Asking questions is a sign of a curious mind. Every entrepreneur worth his salt asks many questions before starting out, and keeps asking questions throughout his journey. The toughest questions are the ones you ask yourself, so keep asking and listen carefully to your own answers.
Rather than leaving societal needs to the government or business sectors, social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solve the problem by changing the system, spreading the solution, and persuading entire societies to move in different directions."
We are in a golden age of entrepreneurship. Young people are starting businesses in record numbers. Our culture is embracing risk-taking and innovation at the educational level and it's paying off. Actually, none of this is true.
My morning routine takes just over an hour. I can't stress enough to you the importance of a great morning routine, as it will set you up for a successful day -- and life. I experimented with a few different things and figured out what worked for me. You should do the same.
If you have ever climbed a mountain, although the journey is strenuous, you know how exciting it is to realize you are about to get on top of one of the world's roofs; especially for the first time when you do not yet know what to expect or how it is going to be like.
All right, so you want to do some employee recognition and make sure people who work hard get properly rewarded. Most employees want to know that their efforts on your behalf are noticed, and few things are more depressing than the belief that the company doesn't care about them.
There comes a time, no matter what industry you're in, whether you have a steady and ready desk job, whether you live the exciting life of a traveling food show host, or whether you stay at home, you make a choice. You feel as if you are prepared to do more. You can stay where you are and do more there or you can do more in another separate arena.
The most fulfilled women I know are the ones who have given themselves permission to be vulnerable enough to say they need support, and who have the clarity to ask for exactly what they need without seeking approval from anyone else.
The problem is that just making a mistake isn't enough; it's how you recover and learn from the mistake that makes the difference. And this typically requires behavioral traits and characteristics that don't come naturally to most of us.
One's ability to get comfortable and move through "no" is one of the biggest predictors of success. Let me tell you why "no" is one of my favorite words in business and how it should be one of yours too.
You have to take massive action because by not doing so you risk becoming stuck in an unfulfilling situation; that may lead to regret. Monfried realized this circumstance and left his good paying job at the legal photocopying business.
San is an amazing artist. After connecting on Facebook, I was able to begin a fascination with his work. Vibrant watercolors popped up on his feed that mostly feature female celebrity or local character portraits.
When Lesson.ly was just a four-person company, team candor drove every element of our success. Each member felt comfortable being frank with the others, providing open and honest feedback, even when that feedback risked bruising an ego. What resulted were better decisions, execution, and output. It was contagious.
This summer I set a goal to launch one company a month in June, July, and August. As every entrepreneur knows, being goal oriented is a key to success. Without goals, our ideas are just dreams.
Alexis Levine founded Savvy Media at age 23, and launched her project #savvycity at insider events at film and music festivals across the world. ...
Not everyone wants to be an entrepreneur. But if you feel it in your blood and feel an itch to start your own thing, you must do it.