Charlotte and Beverly when they were featured as the entrepreneurs who invented Ice Chips Candy on ABC’s hit TV show, Shark Tank.  

Beverly Vines-Haines, Charlotte Clary and Ice Chips Candy.  An Entrepreneurial Mindset.

Beverly Vines-Haines, Charlotte Clary and Ice Chips Candy

If you talk to many business owners, many of them will say, “I am unemployable.”  The reason for that is that these people who are entrepreneurial have figured out a way to make a living without becoming an employee.  They then use their time to work, and work, and work to create and test new ideas until they find the idea that will lead to their ultimate success.  Some people become successful on their first business, but most business owners who have become successful have started numerous ventures until they hit the one that makes them a success.  

The Tutoring Solution | Chino Hills, Chino, Corona, Norco, Eastvale, Southern California

The Tutoring Solution

My first business is The Tutoring Solution.  We are a local tutoring company that serves Chino, Chino Hills, Corona, Eastvale and numerous other cities in Southern California.  I learned the skills I needed to create a successful business by building and growing The Tutoring Solution.  I still own The Tutoring Solution and hired my then girlfriend and now wife, Cynthia De La Torre to become the director of the business and to manage it.  The skills I learned while building the tutoring business directly led me to starting Welborn Media, devoted toward helping passionate business owners use the Internet to become more successful.  Welborn Media has even grown to expand to include 19th Hole Media and the Defining Success Podcast.  I have been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and now I’m honing and growing my craft . . . working to make my business more successful every day.

A great example of someone who has an entrepreneurial mindset is my father-in-law who owns his own agricultural business. He grew up in Mexico and as a young boy of probably five years old, he would work to sell gum on street corners . . . his first taste of entrepreneurship.  When he came to America, he got a job at a young age in the agricultural business where he learned and cultivated his craft.  Others saw him as someone with a strong work ethic and someone who achieved results.  As a result, he was given more responsibilities and more pay until he was able to afford to purchase a piece of land where he could grow and sell ground cover at his business, DLT Growers.  His entrepreneurial mindset led him down the path towards a career in entrepreneurship and he’s constantly thinking of new ideas and new ways to grow and expand his business and even create new opportunities for others.

DLT Growers sells ground cover in Southern California

DLT Growers

Charlotte Clary and Beverly Vines-Haines are two of my favorite entrepreneurs.  For those of you that are unfamiliar with Ice Chips Candy, they are natural mints which are broken up into uneven pieces.  The way they explained it on Shark Tank, they painted the picture that they created this product in their garage and were breaking up these pieces by hand with a hammer in their home.  It’s a visual which always reminds me that becoming successful takes hard work, discipline and a willingness to get your hands dirty.  Charlotte and Beverly are a great example of entrepreneurs who fought and fought and fought until they hit it big.

There is a big difference between entrepreneurs and employees . . . the most important being in their mindset.

An entrepreneurial mindset is being someone who is constantly willing to make mistakes, learn from them and grow as a result. They are continually leaving their comfort zone, and experimenting with trial and error.  Most employees, I’ve found, are in the mindset of avoiding mistakes.  Employees who make mistakes are typically reprimanded for doing so and thus they lose some of their creativity in the process.  An entrepreneur is constantly making mistakes, failing at things and learning from them.

2013 Share Your Passion Scholarship

Zeb Welborn

The owner of Welborn Social Media and the founder of The Tutoring Solution.My goal is to help business owners share the passion they have for their business with as many potential customers as possible.By helping passionate people achieve their dreams I am helping to create a society of passionate leaders that will help inspire others to make their dreams a reality.

The deadline, June 14, 2013,  for our annual Share Your Passion Scholarship is quickly approaching.  We’ve already given $100 scholarships to Alexandra Robledo at Norco High School in Norco, CA and Kevin San Juan from Roosevelt High School in Eastvale, CA.

This years top prize is the $250 Share Your Passion Scholarship to the individual who responds the best to the following prompt:

What are you passionate about? Why are you passionate about it?  How do you plan on using your passion to help others?

We will also follow up the $250 scholarship with a scholarship offered to all students who entered through our Facebook page to see who can get the most votes.  The essay with the most votes will win the 2013 Share Your Passion Facebook Scholarship.

The scholarship came about because of our passion in education and our desire to see more students use their passions to help others.  It is with that in mind that we collaborated with The Tutoring Solution in Eastvale, Norco and cities across Southern California to offer this scholarship.

