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Note : This is a guest article by Judy Belmont . More details about her after the post. “Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.” – Abraham Lincoln
Every entrepreneur faces challenges, and many of them will tell you it's how you handle those challenges that will determine success or failure as a business owner. Here, five tips for success from business owners who know what growing and winning are all about. Consider these words of wisdom from Entrepreneur Magazine's Emerging Entrepreneur of 2011 Adam Nelson and Entrepreneur of 2011 award winner Lee Rhodes . 1. Put your networking skills to work.
Thomas Edison was a very successful inventor, scientist, and businessman whose inventions significantly impacted the world. Inventions such as the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting everyday electric light bulb were all the result of Edison’s work. Called "The Wizard of Menlo Park" by a newspaper reporter, he was one of the first inventors to mass produce his inventions and is therefore often given credit for creating the first industrial research laboratory. Edison is considered one of the most prolific inventors in history, holding 1,093 U.S. patents in his name, as well as many patents in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. Today I want to talk about seven amazing lessons we can learn from “The Wizard of Menlo Park.” 7 Amazing Success Lessons from Thomas Edison:
While luck isn't an exact science, there are certainly ways to make yourself more open to opportunity. Here are six easy ways. Getty 783 in Share
Obsession is a gritty little word. It’s when an idea or a thought continually intrudes on a person’s mind. It can haunt you and besiege all your focus and energy. Depending on how well you direct your obsession it can be very bad or very good. At the core an obsession is the thing that sits opposite of you. There you are at the table and across from you is the thing that you carry in your mind the most.
Recently I delivered a three-hour presentation for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization in Vancouver. I was really delighted to share my ideas on what it takes to be a world-class entrepreneur. The productivity habits of best entrepreneurs, and ultimately how you build a fast growth company while actually cultivating a better lifestyle. A lifestyle where you have more fun and more balance. And I wanted to share the 11 Obsessions of Remarkable Entrepreneurs with you.
I’m completely amped to help you shatter any limits that are holding you back from becoming a Remarkable Entrepreneur – and building a fantastic company so you get to live the life of your dreams. So…I’ve written down 44 of my BEST ideas and insights learned from over 15 years with many of the SMARTEST entrepreneurs in the world and as founder of The Remarkable Entrepreneur SuperConference . Read them + SHARE them with your team and then live them. Hope they really help you win: THE 44 MASTER MOVES OF REMARKABLE ENTREPRENEURS By Robin Sharma
Learn more about the science of success with Heidi Grant Halvorson's HBR Single , based on this blog post. Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren't sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — that you are born predisposed to certain talents and lacking in others — is really just one small piece of the puzzle. In fact, decades of research on achievement suggests that successful people reach their goals not simply because of who they are, but more often because of what they do .
for the privileges we've got is to do important work. Your job, your internet access, your education, your role in a civilized society... all of them are a platform, a chance to do art, a way for you to give back and to honor those that enabled you to get to this point. For every person reading this there are a thousand people (literally a thousand) in underprivileged nations and situations that would love to have your slot. Don't waste it. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Normally I shun the predictable posts, leaving them up to some of the other authors here. I’m not a fan of following the crowd and, somehow, popping off “trends to watch” and “New Year’s Resolutions” themes seems unoriginal to me. Sometimes, being unoriginal is, to me, the worst thing I could be with respect to you, fair reader. I’ve also grown weary of the formulaic blog posts. Top Fives and Tens and Sevens and How Tos … all link bait.
2011 is finding its way to completion. Many of us are thinking about the holidays – and joy-filled moments with those we love most. This is also a superb time to carve out some solo time and begin reflecting on what you did well in 2011. And what you need to improve so that the new year is guaranteed to become your absolute best year yet. Please remember: success doesn’t just show up via luck. No, success is the inevitable result of doing a number of specific things, in a consistent way.
I’m sitting on an airplane thinking about what the best performers and most successful people do to continually outperform everyone around them. As we enter what I hope will be the single best year of your life yet, I’ve come up with 35 Tips that I invite you to concentrate on. Share these tips, reflect on then, post them where you can see them – and allow them to infuse your mindset: Remember that the quality of your life is determined by the quality of your thoughts. Keep the promises you make to others – and to yourself.
We live in an era of haste-based folly. These are the days of rapid rewards, speed dating, quick trim and slim fast. As impatience increases, decisions grow more and more short-sighted. The faster we move, the more likely we are to speak and act without thinking of long-term consequences. Folly, the opposite of wisdom, can be defined as “a tragic lack of forethought.”
Leadership tycoon Warren Bennis once said, “We seem to collect information because we have the ability to do so, but we are so busy collecting it that we haven’t devised a means of using it. The true measure of any society is not what it knows but what it does with what it knows.” There is a wealth of information at our disposal today on the latest discoveries in brain science. While we enjoy reading about these findings and expanding our intellect, how many of us actually apply these concepts? We can either drown in this information or turn it into a lifesaver by extracting its practical knowledge. This article offers several important tips based on discoveries in brain research that can help us improve our personal and professional lives, as well as help others in our sphere of influence.