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8 things exceptional thinkers do every day

Working on your mind and thinking must become a daily practice.

Everything that we are and everything that we are not is an end result from our current level of thinking. Every great achievement in history came from exceptional thinking. Every man or woman to ever rise to the top of their profession ...

by Matt Mayberry  | April 09, 2016 07:00:00
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5 ways to know if burnout is creeping up on you

Keep your life in balance, and both you and your business will remain healthier.

Entrepreneurship is a demanding position. In addition to managing the high-level direction of the business and making important decisions day in and day out, you will also be switching hats constantly—stepping into your various departments to help out or fill gaps, especially ...

by Anna Johansson  | April 09, 2016 09:00:00
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We are all salespeople. Use these 3 techniques to become a better one.

Tip: When you ask good questions, you are doing two things that will help you in the long run.

You may not have the title of a salesperson, but it is imperative that you polish up on your skills and become a better communicator to win in business and in life. Whether you run your own company or currently employed by ...

by Matt Mayberry  | February 16, 2016 01:00:00
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Why worry? Because we do. But we can kick the habit.

Recognizing the progress you make every day can help kick the worrying habit.

We all have different kinds of mental routines. Some are positive and nourishing to the mind, while some are so negative and tragic that they actually lead to death.A key part in reprogramming the mind for optimal performance and healthy thoughts is ...

by Matt Mayberry  | February 15, 2016 01:00:00
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4 ways to be mentally tough

Is mental toughness a trait you're born with or a skill that can be learned?

To hone many of the skills or traits necessary to succeed as an entrepreneur or business leader, the path is somewhat predictable. You enroll in a class, read books, or seek a mentor. You attend the right college for accounting to teach ...

by Marty Fukuda  | February 12, 2016 04:00:00
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5 symptoms of the entrepreneurial disease

One symptom: Entrepreneurs have a 'don't stop until the job is done' attitude.

I’m writing this article on Delta flight 172 from Narita, Japan to JFK Airport in New York City. I’ve just finished a 10-day trip to Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, Bangkok, and Singapore.  In the past 10 days, I’ve met with 20 entrepreneurs from ...

by Ken Dunn  | February 10, 2016 03:00:00
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How asking 'why' 5 times can change your life

Solve any problem faster and more effectively by adopting the Kaizen technique.

Did you ever have a problem that you immediately fixed and somehow more problems just keep arising? You start to say things like, "I guess I'm just having a bad day" or, "I can't catch a break," or even worse – you give up. Related: 5 steps to ...

by Michelle MacDonald  | February 02, 2016 10:00:00
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6 ways your current job can help you launch a company

Your current job can be the best launch pad for your dream business!

You can start your dream business – at your current job! Here are six reasons why your current job is the best launch pad.  Right now, in your current job, you’re being paid, right?  This means your dream gig does not have to make money next week! You ...

by Mike Loomis  | January 28, 2016 08:00:00
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Why every leader needs mental toughness

Because mental toughness is an unmatched mechanism for growth.

There are plenty of theories about how someone becomes a successful leader. From experiencing a life-altering crucible to having strong communication skills or well-developed emotional intelligence, we see effective leaders as having distinctive qualities that bolster influence and catapult their success.When we can't clearly articulate those qualities, we often ...

by Karima Mariama-Arthur  | January 27, 2016 05:00:00
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5 negative ways of thinking you need to stop today

Dealing with these negative thoughts can only make you worse.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer, in management or climbing up the corporate ladder, by being negative, your worst enemy becomes yourself.Sadly, most people say worse things about themselves, to themselves, than they would ever say about a friend or even a stranger. It's ...

by Anna Johansson  | September 16, 2015 11:00:00
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3 ways to create a winning and healthy mindset

Your success depends on having the right mindset. Do these tips to achieve it.

One of the biggest determining factors whether someone lives a life of major contribution and greatness or ends up going to their grave with their entire potential still inside of them is mindset—how we think and feel, largely about ourselves. Think of your mind as the Grand ...

by Matt Mayberry  | September 12, 2015 12:00:00
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3 ways to motivate yourself when you just want to quit

You should try out these strategies whenever you feel like quitting.

Some work weeks are five Mondays in a row. That’s life. Or at least that’s life as an entrepreneur. By that fifth Monday, with fires that won’t go out and the people whose opinion we value mostly being wet blankets, it’s normal ...

by Dixie Gillaspie  | July 29, 2015 02:00:00
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Top tips for managing stress

You only need these two things to keep stress at bay.

Fatter and dumber. That's literally what you get over time when you don't manage stress effectively. Stress is a fact of life for anyone in the entrepreneurial fast lane, but the good news from the latest research is that it doesn't have ...

by Scott Halford  | April 21, 2015 10:15:00