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Emotional Freedom – The Missing Link in Today’s Society

There is just <b>always something</b> to feel bad about, isn’t there?<p>We are not the ‘perfect parent’ 24 hours of the day. We perhaps have a little extra …

Emotions

This is the No. 1 trait of great leaders, says a Wharton professor who's studied thousands of executives

The less you care about your own success, the more successful you will be.<p>That's according to Adam Grant, organizational psychologist, top-rated …

Elon Musk

Why a Mastermind Group Can Accelerate Your Success (And How to Form One)

What if I told you that you can put yourself in a better position to succeed by simply sharing your time, either once a week or once a month, with …

Networking

Only 3 of the 50 most-loved CEOs in America are women — and the reason why transcends the corner office

Congratulations are in order for Enterprise Holding's Pamela Nicholson, In-N-Out Burger's Lynsi Snyder, and Deloitte's Cathy Engelbert — these three CEOs were the only women to break into the boys club that is the 50 most popular CEOs list.<p>Glassdoor's annual Highest-Rated CEOs report relies on the …

Gender

10 Things You Must Do Before Quitting Your Job to Start Your Company

You have a dream but you need a checklist to achieve it.<p>So you've decided you're ready to take the plunge, quit your job, and get your own company up and running. You have an amazing business idea you are ready to launch. You're probably excited and nervous at the same time, which is perfectly …

Small Business

The 8 Lessons Entrepreneurs Could Learn From Farmers

Embracing a farmer's work ethic will do more than put food on your table.<p>There’s a saying in farm country: “Don’t ever bet against farmers.” Farmers must grow their businesses while constantly battling declining profit margins, industry incumbents with vastly more market power and the daily roller …

Entrepreneurship

How Much Time Do You Waste In Meetings?

<i>Meetings can be effective tools for entrepreneurs, but only if you use them effectively</i>.<p>Meetings are designed to gather employees, partners, and leaders for mutual communication and collaborative work, but too many meetings end up wasting time. Instead of spending an hour trying to resolve an …

Time Management

Getting Out of a Professional Rut

Finding your way out of where you're stuck is certain to yield a focus and perspective you didn't have before.<p>How do you get out of a rut?<p>Much as we hate them, ruts happen. We spend our mental energy griping about the rut, wishing it hadn’t happened and pretending it will disappear on its own. But …

Productivity

14 Leaders Share Their Inspirational Advice on Starting a Business

Check out inspirational advice from entrepreneurs, leaders and scientists on how to get your business off the ground and make it a success.<p>Starting a business is no easy task, and there's a lot of advice out there. However, who better to look to than some of the most successful people in the world? …

Success

6 Smart Ways to Achieve a Better Work-Life Balance

Knocking it out of the park at work is an awesome feeling, and it can be extra gratifying if you’re working to impress your boss at a brand-new job or as a first-time manager. Though putting in long hours or being on call during important times can be key to showing your dedication, it’s also super …

Productivity

The Most Brilliant Business Ideas

Check out some of our favorites from Entrepreneur's 'Brilliant Ideas' series in the magazine.<p>Entrepreneurship is about ideas. It is the foundation of everything -- an insight into how to improve something, or what consumers want, or what they don't even know they want. Consider it: A business is an …

Entrepreneurship

11 Inspiring Quotes About What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur

We asked real entrepreneurs to tell us the mindset it takes to achieve success in the face of all obstacles.<p>True, being an entrepreneur can be exhausting, lonely, frustrating and terrifying. But truer, it's worth every drop of blood, sweat and tears when you are pursuing your passion, turning your …

Entrepreneurship

Sears CEO Lampert blames company's woes on 'irresponsible' media

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (Reuters) - Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD.O) Chief Executive Officer Edward Lampert blasted the media on Wednesday for "unfairly singling out" the company over the past decade and blamed "irresponsible" coverage for the retailer's woes.<p>Sears, once the largest U.S. retailer, warned …

11 Ways Successful People Think Differently Than You

A disciplined approach to thinking through problems is vital for everyone striving to succeed.<p>There are those people who seem to have no problem achieving goals but it’s not because they have a higher IQ or more time than you. It’s because they think and act differently. Here are 11 mental habits …

Success

Want to strike out on your own and start a business? Here's what I learned

It’s official. I survived the first year as a new business owner virtually unscathed. Of course, I rode the roller coaster of emotions that most new business owners or entrepreneurs face during the first year — the highs of a new adventure to the valleys of self-doubt or fear of failure. If you can …

