My Advice for Starting a Business. By Leo Babauta Recently I encouraged my 13-year-old daughter Maia to start a vegan cupcake business, and it’s so exciting to watch her get started.
As I talked to her about starting, she had some worries: She didn’t know how.She didn’t know what kind of business to create.She was worried she’d fail. Do any of those sound familiar? Those were my worries too, when I had a day job and thought about building something of my own. Worry about not knowing what to do, how to do it, and whether you’ll fail … these stop so many people from starting. I’ve launched numerous ventures, from ebooks to courses to my Sea Change membership program and more. Today, I’d like to share the lessons I’ve learned about starting a business, in hopes of encouraging you to get started making something you love.
Look for opportunities. Get started, my friends! The Habits of Entrepreneurs My new video interview series launches Monday: Why is this series important? More soon! 25 TED Talks that will change how you see the world. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.” If this sounds like a philosophy you can relate to, then you’ll love TED talks. These informational 17 minute presentations are given at annual conferences by some of the world’s greatest thinkers. Their aim is simple: To inspire ideas and change attitudes around the world. As of April 2014, there were over 1,700 of these incredible talks available free online to choose from. 1. Hailed as the greatest pickpocket in the world, Apollo Robbins studies the quirks of human behavior as he steals your watch. 2. Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. The 101 Most Useful Websites on the Internet. Here are some of the most useful websites on the internet that you may not know about.
These web sites, well most of them, solve at least one problem really well and they all have simple web addresses (URLs) that you can memorize thus saving you a trip to Google. And if you find this list useful, also check out the expanded version – The Most Useful Websites – which now offers a collection of 150+ undiscovered and incredibly useful websites to enhance your productivity. ctrlq.org/screenshots – for capturing screenshots of web pages on mobile and desktops. dictation.io – online voice recognition in the browser itself. Changelog and Updates The following websites were part of the original list but they are either no longer available or have been replaced with better alternatives. 15 MORE Free Guides That Really Teach You USEFUL Stuff.
During 2010, we’ve written a bunch of new PDF manuals for you, on all kinds of subjects, from Facebook privacy to Dropbox tips.
After releasing 15 NEW manuals resulting in hundreds of thousands downloads we thought it was about time to look back and review them. If you’re a long time reader you probably know that we did a similar roundup last year. Enjoy! Downloads are free, no strings attached. Even if you’re not a MakeUseOf subscriber you may easily download a PDF of your choice with a click of a button. Please also do us a favor by sharing these manuals with your friends! Call number overview. Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action. Oliver Sacks: What hallucination reveals about our minds. David McCandless & Stefanie Posavec.
TEDTalks as of 04.04.12. 100 Websites You Should Know and Use. Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword.
Among them: “hliziﬁkh,” a wild but powerful strike; “hrakkarikh,”a quick and accurate strike; and “gezrikh,” a fake-out or decoy strike. But you won’t find these words in George R. R. Culture My Year of TED: How 54 talks changed a life By Kylie Dunn What do you get when you cross a 39-year-old perfectionist with 54 TED Talks and far more honesty than any person probably needs to experience?