Mikaela Lindqvist

245 Flips | 40 Magazines | 33 Likes | @mnlindqvist | .⚡️Entrepreneur, sales-consultant and headhunter passionate about bold choices, teamwork, success, fun and freedom⚡️.

10 Ways to Overcome Cigarette Cravings in 5 Minutes

When you first quit cigarettes, it may feel as if your every waking moment is consumed with one thought and one thought alone: the urge to smoke. If …

Adopt These 3 Mindsets and You'll Become an Unstoppable Entrepreneur

The first and biggest step toward getting rich eventually is to give up on getting rich quick.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Despite the difficult circumstances that may happen in your life, there is always an opportunity to overcome them as you build your …

Entrepreneurship

26 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of us Probably Don't)

You can't get to the top by behaving like everyone else.<p>Highly successful people don't rise to the top by behaving like everyone else. They understand that achieving great things means getting more done, taking excellent care of their bodies and thinking in ways which promote greatness. Here are …

Doubting Yourself Can Stifle Your Career. Overcome Your Anxiety With These 2 Simple Words

Don't let your mistakes define you.<p>We've all made mistakes that have haunted us. If the misstep wasn't bad enough, the subsequent feelings of self-doubt cause us to second-guess ourselves from that point on and stymies our progress. We chastise and criticize ourselves until our confidence is …

Self-improvement

Never Burn Bridges -- Except In These Five Cases

Everybody has heard the expression “Never burn a bridge.” What does it mean to burn a bridge? It means that you end a relationship in such a way that you could never go back and re-start the relationship again — or perhaps you could, but it would require you to beg forgiveness of the person whose …

13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person

Every next level of life will demand a different you. — Leonardo DiCaprio<p>According to meta-analytic data, confidence isn’t what leads to success. …

Self-improvement

How to Master Social Media and Build a Real Brand

You don't need to be working 70 hours a week and grinding on every platform.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Amy Porterfield is a social media and content creation mastermind and top speaker, trainer and consultant for young entrepreneurs and professionals looking to …

Science says the difference between a friend and a best friend comes down to two things

Teaching someone how to make friends is like teaching someone how to ride a bike — <i>you say this, you put your foot here, do you get it now?</i><p>That is to say, it's all kind of intuitive: When it's working, you'll know.<p>But a new scientific paper, which was published in the Journal of Social and Personal …

How I Make a Full-Time Income in My Spare Time -- And How You Can, Too

Affiliate marketing is simple, but it's not easy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a young man, I learned how to make money online, initially to pay off my mother’s debt. I’ve used these same skills to create a lifestyle that many dream about, flying 96 times just this …

10 Signs You're Not Cut Out to Be an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>About half of Americans dream of opening their own businesses, according to a recent survey by the UPS Store, but with 50% of small businesses failing within the first five years, how do you know if you're an entrepreneur ... or a …

4 Ways to Build a Company Employees Just Don't Want to Quit

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When an employee quits, you don’t just lose the time, money and effort you invested in that person. According to an article published by Vocoli, you also threaten to overwork the remaining staff and lower the productivity of your team. …

How to Survive Losing Your Star Employee or Partner

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>New businesses are full of dependencies. You rely on your small team of workers, a narrow pool of resources and your limited understanding of the market to carry you through until you can establish yourself as a bigger, more stable …

4 Steps to Take When a Key Employee Quits

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Only an entrepreneur can know the feeling of getting that dreaded phone or email, the one from your prized team member who says “I’ve received an offer to work somewhere else, and I’m going to take it.”<p>In retrospect, you’ll say you …

I earn $950 an hour writing from my couch — here are my best tips for people who want to work for themselves

People are intrigued when I say I'm a writer: "Ooooh, novels? TV shows? Anything I know?"<p>When I explain that I have a blog and a copywriting business, they say, "Cool!" but sometimes, their eyes mist with pity. They offer to help me find work. They picture me living in a water-stained basement …

