Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneur’

How One Book, Science, and This Article Will Change Your Productivity and Happiness

Arielle | June 15th, 2016

The Four Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss is one of my favorite business books. When I first read it several years ago, I had no experience working a self-directed, flexible schedule. With one short exception, I had always been exposed to specific timetables, exclusively hard deadlines, and the mentality that “more is more”. The sole […]

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Why Content Marketing Is Essential For Successful Startups and Small Businesses

Arielle | June 6th, 2016

A startup’s success is driven in large part by a startup’s ability to drive customer acquisition growth. After all, customers create revenue, and revenue, if the business model is smart, often leads to profits. Not every company has figured out the path to customer acquisition growth, however. Ultimately, word-of-mouth can be effective for some companies, […]

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How To Respond When People Ask To ‘Pick Your Brain” Or For A Favor

Arielle | May 11th, 2016

As entrepreneurs and business owners, we make many important decisions: we set our company’s culture and strategy, we create our own professional networks, we decide how we want to spend our time and how to prioritize the things we do. One of the most important decisions we make daily is whether to help someone else. […]

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Entrepreneurs Who Complain Are Setting Themselves Up For Failure

Arielle | May 4th, 2016

An entrepreneur’s day is busy, chaotic, and exhausting. On most days, you feel like all of the hours and effort you put into your business are worth it. But running a business – especially a startup – can often feel like riding a roller-coaster. There are days when you probably find yourself wondering whether you’re […]

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Fight of Flight: The Science Of Business Success and Failure

Arielle | April 20th, 2016

According to Walter Cannon, a renowned physiologist, humans have two pre-programmed responses to stress: fight or flight. Cannon’s extensive research of people in stressful situations revealed two distinct patterns in how people chose to deal with stress. Some of the people he studied “fled” from stress, doing their best to avoid it in hopes of […]

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Why Follow Your Passion is Bad Advice For Entrepreneurs

Arielle | April 13th, 2016

Aspiring entrepreneurs are often told to start a business by following their passion. Richard Branson of Virgin agrees that passion is the fundamental reason behind his company’s success: When you believe in something the force of your convictions will spark other people’s interest and motivate them to help you achieve your goals. This is essential […]

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4 Fears Leaders Must Overcome To Help Their Businesses Succeed

Arielle | March 23rd, 2016

Fear is one of the most common, innate emotions we feel as human beings. From a psychological point of view, fear is a reaction from your Lizard Brain – the part of your brain that is very primitive. Fear is a survival tactic – it warns and protects us against dangers. It can also paralyze […]

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4 Toxic Behaviors All Successful Leaders Avoid

Arielle | March 15th, 2016

The most successful entrepreneurs and business owners are good leaders. Notice I didn’t say good managers or bosses – good leaders. This is because good leaders are often good bosses. Good leaders know what has to be done and who should do it. They work to put their team in the best position to succeed. […]

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Mastering the Art of Persuasion: How To Get What You Want

Arielle | March 9th, 2016

Persuasion is a delicate art form. It’s easy to be ineffective when trying to persuade, but also remarkably easy to be overbearing. As a business owner or entrepreneur, your job is mostly to persuade. You must persuade people to come work for you, stay in your company, follow your lead, become a customer, be a […]

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3 Steps to Becoming a Networking Ninja

Arielle | March 2nd, 2016

Ninjas are agile, fast, and efficient. Business networking is typically the exact opposite. It’s often slow, confused, and discombobulated. Yet, while many people avoid it, networking is one of the most important tools in a business owner’s toolkit. When we network, we increase our knowledge and opportunities, and we also amplify the messages we spread […]

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