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10 Inspirational Quotes to Keep You Going Through Hard Times

Post them on your wall for when you need a pick-me-up

Entrepreneurship is hard -- and sometimes when we're feeling low, a few powerful words can have a mighty impact. That's why I keep a pile of blank notebooks on my desk. Whenever I'm talking to an entrepreneur and hear an important insight, I grab ...

by Jason Feifer  | February 15, 2019 06:00:00
Startup Tips

4 Difficult Steps on the Journey from 'Zero to One'

Sometimes, you have to kill your favorite idea

There is a common misconception that the hardest part of entrepreneurship is turning your product into a metaphorical rocket ship that will scale into the stratosphere. That stage in the journey is known as going from “one to 10.”  You’ve proven your ...

by Edrizio Dela Cruz  | February 14, 2019 06:00:00
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3 Questions to Help You Fall Back in Love With Your Business

Before you can truly enjoy your business, you need to acknowledge your needs

What happens when we fall out of love with our business?It's a common question that is understandably hard to answer as a president, partner, or owner. And both Clay and I have helped leaders wrestle with this thorny issue in our Course for ...

by Clay Mathile and Joni Fedders  | January 24, 2019 12:00:00
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Motivation Is Not Really Required to Succeed

Progress comes from establishing smart systems and habits, then getting out of your own way

Motivation influences our needs, desires and actions. It exists on a spectrum from zero interest to an off-the-charts drive to take action. And it often comes naturally. After all, no one needs an extra nudge to flee a burning building.In lower-stakes scenarios, though, procrastination can ...

by Aytekin Tank  | January 09, 2019 08:00:00
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5 Ways to Stop Skipping the Hard Questions of Owning a Business

Don't get so excited that you forget why you're working on the product in the first place

Being passionate is human nature, particularly when you’re running your own business. But when that excitement takes the reins -- something that routinely happens, for instance, when billionaire Elon Musk hops on Twitter -- problems can result. In the past two months alone, ...

by Marc Fisher  | November 29, 2018 08:00:00
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It's Not Too Late to Meet Your Goals for 2018

You may already be thinking of 2019, but that doesn't mean the rest of the year should be a wash

Every year around this time I notice a disturbing trend that costs businesses a lot of money: a shift in focus from selling and excellence, to visioning and planning. People start looking ahead; they think about new goals, new milestones, new priorities. ...

by Gemma Went  | November 27, 2018 10:00:00
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5 Big Lies That Block Your Progress -- and How to Conquer Them

Next time you're second-guessing yourself, stop to see if one of these five big lies is the culprit

Every day I talk with people who have big dreams and want to pursue them but don’t. They feel frustrated and stuck and aren't sure what to do about it. Deep down, they know exactly who they are and what will make ...

by Terry McDougall  | November 19, 2018 08:00:00
News and Events

Stan Lee's Most Heroic Super Quotes

He's mouthed many motivational mantras over the years. He will be missed

This story has been updated since its original publish date.Stan Lee, the legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics, died on November 12, 2018 at the age of 95. Lee created countless iconic characters such as Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, The Fantastic Four, ...

by Bill Schulz  | November 14, 2018 09:00:00
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How to Find a Deeper 'Why'

Our experiences shape our worldview and inform our personal and business actions

As the world watched, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech now referred to as “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” As he spoke of a promised-land with equality and justice for all, King acknowledged he may not survive to see such a ...

by Mansal Denton  | November 11, 2018 06:00:00
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Why Entrepreneurs Must Learn to Re-Invent Themselves

Re-invention can be triggered externally, but must take place internally

Entrepreneurs must develop the power to create the impossible in order to realize their highest potential.No entrepreneur is happy with maintaining the status quo, even if they’ve achieved success, accolades and comfort from their accomplishments. The “zone of genius” can become a ...

by Daniel Dipiazza  | November 08, 2018 09:00:00
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Solving My Dumbest Life Problems Was the Key to Figuring Out My Biggest Business Issues

Solving the little problems is enough of a mental reset for your life issues to start handling themselves

The bootlaces had a will of their own.Each time I pulled my shoestrings, the bunny ears morphed into a gnarled, knotted snake that took an extra two minutes of picking and muted cussing to tame. You might call it a first world ...

by Dan Dowling  | November 03, 2018 08:00:00
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3 Myths About Confidence That Stop Women From Being Heard

Get rid of the limiting idea that you either have it or you don't

The idea of cultivating confidence sometimes gets a bad rap, because it often implies that we need to “fake it ’til we make it” (and for most of us that doesn’t ring true) or that being confident equals never being nervous again (which is ...

by Pam Reece  | October 31, 2018 06:00:00
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When Times Are Tough, Give Your Team This Pep Talk

It's one that LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman has given many, many times

Entrepreneurship is not easy. Not every day will be a good one. And what do you do then?Step one: You remind yourself that you’re not alone. "At some point -- and usually at many points -- the startups I’ve founded or invested ...

by Jason Feifer  | October 06, 2018 09:00:00
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