Lee Chan Leong

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10 Success Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In order to achieve success, you need to adopt the habits that will drive you to the top. Successful people strongly believe in something and are driven to manifest it. Their path is so strong that it keeps them true to their ideas and …

Self-improvement

30-Year-Old Who Sold His Startup For $170 Million Just Wrote 1,284 Slides On How To Win Life

Clocking in at an insane 1,284 slides, the presentation includes such gems as:<p>"Important people like opening FedEx packages."<p>And:<p>"Let your inner child come out daily and silly dance."<p>Valleywag's Nitasha Tiku posted and mocked the slidedeck Wednesday and we've spotted some problems with it, too, but …

Self-improvement

The 24-Minute Morning Routine That Will Make You an Entrepreneurial Rock Star

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Time is one of your most coveted and scarce resources as an entrepreneur, so maximizing pockets of time in your day through a productive routine is crucial.<p>Probably the most important period of your day is when you first wake up. Your …

Time Management

20 Inspiring Quotes on How to Build a Successful Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startups have always been hard. Even when you think you are putting in your best, it may not be enough to pull it off. Truthfully, most people fail. But don't give up on your dream just yet. If you really believe that you have something …

Entrepreneurship

Your baby sucks. And this startup wants to tell you how much

Brainchild Technologies wants to build a pacifier that measures the frequency of your infant’s suck reflex, with the idea that giving parents this …

15 Ways to Find Something to Smile About Every Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard about the importance of smiling each day. In fact, even a forced smile can have a positive impact on a person’s mood. In tests, those who smiled exhibited lower heart rate than those who maintained a neutral expression.<p>But …

Happiness

It's OK to Be Great: Why Entrepreneurs Deserve to Stand Out

This story appears in the February 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><b>I</b> have to be honest: Being an entrepreneur isn’t that glamorous or even fun on some days. You have a hard job. But I promise you, no matter what direction your company goes, it will be meaningful, and you will matter. Because …

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs Must Always Have Answers for These 5 Questions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You can conduct business from the sleekest office and develop groundbreaking ideas each day, but if you can’t speak intelligently about your industry or startup, your company likely won’t get the respect it deserves.<p>Like politicians, …

Entrepreneurship

4 Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs have frequent opportunities to doubt themselves, their plans, ideas and abilities. Perhaps you’ve occasionally asked yourself, "Am I really cut out for this job?” or “Am I on the right track?”<p>In 1998, I was laid off from a …

Self-confidence

Are You a Manager or a Leader?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the past 15 years of building my real estate business, I've come to learn there's a huge difference between managers and leaders. Too often these words are used interchangeably. I've seen managers who are, in fact, leaders and …

Leadership

The 4 Levels of Competence -- With 2 That Entrepreneurs Must Avoid

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Wow. Once again I watched an entrepreneur step off a cliff, straight into the abyss of certain business doom.<p>And the sad part? He didn't even know it.<p>In my role as founder and CEO of Mighty Wise, a company providing resources for …

Leadership

25 Ways to Lead, Inspire and Motivate Your Team to Greatness

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You are only as good as your team. It is your job as a leader to set the bar, inspire, and motivate your team to reach greatness.<p>Sitting back and focusing only on your personal goals will not benefit your team or help your brand grow. …

Leadership

The One Key Thing These Workplace Gurus Recommend Doing Each Day for Business Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What’s the one thing you try to do every day in the pursuit of success?<p>As complexity and demand rise in the workplace, it isn’t surprising that people become obsessed with shortcuts. Juggling competing projects and priorities in today’s …

Leadership

Everything I Know About Business I Learned From My High School English Teacher

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Since coming on board as co-CEO of a growing New York startup, I’ve increasingly found myself on the receiving end of one seemingly simple, yet surprisingly difficult to answer question: "What defines a successful business person?"<p>The …

