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Why Eating the Same Thing for Breakfast Every Day Helps You Make Better Decisions

Ever hear of 'decision fatigue'? Pay attention, because for business owners, this is important

When I was growing up, I remember my dad used to eat the same thing for breakfast every day. He would fill up a small bowl with Wheaties and pour whole milk over the top. I once asked him whether he ever got ...

by Amantha Imber  | September 14, 2018 06:00:00
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Thinking of Pursuing Greener Pastures? 3 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Taking That Plunge

Don't confuse boredom or fear with the need to move on. Instead, stay put, and make that old pasture green again

To entrepreneurs, the world can sometimes look like a candy shop. Over here, there's a lucrative career in app design. Over there, you've just spotted a chance to revolutionize educational loans. For a creative businessperson, the idea of jumping into a new adventure ...

by Mike Kalis  | July 01, 2018 02:00:00
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How I Learned to Make Better Decisions, Faster

The antidote to decision fatigue is decision commitment

Ask any entrepreneur how he or she approaches decision-making and each will offer you a different response. Some may tell you that they base it on five key criteria. Others may rely on routines specific to the task at hand. But, no matter ...

by David Mastovich  | April 07, 2018 12:00:00
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5 Critical Warning Signs That You're Making Bad Decisions

Everyone's entrepreneurial journey is different, but the pitfalls are the same

Starting your own business is a labor of love. You’ve made a commitment to go out on your own. Then the hard part starts: figuring out how to generate revenue, pay the bills on time and over-deliver value to your clients. All the while, ...

by Glenn Llopis  | November 27, 2017 02:00:00
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The Weird Factor That Makes People More Likely to Make Bad Financial Decisions

Next time you have to make a big monetary decision, here's something you need to consider

From your checking account balance to your credit score to the current climate of the stock market -- there are a number of factors that influence a person’s financial choices. And it turns out, the sun might be one of them.Of course, when you ...

by Rose Leadem  | August 24, 2017 06:00:00
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6 Ways to Make Hard Decisions Easier as a Leader

You're the one who has to make the call, and the one who has to deal with the consequences

Leadership is mentally and emotionally demanding. Not only will you need to temper your emotions to keep your team inspired, you'll also be the point person for almost every hard decision your business makes.You're the one who has to make the call, ...

by Jayson Demers  | May 26, 2017 06:00:00
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Should You Take Business Advice That Contradicts Your Instincts?

"Go with your gut" isn't always sage advice

“Go with your gut”: It’s an appealing phrase that encourages business owners, professionals and talented individuals everywhere to stop overanalyzing a situation, and instead rely on their instincts to make an important decision.But, in the business world, you’ll have plenty of hard evidence, ...

by Jayson Demers  | March 05, 2017 12:00:00
Startup Tips

5 types of biases you didn’t know you have

These cognitive biases lead to haphazard fact-finding, shallow processing, and hasty conclusions.

The number of decisions we make and the complexity of the problems we solve sometimes exceeds the brain’s capacity. To respond faster and more efficiently to the multiple demands of daily life without having to reinvent the wheel, our brains streamline the ...

by Theo Tsaousides  | July 13, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

5 tips on how to stay calm under pressure

The "miracle on the Hudson" pilot shares why thinking about doing the right thing at the right time for the right reasons provides a sense of direction.

When both engines failed on U.S. Airways Flight 1549 on January 15, 2009, as the result of a bird strike, my crew and I had only 208 seconds to do something we had never trained for, and to get it right the ...

by Chesley Sullenberger  | July 04, 2016 09:00:00
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5 ways to stop making bad business decisions

Know some psychological dispositions that influence our decisions without our knowing.

One of the biggest contributors to a business’s success is the entrepreneur’s ability to make good decisions. What makes a “good” decision does not necessitate a guaranteed better payoff, but it does increase your odds of success to a significant degree. For example, ...

by Anna Johansson  | March 09, 2016 04:00:00
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The 5 decisions that will change your life forever as an entrepreneur

Here are five decisions that can change your life forever as an entrepreneur.

Becoming an entrepreneur is a huge deal. It’s not a decision to be taken lightly. But because the choice to transform into a business owner has been so heavily glamorized over the past decade, many people feel surprised and guilty about the fact ...

by Sujan Patel  | September 17, 2015 06:00:00
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The 9 characteristics of a good decision

Incorporate these characteristics into your decision making process.

The choices you make as an entrepreneur can have powerful impacts. The “chance of a lifetime” can appear out of nowhere only to turn into something painful. Conversely, there are those opportunities that don’t seem worthy of a second glance at the ...

by Jeff Boss  | September 08, 2015 12:00:00
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For your partnership to succeed, it needs to be balanced

How can you make sure your business partnership will last?

We’ve talked about the importance of starting a business with a co-founder to more effectively share in the responsibilities and decision-making—and most entrepreneurs still maintain that it’s extremely important to have a co-founder.With that said, there are certainly a handful of important points that ...

by Adam Callinan  | July 05, 2015 08:00:00