To enter or find out more, please visit our 2013 Share Your Passion Scholarship Contest page.

2013 Share Your Passion Scholarship

2013 Share Your Passion Scholarship

 

SPEC Home Loans Website Design

Zeb Welborn

The owner of Welborn Social Media and the founder of The Tutoring Solution.My goal is to help business owners share the passion they have for their business with as many potential customers as possible.By helping passionate people achieve their dreams I am helping to create a society of passionate leaders that will help inspire others to make their dreams a reality.

We’re excited to announce the new SPEC Home Loans Website Design. We encourage you to visit their website and see what we’ve been able to accomplish for SPEC Home Loans. For each of our clients we develop a personalized strategy, that is designed to share the passion business owners have for the work they do with potential partners and clients. Our services include social media consulting and execution, content creation, website design,  search engine optimization, pay per click campaign set up and administration. We use proven strategies, and stay up to date on  best practices by attending shows, taking classes, and interacting with Social Media colleagues. Because every business is different our marketing packages are very flexible.  If you’re interested in getting a new website designed for your business or in Social Media Consulting, please contact us!

SPEC Home Loans

SPEC Home Loans is the premier mortgage and loan providers in the Inland Empire and Southern California.  Their goal is to create extraordinary mortgage solutions for the citizens of Southern California.  They are trustworthy, efficiand, honest, and reliable.  For more information about SPEC Home Loans, please call Brian Barre – (714) 745 – 8947 or by email, brian.barre@spechomeloans.com

 

Rodell & Company | An Accountancy Corporation Designed to “Help Your Business Succeed”

Zeb Welborn

The owner of Welborn Social Media and the founder of The Tutoring Solution.My goal is to help business owners share the passion they have for their business with as many potential customers as possible.By helping passionate people achieve their dreams I am helping to create a society of passionate leaders that will help inspire others to make their dreams a reality.

Rodell & Company recently signed on with Welborn Social Media to help improve their online presence.

Rodell & Company is an accountancy corporation located in Chino Hills, CA, but services clients all across Southern California.  Specializing in management consulting services and traditional accounting engagements (compilations, reviews, audits, tax preparation and planning for business and personal taxes), Rodell & Company is here to “help your business succeed.”

“Our company is committed to serving your business needs. We take pride in focusing in on your business environment and core competencies. Most CPA firms treat you as a client and see you as an account with a budgeted number of annual hours for your engagement. This is where we separate ourselves from our peers. If your business doesn’t succeed, then we have not done our job, hence our mission statement, ‘Helping Your Business Succeed,’ plain and simple.”

Owner, John Rodell is extremely active in the community, he participates heavily in the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, sponsors Kristie’s Foundation, a local NPO servicing the needs of families with critically ill children, participates in “Chino in the Know” and a variety of other local organizations.

If you’re looking for a CPA, we encourage you to contact John Rodell of Rodell & Company for more information –  (909) 606-3544 ext 117.

David Kramer Recommends Welborn Social Media | Senior Vice President at Los Serranos Country Club

Zeb Welborn

The owner of Welborn Social Media and the founder of The Tutoring Solution.My goal is to help business owners share the passion they have for their business with as many potential customers as possible.By helping passionate people achieve their dreams I am helping to create a society of passionate leaders that will help inspire others to make their dreams a reality.

David Kramer recommends Welborn Social Media – We began working for Los Serranos Country Club in July, 2008 and have helped foster a thriving online community for golfers who play golf in Southern California and at Los Serranos.  With over 2,500 Facebook fans, over 5,500 Twitter followers, over 100 YouTube videos and over 300 blog posts we have established and maintained an active and vibrant online community.

When I announced my presentation at the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce entitled, “How Social Media Can Benefit Any Business,” David Kramer, Senior Vice President at Los Serranos Country Club had these words of encouragement for me:

“We’re in a communications economy where story telling i.e. subjective narrative brings educational value i.e. that has transformational value. Transformation towards health, happiness, easiness and orderliness on all levels of life.  If that value is missing from what a business performs then what is the point?   Certainly not just money$$.

Social media is a reflection of advanced artistry and brain functioning. It’s a vehicle that expands the territory of influence.  It makes everyone more effective and affluent in what they know and how they learn to know.”

David Kramer recommends Welborn Social Media and Los Serranos Country Club has seen the benefits of a thriving online community through the use of social media.  His statements regarding the impact social media can have on any business is simple, yet profound.  We are living in a communications economy, our collective knowledge is growing and those who have the passion to achieve their dreams have a far greater ability to do so than ever before.

