10 Successful Leaders Share Their Struggles with Imposter Syndrome and How to Overcome It

February 11, 2020 15+ min read This story originally appeared on Authority Magazine The legendary poet and activist Maya Angelou, who won the Presidential Medal of Freedom, nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and nominated for a Tony Award, once said about herself, “I have written 11 books, but each time I think, ‘Uh oh, they’re going to find out now! I’ve run a game on everybody, and they’re going to find me out.’” This feeling, often prevalent in high-achieving people, is commonly known as “imposter syndrome.” Imposter syndrome is a thought pattern where a person has a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud,” and which makes that person doubt himself and/or minimize their accomplishments.  Recently Authority Magazine interviewed dozens of high-achieving C-suite executives and leaders who all shared their own experiences overcoming imposter syndrome, as well as the advice they recommend for getting past it. Enjoy 10 highlights of their interviews below. These interviews have been edited for length and […]

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Social Media Hacks to Help Your Business in 2020

December 19, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this entrepreneur interview, Eric Siu sits down with Chris Do to talk all things business, design and growth. You’ll learn how to grow your social media presence organically using carousels and quality content. Chris Do discusses how he grew from a designer for large corporate clients to heading his own company, creating coursework and group mentorship programs focusing on social media growth, which ballooned his own digital presence by 10,000 subscribers from a post at a time.  Click the video to hear more from the discussion between Eric Siu and Chris Do.  Related: Can Crowdfunding Work for Your Company? Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the business […]

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How Do You Build a Customer Base? Follow These Steps.

It starts by asking questions. And ends by asking more questions. December 5, 2019 4 min read This story appears in the December 2019 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Q: I just launched a company, but I’m struggling to connect with my first customers. Help! — Lisa, Oklahoma City Before I started my businesses, I was a journalist. And rule number one when writing is this: Know your audience.  Many factors will determine how good a story is. Some variables are beyond your control, such as how forthcoming your subject will be, or what (maybe dumb) headline your editor will write. But the factor you can control is how much research you conduct, the questions you ask, and the follow-ups that help you find the information that really matters.  Related: What Work Should You Outsource? I used to joke that writing was a two-part job. First, you have to be a miner, […]

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How to Create an Online Course for an Engaged Audience

Here’s the first step to gaining autonomy and becoming your own boss. November 27, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner and host of The Ambitious Life Greg Rollett discusses how to create an online course and make money from it.  Rollett says to start small when you are building your course. Avoid creating a course so large and out of your depth that your growth and progress suffer.  Your first goal when launching a course should be to generate customers. That means you should also consider how much time your customers would like to spend with your product, then create a specialized course for a specific slice of the marketplace. Click the video to hear more about creating your own course series.  Related: Why a Long-Lasting Project Must Involve Enthusiasm for Your Audience Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and […]

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How the Away Luggage Line CEO Thinks About Customer Service

The make-up of the company’s team is key to forwarding the company’s pursuits. October 21, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars and host Gregg Greenberg speak with the CEO and co-founder of Away, Steph Korey. Korey says the company’s signature suicases were an answer to the question, “What would it take to design a high-quality, lifetime-warranty suitcase that would fit into a frequent traveler’s busy lifestyle?”  Korey also talks about the experience of entrepreneurship, and that the best reason to work for yourself is to work with a fantastic team. She explains that each of her team members is focused on the Away customer experience, concentrating on making the entire process of purchase and use seamless. Moreover, like Korey, each member of the Away team is passionate about travel and committed to the detail-oriented nature of […]

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5 Proven Strategies to Quickly Launch Your B2B Product (and Scale Things Even Faster)

Launching a B2B product is no small task; fortunately, there are a few proven ways to expedite the undertaking. October 16, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. After months of development and platform changes on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, our company is finally preparing to launch a social lead generation tool called LeadFamous. Having consulted with dozens of popular and successful SaaS companies over the years, I’ve discovered it can be quite challenging to successfully launch a software product in today’s hyper-competitive digital landscape. As both media and tech evolve, it’s simply not enough to market your product via one or two channels, like Facebook Ads or Google Ads — especially if it’s a bootstrapped startup. If you want to get traction early, you need to have an orchestrated plan of attack that includes outreach, social media engagement, and a public relations (PR) strategy […]

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This Growth Hacking Training Can Help Your Business Take Off

