So, you’ve decided to start your own business. Hooray! You get to be your own boss. Set your own hours. Work from home. Heck, work in your pajamas if you want to! But there are some deep, dark secrets that nobody tells you about entrepreneurship…Just kidding! There are some hard truths, however, that you’ll want to embrace before you make the leap into small business ownership.
“Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson.” – Elon Musk
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is a business. If you’re lucky, you might see a ...Read More
If you’re an entrepreneur, you’re no stranger to the hustle. Growing your business from scratch to success takes dedication, time, effort and a whole lot of passion. But even the busiest startup founders need to take time for themselves. Burnout can happen to the best of us, and without a proper break from the daily grind you run the risk of higher stress levels and lower productivity.
The benefits you get from taking even one day off far outweigh the delay in growth of your small business. Scientific studies have proven that the benefits of taking a vacation, both mentally ...Read More
It was Norman Vincent Peale who once said, “shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” As an entrepreneur, you know the power of positive thinking. But happy thoughts alone won’t build your business from the ground up. Keep your optimism in check, and your business healthy, by managing your startup costs, collecting on invoices, and giving yourself time to pay your bills. How can I, as a small business owner, entrepreneur, and CEO do all of that by myself and still mange to grow my business? I’m happy you asked. Follow these tips ...Read More
I almost didn’t write this blog post. Why? I didn’t know where to start. I’m far from an expert in psychology and time management. And the task of writing an article on a topic I am unfamiliar with made me uncomfortable. In short: I was procrastinating.
Anyone and everyone can suffer from procrastination. If you are a living, breathing human being, chances are you’ve been gripped by procrastination at some point in your lifetime. But there is one group of the population that is disproportionately affected by procrastination: entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurship is an exciting adventure. Yet founders often feel themselves being crippled ...Read More
Successful business leaders are able to harness the best ideas, innovations, and strengths of their employees to propel their businesses forward. To do so not only requires a strong business acumen, but also kindness, compassion, and empathy. As Gary Vaynerchuk says, “genuine kindness is the ultimate strength.” Empathy for your employees, clients, and the public is vital if you want your business to succeed. Recently, empathy and kindness have been identified as some of the most desirable soft skills for employees to demonstrate. Empathy has catapulted to the forefront of business discussions, so much so that Merriam-Webster included it ...Read More