Marty Vaughn

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The "To Kill A Mockingbird" Sequel Is Insane

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3 Luxuries I Left Behind When I Became an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>During my decades as a well-compensated network television producer, I paid all my bills on time and spent money on my share of luxuries, including pricey vacations, restaurants, fitness trainers and fancy health clubs. Oh, those were the …

Luxury Lifestyle

14 Literary Classics You Didn't Know Could Help You Become a Better Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The right reading can inspire and educate you, keep you up to date on your field and help you adapt to the inevitable changes of the business world.<p>Sometimes, though, you need inspiration from a different type of book. In fact, the …

Literature

Recapture a Few Precious Minutes Each Day With These 4 Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What would you do if you had a few extra minutes each day?<p>The reality is that most of us could probably identify 10 minutes each day that is wasted on unproductive activities (albeit entertaining, watching a 6-foot man in a 6-foot water …

Please Cover Your Mouth Before Infecting Everyone With Your Negativity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For the well-mannered among us, we turn away from the person we’re talking to when the urge to sneeze strikes, covering our nose and mouth in an effort to not spread germs. Then we say, “Excuse me.” And we wash our hands repeatedly …

Consciousness

6 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Successfully Brand Themselves

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the last few years, personal branding has gone on from being an additional responsibility to one of the top priorities in marketing a business.<p>Over the last few years, branding has gone on from being an additional responsibility to …

Entrepreneurship

25 Quotes About Making Money and Keeping Perspective

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Money. It's one of the hardest things to balance (or accumulate) when you're an entrepreneur or small business owner. While you need money to keep an entrepreneurial dream alive, you also can't become consumed by it. Too many people lose …

Motivation

5 Philosophies That Will Help You on Your Path to Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The ability to create success is the product of a unique combination of skills, mindset and abilities that you can tap into again and again to achieve your biggest dreams. That’s an important thing to remember because each journey of …

Self-improvement

7 Ways Introverts Can Become Master Minglers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’re all familiar with the concept of networking, and there are some myths about this social practice that I’d like to clear up. First of all, there’s an assumption that you have to be “good” at networking or it won’t get you anywhere. …

Networking

7 Mind-Body Fitness Strategies That Crush Stress

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If, in response to a life event, you’ve ever felt heat in the face, tightness in the chest, deep fatigue, an upset stomach or a craving for junk food, you know what stress feels like in your body. Chances are you’re well aware that stress …

Mental Health

How Much Should You Pay Yourself as a Business Owner?

<i>In their book</i> Start Your Own Business<i>, the staff of Entrepreneur Media Inc. guides you through the critical steps to starting your business, then supports you in surviving the first three years as a business owner. In this edited excerpt, the authors offer easy-to-follow advice to help you set your</i> …

Sleep May Unlock Previously Unavailable Memories

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sleep and memory. Their relationship is complex, but researchers have established that getting a good night's rest is instrumental in keeping forgetfulness at bay, in part because, when sleeping, your brain "replays" activity from earlier …

The Brain

Everything You Need to Know About Leadership You Learned in Physics Class

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The traditional liberal arts curriculum I pursued in college made me neither liberal nor an artist, but it at least got me out of serious science class.<p>In retrospect, that was a shame, because I've come to view science with a deep …

Customers

How Important Is Emotional Intelligence to Success in Business?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many psychologists and experts in human behavior believe that a person’s emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) may be more important to success than the person’s intelligence quotient (IQ).<p>There are many valid definitions of emotional …

Emotional Intelligence

21 Travel Hacks You Need to Know Before You Go

The best part of traveling is arriving at your destination. All of the other stuff that comes before is typically a drag. Overpaying for airfare. Check. Cramming your life into a suitcase. Check. Sitting uncomfortably close to strangers in a winged tube in the sky. Ugh, check.<p>Also on your …

Hacking

Reality Check: 5 Things You Need to Realize About Your Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Andre Lavoie will be at the Entrepreneur 360™ conference on October 7, 2015 in New York City. He will join a panel of experts to discuss effective hiring strategies for growing your company. Register now.</i><p>The hustle and bustle of the …

Employee Engagement

5 Ways to Generate Business Through LinkedIn

This story appears in the August 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Let’s start with the data: More than half of marketers surveyed say Facebook is the most important social network they use, according to the 2015 Social Media Marketing Industry Report by San Diego-based Social Media Examiner. …

7 Ways to Soothe a Customer Complaining Online

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You work hard serving and acquiring customers. Then one day, someone posts a negative comment about your business at Amazon, Yelp or Consumer Reports. How will you respond?<p>The growth of online communication challenges how we deal with …

Self-help

4 Ways to Create a Culture of Daily Mentorship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Team development and growth is critical to every business, and retaining top talent, more important than ever. However, a great compensation package alone will not ensure that a talented worker stays in the fold. According to a study by …

Leadership

Don't Let Those Closest to You Degrade Your Potential

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”<p>“Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.”<p>Whether you believe in those sayings or not, an absolute truth that entrepreneurs and business owners can never …