Thank you David Kramer for all your encouragement and support . . . it is an absolute pleasure to work for Los Serranos Country Club.

Los Serranos Country Club is located in Chino Hills, CA.  For Southern California golf there is no greater golfing destination.  Please check out the Los Serranos Blog Page, the Los Serranos Facebook Page and the Los Serranos Twitter Page to see some of our work and to connect with Los Serranos Golf & Country Club.

David Kramer Recommends Welborn Social Media

David Kramer and the Kramer Family

 

Thank you David Kramer for the kind words.  To learn more about Welborn Social Media, Zeb Welborn and golf, visit 19th Hole Media.  At 19th Hole Media we provide tips and advice on how to help golf courses grow using social media.

David Kramer also appeared on the Defining Success Podcast with Zeb Welborn where he shares his insights on business and how to grow your business using friendliness and hospitality.

Share Your Passion. Grow Your Business.

Zeb Welborn

The owner of Welborn Social Media and the founder of The Tutoring Solution.My goal is to help business owners share the passion they have for their business with as many potential customers as possible.By helping passionate people achieve their dreams I am helping to create a society of passionate leaders that will help inspire others to make their dreams a reality.

As an owner of both The Tutoring Solution and Welborn Social Media I have been committed to helping others achieve their goals.  Our motto, “Share Your Passion. Grow Your Business” is helping us build more successful business using the internet and social media.

Zeb from The Tutoring SolutionAs a tutor I inspired students to perform better in school by showing how learning could help them achieve the goals they set for themselves.

As a social media expert I help businesses grow by sharing the passions business owners have for their business with others.

The Tutoring Solution put me into contact with many business owners across the United States and after working with them I’ve come to admire many of them.  They are passionate and focused, determined and creative.  The most successful business owners have a strong sense of purpose and a desire to help others.  Those business owners lead rewarding lives.

We want to help more people lead rewarding lives.  We want to help people become passionate, focused, determined and creative.  We want to inspire others to achieve things they never thought possible.  When people are passionate, focused, determined and creative and when they reach a seemingly unattainable goal, they are happier . . . and the world becomes a better place.

We want to make the world a better place.

By helping small business owners share their passions, we are showing others that passion and commitment can help make any dream a reality.  We want to use our skills and knowledge to share your passion. Social media is the perfect tool to give your company a voice and to interact with the customers you need.  Let us help you grow your business.

To honor our commitment to inspiring others to excel we have teamed up with The Tutoring Solution to offer five scholarships to students across Southern California.  The Pursue Your Passion Scholarships asks students to write an essay describing their passions and how they plan to use their scholarships to help others. If you’re interested in finding out more information about our Pursue Your Passion Tutoring Scholarships please click on the link.

If you’re interested in finding out more information about how social media and Internet marketing can help share your passion contact Zeb Welborn today – (909) 973-9089 for a free custom analysis for your business.

The Webinar Experience from a First-Timer

Zeb Welborn

The owner of Welborn Social Media and the founder of The Tutoring Solution.My goal is to help business owners share the passion they have for their business with as many potential customers as possible.By helping passionate people achieve their dreams I am helping to create a society of passionate leaders that will help inspire others to make their dreams a reality.

For 45 minutes, I’m in my Chino apartment talking to a computer about how to motivate students.  No one is in the room with me and I receive no feedback from anyone during that time.  As a former teacher I’m used to seeing the faces of the people I’m presenting to. At the end of my 45 minutes I wrap things up and finally hear another voice.

The webinar organizer, Natasha Bayus, says, “Thank you Mr. Welborn for all your expertise.  Do any of our viewers have any questions?”

And with that the lines of communication open. All at once I am able to witness the impact my 45 minute presentation had on an invisible audience of individuals sitting in front of their computers.

Natasha Bayus works for School on Wheels, a non-profit organization founded to provide volunteer tutoring for homeless students across Southern California.  She found my Southern California tutoring business, The Tutoring Solution, through Twitter and was interested in the blog posts I had written on motivation.  She asked me to give a presentation to the School on Wheels volunteer tutors over the Summer.  The presentation went over really well; many of the tutors asked for a follow-up presentation . . . we decided this time to do it in a webinar format.

Natasha used www.gotomeeting.com.  She was in charge of setting up the presentation. We were able to iron out a few kinks by setting up a preliminary meeting to make sure everything functioned properly. We got together again 20 minutes prior to the start of the presentation.

