Rudy Ruettiger Explains How Every Underdog Has Their Day

The motivational speaker and inspiration for the film ‘Rudy’ talks about being bold enough to chase your dreams and knowing the right time to quit. February 25, 2020 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. On this episode of The Playbook, Rudy Ruettiger, motivational speaker and inspiration for the film Rudy, discusses: Why getting inspired is a prerequisite for achieving your dreams and how he was inspired by the movie Rocky [4:51]. How to better connect with others by practicing patience and refining your message [8:29]. Why he didn’t let getting blown off by screenwriter Angelo Pizzo stop him from making the movie [9:44]. How he handled being given 48 hours to secure approval from Notre Dame in order to make the movie [16:25]. Related: Creating Social Change Through Sports Read_More Related posts: Daymond John Explains His Crazy Ride to Success (Podcast) This Entrepreneur Was Down to His Last Cent When […]

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How the Founder of MAKERS Is Inspiring Change Around the Globe

Jessica Abo sits down with Dyllan McGee to discuss her new documentary and tips to get out of a creative funk. February 21, 2020 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Dyllan McGee, the executive producer and founder of MAKERS, a Verizon Media brand, started a global leadership event called the MAKERS Conference with the hope of bringing together the most powerful names in business, entertainment, tech and finance. McGee is on a mission to advance equality in the workplace and dedicated this year’s conference to the suffragettes and the passing of the 19th Amendment 100 years ago, while also recognizing the work that still needs to be done for women around the world. The MAKERS Conference “Not Done” theme included topics such as intersectionality, micro-aggressions in the workplace, representation in Hollywood and climate change. McGee also announced a new documentary called Not Done, which picks up where her last […]

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Inspiration Is a Self-Fulfilling Cycle

Inspiring yourself can help you inspire others. December 19, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Inspiration is being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. We have to work at getting inspired, and inspiring others just as we work at anything else if we want to see results! Inspiration comes through positive energy, taking action towards a task, and it feeds itself. It’s a self charging battery. So, here are some specifics to get yourself inspired and, in doing, to inspire others. Related: How to Increase Your Influence as a Leader 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 with hundreds of top YouTube channels in the […]

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5 Best Motivational Quotes for Entrepreneurs – ShoeMoney

Motivation isn’t just some natural talent. It’s a developmental phenomenon. The people who seem to have natural motivation were blessed with opportunities for safe exploration when they were children. But our neurons aren’t stone-filled pathways cemented into our brains. We can change our brains and train them for success. Training might be more difficult for some than others, but it’s possible to succeed. Motivation is mostly internal and yet outside factors can augment your current abilities. Words are an efficient motivator. They pique the imagination and encourage further exploration. You can find inspiration from words spoken on an inspirational podcast. You might derive inspiration from reading quotes. Below you’ll find a few quotes to help keep you trucking on. Let’s get inspired. 1. Pliny the Elder on the Impossibilities “How many things, too, are looked upon as quite impossible, until they have been actually effected?“ -Pliny the Elder Is what […]

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Build a Successful Company by Ditching Your Perfectionist Mindset

If you want to achieve Facebook-level growth, judge your company’s progress and not its perfection. December 11, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose discusses one habit that prevents many people from achieving success: ignoring progress and focusing on perfection when a business is in its earliest stages. As an example, Rose mentions the rise of Facebook, now one of the largest companies in the world. Many business owners, in hopes of building their own Facebook, strive for perfection. In reality, perfection is often a handicap to the growth of a small business.  If you are trying to start a blog, like Rose did, track the levels of progress by setting up a website or publishing your first blog post. If you want to achieve success, make sure to plan out not just the most ideal steps, but the steps that will matter most.   Finally, Rose […]

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Seeking a Refreshed Look on Life? Consider One of These Thought-Provoking Books.

Get inspired for something new with one of these recommended reads. December 5, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Kate Volman recommends three books that will get you excited to read and rethink your approach to living.  Each of the books Volman recommends have a distinct message that can inspire and teach. For instance, Ryan Holiday’s book, Stillness Is the Key flows with great writing. It emphasizes the importance of taking time to step back from the urgency of a day-to-day schedule. Choosing stillness can lead to happiness and more workplace productivity.  The second book Volman recommends is Becoming Supernatural by Dr. Joe Dispenza. Lastly, in the Rhythm of Life, author Matthew Kelly offers a helpful roadmap for becoming your best self.  Click the video to hear more about each work. Related: 3 Preparation Habits That Can Help You Be More Productive Entrepreneur Network is a premium video […]

