Frustrated that the only opportunity you have to travel is during your daily commute to work? Bored of your monotonous 9-to-5? There's a new wave of female entrepreneurs proving that it is possible to combine a successful career with full time travel.
These days, I meet daily with freelancers, founders, and entrepreneurs. So, in addition to my own experience, I hear about their journeys as well. The consensus?
Working from home can be a serious adjustment. We can feel like we're on the clock 24/7, and our boundaries between work and personal life tend to become blurry during this transition. Here are my top six tips to keep you focused and productive, so that you can fully enjoy the benefits and privilege of working from home.
With eyes burning with passion in making his dreams come true, Gonçalo shares the important lessons he learned in his career and encourages others to have the courage to take the unconventional route towards their dreams.
What I admire deeply about entrepreneurs is their relentless hustle and passion. You rarely see an entrepreneur with just one idea for an incredible startup. Ideas are constantly firing and it's an ongoing battle to prioritize which idea to pursue first.
We can build hugely successful companies -- just not by ourselves. Scaling requires knowing how to get the very best from your most important assets: your team members. Here's how to do it.
There is much debate these days about the erosion of the English language, generally attributed to the replacement of traditional print forms by digital media. But actually, words have never been more important. I'm speaking as a 'brander' here.
The life of an entrepreneur has many perks, including the ability to work from almost anywhere at anytime. Getting a business up and running in this technology driven society is a breeze compared to even just a few a years ago. Every aspect of your business can be run and managed from your virtual office (aka your laptop and cell phone).
I remind my students that I'm teaching them a methodology they can use the rest of their careers, not running an incubator. Every once in awhile, a team ignores my advice and builds a company worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
The comfort zone takes over as your business benchmark. It may feel like you are breathing easy, but ultimately? This is not going to end up as a success story, for you, your profit margin, or your team.
When commercial pilot Paul Harris finally folded up his wings after decades working for the airline industry, he overcame his fears of starting a small business by acquiring a franchise, and taking advantage of the support and guidance he needed in order to be successful.
In a world where millions of business owners scratch and claw each other for the attention of any audience that will listen, your stories are the only things you have to differentiate yourself. And if you don't use them, you risk being lost in the shuffle.
There's nothing to hold back in a world living on innovation. Sure, some may laugh at you, say you're uncool, weird, difficult. But that doesn't matter.
My Seahawks just lost the Super Bowl. Bummer. Football is great; but business is better. Now, before you get your undies in a bundle, hang with me while I explain. As much as this game's loss may have disappointed me, I'm not devastated. Although this season is finished, I get to wake up tomorrow morning and play again.
Everyone and anyone can be an entrepreneur and a disruptor, and the measure of both need not be how much money was raised, what some digibabble pundit wrote or how many apps were downloaded on day one. Some days it might just be how many hamburgers were eaten.
In the unlikely event that Hollywood were to bestow an award for "Best Researcher on Sexism in the Industry," Martha Lauzen would take top prize. For 17 years, the San Diego State University professor has published an annual study called "The Celluloid Ceiling."