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I built my net worth to $1.25 million with 3 key strategies anyone can use

• <b>Grant Sabatier became financially independent at age 30, after saving $1.25 million in five years.</b>• <b><br>The time it takes to build up $1 million depends on how much money you are making, how much you are saving, and how much your investment grows.</b>• <b><br>The key is to always keep track of your spending and net</b> …

Retirement Planning

27 Leaders and Experts You Should Follow to Help Build Your Business on the Side

Check out these books, podcasts and video series if you want to turn your side hustle into a major business.<p>It's not easy to build a business on the side, and you don't have a lot of time to for trial and error or taking care of mistakes. That's why the best thing you can do is to learn from the …

Success

Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos' mentor used a simple test to figure out who is a true leader

You can have the most impressive title in the world and still not be a leader.<p>According to the late Bill Campbell, who established a reputation as the "coach" of Silicon Valley, only one thing determines whether or not you're a leader: the opinions of those you're supposed to be leading.<p>A former …

Leadership

1 Trick Steve Jobs and Leonardo da Vinci Used to Unlock Their Best Ideas

Walter Isaacson's new book about da Vinci shows readers how to unlock their inner genius.<p>Apple co-founder Steve Jobs makes several appearances in Walter Isaacson's new biography of Leonardo da Vinci. The two creative geniuses have a lot in common, chief among them is their ability to marry art and …

Creativity

Profitable Businesses Need Fit Entrepreneurs

Meet second generation inventor, Forbes Riley. She can kick your ass + mind + business into shape.<p>For me, when it comes to product design, there is so much confusion around the right path. Even though I work to clarify this through this column, through my podcasts, and through the work I do, I …

Entrepreneurship

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Billionaire Jack Ma, and This Famous Brain Surgeon Agree: You Will Need This 1 Rare Skill to Be Successful

Imagine the possibilities of businesses and leaders practicing this on a daily basis.<p>World-renowned neurosurgeon James Doty, author of the <i>New York Times</i> best seller <i>Into the Magic Shop,</i> has a compelling story that credits mindfulness and visualization as important first steps that turned a life of …

Compassion

Are You Actually Innovating, or Just Practicing 'Entrepreneurship'?

We talk a lot about how innovations happened, but rarely discuss how you actually produce one.<p>Entrepreneurship has come to be largely about taking small ideas, often of little consequence, and making them look big -- even if it turns out their failure was predictable -- so you can get funded. At …

Innovation

This is Why Entrepreneur Tim Ferriss Should be on Your Radar

Never underestimate the power of someone who isn't afraid to face their fears<p>Most people only dream of escaping the trappings of a traditional 9 to 5 workweek. The idea of having more time to spend on personal pursuits and enjoyment is attractive, for obvious reasons, but feels unattainable by the …

Success

Always Believe You’re Good Enough.

Everyone in the world is hoping for one thing.<p>That nobody notices they don’t belong.<p>Everyone in the world suffers from imposter syndrome sooner or …

Self-improvement

Moving To Blue Ocean Strategy: A Five-Step Process To Make The Shift

In 2005, <i>Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant</i>, a book by Professors W. Chan Kim and Rénee Mauborgne, launched a revolution in business strategy. After all, which firm would <i>not</i> to be operating in “uncontested market space,” …

Oceans

Here's Why So Many Companies Find It So Hard To Innovate

Innovation isn't like operations<p>In 1892, George Eastman formed the Eastman Kodak Company to "make the camera as convenient as a pencil." It was an idea whose time had come and by the early 20th century, Kodak emerged as one of America's largest companies and Eastman one of its most successful …

Innovation

This Shocking Babe Ruth Photo Carries a Powerful Business Lesson

It's a strange, unusual shot of the greatest home run hitter ever - one that transmits a powerful reminder of what will make you successful.<p>It's a photo of the one of the greatest baseball players of all time, the man who made the term "Home Run" a part of the American lexicon, doing something …

Major League Baseball

The 1 Networking Rule 99 Percent Of People Are Afraid To Follow, But Should

There's a reason networking events don't work.<p>How many times have you found yourself at a networking event, only to feel like you're at a networking event?<p>I'll let you in on a little secret: these aren't the events where real networking is taking place.<p>I don't go to networking events. I don't …

Networking

Two Critical Things No One Tells You About Becoming An Entrepreneur

There is a lot of fascination about being an entrepreneur these days, but many entrepreneurial ventures fail quickly, and it might be because of two key things to consider that often don't make their way into the limelight.<p>Today, being an entrepreneur is a pretty hip thing to be. We hear stories …