Learn Facebook Ads, SEO, Google AdWords, and much more. October 13, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. The internet is ripe with opportunities for businesses of all sizes, but with all that opportunity comes considerable competition. To stand out from the pack, businesses turn to growth hackers, specialized marketers who know how to optimize traffic on your webpages and enhance your brand’s recognition. Great growth hackers are proficient in SEO, Facebook Ads, Google AdWords, and many more marketing platforms and skills, which keeps them in high-demand. If you’re looking to break into an exciting, lucrative, adaptable career, check out The Complete 2020 Google SEO & Growth Hacking Bundle. This seven-course bundle has been updated with […]

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Why Growing Your Wealth Means More Than Simply Saving

Wealth-building is not just about cutting excess spending. October 2, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Building wealth can be a difficult beast to tackle. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose discusses why saving through cutting costs is drastically different than building wealth for the long-term.  Jeff Rose recognizes that many people are living paycheck to paycheck. This can be a frustrating lifestyle, but if you truly want to break out of it, it’s important to set your sights on the right strategy. Instead of continuously trying to save money, focus on boosting your bottom line when possible. It might be difficult logistically to get started, but try to shift your mode of thinking from cutting spending to developing abundance. In order to make money, you may need to take on a second job, work more on your side hustle or ask for […]

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Advice, Tips and Tricks for New Entrepreneurs

If you’re interested in making the gamble, entrepreneurship can be extremely fulfilling. September 30, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Brian Tracy discusses how there has never been a better time to start a business. Here are a few helpful tips to make the jump.  Evaluate your idea. Look at whether your idea is fueled by passion, which a business can rely solely on, or money, which may not illicit enough interest that you’ll be able to stick with it.  Research and understand your target market.  Be willing to work hard. When you are the person who runs the entirety of a business, you will find yourself in charge of doing everything from sales to cleaning the office. Adapt and change to new circumstances as they come along.  Click the video to hear all of Brian Tracy’s tips.  Related: How […]

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How This Football Play Can Help You Become a Better Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs in need of inspiration need not look further than a Sunday football game. September 25, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose discusses a parallel between football and meeting your goals. Rose says when it comes to hacking your wealth, possessing a “blitz” mentality can only help.  Rose says that when he tried something new and failed, he learned the most. During this process, Rose consistenty told himself to keep putting in the effort, which he likens to blitzing in football. The metaphor is helpful in that it teaches the importance of aggressively pushing forward, no matter the circumstances. To hear more about how football relates to the entrepreneurial journey, click the video.  Related: Why This Entrepreneur Stopped Watching TV Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate […]

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How to Build Your Marketing Presence in 30 Days

Eric Siu explains how to make an impact with your first-time marketing efforts. September 19, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Eric Siu details how to build an audience in 30 days without spending money. Siu stresses that the first 30 days are extremely improtant.  In the beginning of your content journey, you have one important resource behind you: Time. With time, you can start thinking across different mediums by “sprouting” your content. If you began with a video series, think about transitioning the content into podcast recordings and blog posts.  When recording and writing content, you should try to produce in batches. Siu recommends aiming to hit at least five pieces in each batch.  After launching your podcast or video series with content from a well-known figure, reach out and see if these individuals can promote your work on […]

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Labor Day Deals to Help You Climb the Career Ladder

Score additional savings on courses designed to supercharge your hire-ability. September 1, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. “Student” is a limiting title in our society. Truthfully, everyone’s a student, even if they’re not going to class every day. If you’re not learning, you’re not growing, and if you’re not growing, you’re probably not getting anywhere in your career. Today’s job market is all about continuing professional education and knowing how to stay ahead of the curve. The best way to do that is by learning all you can. We at Entrepreneur recognize that, which is why this Labor Day, we’re taking an additional 15% off courses with promo code “SAVE15TODAY” designed to help you […]

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Catching Up With Tanya Odom

It’s been a year since ‘Disrupters’ hit the book shelves. Tanya Odom speaks up about her past year of adventure, reinforcing the idea of how this Wonder Woman can do just about anything. August 9, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Tanya Odom, global consultant and coach has spent a lifetime honing her “powers” as a leading a voice for human rights, diversity, equity and mindfulness. While some may point to the usual characteristics that set Odom apart — her grit, smarts, humility, authenticity and that certain something that is hard to put a name to — most likely it’s her vulnerability that may just be her biggest disruptive, Wonder-Woman-like super power. After a year since Disrupters introduced readers to Tanya, we sit down for a conversation to discuss her path of disruption and self-care. What have you been up to since Disrupters hit the shelves? These past few years have been particularly difficult […]

