How To Become Successful Faster

Better time management will get you the success results you want more efficiently. November 15, 2019 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Ever wish there were more hours in the day? You’re not alone. Many people feel like they simply don’t have enough time to achieve what they want. However, the solution could be as simple as better time management.  Time management refers to creating a schedule that is organized to maximize productivity. Often, this is done by scheduling tasks within certain time zones, and organizing your tasks so that they complement each other.  Time management is an extremely useful skill to develop, and it can give your career a serious boost. Here are some of the many ways you can use time management to your advantage:  Streamline your work process You’d be amazed at how many people don’t actually have a strong idea of […]

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The 1 Thing You Must Control to Be Successful

Managing emotions can mean the difference between flourishing and floundering. November 8, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. If you want to be successful in your career, it’s important to learn to control your emotions so your emotions don’t control you.  Listen, we’re all human. Emotions will naturally come up in the course of day-to-day life. While we may not be able to control what emotions we feel, we are able to control what we do with these emotions. It’s all about the right mindset. Once you begin to observe your emotions, you’ll be better able to separate yourself from making decisions based on them. When you’re no longer ruled by emotions, you can make much more intelligent and well thought-out decisions at work.  Here are some of the ways that controlling your emotions can lead to success. Professionalism The process of controlling your […]

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7 Keys to Overcoming Risk on the Path to Success

Preparation, humility and adaptation are among the cornerstones for any entrepreneur. October 30, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. John Burroughs famously wrote, “Leap and the net will appear.” However, for many people, the idea of taking that leap can be so scary that they never take action at all. As an entrepreneur, you’ll most likely have to assume some level of risk at some point in order to make your goals a reality. As such, learning how to effectively manage risk is a vital skill in helping you attain success.  Not sure how to improve your relationship with risk? Start by following these tips: 1. Acknowledge that risk is part of entrepreneurship. You never have to like risk, but you do need to accept that it exists. Pretending it’s not there won’t make it go away. It can be helpful to remember this: […]

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Hate Your Job? Ask Yourself These 7 Questions to Find One With More Money and More Happiness.

Here are the steps you need to take to find a more fulfilling and higher paying job. September 6, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Dying for the day you can quit your job? You’re not alone: according to one Gallup poll, as many as 85% of the world’s employees are not engaged in the workplace. This is a pretty sobering statistic, especially considering that for many of us, work takes up a massive chunk of our time and lives. Settling for a less than stellar job can feel terrible, yet figuring out how to change things can seem like an insurmountable task.  So what should you do if you hate your job? If you’re ready to take a more proactive and productive approach toward seeking out a job that really makes you happy, ask yourself these questions: 1. Why do you hate your job? Before […]

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How You Hold Yourself Back From Reaching Your Goals

Success is more step-by-step than most people realize. July 10, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. People make all sorts of excuses for why they’re not reaching their but the simple truth is this: if you’re not attaining what you want in life, it’s probably because you’re not being tactical in pursuing your goals. The good news? Many of the common reasons why you’re not reaching your goals are easily remedied. Really! In this post, I’ll address some common things that hold people back from reaching their goals and offer suggestions for how you can systematically remove the roadblocks that are keeping you from moving forward. A lack of specific goals. You will never reach your goals if you don’t have specific goals laid out to begin with. If your goals are vague, like “get rich” or “be successful”, that’s about as helpful as […]

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4 Benefits of Finding a Mentor

Trial and error is inevitable but it isn’t the exclusive method for learning. March 28, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Aristotle wrote “Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.” When it comes to your career, learning from a mentor who truly understands your industry is an education worth its weight in gold. A mentor is someone who is in the same or a similar industry as you, but further along in their career. Because they have a greater body of knowledge and experience, they are able to teach you invaluable lessons that you’d otherwise have to learn the hard way. Ultimately, a mentor finds fulfillment in “paying it forward,” and you get to benefit from their targeted teachings and guidance. Here are four reasons why you need a mentor: Related: 5 Kinds of People Who Will Help You Succeed as an Entrepreneur You […]

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6 Things Professional Leaders Do Every Day

Success requires working daily to improve your skills and your ability to work with others. December 12, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Effective leadership may seem natural and effortless, but it actually requires a lot of hard work and careful cultivation of good habits. Leadership isn’t just about understanding business and being able to manage a team. To be a truly successful leader in your profession, you need to constantly be working on your skills, personal development, and your ability to work with others. Ready to start developing these leadership qualities for yourself? Here are 6 things that professional leaders do every day: 1. Set goals. When you’re a leader, you’re like a ship captain. This means you’re responsible for steering the ship! As such, it’s important to make sure you’re headed in the right direction on a daily basis. Many of the most […]

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Why Your Professional Persona Matters

You don’t have to become a different person to succeed in business. November 21, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. For superheroes, getting into professional mode is as easy as slapping on some spandex, a mask and a cape. For the everyday entrepreneur, however, the proper work mindset is less about attire and more about adopting a professional persona. Your professional persona is your personal branding in the workplace. It refers to the way that you conduct yourself publicly in a business setting, and the image you project to coworkers and colleagues. Far from contrived or inauthentic, it’s simply the polished-up way that you present yourself professionally. How do I develop a professional persona? It’s actually extremely easy to develop a professional persona. All you have to decide is who you want to be in the workplace, and then take efforts with your attitude, dress, […]

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How to Stay Motivated Working Remotely

You’ll be looking for an office job if you don’t. September 26, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Working remotely is awesome in that it gives you the freedom to work when and how you’d like. However, sometimes the lack of direct accountability on a daily basis can make it difficult to stay motivated. So how do you find that perfect balance of enjoying the flexibility, but also getting work done in a timely and efficient manner? Here are six tips for how to stay motivated while working remotely. 1. Wake up early. It can be hard to get up early if you don’t have to be at an office at a set time. However, it’s a good habit that’s well worth adopting. Waking up early is a common characteristic of successful entrepreneurs. When you rise with the birds, you have the chance to […]

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5 Ways Failure Can Help Your Career

You don’t have to always learn the hard way but people seldom forget the lesson when they do. August 15, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Failure sucks, but it instructs. While missing the mark never feels good, failure is one of your best teachers when it comes to life and career advancement. Once you’re able to move past the pain of failure you can see failure as an opportunity to learn and grow. That’s when you’ll be able to forge forward in your career with more perspective and greater strength. In the long run, this can help you advance and achieve in bigger and better ways. Here are five ways failure can help your career: Related: How 10 Billionaires Faced Failure (Infographic) 1. Consider new opportunities. As the adage goes, when one door closes, another opens. When you fail, it may be an opportunity in disguise. Sometimes, […]

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The Sooner You Adopt These 6 Entrepreneurial Mindsets the Likelier You Are to Succeed in Business

Success is the result of diligence and steady practice. May 30, 2018 4 min read Everyone wants to be a winner in business and in life. But success isn’t just something that will come your way without a little work. If you really want to get ahead, there are certain practices you need to put into place. To truly succeed in business, you need to cultivate good habits, develop a strong work ethic and adjust your overall mindset. Here, are six ways to really succeed in a business that you can put into practice right now: 1. Know what you want. The first step to succeeding in business is defining what success means to you. After all, everybody has a different definition of what success looks like. What could you hope to achieve in your career that would make you feel as if you’ve “made it”? To do this, you’ll have […]

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