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Every Successful Person Feels Like a Loser (Even Me)

The fashion icon knows that things will go wrong, and that she’ll have doubts — even today! But she says there’s just one thing entrepreneurs can always control: themselves. November 21, 2019 7 min read This story appears in the December 2019 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » To most people, Diane von Furstenberg is a fashion icon — the creator of a famous wrap dress, who built her namesake company into one of the most recognizable in the world. But von Furstenberg does not see herself this simply. She believes she’s a constant work in progress, having moved through multiple phases of her career and, even at the age of 72, happily on to the next. The transition hasn’t been without its bumps: She announced a handpicked successor for her company in 2016, but he resigned a year later. (She then picked another.) While she’s still involved in the business, […]

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Why Bombas Never Underestimates the Importance of the Customer

The CEO of this charitable sock company talks about the importance of putting yourself in your customers’ shoes. November 6, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars speaks with the CEO and co-founder of Bombas, David Heath, whose company concentrates on producing socks and apparel with a charitable structure.  Heath kickstarted the company by researching the current market offerings in the space. He recognized that there was a particular gap in the apparel market: The premium sports category. Heath believed customers involved with extreme and demanding sports like cycling, hiking and running were lacking socks. From this observation, Heath made a special effort to concentrate on sock product development. Since the company donates one pair of socks for each pair sold, Heath knew he had to design an extraordinary product that will sell.  If he had to give a newer entrepreneur advice […]

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For Fashion Designer Rebecca Minkoff, Even Closed Doors Aren’t Wasted Opportunity

Minkoff learned persistence early in her career. October 25, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars speaks with Rebecca Minkoff, fashion designer and founder of the Female Founder Collective. Minkoff moved to New York when she just 18 years old. Soon after, she attended her first fashion show and she instantly felt a connection with the industry and prospect of designing her own line. Her passion motivated her to constantly volunteer at the show’s venue, which led to her losing her job (a shift that proved to be beneficial). Hear more from Minkoff’s entrepreneurial journey by clicking on the video.  Related: How Rebecca Minkoff Is Sharing Business Resources With Female Founders 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 […]

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Attempting the Impossible? Take These 3 Lessons From the Apollo Moon Landing

It wasn’t easy going to the moon. But that’s why they did it. October 8, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Fifty years ago, NASA accomplished what many thought impossible: landing humans on the Moon and returning them safely to Earth. While most of us weren’t alive during that amazing time, the world is now revisiting the achievements of Apollo on its golden anniversary. The Apollo program was the largest peacetime start-up and entrepreneurial endeavor in the history of our country. What NASA was able to accomplish through the efforts of over 400,000 people and 20,000 organizations was nothing short of miraculous. Below are several lessons from Apollo that apply directly to entrepreneurs preparing to launch their own “moonshots”: Related: 25 Unforgettable Moments in Space Exploration to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 1.  Think “Inside” the Box When President John F. Kennedy set […]

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Staying Positive and Building a Business That Matters with Marc and Angel Chernoff

Marc Chernoff: When it comes to growth personally and professionally, discomfort is really the key to the growth that you ultimately want for yourself. So do something every single day that challenges you, or scares you, just a little bit, right? You know, you don’t have to go crazy, but . . . Pat Flynn: You’re listening to Marc Chernoff, who is here with his wife, Angel, and they’re going to be talking about some of the biggest discomforts that they’ve had in their life that have helped push them forward into a very successful business, helping hundreds of thousands of people. You’re going to learn about how they got started in business and kind of accidentally fell into this business, how long it took for them to monetize, what they monetized with, it is actually a lot simpler than you might think. You’re going to discover how they dealt […]

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A Desktop Statue of a Hindu Deity Gives This Founder Daily Inspiration

The gift from his mother helps beverage entrepreneur Anshuman Vohra fight for success. April 5, 2019 3 min read This story appears in the April 2019 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Many parents encourage their children to become entrepreneurs. Mine did the opposite. But in an unlikely way, we took this journey together — and the person who once seemed most apprehensive about my career choice would come through with the greatest support precisely when I needed it. This conflict was baked into my upbringing. While I come from a very traditional Indian family, my father was a career diplomat, and so we moved roughly every three years, living in places like Nigeria, India, and Vietnam before settling in the U.S. for high school. Because of this, I always felt at a crossroads between my family’s values and the multitude of other cultures I experienced. Related: 8 Ways Successful People Master […]

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How Creating Purpose-Filled Art Propelled This Choreographer to the Next Level