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How to Seek Out the Ideal Mentor

If you ask, you may just receive. August 7, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Author and speaker Jeff Goins and Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose share some tips on how to get the attention of potential mentors. To start, make it clear that you are easily teachable. Bring along a pen and pad of paper and take notes on what these knowledgeable individuals are saying.  The tactic of cold reach-outs and candidly asking someone to talk to you can be extremely effective. Often, people who have found success in a particular field are very eager to share what they have learned. If you do find a mentor, keep in mind that they will want to see you take immediate action and then see your results.  Click the video to hear more. Related: The One Thing Standing in the Way of Your Success Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and […]

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What All High-Performing Social Media Posts Have in Common

Think about the connection you’re making with your audience. July 31, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this episode of the Empowerista series from Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars, Alex Wehrley points out one thing all high-performing posts have in common: They always bring up emotion. Funny posts tend to perform especially well. Posts that are distinctly vulnerable also make an impact, since most people often only display their highlight reels and avoid showing genuine personality. Finally, inspirational posts are also high-performers. Examples of inspirational posts include inspiring quotes, images and transformational stories.  Click play to hear more.  Related: Should You Be the Face of Your Company’s Social Media Accounts? Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms […]

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How Things Change When You Become a Boss

This female entrepreneur discusses what changes she noticed as her business expanded. July 24, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars speaks with Boss Babe CEO Natalie Ellis, who shares how each of her days are completely novel. One day, she may be creating a social media post for the brand, and the next she may be interacting directly with customers.  Click the video to hear more about Ellis’s day-to-day activities and the difference between working for yourself and becoming the boss of others.  Related: This Drybar Entrepreneur Stresses How Important Good Culture Is for Company Success Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the business genre. EN is partnered […]

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How 3 Words Helped Change This Man’s Career

The founder of this biotech company explains how he was able to change careers and pinpoint his passion. July 17, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District speaks with Carlo Perez about when he realized he could achieve more than his current positions in tech. Today, Perez is the CEO of Swift Medical, which uses smartphone technology to scan the area around a wound and reconstruct the image into a digital, 3D model. Perez recounts a particularly formative conversation when he was told to “do something better.” These three important words drove him to find something that would invigorate him, eventually leading to where he is now. Perez recommends seeking out a singular passion that you can pour everything into, because that passion will show, and the people around you will follow your motivated behavior.  Click the video to hear more.  Related: How a […]

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How to Improve Your Business and Add Value for Your Customer

Your customers may not explicitly express it, but what they really want is value. July 15, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Brian Tracy notes that some of the best ways to differentiate your business from its competitors include speed, surprise and concentration. In particular, improving your company’s speed can be important because people perceive a correlation between a product’s convenience and its value. Value is up to the customer’s discretion, and, more often than not, value is equal to more than quality. To successfully add value to your business, Tracy recommends a few improvements, like working on your product’s ease-of-use and creating compelling packaging. Click the video to hear more.  Related: These 10 Bad Habits Are Standing in the Way of Your Success Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to […]

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Not Sure How to Grow Your Team? Focus on These 3 Things.

Rather than hoping for unicorn status, you need a plan that takes into account three key elements crucial to growing your team: culture, tech and training. May 31, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Maybe you’ve just secured a round of funding or onboarded some high-paying new customers. You’re excited about this major milestone and can’t wait to start scaling your business. Gradually, though, it dawns on you that you aren’t exactly sure what that means. Sure, you’ve had internal discussions with your team about people you’d love to bring on, and you’ve assured investors that a chunk of that fresh cash would be used to hire the best and brightest minds to take you to new heights. But talented people aren’t always easy to come by — and you may need lots of them — immediately. Worse still, hiring the wrong people can […]

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These Easy Tips Can Help You Get a Promotion or Raise

Focus on productivity and making your colleagues’ lives easier. May 28, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jack Canfield offers a few tips on how to help you get a raise. First, Canfield suggests you should seek ways to make your supervisor and colleagues’ lives easier. Make productivity a priority and prove you deserve more money.  Finally, it might seem obvious, but you can’t forget to ask for the raise. This is important for two reasons:  Often, you simply won’t get a raise without asking. Even if you’re turned down, you can learn what you need to do to earn one in the future. If you don’t ask you won’t know.  Cick the video to hear more. Related: How to Become More Mindful and Make Better Choices in Your Daily Life Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful […]

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