Christina Gmyr

59 Flips | 7 Magazines | 10 Likes | 3 Following | 2 Followers | @ChristinaGmyr | Community Manager at FingerprintForSuccess.com, Founder of FleetingLife.com. Mallorca-based, digital nomad at <3.

Want to be a successful entrepreneur? Use failure to your advantage.

When it comes to business direction and inspiration, there are a lot of big-name entrepreneurs to look up to in the hopes of mirroring even a little …

How to spend 48 hours in Lake Placid, New York

Having grown up in Upstate New York <i>(and by Upstate I mean literally as far up-state that you can go in NYS. No, I don’t mean Albany. Yes, there</i> …

Choose Your Own Adventure

Want to Be a Successful Entrepreneur? Start by Knowing Yourself

The importance of truly understanding the business owner within.<p>It's been fashionable for a long time for people to "find themselves." Over forty years, I've noticed that a lot of the people that are looking for that sort of hidden knowledge of self also seem to be those that own their own business.<p>…

Entrepreneurship

27 Quotes to Change How You Think About Problems

Great minds give you the benefit of their experience.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It happens to even the most seasoned of entrepreneurs. You’ve built momentum for your latest project, you’re excited to embrace new challenges and you’ve visualized success at …

Motivation

Startup Xpenditure turned down 20 VCs, but for what?

In the startup world, venture capitalists can find themselves treated as demigods. Feted by startup founders, by the media and by government, VC’s wield power, influence and, most importantly, money.<p>Alternatives to VC rounds are rarely considered. It’s expected that Series B follows A, and A …

Profit

Thanks to a little-known airline hack, traveling around the world could be cheaper than you realize

I'll admit, I had nearly written off the possibility of booking an around the world trip and visiting a handful of countries in one fell swoop for fear that I'd never land on a total airline fare I could stomach.<p>Then I learned about the Round-the-World (RTW) ticket, a program offered by the major …

How to Beat Perfectionism, Make Progress and Find Happiness

Most people think of philosophy as a system of ethics or an explanation of the purpose of life, so they miss its most practical aspects. Ancient …

Ancient Philosophy

Why achieving true work-life balance is impossible

I was drowning in work.<p>I was convinced this was because my job was demanding, but as I shuffled my responsibilities around, switched jobs, and …

Work-life Balance

The Top 25 "Next in Tech" Cities Fostering Startup Growth [Infographic]

Being a startup in a tech hub can be pretty stressful. Whether it’s Silicon Valley or New York City, you have to be pretty lucky to make it as a …

Startups

NewME business accelerator expands its vision, leveraging South Florida's diversity to uplift entrepreneurs

<i>Angela Benton is the founder and CEO of</i> <i>NewME Accelerator</i><i>. Today, Knight Foundation is announcing</i> <i>$191,000 in new support</i> <i>for the accelerator to expand</i> …

Behind the success of a startup is passion, not money: 3 business women decode their stories

At the Forbes India W Power event held on Wednesday, a few startup founders were felicitated for their successful ventures. For every such startup …

3 Reasons Why Startups Should Hire Kindergartners | Investopedia

Chance (my son): “Dadda, we should add another letter in the alphabet.”<p>Me: “Really? Why?”<p>Chance: “My Letterland character doesn’t sound right. C is …

Entrepreneurship

Embrace Your Employees' Differences to Become a Stronger Business Leader

Today's employees want more from a job than a paycheck and benefits.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Glenn Llopis’s book</i> The Innovation Mentality<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble<p>Today’s employees want more from the …

Leadership

Why Wellness Should Be on Your Company Culture Checklist

A great company is one that values your health, happiness and future growth.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Company Culture<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and</i> …

Corporate Culture

Root Out Bias from Your Decision-Making Process

We’ve all experienced the disappointment of an important decision not going our way. The feeling is far worse when you feel that the decision was somehow “rigged” against you — that you never had a chance, that your input wasn’t given its fair due, or that only some of the data was considered. You …

Management

Secrets of the World's Best Workplaces

Good morning.<p>How do you get on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list? It starts with heart, says Mike DeFrino, CEO of Kimpton Hotels. “We …

3 Ways to Make Your Organization More Open and Connected

Good communication requires more than social media and open floor plans.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From healthcare to government to education, it’s clear that we need a new way forward to make the world truly more open and connected. It sometimes seems …

Employee Engagement

Can you really be yourself at work?

<b>When you're at work, do you behave in the same way as you do when you're at home? Or do you have a work persona - a duller, more subdued version of your real self?</b><p>Of course there are certain behaviours, such as swearing, or nudity, for example, that aren't acceptable in any workplace, but having a …

Framing the Work to Encourage Experimentation

<b>Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden are rock stars in the Lean UX world, and the designers, strategists, and co-authors are back with a new book, “</b><b>Sense &</b> …

10 Steps to Perfect Your Startup Pitch

Startup guru Guy Kawasaki explains why asking investors for money is like online dating.<p><i>By Ian Chipman | Stanford Business Contributor</i><p>Pitching a startup to venture capitalists is like online dating, says Guy Kawasaki, who has pitched and been pitched to more times than he can count. But not like …

Kawasaki

10 Excellent Pieces of Expert Advice for Entrepreneurs from VCs

If you want to build a successful startup and score funding, who better to look to for advice than the investors? VCs have a wealth of experience and know what separates the unicorns (winners) from the donkeys (losers).<p>Entrepreneurs, take note! Here are 10 excellent pieces of advice from VCs.<p>1. …

Entrepreneurship

How to create a successful corporate-startup collaboration

The idea that corporations and startups excel better together isn’t new. We all know innovation is key to sustained success, and one way to accelerate innovation is through collaboration.<p>Three-quarters of startups that collaborated with corporations reported their experience to be highly …

I went from having zero business sense to building a profitable company — here's how to develop the mindset you need

After the third attempt and failure at starting a business I said, "That's it. I'm never doing this again! This is clearly for other people."<p>I hated it.<p>But I tried again.<p>I had zero business sense.<p>All I knew about business was this: If you do work for someone, you get paid, and then you pay …

Y Combinator opens registration for its free Startup School online course

Y Combinator is making its Startup School event available to more people in the form of a massively open online course (MOOC). Starting today, you can register for a spot to watch the various industry leaders and entrepreneurs that the startup program has lined up to guest lecture during this …

Startups

The disrupters in the venture capital industry are ripe for disruption.

Venture capital is an essential resource for entrepreneurial businesses, but new entrepreneurial approaches are changing the industry.<p>More and more new venture capital funds are popping up in the greater Washington region. Funds such as Blu Ventures, Gula Tech Adventures, NextGen Venture Partners, …

Venture Capital

The 2 Mental Shifts Highly Successful People Make

This curated column is authored by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy “WhenThe post The 2 Mental Shifts Highly Successful People Make …

Rick Steves: What's new in Spain and Portugal for 2017

Both Spain and Portugal have interesting stories to tell and interesting cultures to share. Here's some travel news for those visiting in 2017.<p>Across Spain, neglected corners of many cities are now being made more inviting for visitors. Sevilla's Triana neighborhood, for example, long considered …

Is The Digital Nomad Lifestyle Just A Phase?

The digital nomad lifestyle has become something of a holy grail for thousands of people around the world who want to escape the 9-5. What's not to like? You could spend your life travelling to exotic destinations and spend a fraction of what you would at home, without having to give up your …

7 Key Traits of a Digital Nomad (INFOGRAPHIC)

Some predict there will be 1 billion digital nomads by 2035.<p>With such an impressive stat, <b>you’d think it’d be pretty easy to find out how to become a</b> …