Entrepreneurship

6 Small Changes You Can Make to Immediately to Improve Your Happiness at Work

'Be happy' is actually pretty easy to cross off the to-do list.<p>If you take a look at social media, it might seem like everyone out there has an amazing job that he or she is in love with. And you wouldn't be wrong--people are almost five times as likely to tweet about loving their job than hating …

Happiness

How Do You Know Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Look for Any of These 7 Signs

This is what it truly takes for leaders to motivate their employees.<p>If you're new to the employee engagement conversation, I'll cut to the chase and break it to you like this: Since 2000, Gallup research has shown that roughly 70 percent of the U.S. work force is "not engaged" or "actively …

Leadership

How 10 Small Business Owners Manage Work-Life Balance

Learning how to negotiate work and the demands of "real life" is a struggle for everyone. Maintaining focus, excitement, drive, and being "successful" (whatever that means to you) is even more of a challenge when you're the boss. How do you make sure any employees you have are able to do the work …

Small Business

Here's How Steve Jobs Drove Apple's Phenomenal Growth

Trying to beat companies like Procter & Gamble and Airbnb at the innovation game? Wharton professor David Robertson offers an alternative strategy.<p>"Innovate or die," declared management philosopher Peter Drucker. But innovation is easier said than done. Established players like Procter & Gamble …

Procter & Gamble

NFL Legend Joe Montana Looks to Disrupt Meat Industry with New Venture

Legendary quarterback Joe Montana is taking his leadership skills from the football field to the startup world, with hopes of disrupting the way people buy their beef.<p>The former San Francisco 49er and his partners at Liquid 2 Ventures—an early stage venture capital firm—have invested in a …

Joe Montana

5 signs you're in a toxic job without even realizing it

<i>Spoiler alert: This article alludes to a few plot points from The Circle, so if you want to remain 110% spoiler-free, best to click out now.</i><p>By now, you've probably seen the trailer for the movie, "The Circle," the new thriller based on Dave Eggers' book of the same name. For reference, it's about …

The Workplace
Innovation

25 Quotes to Inspire Your Entrepreneurial Journey

Every struggle we face has been overcome by someone we respect who is willing to tell us how it is done.<p>The right quote at the right time can often provide deeper meaning and perception just when you need it most.<p>A perfectly worded quip can impart wisdom and wit. It can tug at your heartstrings or …

Motivation

Busting the 6 Myths of Entrepreneurship

Find your path to business success by learning what not to do.<p><i>In</i> Real Leaders Don't Follow<i>, author Steve Tobak explains how real entrepreneurs can start, build, and run successful companies in highly competitive global markets. He provides unique insights from an insider perspective to help you</i> …

Entrepreneurship

7 Surprising Lessons About Success Learned From Interviewing More Than 65 Millionaires

Over the past two and a half years, we've interviewed 65 millionaire entrepreneurs about building successful businesses. Our conversations with these entrepreneurs revealed many surprising lessons about succeeding in business -- lessons that broke the pattern of what we’re used to hearing about …

Success

Why Leaders Should View Themselves as Servants

Show your employees you really care about each and every one of them. Success will follow.<p>Twenty years ago, I received a unique gift. This gift impacted my career by introducing me to a servant leadership model I’ve tried to emulate since.<p>I was living in Seattle and had taken off for Christmas Eve. …

Leadership

The Habits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs (Infographic)

For you to find success, find something that best suits you and turn it into a habit.<p>To be successful, we need to cultivate successful habits. Take it from some of the most accomplished entrepreneurs around.<p>For Elon Musk, that’s scheduling his entire day in five-minute blocks -- that way, he’ll get …

Success

A successful entrepreneur opened a new meditation studio in NYC to cash in on a $1 billion market

Meditation has gone mainstream. The now $1 billion dollar industry has grown increasingly popular with Wall Street bankers, and it's also moved into the tech world with a plethora of apps, like Headspace, that guide users through practices.<p>Khajak Keledjian, the former owner of Intermix — a women's …

Meditation

These are the four questions Y Combinator uses to identify the next unicorn

Over 12 years, Silicon Valley accelerator-turned-seed-fund Y Combinator has invested in more than a thousand companies. Its success stories include Dropbox, Airbnb, and Stripe, and recipients of its investments are altogether worth an estimated $100 billion today.<p>Y Combinator accepts dozens of new …

Startups