6 Things You Need To Know When Shopping For CBD Oil

The CBD oil market can be confusing, especially for newcomers. November 8, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Presented by Shopping for CBD oil, especially when you’re new to all things hemp and cannabis, can be overwhelming. Do you need CBD pills or CBD oil? What’s the best product? How many milligrams do you need? Is there THC in this CBD oil? The good news is there are many good products on the market from reliable, reputable companies looking to help people find natural solutions to their medical issues. On the flip side, you need to be a diligent consumer and know that there are also some shady sellers out there looking to make a quick buck from the green boom. So what can you do? I’ve made a list of six key questions you should ask when shopping for CBD products. Let’s dive into exactly […]

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7 Ways to Get Motivated and Break Out of a Work Slump

These motivational strategies can put a stop to your workday blues. October 16, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. We all experience a work slump from time to time. Sometimes it’s just a case of the blahs, when we feel disconnected and indifferent to our projects and not motivated to achieve our goals. Sometimes we don’t even realize we’re down because we’ve been robotically going through the motions of work and life. Has every day become a rinse and repeat of the last? Have lost your zest for what you’re doing? Do you feel unsatisfied, but can’t quite pinpoint why? If so, you might be in a slump. Stop yawning, put your coffee mug down and decide it’s time to put a stop your workday blues. Here’s how you can kick your rut to the curb. 1. Determine why you’re struggling. The first step […]

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8 Mindset Shifts Entrepreneurs Must Make to Achieve Their Ultimate Goal

Success is all about the right mindset, as these tips will hopefully prove. August 23, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Change of any kind starts internally, within the mind. If you want to alter your life, whether in big or small ways, you first have to adapt your mindset. The best way to liberate yourself from old ways of thinking is to shift your perspective on situations and become more innovative in your approaches.  If you’re ready to change and enhance your life, here are eight important mental shifts you should make immediately. 1. The mindset to live with intention Most people don’t wander through life, haphazardly finding employment and forming relationships, without any real sense of what their potential is or what they are hoping to do with their life. If you want to live your best life, you have to act with intention and […]

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10 Effective Ways Intelligent People Deal With Rude People

Maybe they aren’t really a rude person, maybe they are stressed person who is being rude. July 22, 2019 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. If you’ve ever driven during rush-hour traffic or waded through a crowded store, you know all too well that rude people are everywhere. Whether it’s an insulting comment or a dismissive attitude, rudeness is pervasive. All too often, this negativity rubs off on us. You can’t control someone else’s behavior but you don’t want to be provoked by someone’s ill-mannered attitude. So what do you do? When confronted with toxic behavior, whether it’s coming from a crotchety stranger, a grouchy coworker or a snappish friend, here are some tried and true methods that smart people use to effectively handle rude people. 1. Realize that rudeness is nothing new. Rudeness seems to be part of human nature. We’ve been complaining about […]

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10 Entertaining Business Documentaries Entrepreneurs Can Learn From

Documentaries are how you chill with a movie and come away smarter. July 15, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. A good documentary is informative and educational without skimping on the entertainment value. The best filmmakers entice the viewer so they want to dive into the subject. If you can tug at their heartstrings so they feel real emotion and passion for the subject, then you’ve succeeded in getting your message across. Whether you’re looking to relax and decompress, or you want to boost your motivation and enrich your business knowledge, these are the top 10 most entertaining business documentaries that you’ll actually learn something from. 1. Becoming Warren Buffett (2017) With a net worth of over $60 billion, Warren Buffett is truly a one-of-a-kind billionaire. An enormous amount of invaluable knowledge is offered up in Becoming Warren Buffett, from which we can extract important life lessons […]

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9 Better Things to Do Than Worry What Others Think About You

This may not make you feel any better but they probably aren’t thinking about you at all. July 8, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You may not realize it, but you’re probably preoccupied with how other people perceive you. Some of this is natural — it’s part of the human condition to be self-aware and concerned about how others are perceiving us. The problem is that many of us make other people’s opinions of us pivotal to our success. This is when we get into trouble. If you’re constantly tailoring your life to fit the expectations of others, you’re not really living your own life. You’re living some version of a life you think others will approve of. Stop giving other people that power over you. You can either choose to believe how others see you, or you can decide for yourself who […]

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8 Funny and Relatable Experiences That All Entrepreneurs Go Through

The same things happen to everyone in different ways. July 1, 2019 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The road to becoming an entrepreneur is often difficult, treacherous and filled with unexpected roadblocks and detours. Those who embark on this journey do so because they are driven, independent-minded and probably a little crazy. In a good way, of course! The most successful entrepreneurs have a clever mind, strong business acumen and a deep and abiding sense of humor that keeps them going when they hit the inevitable rough patches that come with any business. If you’ve ever hit a tough spot, know that you aren’t alone. Here are 8 experiences showing that all entrepreneurs go through challenges. The trick is to keep your head up and keep moving forward. 1. Taking an all-important phone call from a weird place. If you’ve ever taken a conference […]