Entrepreneurship

10 People Who Will Destroy Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to build a great business, you have to be very deliberate about whom you let into it.<p>Emotions and behaviors may circulate through social networks in patterns similar to what’s seen in epidemiological models of the flu virus. …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways to Build Jumpstarting Innovation Into Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business stagnation left unchecked leads to lower employee productivity, decreased consumer interest and smaller profit margins. The antidote is ongoing innovation of new and creative ideas that make possible high levels of business …

Customers

10 Blessings That Come Hidden in Rejection, Losing and Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Rejection. Losing. Failure. Nobody strives for them. No athlete sets out to lose, no entrepreneur’s goal is bankruptcy. But as if an act of divine mercy, there’s positives to be found in the negatives. In fact, successful people often …

Motivation

5 Words Successful (and Happy) People Never Use

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Jeff Haden, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p><b>I carried my board back onto the beach.</b> "I could never do that," a man walking by says. "I'd be too scared."<p>"Sure you could," I think as he walks away. …

Stephen Hawking

What Young People Must Know About Entrepreneurship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do young people view entrepreneurship as a viable career option? Not according to a recent analysis by <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> that showed that only 3.6 percent of households headed by adults younger than 30 owned stakes in private …

Entrepreneurship

How Successful People Stay Calm

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Dr. Travis Bradberry, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more …

Emotional Intelligence

13 Steps to Effective Emails That Don't Suck

This story appears in the January 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Three things that make an entrepreneur anxious: one, managing cash flow; two, finding the right partners/hiring the right team; and three, pressing the “send” button on an email campaign.<p>On the surface, email seems …

Infographics

3 Qualities Every Successful Entrepreneur Must Have

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are three qualities inherent in all successful entrepreneurs.<p>1. Adaptability<p>In most cases, what you start out to do will not be exactly what you’re doing when you are ultimately successful. As you roll out your enterprise, you’ll …

Entrepreneurship

Practice Triage in Making Business Decisions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Decisions are the fuel that propels companies forward. Good leaders know how to make quick decisions based on limited data. As a CEO, I’ve learned to triage decisions by sorting them into three categories based on their potential business …

To Stay Afloat, Focus on the Next Wave

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s easy to get caught on the treadmill at work, but your success depends on your ability to understand future trends and the big picture. What will your industry look like in five years? What new technologies will emerge? What are the …

East Village

Attention Millennials: How to Excel at the Dying Art of Phone Conversations (Infographic)

Want to win someone over on the phone? Smile when you dial. It’s the key to influencing people on that thing you used to talk on before you fell for text.<p>Of course, grinning is only part of winning. Just in case you forgot, getting what you want out of phone conversations -- especially those of the …

Infographics

Become More Positive With These 5 Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>History has shown that those with an optimistic outlook on life are the ones who usually find the most success.<p>For me, changing my negative mental attitude to a positive one resulted in a completely different lifestyle, both personally …

Happiness

10 Ways to Say 'No' That Won't Damage Business or Relationships

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur I know can’t find enough hours in a day to do the good things they want, and yet they often find themselves saying yes to new requests. Perhaps because they are optimists by nature, or they just hate to disappoint …

Workload

8 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2015

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My dad always used to tell me that the difference between the “you” now and the “you” 20 years from now will be the places you visit and the people you meet. I would also add baldness and gray hair to that, but they don’t sound as cool.<p>He …

Entrepreneurship

Try This Life-Changing Stress Hack for a More Relaxed 2015

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever looked at a picture of Atlas, the mythological Greek figure carrying the weight of the planet on his shoulders and thought, Yeah, I can relate?<p>As an entrepreneur, it often feels like you have the weight of the world on your …

Credit Cards

5 Essential Ingredients to Doing What You Love For a Living

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I decided to leave my own corporate job years ago to pursue the culinary arts, I couldn’t think much further than doing what I love on a daily basis: cooking. But it soon became clear to me that leaving the safety of one career to …

Entrepreneurship