After making dance videos for prominent pop stars, Montana Tucker made it her mission to help those in need. March 12, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In season four of Leaders Create Leaders, Entrerpeneur Network partner Gerard Adams interviews dancer and social media star Montana Tucker. Tucker is known for being an accomplished dancer and choreographer, working with major pop artists such as DJ Khaled and Justin Bieber. When talking about her journey overall, Tucker highlights the importantance of chasing what you love and applying hard work to the process. Tucker discusses how she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment, navigated the traditional route of pursuing high-profile producers and eventually looked to social media to spread her art. She talks of using her massive following to spread a positive message and actively making sure her brand shied away from negativity.  Tucker goes on to discuss the release of her song, “I’m Not Alone,” a single she […]

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Tiffany Haddish Bombed Onstage and Gave Us All a Great Lesson in Dealing With Failure

The comedian’s jokes might have flopped, but her response was pitch perfect. January 2, 2019 3 min read There is some debate over who actually uttered the famous phrase, “Dying is easy, comedy is hard,” but there is little debate that actor/comedian Tiffany Haddish learned it the hard way while performing on stage on New Year’s Eve. Shortly after taking the stage at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, the star of Girls Trip and a ton of other comedies spoke about partying until the wee hours of the night/morning before, and then, according to those in attendance, forgot her material and stumbled through the rest of her set as audience members booed and headed for the exit. Haddish was well-aware that things weren’t going swimmingly, and was quoted saying, “This is gonna be on TMZ or whatever like ‘Tiffany Haddish Ate a Bag of Dicks on New Year’s […]

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SPI 298: Before Your New Year Begins . . .

Today’s episode is a very special one, and it’s just you and me. We’re closing in on the end of the year, and there’s a lot to talk about. This time is a great opportunity to reflect on the past year and what’s to come for the year ahead. Hopefully you’re already thinking about 2018 and the things you’re going to try, what you’re going to experiment with—but hopefully this episode inspires you to go even further, to be vulnerable, and to be courageous. This episode is a little bit of an experiment (because that’s what I do here)—I really wanted to switch up the normal episode format with this one. And experimentation is one of the big takeaways: It isn’t easy, and often we don’t know what the results are going to be. A lot of what we do is very public these days, because of social media, etc., […]

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Jordan Peele Overcame Self-Doubt to Become the First Black Person to Win an Oscar for Original Screenplay

He was also nominated for best director for “Get Out,” his horror film with a social bent. March 5, 2018 2 min read Jordan Peele last night became the first black person to win an Oscar for best original screenplay for Get Out, which he was also nominated for directing, and revealed that self-doubt almost stopped him from finishing his screenplay. “This means so much to me. I stopped writing this movie about 20 times, because I thought it was impossible,” he said during his acceptance speech. “I thought it wasn’t going to work. I thought no one would ever make this movie. But I kept coming back to it because I knew if someone let me make this movie, that people would hear it and people would see it. So I want to dedicate this to the people who raised my voice and let me make this movie.” Related: […]

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Five SPI Readers Who Recently “Made The Leap” And How They Did It

If you’re looking for inspiration to make the leap and jump into entrepreneurship, I hope these concrete examples will give you the dose of inspiration you need to move closer to your 2015 goals this week. For me… It took getting laid off from my job to finally see the opportunities available to me as an online entrepreneur. As I will forever repeat: Getting laid off was the best thing that ever happened to me. But… It was also terrifying, scary and painful in the beginning. That’s why I’d love to recognize five SPI readers today who’ve been proactive in making the leap into entrepreneurship. There are tens of thousands of success stories in the Smart Passive Income audience and I can’t wait to feature several of you in upcoming episodes of The Smart Passive Income Podcast. Some of you are just getting started and recently earned your first dollar […]

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21 Harvey Specter quotes to help you win at life and entrepreneurship

If you haven’t been watching Suits, you should have been. Here are some of Harvey’s best quotes, to make you a more epic entrepreneur and win at life. Harvey on thinking outside the box: Download Quote image here Download Quote image here Download Quote image here Harvey on working hard: Download Quote image here Harvey on never giving up: Download Quote image here Harvey on personal branding: Download Quote image here Download Quote image here Harvey on excuses: Download Quote image here Harvey on life planning: Download Quote image here Harvey on the value of hard work: Download Quote image here Download Quote image here Harvey on getting shit done: Download Quote image here Harvey on the power of positive psychology: Download Quote image here Harvey on persistence: Download Quote image here Harvey on following your passion: Download Quote image here Harvey on risk management: Download Quote image here Download […]

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