Why Entrepreneurs Think Different

dream-big-southerncottageTrue entrepreneurs think differently: they see differently. They approach life in a completely different way. They actually think about what they think about when they feel like they face mistakes and failures.

Once you really understand this — you will have successful accomplishments in your life.

It starts with being real with you.

So, the next time you feel like giving 80%, or 50% or even 10% of your overall effort just know you aren’t seeing the opportunity in front of you: only the obligation. What you think on the inside matters: in the midst of failure, trials and tribulations and for those that don’t want you to succeed.

When you approach life as an obligation you’ll only see what you have to do,  what you’re forced to do, or what someone making you do.

Your success comes from looking at everything as an opportunity to prove who you are.

Remember, every day is an opportunity to wake and embrace another chance. At the C.A.R.E. (TCF) foundation we celebrate success and show you how to get there. We’ll help you get the mentality you need. When you simply try things you’ve never done before you are seeking that opportunity.

TCF recognizes careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).  Check out this young entrepreneur that has taken the tech industry by storm!

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The C.A.R.E. Foundation wishes to acknowledge, Paris Wallace. President and CEO of Ovuline. Ovuline is a Health IT company that combines user’s self-reported health data with clinical guidelines.

What is it? Ovia Pregnancy is an ingenious free mobile app. Yes, it’s FREE!

How does it work? This app is designed to lead couples through the conception process. It allows them to conceive in half the time.

Paris is also a co-founder of Good Start Genetics, a genomics technology company focused on fertility and reproductive health. As co-founder, Paris created the business plan, raised over $20MM from Orbimed Avdisors, Safeguard Scientific, SV Life Sciences and Lighthouse Capital and sold the first products across the country. Prior to Good Start Genetics. He also worked in the asset management division at Goldman Sachs and as a consultant for A.T. Kearney. Paris serves on the boards of Boston-based, start-ups Acceptional and Apartment Streaming and is a mentor at Techstars Boston.

Giving Back: Paris has always enjoyed mentoring and advising young companies (start-ups) and has lectured on entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Amherst College and the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.

Education: Paris earned his BA from Amherst College, his MBA at Harvard Business School and his MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School.

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This article was adapted from Techstars.com

Find Out What You Didn’t Know About Engineering as a Career

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Engineering is a multifaceted field with many areas of specialization. Engineers build cities, save lives, create music and design computer systems. Not many people know that careers in STEM can be very lucrative, too!

All these things are the stuff teen dreams are made of! The C.A.R.E. Foundation works to support youth in STEM careers, such as engineering, as a college major and career option. Hear what some of the experts have to say about engineering-ENJOY!

Famous Quotes about Engineering

A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering. ~Freeman Dyson

Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering. ~Bill Gates

Transmission_of_motion_by_compund_gear_train_(Army_Service_Corps_Training,_Mechanical_Transport,_1911)The way to be successful in the software world is to come up with breakthrough software, and so whether it’s Microsoft Office or Windows, its pushing that forward. New ideas, surprising the marketplace, so good engineering and good business are one in the same. ~Bill Gates

With genetic engineering, we will be able to increase the complexity of our DNA, and improve the human race. But it will be a slow process, because one will have to wait about 18 years to see the effect of changes to the genetic code. ~Stephen Hawking

There’s nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science and engineering, for a better tomorrow, for all humankind. ~Bill Nye

What we usually consider as impossible are simply engineering problems… there’s no law of physics preventing them. ~Michio Kaku

Architecture begins where engineering ends. ~Walter Gropius

It is pure mythology that women cannot perform as well as men in science, engineering and mathematics. In my experience, the opposite is true: Women are often more adept and patient at untangling complex problems, multitasking, seeing the possibilities in new solutions and winning team support for collaborative action. ~Weili Dai

imagesTo make an embarrassing admission, I like video games. That’s what got me into software engineering when I was a kid. I wanted to make money so I could buy a better computer to play better video games – nothing like saving the world. ~Elon Musk

Aviation is the branch of engineering that is least forgiving of mistakes. ~Freeman Dyson

Manufacturing is more than just putting parts together. It’s coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering, as well as final assembly. ~James Dyson

The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds. ~Theo Jansen

Business is not just doing deals; business is having great products, doing great engineering, and providing tremendous service to customers. Finally, business is a cobweb of human relationships. ~Ross Perot

Engineering stimulates the mind. ~Bruce Dickinson

Engineering is a fantastic base for any career. ~Chris Liddell

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Youth Are Gearing Up For a Professional Online Presence!

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At the C.A.R.E. Foundation we take our Career Workshops (Youth Career Conference 2015) seriously and work on what the need is. No question, having a strong and positive online presence is great for anyone ready to get our in the work world. Here’s what we found regarding one to the best social media platforms for professionals on their career path.

Let’s talk about LinkedIn. LinkedIn is not just good for business, but branding, too. Your LinkedIn profile is one of the most effective ways to position yourself in business or as a professional ready to take on the world! With any online profile, it must be clear, relevant and up to date with what’s happening in your career for professional life. I know, where do we start, right? Just consider three elements to pull from — Social Networking, Relevant Sharing and a Polished Consistency — now you can create that awesome online profile!

Social Networking

Use your existing online network to expand your social-media followers. The first thing to do is to let people that already love you know you’re here! Message or call family, friends, or co-workers and ask them to connect with you and you’ll follow them back. Your closest network already genuinely want you to succeed, so they’ll be your most passionate crowd. Engage them online and you can start building a firm foundation to connect with new people.

Relevant Sharing.

Content sharing, that is! Most LinkedIn users want to further their careers and professional brand image, too! Turn your LinkedIn profile into a resource for your network. Give away engaging, and interesting content they can utilize. e.g. career tips, or business insights relevant to them.

Polished Consistency.

People connect with people. When possible have professional photos done for your profile. You’ll be surprised and the new interest level taken when you present yourself and all your postings in a polished way. Be sure to have a steady flow of informative posts so people would have a reason to keep coming back to your profile. Being viewed as a resource that has value is an achievement, too! At our Career Workshop we brought in a professional photographer and had all the young professionals and entrepreneurs head-shots taken. It all came out quite nice-don’t you think?

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