Expand Your Brand

There’s more to life than LinkedIn. If you’re thinking about transitioning into a new career or even entrepreneurship, employment-focused websites can be great. But don’t overlook social media platforms as a resource to build contacts and expand your audience. Your followers on social media can help you generate influence, find business opportunities that line up […]

Take the Big Leap

It may seem like circumstances are holding you back right now. But psychologist Gay Hendricks thinks that most of us are self-sabotaging in ways we don’t even realize. One of the most common barriers to success, according to Hendricks, is something called the Upper Limit Problem (ULP). It’s a self-imposed, subconscious limit for how much […]

How to Make Things Happen

The world is full of people who have ideas. But the light-bulb moments that lead to meteoric success are more likely to emerge when your goal-setting practices are systematic. Ideas have to be implemented. Enter Objectives and Key Results (OKR)—a management philosophy that pairs concrete objectives with actionable steps. This system has worked for some of the most successful companies […]

Don’t Be a Doormat

How can you be a more generous professional without letting other people step all over you? By doing one favor at a time. So-called sharks have a reputation for succeeding in business. But kind, good-natured people can also be tremendously successful as professionals. The key to be conscientious about generosity, giving in a way that […]

The Next New Thing

You don’t need to hire a consultant or stage a fancy brainstorming session. The best source of new business ideas is right in front of your eyes: your ordinary everyday routines. Take entrepreneur Kristina Guerrero. She wasn’t planning to start a business, much less get involved in the pet food industry. Her product idea, a […]

Why It’s Hard to Get Started

Is it possible to become too invested in your work? Obviously, entrepreneurs need to be passionate. But it’s equally important to avoid fixating on perfection, which can delay the start date of a new product or service. The goal should always be to make the first sale as quickly as possible. First-time entrepreneurs sometimes suffer from inertia, letting their fear […]

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