Tag: Perform tasks efficiently

From an outsider’s perspective, an entrepreneur’s life can seem very glamorous, but it’s actually a lot of hard work. Since the introduction of social media and reality television shows, a window into the world of entrepreneurship has been opened, allowing the everyday dreamer to view a world that hasn’t always been accessible. However, the image of entrepreneurship that we see isn’t a full representation of…

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You have a good idea, but how do you make it a reality? When you’re watching other people play Scrabble, it’s easy to see ample opportunities to place tiles and score more points. But, when you’re actually in the game yourself, it can be harder. This is exactly what happens to new entrepreneurs. Often, they have many business ideas but lack the capacity to understand the risks,…

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Few people other than venture capitalists see predatory behavior and toxic narcissism as leadership qualities worth investing in. Many of us are wondering in these glory days of the Kalanicks, Shkrelis and Cagneys how we got here. How did so many mean men get power and maintain it? And how do some of them continue to do so? I researched these questions for my book Mean…

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Universal health insurance would free skilled talent to form their own businesses, driving prosperity and entrepreneurial innovation. Sen. Bernie Sanders has rolled out a healthcare bill to expand what the Affordable Care Act has done to make health insurance affordable and available for the self-employed. Sanders’ bill would extend Medicare —  retirees’ health insurance — to almost everyone in the country, making the federal government is the single…

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You might think you’re a great multitasker, but you’re not. There’s no such thing. When I was younger, I, like many young entrepreneurs, prided myself on being a master at multitasking. I thought I needed to be a strong multitasker to optimize efficiency and productivity at every moment. And I thought that everyone who was successful got to where they were by being great multitaskers….

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These key habits will allow you to grow a stronger, more profitable business. The average entrepreneur reacts to the term “business plan” with distaste, seeing it as a necessary evil when starting a business or seeking funding. While the process of documenting your plan might not be enjoyable, the results you can get from it can be, as numerous studies have shown a direct correlation…

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As the famous late basketball coach John Wooden once put it: “Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life.” Maybe those other countries that work shorter hours and take five weeks of holiday a year know something we don’t here in the United States. That’s because numerous research studies have concluded that Americans are overworked and often don’t take the time off allotted them….

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Newcomers often see opportunities veterans miss. However, knowing how to leverage those opportunities is the key. You may not be shocked to learn that the majority of today’s emerging youth population see themselves as entrepreneurs. Instead of seeking that corner office in a large company, they envision creating or curating something and then selling it as a product or service. What’s amazing is — sometimes…

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“Asking if a company has ever had a bad review online is like asking if someone’s ever been on a bad date,” said one president. Here’s the problem, and it happens a lot: Job-seekers find an opening and immediately research the employer. They visit the company website, along with LinkedIn and Glassdoor. And that’s when they spot it: the negative employee review. Bad reviews can…

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Opportunity is not something you wait for, it’s something you work for. Have you ever heard of the businessman who constantly says he’s just waiting for the right opportunity to come along? Waiting to be inspired means potentially waiting until the end of time. I’m not going to do that and you shouldn’t either. Don’t wait for the opportunity go find the opportunity, whether it’s…

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