Juan Manuel Montoya Cruz

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12 Steps to Help Manage Your Work-Life Balance on the Go

If you are like most information workers, you can now get work done wherever you are -- from the local coffee shop to your child’s piano recital. Most of us initially welcome this flexibility, but it isn’t long before this "freedom" begins to chafe. Work incursions into private time and space …

3 Things Incredibly Productive People Do

It's tough to stay 100 percent productive as an owner at times. Here's how.<p>We live in an era of swooshes, calendar reminder beeps, vibrating incoming emails, and rings every waking moment of the working day. It’s tough to stay 100 percent productive as an owner at times. We have ADD (attention …

Time Management

The One Behavior That Guarantees Failure

Letting fear of failure stop you from asking for what you want ensures you won't get it.<p>I once sat on the board of a company that was trying to reconfigure the financial relationship that it had with its customers. The CEO was trying to transition from a work-for-hire model to one in which his …

John F. Kennedy

Easiest Way to Actually Like Being Productive

Manage your desires instead of your time, suggests hedge fund manager Brooke Allen.<p>If you’re looking to get through more tasks per day, there is no shortage of schemes, systems, and tools out there to help you. From to-do list apps to productivity hacks, there are a million gurus selling a million …

Mary Poppins

4 Personal Habits That Will Improve Your Business

How deep breaths, hot yoga, and no gluten can make you a more effective leader.<p>This year, I decided that I'm going to share my lessons. Lessons are some of the only things that we can both learn and teach. As I expand my new social enterprise, I feel it is important to share as I go. So, here are …

Seth Godin

7 Habits of Highly Ineffective People

People who can't get things done efficiently often commit the same common productivity errors. Don't let these blunders slow you down.<p>The modern worker has a quiver full of productivity tools. You can choose from umpteen task list apps like Remember the Milk or Wunderlist. You can talk to your …

Time Management
Leadership

How to Get Your Employees to Think Strategically

Studies show that strategic thinking is the most important element of leadership. But how do you instill the trait in others at your company?<p>What leadership skill do your employees, colleagues, and peers view as the most important for you to have? According Robert Kabacoff, the vice president of …

Management
Happiness

10 Simple Steps to Exceptional Daily Productivity

A little planning, a little discipline...and a lot more gets done.<p>No matter what your job, in one way our days are basically the same: We all have the same amount of time at our disposal.<p>That's why how you use your time makes all the difference...whether you're bootstrapping a startup or running a …

Time Management

8 Financial Planning Tips to Keep in Mind This Year

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>If you're like most Americans, you probably didn't make a new year's resolution to get started with long-term financial planning.<p>A staggering 84 percent of respondents to a New Year's Resolution Survey from Allianz Life Insurance said that financial planning …

Retirement

5 motivos para dedicarte tiempo

Las opiniones expresadas por los colaboradores de <i>Entrepreneur</i> son personales.<p>Es instintivo de los emprendedores trabajar contra reloj, dedicando muy poco tiempo a sí mismos. Este tipo de personas ambiciosas descalifican a los seguidores del ‘New Age’ que predican el balance entre vida y trabajo, ya …

12 cosas que hacer antes del desayuno

Las opiniones expresadas por los colaboradores de <i>Entrepreneur</i> son personales.<p>“Si tiene que ocurrir, entonces tiene que ocurrir primero”, escribe Laura Vanderkam, experta en administración de tiempo. Y los que hemos logrado encontrar el éxito profesional y balancearlo con la vida personal adoptamos …

9 claves para trabajar desde casa

4 min read<p>Las opiniones expresadas por los colaboradores de <i>Entrepreneur</i> son personales.<p>Emprender desde casa es un sueño para muchos: Poder trabajar en pijama, sentado en un sillón e incluso con la televisión prendida. Pero la realidad es que no todos tienen ‘madera’ para hacerlo (al menos no sin un …

Deja de procrastinar (y crea buenos hábitos)

