The Rise Of The Lifestyle Entrepreneur

“What kind of life do I want?” Increasingly, this is the question on people’s minds, replacing “What kind of job do I want?” I often hear this from new entrepreneurs building e-commerce businesses, leveraging technology to shed traditional barriers to entry. The term “lifestyle entrepreneurship” was pioneered by a high-flying, highly visible group of savvy digital natives. They recognize the power of the web and have devised ways to create efficient, streamlined businesses that outsource everything beyond their core skill sets. Dubbed MMO (make money online), this innovative group’s lifestyle is on display all over social media.

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Here’s why part time and work from home jobs are the new normal

There are a growing number of individuals, from various stages of life, who specifically want and value part-time and work from home jobs as they raise children, take care of an ailing parent, volunteer or simply desire to scale back as they get closer to retirement.They are experienced and confident and typically value flexibility more than a title or compensation package. Historically, ‘moms’ have comprised the greatest percentage of candidates seeking part-time. While this is still the case, we are seeing more and more people in other phases of their lives seeking part-time work. Who are these people? Let’s take a look:

Source: Here’s why part time & work from home jobs are the new normal | Ladders

Entrepreneurship Boosts Psychological Well-Being

Entrepreneurship appears to promote well-being better than other kinds of work by fulfilling basic human psychological needs, largely because of the autonomy involved in starting and running a venture, a study found.

Source: Entrepreneurship Boosts Well-Being By Meeting Key Psychological Needs – Study

Five Healthy Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

The quality of your life determines how balanced you are. Many of us have trouble keeping health and business goals in line. Entrepreneurs often make big lifestyle changes that not only affect their productivity but also damage their overall health. In order to achieve a goal, sacrificing other goals is not a wise strategy. Being healthy without cutting corners is the best strategy you can learn from successful entrepreneurs. Here are the 5 ways to do it perfectly.

Source: Five Healthy Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs In The Business World. : ThyBlackMan

The Hard Truth You Need to Know Before Becoming an Online Entrepreneur

Like every other person who stumbled into online entrepreneurship, I also fell for the surreal promises of working from a beach and traveling to a different city every other day. You know the drill. There are tons and tons of people selling courses that are supposed to make you rich in a month with some magic internet formula. If you have spent any reasonable amount of time trying out an online business, you already know that most of them are crap. The major reason I haven’t started selling courses on making money through freelance writing is that I wonder if anyone would flip if they knew what was really involved.

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Successful Founder on Starting Your Own Business

Alli Webb, the successful founder of Drybar, shares the best (and worst) career advice she’s ever received. Like many of the best business ideas, Drybar, a chain of hair salons specializing in blowouts, was inspired by a personal need. Founder Alli Webb knows from experience that the right hairstyle can have a significant impact on your self-confidence, and it was her struggle with her own hair that sparked the idea for a chain of salons offering affordable hairstyling services to the masses—aka Drybar.

Source: Drybar’s Successful Founder on Starting Your Own Business | MyDomaine

Law of Attraction Says You Should Be Faking It

“Fake it until you make it” is common advice for anyone stepping into a new role or filling large shoes. What are they really saying when using this old phrase? And is this something you should be listening to? Discover why “faking it” may be your best bet to achieving your next big goal!

Visualization can be linked to the law of attraction. The LOA says that energy attracts like energy, or like attracts like. In other words, our reality is the result of all that we have thought, and further, suggests that our outer world is nothing but a reflection of what we’ve decided in the mind. The legendary Henry Ford, the sixth-wealthiest figure of the modern period, once said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.”

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6 Ways to Stop Overthinking Everything

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My grandmother once said, “Most of the things you worry about will never happen while you worry and overthink.” However, the habit was difficult to resist. I used to overthink every aspect of my professional life and focus on the “worst-case scenarios” to protect myself against the feeling of facing disappointment.

Source: 6 Ways to Stop Overthinking Everything | Inc.com

Stop Waiting There Is No Right Time to Start Your Business

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Keep growing, learning and moving forward. You can’t be great if you don’t commit to the first step. According to banking behemoth JPMorgan, there’s an 18 percent chance of an economic recession during the next year. The risk increases to 52 percent within the next two years and reaches a staggering 72 percent by 2021. Will it actually happen? That’s anyone’s guess, but it pays to be smart and savvy about what you’re doing now to protect yourself in the future. A market crisis doesn’t mean certain death — it could mean the birth of a new entrepreneur.

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After Spending A Day With Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk was in Melbourne recently and I spent the day listening to his advice. A lot of what he said was like a slap in the face combined with a bucket of cold water thrown on my head every ten minutes or so. He speaks the truth and he does not hold back.

He’s gone from just being a social media guy to someone who aims to inspire — sort of how Tony Robbins and many others that created the self-development movement did in their day.

“Here’s what Gary taught me that will be instantly actionable for you”

Source: After Spending A Day With Gary Vaynerchuk, Here Are The Brutal, Harsh & Required Lessons You Can…