Entrepreneurship

“When We Fail in Some Way or Another, We Can Simply Begin Again.” – Personal Development Article

Interview: Jerry Colonna Jerry Colonna has had a very interesting career. He is a well-regarded venture capitalist, and as an executive coach, he’s helped many people do their best work. He’s the cofounder and CEO of Reboot.io, an executive coaching and leadership development firm. If you listen to the terrific podcast Start Up, in Season 4, Episode 3, you may remember hearing from Jerry Colonna. Gimlet co-founders Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber talked to him to help them work through…

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Chip Conley — Building Empires, Tackling Cancer, and Surfing the Liminal (#374) – Personal Development Article

“The question would be: ‘What mastery can you offer?’ So have a friend of yours ask that question of you five times, and you’ll be sort of surprised at, by the fifth time you get asked that question, and you’ve had to come up with four other answers before that, what kind of revelation you may have in this archaeological dig.”— Chip Conley At age 52, after selling the company he founded and ran as CEO for 24 years, rebel…

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3 Scientifically Proven Things Entrepreneurs Should Be Doing to Increase Overall Performance – Self Improvement Article

There are lots of unwritten rules about the right set of skills needed to succeed as an entrepreneur. No doubt, entrepreneurs are filled with a sense of uncertainty on the right set of skills they need to acquire. So, how do successful entrepreneurs know the right skills to integrate into their operations? This is the million dollar question, and it’s time to answer it! As an aspiring or veteran entrepreneur, here are some of the essential skills you need to…

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110 – 5 Secrets of Time Ownership

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | | More “How do you get so much done?” This is the questions I get most in regards to me, my clients, and the wildly successful people I surround myself with on a daily basis. The truth is, you don’t need to work all hours of the day, every day to move the needle. You just need some key techniques to make you a time master. 5…

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Julie Rice — Co-Founding SoulCycle, Taming Anxiety, and Mastering Difficult Conversations (#372) – Personal Development Article

“There is no elevator to success; you have to take the stairs.”— Julie Rice Julie Rice (@julierice_) is an entrepreneur best known for co-founding the fitness phenomenon SoulCycle. Julie served as Co-CEO at SoulCycle from 2006 to 2015 before joining WeWork in November 2017. Julie’s life’s work has been about building community, and these days she brings that focus to her new role at WeWork. At WeWork, Julie is approaching everything through the lens of community—she is focusing on WeWork’s…

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Safi Bahcall — On Thinking Big, Curing Cancer, and Transforming Industries (#364) – Self Improvement Article

“All these things you’re sure are true — what if they weren’t?”— Safi Bahcall Safi Bahcall (@SafiBahcall) is the author of Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries. Loonshots describes what an idea from physics tells us about the behavior of groups and how teams, companies, and nations can use that to innovate faster and better. It has been selected for The Washington Post‘s 10 Leadership Books to Watch for in 2019,…

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Eric Schmidt — Lessons from a Trillion-Dollar Coach (#367) – Personal Development Article

“You can systematize innovation even if you can’t completely predict it.” — Eric Schmidt Eric Schmidt (@ericschmidt) is Technical Advisor and Board Member to Alphabet Inc., where he advises its leaders on technology, business and policy issues. Eric joined Google in 2001 and helped grow the company from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader in technology. He served as Google’s Chief Executive Officer from 2001-2011, and Executive Chairman 2011-2018, alongside founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Eric serves…

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Kevin Systrom — Tactics, Books, and the Path to a Billion Users (#369) – Self Improvement Article

“I think a big part of knowing that you’re right is working as hard as you can to prove that you’re wrong. And if you can’t, well, there’s only one option left, which is: you’re probably right.” — Kevin Systrom Kevin Systrom (@kevin) is an entrepreneur and the co-founder (with Mike Krieger) of Instagram. While at Instagram, Kevin served as the CEO, where he oversaw the company’s vision and strategy and daily operations. Under his leadership, Instagram grew to over…

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Caterina Fake — Lessons from Flickr, Kickstarter, Etsy, and Much More (#360) – Self Improvement Article

Credit: Richard Morgenstein “I really am a big believer in people’s creativity flourishing when they come at things from a different direction and see things in a different way.” — Caterina Fake Caterina Fake (@caterina) is a long-time Silicon Valley pioneer. She is the Cofounder of Yes VC, a pre-seed and seed stage fund investing in ideas that elevate our collective humanity. Previously, she worked at Founder Collective as a Founder Partner, served as Chair of Etsy, and was the co-founder of Flickr. At Flickr, Caterina and…

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Tobi Lütke — The Oracle of Ottawa (#359) – Self Improvement Article

“Feedback is a gift.” — Tobi Lütke Tobi Lütke (@tobi) is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Shopify. In 2004, Tobi began building software to launch an online snowboard store called Snowdevil. It quickly became obvious that the software was more valuable than the snowboards, so Tobi and his founding team launched the Shopify platform in 2006. He has served as CEO since 2008 at the company’s headquarters in Ottawa, Canada. Tobi is an active advocate for computer literacy…