Las opiniones expresadas por los colaboradores de <i>Entrepreneur</i> son personales.<p>Recientemente, he estado siguiendo una regla muy simple que me está ayudando a aplastar la procrastinación (o postergación) y me está facilitando mantener los buenos hábitos al mismo tiempo. La comparto contigo:<p>Cómo dejar …

5 principios para ponerte en el camino del éxito

4 min read<p>Las opiniones expresadas por los colaboradores de <i>Entrepreneur</i> son personales.<p>Dependiendo de a quién le preguntes, el éxito significa diferentes cosas. Si me preguntaras a mí, diría que significa tener una carrera que revoluciona alrededor de mi vida real. Si, por el contrario, le …

8 tareas que debes delegar hoy mismo

7 min read<p>Las opiniones expresadas por los colaboradores de <i>Entrepreneur</i> son personales.<p>Cuando Matthew Levey lanzó su empresa de productos cárnicos 100% naturales en 2010, él y sus dos cofundadores iban en bicicleta a todas las tiendas de abarrotes posibles en la ciudad de Nueva York para hacer …

10 Things to Do Every Workday

This list will help you get stuff done in and out of the office.<p>Ever feel as if, in the quest to get <i>everything</i> done, you're not quite doing enough?<p>For example, you've heard on various occasions (including once or twice from us) how important it is to keep in touch with former colleagues, whether …

Time Management
Apps

7 Healthy Habits for Entrepreneurs

Skip the crazy resolutions. Instead, focus on changing a few core habits that will make you healthier in 2014.<p>Another year is upon us, and you may be wanting to kick off 2014 in a healthy way. But resolutions are like diets: they often fail. Usually because they don’t address your ingrained …

Nutrition

7 Steps for Putting Ideas Into Action

Here is a seven-step technique for developing ideas you can actually use to solve business problems.<p>Brainstorming is only a first step to innovation. What matters more are execution and implementation.<p>All of the above may seem obvious. Yet many companies struggle with it, say the authors of a new …

Design Thinking

This Year's 5 Best Inspirational Videos

Need a little boost? These five short videos will remind you what's important in life and work as you head into the New Year.<p>At the end of each year, I like to share the best inspirational videos from that year, the videos that not only caught my eye and informed my mind, but tugged at my heart, …

Inspiration

3 Important Ways to Prepare for 2014

Are you ready to start the New Year? Here are three critical acts you should do this week to prepare.<p>New Year's Day is nearly here and offers the promise of great things to come.<p>Since it falls on a Wednesday the business week won't likely get started until next Monday, which gives you a few days …

Self-improvement

14 Inspirational Quotes for 2014

Fourteen quotes to not just stick on the wall... but to inspire actions that lead to greater success in 2014.<p>I used to hate inspirational quotes, maybe because my wrestling coach used to say, "If you're not puking or passing out... you're not trying hard enough." (Go ahead: bask in the warm glow of …

Motivation

35 tips para ser más eficiente

Las opiniones expresadas por los colaboradores de <i>Entrepreneur</i> son personales.<p>¿Conoces a ese tipo de personas que hacen tantas cosas que parece que tienen 30 horas al día, mientras que el resto de nosotros tenemos únicamente 24? Ya sabes, aquellos que pareciera que terminan más cosas antes del …

El hábito más importante del emprendedor

4 min read<p>Las opiniones expresadas por los colaboradores de <i>Entrepreneur</i> son personales.<p>Estoy seguro de que hay excepciones, pero hasta ahora, en los más de 35 años que lo he observado, todas las personas que he conocido y que son exitosas, son aquellas que se adhieren a su rutina; mientras que los …

Clave del éxito: autodisciplina

4 min read<p>Las opiniones expresadas por los colaboradores de <i>Entrepreneur</i> son personales.<p>En la mañana del funeral de mi madre, escribí el siguiente párrafo de mi libro:<br>Mi madre falleció hace un par de días, y el funeral fue anoche. Son las seis de la mañana y estoy en mi oficina, escribiendo. Eso es …