“One of the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.”
Long hours, spreadsheets full of revenue numbers, a huge ego, weekly interstate plane trips, no partner, kids you don’t know and lots of money you don’t need. On the outside, you’re taking the business world by storm…
Do you feel let down by all the advice about and from successful people? Of course you do.
We’re separated from the people we turn to for help by a million miles and, often, 10, 20, 30 years of experience. Even if we’re the same age.
That’s not something you can catch up to with a few articles. It takes years of time and the right habits. But habits are both causes and effects.
This new type of “porn” has no place in people’s lives. See how you can get it out of yours. He says that sometimes entrepreneurs get so caught up in trying to make their business a success that they can end up putting their health on the proverbial back burner, which is neither smart nor productive.
Many people fantasize about quitting their office jobs to start their own venture. Whether they have a side hustle that they think they can monetize, or daydream about writing proposals in pajamas, entrepreneurship can seem like a compelling alternative to working in a cubicle. However, given that 50% of businesses fail in the first five years, it’s important to make an informed decision. Before you draft your resignation letter, make sure to consider these questions:
If you’re stuck in the brainstorming stage, the first step is to focus on two questions: ‘Why?’ and ‘Who?’ Do you constantly have great business ideas which fall to the wayside because you just don’t know how to turn those daydreams into reality? If you’re stuck in the brainstorming stage, that’s probably because you don’t know what to do next.
“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.
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.
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.