“One of the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”
Someone asked me the other day:
“In shifting from job to passion, what is the single biggest challenge, frustration or problem that you have been struggling with?”
First off: There is no “OR.” It’s challenges AND frustrations AND problems.
That is why I unpacked the question and shared my Number One in each category.
“Are you one of those business owners who has 17 new ideas a day?”
I am, and a few years ago, when I was first starting my business, here’s what I had on my plate: a freelance design research consultancy, a research collaborative, a startup, an empowerment bootcamp for women, a speaker series, and a pop-up dinner club.
When it comes to thought leadership, you can blow smoke or be the real deal. Doing it right takes work, but the payoff can be huge.
Thought leadership can transform your brand. It can position you and your company as leaders in your industry, open doors to new opportunities, and build lasting trust with the people in your audiences who matter most to your company.
Real entrepreneurs vs. those are who are fooling everyone (but mostly themselves). Instead of solving a real problem, they are living in a dreamland that doesn’t exist. Instead of building a real product, they are building a pretty website and business cards. Instead of trying to get real clients, they are establishing their LinkedIn profile while making sure that there is “CEO” written everywhere. Instead of providing value to people, they focus on building pointless social media accounts.