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7 Daily Promises That Create Sales Success

Success in sales, life, and business depends upon your ability to cultivate and grow these seven key emotions.<p>If you have the world's best sales process, technology, worksheets, playbooks, sales scripts, and marketing collateral, you will still fail if you don't have the emotional strength it takes …

Self-improvement

6 Ways a Smart Leader Can Better the World | Inc.com

Not every leader is busy making the world a better place. Some are leading for the sake of their own agenda. I believe people with strong leadership qualities should feel obliged to improve the general environment even if it's only with a small following in their direct purview.<p>Smart leaders …

11 Inspiring Quotes About Perseverance

What carries you through to the finish is determination and persistence to manifest your idea to life.<p>When starting up, there is no safety net. You've quit your day job, invested your life savings, and have taken the leap into the unknown. It's true that as a startup entrepreneur you need to be …

Motivation

There Are 8 Indispensable Elements of Real Wealth and 7 Aren't Money

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What’s the purpose of life?<p>That's a powerful question that deserves your attention. My answer has drastically changed the past five to 10 years, and will continue to evolve. Success is part of life's purpose but I know that on …

Self-improvement

6 New Business Books to Read in November

Want to stay ahead of the curve? Check out these books on design, digital advertising, and the psychology of habit-forming products.<p>Looking for your next inspiring read? Here are six new books coming out next month that will help broaden your thinking and give you--and your business--new ideas to …

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17 Ways to Know You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

It can be hard to explain to non-entrepreneurs why you choose such a challenging journey. Here's what to tell them.<p>Being an entrepreneur is hard. <i>Really</i> hard.<p>You put everything on the line: your talent, your creativity, your ideas, your money, and yet you still do it, sometimes again and …

Entrepreneurship

7 Qualities of Remarkably Well-Liked Leaders

Want to be well-liked as a leader? Exhibit these qualities.<p>I've had my share of leadership challenges over the years.<p>I'll never forget the time an employee who I called into work brought in the balloons she was tying up for her son's birthday party and decided to start throwing them on the floor of …

Leadership

2 Habits Most Entrepreneurs Don't Develop But Should

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, I didn’t feel successful. Perhaps it’s more accurate to say that I didn’t really know what success was.<p>I graduated from Bowling Green State University just south of Toledo, Ohio, with a degree in interpersonal …

Self-improvement

No Money to Start a Business? No Problem. Try These 5 Options.

VIP Contributor<p>Entrepreneur and Marketer, Co-founder of Web Profits<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You might be limited to a strict budget when you want to start a business, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have any options. It is possible to start a business with very …

Small Business

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don’t stop to …

15 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Believe

There are so many misconceptions and downright lies that most people accept wholeheartedly, while those who are truly happy with their lives know to …

7 Film Biographies to Inspire Every Entrepreneur

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Movies are a great source of inspiration, and while there is no dearth of good fictional movies, what really inspires me are biographies. Fiction requires a powerful imagination and have strengths of their own, but true stories …

Motivation

Nick Unsworth - CEO of Life On Fire

[quote style=”boxed”]Well, the first way to effectively bring ideas to life is to limit them. If you’re like me, you probably have a million ideas. …

10 Huge Time-Wasting Mental Habits

To free up time and get more done, stop indulging in these completely futile mental activities.<p>All of us seem to feel as though we don't have enough time, but few of us consider that we're indulging in behaviors that suck up our time for no possible purpose. Here are 10 common time wasters that we …

Self-help

33 Thought-Provoking Quotes to Awaken Your Inner Innovator

We are all builders. We are all innovators. Here are 33 quotes that will inspire your inner entrepreneur.<p>We are all builders. We are all innovators. I refuse to think otherwise. When we grow up, we are taught that innovation is something special. To be an entrepreneur, you somehow have to be …

Innovation

9 Things Successful People Do When Working From Home

Working from home can be fantastic, or it can be fraught with peril. Here's how to make it work better for you.<p>I wrote the first draft of this column before 8 a.m. on a Sunday, working in my pajamas at the standing desk in my home office.<p>A new study says I have good company in that kind of work …

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10 Ways Entrepreneurs Think Differently

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are a unique breed of people. While some people sit and fantasize about the glamor of being their own boss and creating their own business, those in the thick of business ownership understand that even considering …

Entrepreneurship

The 4 Habits You Need to Be Successful

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most successful people in this world maintain and master good habits. They realize what they do on a daily basis and where they direct their energy deeply matters when it comes to reaching their goals.<p>The habits you have …

Self-improvement

19 Startup Habits to Start Today

Every month, I write a recap of some of the lessons I learned from our most recent interviews. This month, I put together a list of 19 habits …

Use Your Creativity to Fight Back

An innovation recently developed by college students shows how the human imagination can solve some of the most seemingly intractable societal problems.<p>Watching the news or reading the paper, it takes only a few minutes to identify major problems in our world.<p>From the abhorrent behavior of certain …

higherlevels

You Might Be an Entrepreneur If You Meet These 3 Conditions

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m a recent convert to the lean startup movement. But after four years of operating a small startup incubator at a private liberal arts college I've learned a lot about creating business models that work and who might become a …

Entrepreneurship