Entrepreneurship

Uber's New CEO Just Sent an Amazing Email to Employees--And Taught a Major Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

In just a few short sentences, Uber's new leader demonstrates the power of seeing the big picture.<p>Uber's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has only been on the job a matter of weeks, but a recent email to employees is proof positive that he's the right man for the job.<p>Yesterday, government officials in …

Emotional Intelligence

6 Things You Can Do to Retire by 40, According to People Who Did It

Retiring by 40 might seem like a pipe dream to most people. But it’s surprisingly attainable if you apply the right knowhow and financial …

Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch

Presented by Back it on IndieGOGO<p>Loading...<p>Elevator Pitch<p>Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch Ep. 3: Want a Job, a Baby or Some New Friends?<p>On our fast-paced pitch show, entrepreneurs seek investment from judges and crowdfunded support from viewers.<p>Meet the Investors<p>David MeltzerDavid is the Co-Founder and …

Elevator Pitches

5 Things You Need to Do When Bootstrapping Your Startup

Finance your own business and keep 100 percent<p>I'm a major advocate of bootstrapping -- I believe the lessons learned along the way are priceless, and owing 100 percent of your business is well worth the struggles and challenges. With that being said, bootstrapping is also extremely difficult.<p>I've …

Entrepreneurship

If You’re Searching for Purpose, Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

We are all searching for a purpose, a career and a life that really matter. So if you feel stuck, trapped or hopeless—if you want <i>more</i>—ask yourself …

33 Management Hacks Smart Bosses Should Have in Their Bag of Tricks

Are any of these in your bag of management tricks?<p>If you're a manager, I have profound respect for you. You're probably juggling several things -- recruiting, putting teams together, scheduling shifts, managing people and tasks, handling discipline issues and, of course, keeping customers …

9 Ways Entrepreneurs Think Differently Than Employees

Entrepreneurship is a state of mind as much as a set of actions.<p>When you see a glass of water, do you think of it as half full or half empty? The way you answer could be a key factor in your future success.<p>A report from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) says 27 million working-age Americans are …

GrowthLab

You don’t need to raise millions in venture capital. You don’t need a Harvard MBA. And the power of the internet means you don’t need to buy 50 …

By 2022, a single company plans to invest $100 billion in the "information revolution"

$100 Billion<p>To say Japan’s SoftBank Group is set to make a considerable investment into the information revolution over the next five years is a bit …

Venture Capital

Entrepreneurship and Millennials Are Thriving in Emerging Markets

There is a world of opportunity outside the US, and entrepreneurial millennials are conquering it.<p>In America, millennial entrepreneurship is down. Despite the apparent strength of the startup and technology sector, millennials are projected to be the least entrepreneurial generation: …

Emerging Markets

Elon Musk's Best PR Campaign to Date Happened and You May Not Have Noticed

What you can learn from the marketing minimalism of Elon Musk.<p>"Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins."<p>When Elon Musk sent the above tweet, people paid attention. According to Newswhip's SPIKE Technology, Musk's …

Why You Don't Need a Website To Build A Successful Business

Creating a website can be a waste of time if you're just starting out. Here's what to do instead.<p>Websites are famous for being your storefront in the digital age. Every expert will tell you you <i>must</i> have a website to capture leads. And that's true...if you're building an e-commerce or online …

15 Things Every Newbie Needs to Know About Starting a Business

Starting a business is exciting -- and scary.<p>I've started more businesses than I'd care to admit. In my experience, it's a bit like driving through a heavy fog where you are only able to see a few feet in front of the windshield -- you don't know what's up ahead until it's upon you. However, the …

Entrepreneurship

Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett All Use This Ancient Philosophy to Build Wealth

Figuring out what matters to you most may be the most important decision you can make.<p>Granted, philosophy may not sound like the most exciting subject to learn about in this day and age--how could the thoughts and opinions of ancient Greek philosophers of 300 BC, and dazzling minds such as Cicero, …

8 Business Books Entrepreneurs Must Read to Dominate Their Industry

Whether you're a rising executive or someone just starting out, these great books can help you reach your goal.<p>Every time you pick up a book -- or download one to a device -- opportunity knocks at your door. A good book represents a chance to expose yourself to groundbreaking, thought-provoking …

Entrepreneurship