As the moderator, Natasha was able to mute others while I was speaking, to speak herself when needed and to allow viewers to ask questions when the time came.  Written messages were able to be passed from Natasha to myself and from the viewers to Natasha.

It was extremely odd talking to a computer and I found myself getting nervous at the start of the presentation, but eventually settled in and gave a great presentation on Motivating the Unmotivated.  The 30 or so volunteer tutors who were listening to the presentation were able to respond with questions and comments and at the hour the webinar came to an end.

Conducting my first webinar experience was truly a learning experience, but I can see that it is a highly effective tool to communicate ideas to others. Since then I’ve explored www.gotomeeting.com and other similar web tools and have an understanding of organizing and conducting webinars. A webinar experience can be used to train staff, educate people on a product, conduct meetings, hold interviews, discuss ideas and a variety of other uses.

If conducting a webinar is something that sounds appealing to you, please contact Zeb Welborn at Zeb@WelbornSocialMedia.com and we can help you set up, manage, promote and assist in producing a webinar for you or your business.

Enthusiastically Share Your Business with Others Using Social Media

Zeb Welborn

The owner of Welborn Social Media and the founder of The Tutoring Solution.My goal is to help business owners share the passion they have for their business with as many potential customers as possible.By helping passionate people achieve their dreams I am helping to create a society of passionate leaders that will help inspire others to make their dreams a reality.

Every week I attend a meeting with the department heads at Los Serranos Country Club where we discuss ways to improve the experiences of our customers.  Recently, we have begun taking turns discussing sales strategies based off of the book, Cunningly Clever Selling by Andrew Wood.  One point I really connected with was the role enthusiasm plays in business – enthusiastically share your business with others and love what you do.

Cunningly Clever Selling by Andrew Wood

Do I love what I do?

Through a lot of soul searching and development, I discovered my life’s purpose in 2010.  I traveled across the country in a 2007 Toyota Tacoma with no real destination. My goal was to find a job . . . any job.  After 3 months, I returned home with no job, in a worse financial situation then when I began my journey.  It was at that point . . . when I returned that I decided I wanted to help people, because I felt helping people would make me happy.  This may sound obvious, I think everyone in the world would probably say they want to help people, but it was making that conscious decision that changed my life’s course.

Instead of finding a job I started The Tutoring Solution in 2010 because I felt education was the best way I could help people.  Education develops minds and opens doors to brighter futures and more satisfying lives.  Through this venture I got the opportunity to interact with many business owners. These business owners were caring, passionate and had a real zest for life.  Why did they seem so much happier than most people I met?  The answer is simple – Passion.

My life’s purpose is to inspire others to find their passion and pursue it.

Using Social Media as a tool has given me a tremendous opportunity to spread passion. Every business owner we work with is passionate about their business and what they can offer for people who choose to do business with them.  On a daily basis, I get to see the passion and enthusiasm these people bring to their businesses and their customers.

  • General Manager, David Kramer at Los Serrranos Country Club is extremely passionate about providing an amazing experience for golfers who visit Los Serranos Country Club.  He works hard to entrench the customer into the history of the game of golf and is constantly figuring out ways to improve their golfing experience.  When you speak with him, his love of the game and love of the customer is unquestionable.
  • Richard McKinnon, President of System 1 is extremely passionate about improving the homes of people in his community by removing their acoustic ceilings and painting their homes.  When you speak with Richard, you have absolutely no doubt that his company is the best Acoustic Ceiling Removal company in Southern California, because he puts his heart and soul into the business.
  • Jennifer Davis, the Owner of Scrapbook Expo is extremely passionate about putting together amazing Scrapbook shows for scrapbookers across the United States.  She is constantly thinking of new and creative ways to enhance the experiences of those who attend her shows while figuring out ways to improve the experience for all the vendors who take part in her shows.

It is by sharing the passion of people like David Kramer, Richard McKinnon and Jennifer Davis that I am able to fulfill my life’s mission . . . to spread passion.

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be,” and I whole-heartedly agree.  We all have immense potential inside of us and many of us refuse to maximize our potential because we are afraid of failure or afraid what others will think.  To enjoy life you must take risks.

Which takes us back to our original question . . . Do I love what I do?

I wake up every morning excited about what the day will bring.  I work Monday through Sunday at all hours of the day, not because I need to, but because I want to . . . Because it’s fun . . . Do I love what I do?  You betcha!