Jaylon Seales

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Humility: The Secret To Confident Leadership

Successful entrepreneurs must consistently focus on improving and promoting themselves and their companies. Personal motivation, individual sacrifice, and self-promotion are necessary and important components to moving a business forward. But once the herculean task of creating a business has been …

Entrepreneurship

90% Of Startups Fail: Here's What You Need To Know About The 10%

As an entrepreneur, I know about failure. I’ve made mistakes, pretty stupid ones. At the same time, though, I’ve been fortunate enough to succeed a few times, too.<p>Along the way, I’ve been able to understand some of the lesser-known reasons that some startups fail, and more importantly why a few …

How To Stop Measuring And Start Managing

When I first started taking business classes a thousand years ago, they were still teaching the old-school definition of management. Back then the conventional wisdom was that managers did five things: planning, forecasting, budgeting, controlling and something else. Who can even remember? I heard …

The Workplace

Four Words That Every Entrepreneur Succeeds Or Fails By

This year our company, Fishbowl, is putting it all on the line for four magic words: Mind Your Own Business!<p>Minding your own business can be compared to driving a state-of-the-art sports car. Why own a Lamborghini if you can’t open the doors and shift it out of first gear? Operating a successful …

Sears is selling hundreds of stores. Investors cheer.

Sears is deploying its biggest weapon -- its vast real-estate holdings -- in an attempt to avoid a death spiral. So far investors love it.<p>The core business of Sears (SHLD) is crumbling. Sales have plunged, red ink is mounting and cash is going up in smoke. The once great retailer is a shell of its …

Don't Make These Entertaining Mistakes!

Whether hosting dinner for sixty or lunch for six, avoid these mistakes.<p><i>MICHAEL DEVINE</i><p><b>When entertaining, DON'T:</b><p><b>• Make a seating chart:</b> People will organically be drawn to each other, let them mingle and see what happens. "It's more interesting that way," says Kathryn Ireland.<p><b>• Obsess over a theme:</b> …

How To Fake A Lived-In Look For Your Housewarming Party

Planning a housewarming party but worry your house still looks new-space sterile? Here are 8 quick, easy tips to give guests the impression that you've already made this home your own.<p><i>Passports & Pancakes</i><p><b>1. Don't think "perfect"—think YOU</b><p>It's a housewarming party, not a photo shoot—your guests are …

12 Problems Only People With Great Taste Understand

Yes, your home looks amazing, but it's not without inconvenience.<p><b>You walk into any store—low- or high-end</b><b>—and your favorite item is always the most expensive one.</b> Who knew that little brass tray would ring up as more than certain pieces of furniture?<p><b>You've had to stop watching makeover shows on TV</b> …