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7 Brands Killing It With Humor on Twitter

It’s remarkable how brands connect with people when they stop taking themselves so seriously. June 24, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Everyone loves it when brands mix it up on Twitter. For some brands, Twitter is the perfect place to let your hair down and rebel against corporate culture. It’s where you can really define your brand voice and personality. But humor isn’t a one-size-fits-all type of thing. Some brands do it well. Others bomb when they try it. The ones that get it right usually know their audience very well, and they know how to come across as funny, quirky, strange or cute rather than weird, inauthentic or gimmicky. The best brands use humor to develop strong followings with shareable tweets that go viral. If you want to know what it takes, here are 7 of the funniest brands that are killing […]

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9 Multimillionaires Who Lost It All but Came Back

You’re never so rich you can’t go broke and you’re never so broke you can’t get rich. June 17, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Being at the top of your field and earning millions of dollars a year doesn’t mean you’ll stay that way forever. Even the richest and most successful people aren’t immune to sudden failures, flops and plunges in net worth. There are many reasons why innovators and entrepreneurs may lose everything they worked so hard for — personality clashes, mishandled finances, poor decision-making or just bad luck. The question is, when you’re faced with those dilemmas, what do you do? These 9 multimillionaires lost it all, but they didn’t give up. They fought and clawed their way back, and became stronger than ever. Read their stories, learn their lessons and try to avoid their mistakes. 1. James Altucher During the […]

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10 Delicious Foods to Feed Both Body and Mind

Your brain isn’t a computer, it’s an organ of your body that gets stronger or weaker depending upon how you feed it. June 10, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. What you eat has a massive impact not only on your body, but on your brain. Before you eat anything, take a moment to ask: Does this fuel my body or hurt my body? Are you feeding your body food that is high in nutritional value? Eating the right foods in the right amounts will help you stay healthier, and will also fine-tune your brain cells for a life of mental agility. The right diet can help you stay focused, energetic and mentally sharp. There are plenty of tasty but healthy alternatives at your local grocery store. You just have to know what to look for. To help get you mentally in shape, here […]

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12 Adrenaline-Charged Songs to Start Your Day

Crank up the volume and get to work. May 20, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Music can provide us with an intense physical reaction — it can send chills up our spines and raise goosebumps on our arms. Certain songs create stronger emotional connections, and we may find ourselves wrapped up in the instrumentation, vocals and lyrics. The right song can send shots of adrenaline racing through our veins Research by Dennis Hsu of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University found that certain musical components, like a heavy bass or an intense guitar solo, naturally express a sense of power. This musical sense of power can be “contagious” and cause a similar sense of power in the listener. Not only can the power behind certain songs make you feel good; music can also help you be more productive, engaged and motivated. […]

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10 Powerful Ways to Master Self-Discipline

Like everything else that brings progress, the greatest struggle is always within ourselves. That’s why you need to learn self-discipline. May 14, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. It may be hard to believe when you’re facing a hot-fudge sundae or the prospect of sleeping in versus hitting the gym, but studies show that people with self-discipline are happier. People with a higher degree of self-control spend less time debating whether to indulge in behaviors that are detrimental to their health, and are able to make positive decisions more easily. They don’t let impulses or feelings dictate their choices. Instead, they make level-headed decisions. As a result, they tend to feel more satisfied with their lives. There are things you can do to learn self-discipline and gain the willpower to live a happier life. If you are looking to take control of your habits and choices, […]

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10 Star Wars Quotes That All Entrepreneurs Should Take to Heart

There is no try, but there is always the pivot. May 13, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. There’s no denying the cultural impact of the Star Wars series. The films have been inspiring millions of people for over 40 years now. There’s something endlessly endearing about them that transcends any social, generational or cultural barriers. A large part of their appeal is due to their universality. Despite being set in a galaxy far, far away, the themes they touch on are relatable regardless of where you’re from. They deal with issues such as family ties, friendship, legacy, identity, success, failure, redemption and holding on to hope even in the darkest hour. It’s for this reason that the lessons taught in Star Wars can apply to anyone, including those starting their own business. Here are 10 quotes from the Star Wars series that all […]

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8 Daily Rituals That Keep You Laser Focused

