Vanessa Rady

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What Makes You 'Click' With Someone Else?

You can’t put your finger on it.<p>You may not have anything in common.<p>On paper it might seem you’d never be friends.<p>But you just… “<i>click</i>.”<p>How does that …

Relationships

5 Traits That Distinguish Serial Entrepreneurs

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are a rarity. Just over 1-in-10 adults within the U.S.. engage in entrepreneurial activities.<p>That low number is not a surprise in light of the complex array of challenges that entrepreneurs face. According to a …

Entrepreneurship

7 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Can Avoid

Successful entrepreneurs share mistakes they've made and how to avoid them.<p>Just as you don't need to reinvent the wheel, avoid making mistakes that others have already made. Successful entrepreneurs share their key lessons learned from building their businesses.<p>1. Don't give up too quickly.<p>Some …

Business Strategy

You Must Blend These 5 Ingredients Perfectly for Startup Success

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Stepping into an entrepreneurial position is stressful in a number of ways, but most of the little stresses route back to the biggest one—the worry of whether or not your startup will succeed. The threat of failure is what …

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs Make These 6 Mistakes All Too Often

As a company grows, it typically needs a sales team. Here's how to avoid the common errors that occur at this stage of your company's development.<p>As I've mentioned previously, learning how to sell is great preparation for starting your own company. Entrepreneurs who know how to sell are usually far …

Entrepreneurship

12 Little Habits You Can Do Right Now for Big Results

The best way to create a new habit is to break it into very little habits and practice those daily. Here are some great starting places if you want to have big results in your life and business.<p>Cultivating a new habit can be tough. There's always plenty of distraction in our day-to-day lives, with …

Happiness

4 Ways to Dominate Your Pitch

You don't have to be talented or have amazing numbers to have a great pitch. A few tips can make anyone be a standout.<p>Last month, my startup graduated from the 500 Startups Accelerator Program. Our demo day pitch was recognized by Venturebeat, ListHunt, and Forbes as one of the top performances. …

Public Speaking

4 Mentalities That Are Killing Your Career

You may be your own worst enemy in your career. Here's why.<p>As the economy continues to shift, traditional employment (long-term, full-time) is becoming obsolete. We live in a shared economy. Contract work is on the rise and instead of viewing ourselves as employees who work "for" companies, we now …

College & University

17 Fast and Simple Tips That Always Improve Your First Impression

Everyone wants to make a good first impression, but do you really know how? Try these tips to up your game.<p>Last week I shared 25 Habits That Always Ruin a First Impression, and the response was overwhelming. It's good that people care about what others think of them when they meet for meetings or …

Body Language

Why Entrepreneurs Should Celebrate Every Single Victory

As an entrepreneur, it's easy to dismiss personal successes. This is a mistake.<p>How do you measure success? Early in my career, it was the massive victories: Breaking into Playboy Magazine (as a journalist, that is), getting my Masters or publishing my first book. I learned slowly, though, that any …

Startups

10 ways to implement your great business idea

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p><b>1. Look for pain points, don’t wait for the ‘Eureka’ moment</b><p>A sustainable business should generate out of a pain point, which in other words, is …

Small Business

The Ultimate Science-Based Guide to Creating Habits that Stick

At one point in time, Aristotle was called The Philosopher. Not A philosopher — THE philosopher.<p>His work had such an impact that he became synonymous …

These Shoes Are Made For Urban and Outdoor Adventure

If you’re in the market for a pair of shoes that are versatile enough to both hike a trail and be worn to dinner with friends, than you’ll want to …

Weight Loss Tips From A Former Fat Guy

I looked at the photos from our summer vacation and said, “When did I get so fat?” And the answer was, “university.” University was where I got fat. It was the freshman 15 factored by three.<p>Although I’d always been lean growing up, at the age of 25 I was just on the cusp of hitting “obese” on the …

8 Easy Ways to Become Highly Productive Without Working Harder

I have always known hard work to be an essential secret of success. And because I like succeeding in all I do, I work hard.<p>The harder I work, the …

Time Management

12 books you should read to impress your boss

Not only that, it improves your vocabulary, expands your world, and generally makes you a more educated and interesting person to be around.<p>Below, 12 entrepreneurs from YEC suggest books that they themselves have loved and passed on to their employees.<p>Read just one and you'll find yourself ahead of …

6 Ways to Make an Unforgettable First Impression

Trust starts to take shape in the first 7 seconds of a conversation. Here are some ways to start off on the right foot.<p>First impressions count; they are the gate through which you gain admission to the most important relationships you will have in your life, professionally and personally.<p>Human …

Self-help

5 Reasons People May Not Be Following Your Leadership

There are times throughout a leader's tenure that he/she must look behind them and see if anyone is following. Are the goals that have been set being accomplished? Is the organization moving in a positive direction? Are people working together to achieve the desired outcomes?<p>Losing your influence …

A complete guide to designing your morning routine to double your productivity

On average, each of us wake up to 25,000 mornings in our adult life, which means we have 25,000 days to maximize how we spend it.<p><b>Your morning defines the rest of your day.</b><p>If you can optimize your morning routines, you’ve set yourself up to have a productive day ahead of you.<p>The good news is, we all …

The 50 Best Quotes From the 50 Best Business Books

The essence of classic business books can sometimes be captured by a simple quote from between their covers.<p><i>1. Think and Grow Rich</i><p>“If you truly desire money so keenly that your desire is an obsession, you will have no difficulty in convincing yourself that you will acquire it. The object is to want …

Selling

5 Must-See Places in Utah

Utah is known for its world-class skiing around Park City as well as its “Mighty Five” national parks, including Bryce Canyon, Zion, and Arches. But …

How to be an Unsuccessful Backpacker

A lot of travel bloggers enjoy bragging. They are all about the number of countries they have visited (hint: often times, they have just gone through …

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Your First $50,000: What To Do Now?

How you deploy your first little bit of cash is a strong signal of your values.<p>A local angel investor or two just wrote you a check(s) for $50,000. Woohoo!! You can now take your idea to the next step. The ball is rolling. The train has left the station. Watch out world--here we come.<p>Regardless of …

Jack Welch

11 Practical Things That Will Make You A Better Entrepreneur Almost Instantly

Every entrepreneur I know wants to improve in some way. They want to create successful companies. They want to scale those companies. They want to enjoy life.<p>What’s does it take to achieve these admittedly vague objectives? The simple answer is <i>self improvement.</i><p>What are some practical things that …

How to Transform Self-Criticism into Self-Appreciation

<b>“Stop hating yourself for everything you aren't. Start loving yourself for everything that you are.” ~Unknown</b><p>They stop you dead in your …

Self-help

12 Money Hacks You Must Learn Now Or Regret It In 20 Years

12 Money Hacks You Must Learn Now To Avoid Regret In 20 Years<p>Simon Lightstone<p>Read full profile<p>If you’re a young professional, the lifestyle of your …

Personal Finance

3 Secrets to Building Your Mental Strength

Most people know how to build physical strength, but there's a lot more confusion over the steps you can take to develop mental strength. While there are lots of exercises that can help you become mentally strong, here are three secrets to building mental muscle:<p><b>1. Talk to yourself like a trusted</b> …