The Enlightened Entrepreneurs

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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

<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 make better-informed business and leadership decisions. In this</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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Emotional Intelligence

What Tom Brady's Super Bowl Turnaround Can Teach Us about Losing

Computers gave the Patriots just a 0.2 percent chance of winning in the third quarter of Super Bowl LI, but they pulled off the comeback by staying engaged mentally.<p>The ending of Super Bowl LI was one of those moments that felt so important, you couldn't risk a run to the bathroom during …

How This Entrepreneur Kept His Day Job While Starting a Business

Devote time to your side hustle while keeping your regular paycheck.<p>Some entrepreneurs are glorified in the media for making the leap from full-time worker to business owner. While this strategy can work for some people, other times it adds unnecessary risk.<p>Starting a business doesn’t mean you need …

How To Develop An Entrepreneur Mindset

This curated column is authored by serial entrepreneur and blogger, James Altucher<p>After the third attempt and failure at starting a business I said, …

Entrepreneurship

A year ago, I quit my job to start a business — here's what I wish someone had told me at the beginning

A year ago, I quit my 9-5 job to launch a marketing business.<p>My goal was to create a life where I could travel more, learn more, have greater ownership over my time, and work in my pajamas.<p>I spent six months preparing, but I still wasn't prepared for the plot twists, the highs, and the lows.<p>Over …

10 Success lessons from Sam Walton – “From Rags to Riches” for entrepreneurs

Share31<p>Tweet<p>Share101<p>+13<p>Shares 135<p>Samuel Walton built a small grocery store into the giant Walmart supermarket chain, amassing a fortune of over $23 …

Entrepreneurship

Bill Gates says people with these 3 skills will be successful in the future job market

Iconic tech entrepreneur and Microsoft (MSFT) co-founder Bill Gates is obsessed with the future.<p>He frequently works with inventors and industry …

Success

10 Success lessons from Robert Kiyosaki – “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” for entrepreneurs

Share28<p>Tweet<p>Share143<p>+11<p>Shares 172<p>Robert Kiyosaki, is the author of number one personal finance book of all time ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad,’ American …

Wealth

10 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2017

Bill Gates recently released his favorite books of 2016. Claiming he averages about one book a week, the billionaire business magnate says reading is …

4 Real-Life Ways People Shut Down Interruptions For Good

We asked how people stay productive in offices full of distractions. Here are four methods that work.<p>When it’s time to get things done, interruptions can be the bane of a productive person’s existence. Email and instant messages, phone calls, and co-workers with “just a quick question” can easily …

Productivity

10 CEOs Share Their Secrets To Keeping Employees Motivated (And Happy) In December

The weeks leading up to the holidays are full of distractions, so we found bosses that successfully keep everyone both happy and productive.<p>The month of December, perhaps more than any other time of the year, is the ultimate tightrope act for bosses. Be too loose with keeping your employees on …

The Workplace

10 Success lessons from Sam Walton – “From Rags to Riches” for entrepreneurs

Samuel Walton built a small grocery store into the giant Walmart supermarket chain, amassing a fortune of over $23 billion, grew up during the Great …

3 Entrepreneurs on Their First Big Mistake

Entrepreneurs look back on the blooper they thought would kill their company.<p>Entrepreneurs look back on the blooper they thought would kill their company.<p>Sandy Chilewich<p><b>Founder and creative director, Chilewich</b><p>“Back in 2000, when I was just starting, I emailed a buyer at Bloomingdale’s, pitching my …

The Top 3 Insights of Highly Innovative Leaders

The #1 quality CEOs look for in employees: creativity. Here's the secret to an innovative mind

Creativity

Can You Put a Dollar Amount on Your Company’s Cyber Risk?

Cyber breaches are one of the most likely and most expensive threats to corporations. Yet few companies can quantify just how great their cyber risk exposure truly is, preventing them from effectively protecting themselves.<p>Most managers rely on qualitative guidance from “heat maps” that describe …

U.S. VC Firms Have Raised $32 Billion So Far This Year - Bloomberg

Venture capital firms in the U.S. raised $9 billion last quarter as 2016 remains on track to be the biggest year since the dot-com era.<p>The cash …

Exceptional Leaders Never Do These 20 Things (but Always Do This Instead)

Your business is a reflection of yourself--it's time to take self-development seriously.<p>The best leaders have a unique opportunity to create an environment that reflects their own values while maximizing individual strengths.<p>Unfortunately, many individuals in leadership positions lack the …

Leadership
Success
Success

7 Ways To Respond When Your Boss Asks You To Do Something Unethical

Saying a principled “no” to your boss isn’t easy, so let the experts show you how.<p>You’re not going to be thrilled with every assignment you’re given, with every task you’re asked to carry out, with every project you’re instructed to oversee. That’s the reality of having a job. It’s a lot like …

Leadership

These Three Workplace Trends Could Impact Your Paycheck Next Year

From new overtime laws to salary transparency, a handful of recent initiatives could wind up impacting your take-home pay in 2017.<p>Starting a new job can come with a lot of unknowns, like how long it will take to adjust to a new team, or whether this year you’ll finally understand your benefits …

The Workplace

6 Marketing Tools You Probably Haven’t Heard of But Should Be Using

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>Between your company’s presence on social media to its website traffic, your marketing strategy …