Doing one thing at a time is how everything gets done. May 6, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. We all have habits that help us work more productively. These rituals can act as a road map, helping you stay focused and keeping you on track throughout your day. The more time and effort you save, the more productive you will be. Your workday rituals consist of your habits, routine and schedule. They either help you to work smarter or hinder your productivity. By adopting these eight daily rituals, you will enable yourself to stay hyper-focused and productive all day long. 1. Determine your optimal wake-up time and bedtime. There is no magical one-size-fits-all schedule that will suit everyone. Some of us are early risers who relish the morning hours. Others of us are night owls who find our creativity sparks when the rest […]

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10 Things Wealthy People Do to Keep Getting Richer

No matter how much money you earn, you’ll always be poor if you spend more than you make. April 29, 2019 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In a world of average people — and average salaries — many of us aspire to join the 7-figure club. Who doesn’t dream of becoming wealthy, so they can stop working, go on guilt-free shopping sprees and take endless vacations? However, most rich people don’t do those things, and that’s part of how they build and maintain their wealth. There’s a difference between living a life of careless spending (which will quickly drain even a wealthy person’s bank account) and living for long-term financial independence and wealth. The self-made rich aren’t necessarily smarter than anyone else, but they have mastered some important principles that help them get ahead and stay ahead. Most important, they treat building wealth as […]

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Richard Branson’s 8 Keys Happiness and Success

It boils down to family, friends, fun, purposeful work and money — in that order. April 22, 2019 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. By nearly any measure, Richard Branson is at the top of the success-o-meter of life. The multibillionaire launched his first business as a teenager. By 20, he had started a mail-order record business and by 22 he was running a chain of record stores. He has since founded a slew of companies and conglomerates, including Virgin Records, Virgin Airlines, Virgin Express, Virgin Mobile, Virgil Hotels, Virgin Cruises and Virgin Galactic. But it’s not just his ability to create entrepreneurial success that sets him apart. Branson seems perpetually set to “happy” mode. When he’s not engaging in some outdoor sport or extreme hobby, he’s spending time with family and friends he truly seems to adore. According to Branson, creating such a life is […]

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10 Ways to Stay Healthy While Running a Company

It won’t matter how good your numbers are if you let your health go bad. April 17, 2019 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. When you’re working to build a business, it’s easy to put your own needs aside so you can devote as much time and energy as possible to making your venture succeed. But neglecting your own well-being is just as bad as taking your eye off the numbers or forgetting to follow through with projects. Even in the midst of running a hectic business, you have to take care of yourself. Though it might seem strange, self-care should be an important business goal. If you allow unhealthy habits to seep into your life, you’re probably also letting your productivity slip. Along with the demands of your business, you need to make sure your health stays a priority. Follow these 10 important tips […]

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7 Ways to Improve Your Life in 7 Days

A constructive habit pays dividends for a lifetime. April 3, 2019 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The only way to improve your life is to consistently make choices that will make your life better. It’s tempting to think you need to make sweeping changes in an effort to shake things up and improve everything all at once. But the reality is, it’s the little things that add up and have a huge impact on us. If you really want to start improving your life, start with small but meaningful steps that you can build on over time. Take on new and exciting activities, but begin slowly so you don’t get overwhelmed. In no time, you’ll begin to see your life improved by taking steps that help you build knowledge, improve confidence and engage in activities that make you feel healthier and more connected to […]

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7 Myths About Discipline You Need to Stop Believing

You don’t need to become a stoic to succeed at business, just an effective routine you stick to and adjust as needed. April 1, 2019 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Self-discipline is doing what you need to do, regardless of whether you want to do it. Having self-discipline is often seen as the key ingredient to creating a goal-driven life. We’re told that only through strict discipline can we maintain our effort and make the strides necessary to be successful. Without self-discipline, we’re sure to end up acting imprudently and impulsively. Living a disciplined life is the key to keeping ourselves in check. But what if discipline isn’t as important as we’ve been led to believe? What if self-discipline is really a shortsighted concept that, while helpful in some situations, can actually keep us from reaching our full potential? Certainly, nothing can replace hard […]

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7 Social Media Lessons You Can Learn From Kylie Jenner

She had advantages, but she made the most of them. March 27, 2019 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. She’s one of the most watched people on Snapchat and one of the most followed people on Instagram, with nearly 130 million followers. At 21, Kylie Jenner is the youngest ever self-made billionaire in the U.S. Although some may balk at the term “self-made” (as being from a celebrity family has certainly given Kylie advantages most other entrepreneurs can only dream of), the fact remains that she has used her influence and resources to create the kind of cosmetics empire that even the most successful beauty brands have had to work years to achieve. Kylie began to hone her fashionista-turned-entrepreneur skills as a teenager, when she and her supermodel sister, Kendall, debuted their first clothing line for PacSun. The sisters also partnered with Steve Madden on […]

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