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Friday, February 12, 2016

10 Amazing Lessons From Being an Entrepreneur

Search Engine Journal – Larry Kim

“Once upon a time, somebody hired you to do a job. You did that job – and did it well. Successful strategies were developed. Projects were completed on time. Clients were happy with the results. The company was growing and making money. Yet it all somehow felt a bit… incomplete. Have your smart ideas been ignored or forgotten? Are your passions and skills not being used to their full potential? Are the people running your company lacking the traits needed of true business leaders?…Running your own successful business probably won’t turn out exactly how you imagined – but that doesn’t mean it can’t turn out even better than you imagined!…My journey as an entrepreneur has been an amazing experience. Here are 10 lessons I’ve learned so far.” (more)

Thursday, February 11, 2016

What Does It Mean to Be an Entrepreneur? – Kenneth Burke

“For whatever reason, what it means to be an entrepreneur is always a popular topic among people independently chasing their dreams and goals. I think that this question is always asked, at least in part, because those it applies to feel such a connection to the word…I think that what it really means to be an entrepreneur is this. It means to create an idea of your own, and to see that idea through until it becomes something that can stand on its own. To be an entrepreneur means to be cognizant of a common need or desire, and to have the fortitude to fill that hole. Being an entrepreneur means following a dream or passion or goal to its completion, and being the leader who got it there.” (more)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

6 Little-Known Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur – Neil Patel

“The world of entrepreneurship is surprising. Once you enter it, you either love it or hate it. You’re either addicted or turned off. You realize you can go further than you ever thought possible and work harder than you thought you were able. Some of the most surprising things I’ve discovered have been the traits of other successful entrepreneurs. For all the “traits of a successful entrepreneur” articles you’ve probably read, you might easily overlook some of the most fascinating and curious traits of all. Here are some of the surprising characteristics I’ve identified in most successful entrepreneurs.” (more)

Friday, February 5, 2016

The 5 Biggest Psychological Hurdles of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneur – Jayson Demers

“As an entrepreneur, you’ll face plenty of logistical hurdles. Quitting your day job, getting funding, finding a location and hiring are just a few of the challenging obstacles you’ll have to overcome. The good news is that most of them are procedural, and though they may pose difficulties, they can be surmounted by following a logical process and committing yourself to seeing a final solution through. The more difficult obstacles, however, meaning those most likely to impact your livelihood, are the psychological ones. The reason is that these are internal struggles…The following psychological hurdles are ones every entrepreneur must someday face, especially in the earliest stages of a startup’s development:” (more)

Thursday, February 4, 2016

5 Symptoms of the Entrepreneurial Disease

Entrepreneur – Ken Dunn

“In the past 10 days, I’ve met with 20 entrepreneurs from these countries. During our meetings, we discussed collaborating on a new project — but we also talked about a disease that we jokingly called “Entrepreneurialism.” We found several things that we all shared in common and realized that they were the symptoms of the disease. It didn’t matter that we were from different countries or spoke different languages — we all shared a deep, burning desire to control our own lives. In our conversations, we naturally realized that there were fundamental differences in they way we thought. Here are the top five things that we realized were similar in all of us but different than the status quo. If you have one or more of these symptoms, then you likely have the disease” (more)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

24 Experts Give Advice About How to Be a Successful Female Entrepreneur

The Huffington Post – Gabrielle Pelicci, Ph.D.

“During the past few weeks, as part of the 2016 Women in Wellness Career Summit, I invited 24 amazing women from all walks of wellness — from Bestselling authors to Celebrity coaches — to engage in frank conversations about exactly how they got started, overcame obstacles, found success and built thriving businesses that are not only impactful but also really lucrative. And the conversations were remarkable…Here’s what I learned:” (more)

Monday, February 1, 2016

JULIE SHIELDS: Motivation sets framework for entrepreneur’s journey

The Herald and Review – Julie Shields

“There are two approaches to initiating an entrepreneurial venture – perhaps adventure would be a more suitable term. These two approaches provide a general mental framework to help people understand their own journey along this adventure called “entrepreneurship.” One approach to entrepreneurship is a focus on an individual’s talents, skills and passions. Entrepreneurs who leverage these qualities are often, but not always, artists, writers, organic farmers, social entrepreneurs, etc. They are primarily interested in supporting an emotionally rich, creative lifestyle where they can continue to use entrepreneurship as a vehicle for living a life of meaning and value. Examples include dancers and photographers who establish their own studios and individuals who start non-profits to bring awareness to various issues.” (more)

George Washington’s 5 Lessons of Entrepreneurship

Time – Edward G. Lengel

“The Founding Father’s entrepreneurial instincts can still guide innovators today. George Washington was among the most successful businessmen of his day. Raised in a single-parent home and bereft of formal education, he nevertheless parleyed a modest inheritance into what was by the time of his death one of the grandest estates in North America. The odds were against him. Washington came of age under an oppressive colonial system that discouraged entrepreneurship and fostered debt. His increasingly passionate belief in economic freedom motivated his efforts to break free of this system, both personally and as an American patriot.” (more)

Saturday, January 30, 2016

10 Powerful Habits That Will Make You a Millionaire

Entrepreneur – Daniel Ally

“I remember sitting in a cold and dusty basement, searching for the habits that could change my life. Being 21 years old, I was ready to take my life to the next level, but I felt stuck for three reasons: I lived at my parents’ house, I had an $8-per-hour job, and I was enrolled in an never-ending MBA program. Deep down inside, I knew I had to escape. However, I wasn’t going to run away from myself, which was something I always did. This time, I was determined to make a change and I was deeply inspired to become successful, but I didn’t know what to do or where to start. However, I firmly believed that if I changed my habits, my habits would change me. Instead of fooling around with miscellaneous activities, like sports and television, I decided to take up new habits, like reading books and giving speeches.” (more)

Friday, January 29, 2016

5 Stress-Relieving Daily Habits for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur – Larry Alton

“Choosing to become an entrepreneur can lead to a fun, exciting journey — but it can also be rife with stress. If you launch a startup, you’ll be held accountable for each of the hundreds of decisions you make, expected to take action and make calls in areas you might have little to no expertise in and most likely stretched financially as your company makes the slow journey toward profitability. Even if you don’t feel especially stressed in the moment, the pressures can add up over time and bring serious consequences for your health and well-being…Given such heavy workloads and busy schedules, most entrepreneurs don’t even think about setting dedicated time to stress reduction, but stress management doesn’t have to be time intensive. If you select a handful of reasonable daily habits, you can reduce your daily stress load without worrying about how you’re going to fit it in. Consider the following.” (more)