Homework

The Best Way to Be More Confident | Inc.com

Confidence is not something you either have or you don't.<p>Take me. Stick me on a bicycle at a local group ride and I'm confident. I'm self-assured. I feel like I belong (which, if you think about it, is a nice definition of confidence).<p>But stick me on a bicycle at a local gran fondo ride surrounded …

Why You Are Much Better Than You Think You Are

Even if you're Paul McCartney.<p>Imagine you're Paul McCartney. You've written (or co-written) 32 Billboard #1 songs. You've won 18 Grammies. You're worth an estimated $1.2 billion. (Not that money is necessarily a true measure of success, but still.)<p>One of your songs, <i>Yesterday</i>, has been covered over …

14 Hacks to Improve Your Google Searches

In the 20 years since Google was founded, it’s grown into one of the biggest companies on earth—but its original purpose, search, is still as …

Google Search

14 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

Sam Walton founded Walmart at age 44; Julia Child published her first cookbook at 60. Your best years may be way ahead of you.<p>It'll depend a lot on …

Self-improvement

I'm a financial planner, and these are the 4 factors that will determine your financial success

Financial planning can be very complicated because you have to balance all the information and changes in your life.<p>To simplify the process, here are four factors that have the biggest impact on your probability of success.<p>1. How long you work affects your retirement income<p>This is one of the …

How To Create A Pitch Deck

The pitch deck is a presentation that entrepreneurs put together when seeking a round of financing from investors. On average pitch decks have no more than 19 slides.<p>Ultimately founders need two different sets of pitch decks. One version will be with a lot of text and information which will be …

Venture Capital

If You Want to Actually Get a Response to Your Email Pitch, Here's What You Need to Do

Do these five things to woo your leads into responding.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Pitching has always been a key aspect of building a successful business. You simply cannot do without it in today's work environment. Given that the average office worker receives 121 …

Five Lessons I Learned When I Started Doing Business In Latin America

This Mexican-American tech worker thought he’d be well-prepared for the Latin business world, but still met with a few surprises.<p>Three years ago, I began working with Latin American brands and agencies. At the time, I joked that being Mexican-American had <i>finally</i> paid off for me. But as it turns …

Inside the black market where people pay thousands of dollars for Instagram verification

"I mean if <i>Mashable</i> wants to pay for it, I can get you a blue check over night," reads a recent Twitter direct message.<p>This is a guy who knows a guy, …

Identity Theft

15 Ways to Optimize Your Instagram Profile

Instagram is ideal for brands but making your profile the best it can be requires patience and lots of tweaking.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2017, Instagram added an additional 100 million users to their platform and there are no signs of slowed growth in 2018. …

Here's How to Tell if You're Using Love as a Fix

<b>Do you resort to manipulation in order to hold onto your partner? Is your relationship frequently chaotic? If so, you may be using love as a fix.</b><p>For …

Drug Addiction

What Is the Deal With Revenge?

“Revenge is necessary. To seek equilibrium in the emotional life.” (Otto Rank, Psychoanalyst)<p>“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two …

24 Things All Extremely Self-Aware People Know and Do

Why do all these list posts need an intro?<p>I'll just leave you with this quote from Eminem:<p><i>"Fuck an intro."</i><p><b>1) They take responsibility</b><p>Some people think it's "harder" to take responsibility, and "easier" to blame other people.<p>Really? Is it? So it's "easier" to blame other people, even though blaming …

If You Can't Understand Why the Sale Fell Through It Was Probably One of These 5 Mistakes

You have to talk to the people who can write the check. Never assume they will read the proposal and get back to you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Without realizing it, many salespeople confuse activity with progress. They stay busy but don't close much business. When …

How to Stop Taking Things Personally

When other people wrong you, and you take their actions personally, it can feel as if you’ve been punched in the gut. I know that sounds a bit …

You're Thinking About Sales All Wrong

Selling is impossible if you don't understand the value you bring to the table.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why is it that selling can be so easy for some people and so difficult for others?<p>The truth is, people that sell the best, the most statistically successful …