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What Entrepreneurs Need to Learn From the Fyre Festival Disaster – Self Improvement Article

Image Credit: Fyre Festival By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the infamous Fyre Festival. This 2017 music festival turned disaster/international laughing stock has re-entered the public eye due to documentaries released by both Netflix and Hulu that detailed precisely what went down. If you haven’t watched either doc, let’s just say it’s somehow much worse than we all initially thought. The good news is that entrepreneurs can learn some extremely valuable lessons from Billy McFarland, the leading man behind Fyre,…

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How to learn the business skills you need

The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence For many people, setting up a business of their own is a long-cherished dream. However, turning that dream into reality can seem like a daunting task. We’ve all heard the statistics about how the vast majority of new businesses fail in their first year, and the prospect of leaving a stable job for a life of uncertainty can be too frightening to seriously consider, especially if you’ve got a family…

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Making smaller circles in Business — Wolkify

From big circles to making smaller circles When building a business, it is easy to get carried away. You start out with a fantastic little idea and soon this idea grows and grows into something potentially world-changing. You picture your business revolutionizing entire industries. You see your business taking apart all its major competitors.  It is good to dream big. It will give you a clear vision and a goal to work towards. This will keep you motivated when times…

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10 Tips I Would Give My Younger Self (To Get Rich Quicker)

From the desk of Victor PrideSubj: How to stop being a slave and start being a master— If I were to go back in time 10 years ago before I started this whole journey into the unknown, I would give some good advice to my younger self. I would drill these lessons into the head of the younger Pride to get him to understand the vital importance of each of these 10 rules. If the young man did not want…

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What it takes to gain momentum with your start-up — Wolkify

Momentum out of thin air Imagine you were given the following task: You have to get from point A to point B, and you are allowed to use this car right here to get there faster. Theoretically the car has gas in the tank and a working engine, it does however have problems starting. So in order to get the motor running, you have to push it until it is fast enough that you can jump in and start the…

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Here’s How to Stay Balanced & Thrive While Managing Your Busy Work

Image Credit: Unsplash Entrepreneurship: A life where you’re in control of everything from your schedule and your revenue to your team and your vacations. A life that offers so much more than the bog-standard 9-to-5 office job. A life that finally allows you to fulfill your potential and achieve your goals. Entrepreneurship is all of these things, but it’s also a hard, hard slog. It’s working late into the night to try and finish a project. It’s waking up in…

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Sorry, You‘re Not Special And You Need To Read This — Wolkify

At the time of writing, there are 7.6 billion people on Earth. About 360,000 humans are born every day. And the population will only rise. It has been estimated that by the year 2100, the population will grow to 11.2 billion people. You are one of the billion people living on this planet right now. Even more people have come before you and will come after you. Out of all these people, you think you’re special? Let me tell you…

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10 Ways Blogging Will Change Your Life

Starting a blog can change your life. Seriously. It’s changed my life and I know it’s changed thousands of other’s lives. When I was working at my previous employer I knew I wanted to start something on my own. I knew that I wanted to build a business and a business that was linked to what I was passionate about. I didn’t know exactly what that business would look like (and I’m still evolving it greatly as we speak). But…

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How To Fall In Love With The Daily Grind, Achieve Anything And Enjoy Each Day Of Your Life — Wolkify

Five years ago, I wanted to get fit. So, I joined a gym. I paid the membership price and I was ready to rock and roll. I was excited. I imagined how my body will transform in a few months. Day one was fun. I gave my full effort and felt like a superhero. The next day was painful. My body was sore and I didn’t want to go to the gym. But I used my willpower and went to…

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The key lessons on how to become a great leader of any organization

An organization is only as good as its leaders. It’s absolutely true that too much hierarchy can kill the company’s creativity and productivity, but so does an absence of great leadership. Some companies, like Treehouse, experimented with a flat organization without any leadership at all, and soon found out that people felt adrift, like lonely islands without support, when they weren’t being led properly. But becoming a good leader is not an easy job. Developing yourself into a great leader…

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5 Beliefs That Make High Performance Individuals Achieve More Than the Rest

Image Credit: Twenty20.com Many people believe that high performance people such as Michael Jordan, Elon Musk and Michael Phelps are just blessed with superior genetics. But that simply is not true. The fact is, these individuals have beliefs that they picked up somewhere in their lives that made them the high performance individuals that they are. A high performer has the ability to achieve much more success and growth than an “ordinary” person. They are individuals who tend to become…

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Top 100 Personal Development Blogs 2018

The official Top 100 Personal Development Blogs is back! Damn, I love this time of year. It’s all about setting your year up for massive success and what better way of doing that then presenting you with the best personal development blogs for 2018. In fact, we bring you the Top 100! This is the fifth year that we have compiled the Top 100 personal development blogs and every year we see more and more blogs adding great value to…

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