Desirae Franco

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7 Cleaning Myths--BUSTED!

Don't believe any of these 7 cleaning myths--they'll only slow down your routine.<p><i>Steven Lam / Getty Images</i><p><b>Myth #1: "Don't make your bed in the morning—let it air out!"</b><p>No-clean activists use this to shame bed-makers into giving up their tidy ways. And they have a point, even if they're not actually …

4 Tests to Tell If You're Ready to Be an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are plenty of reasons for not starting a company. Odds are good that starting a company will not make you rich or famous. Only 1 in 10,000 funded startups become worth more than $1 billion, venture capitalist Mike Maples Jr. told me …

3 Ways To Create Value That Lasts

Innovators work hard to understand exactly what value means to their customers so they can generate it. So how exactly do you generate value?<p>Generating value is one of the most misunderstood tools of innovation. But it’s also one of the most important.<p>After all, value is what causes people to want …

6 Exercises To Strengthen Compassionate Leadership

Want loyal, dedicated, and passionate employees? Be a loyal, dedicated, and passionate boss. Here are some tools to develop well-being in your workplace through better communication.<p>When you use compassionate communication in your conversations, something quite surprising occurs: both your brain …

Mindfulness

My Life As A Small Business Owner

This article is presented by Autotrader.<p><b>This article is part of our Dream StateMENTs feature, providing advice and inspiration to men who are following their dreams, no matter what they may be.</b> <i></i><p><i>What is it really like to be a small business owner? A personal trainer? A music producer? A police</i> …

Small Business

Can You Learn To Be Successful?

I’m behind in my reading. More than 30 unread books are sitting on my office shelves and another one joins their ranks almost every week. In an attempt to break the logjam, I opened one somewhat randomly and read this intriguing claim:<p>“You can personally choose to become more successful by adopting …

Why Everybody’s Going Freelance

Whether they’re getting forced out of their jobs or freeing themselves from their organizations, 17 million Americans are going solo. Here’s what that means for the future of work.<p>More Americans are declaring their independence: as in the 17 million that self-indentified as indepenendent workers–as …

Seven Simple Steps To Finding A Job Abroad

When I decided to move to Lebanon, I took the millennial approach and Googled every possible piece of advice on the internet about how to find a job abroad. Most of the articles I found gave blanket advice that could be applied to any situation like “Use Social Media to Connect with New People You …

Why The Best Teams Might Be Temporary

When we think of high-performing teams, we often think of them as long-term allies—a band of brothers in the organizational world. It takes a while for teams to move through the traditional phases of <i>storming</i> and <i>norming</i> before they start to really perform. It’s logical, then, to assume that the …

How To Pump Up Employee Involvement

Back by popular demand...<p>The <b>70 tips</b> below make for a good list for learning how to become a better leader when you don't have a lot of time to read …