Community & Accountability: Why Staying Social Fosters Success (FS324)

What are the ways that we entrepreneurs really want to be remembered? Why is it that we do the kind of work we do and reach out to the people around us? What is the ultimate role of our community and the connections we make? Here at Fizzle, we cannot stress the importance of community and communication enough. For us, it is the building block and the end goal of almost everything we do. We both do things in order to serve and create a community but we also are able to do those things because of the connections we make in the world. In this episode, we are contemplating the place of community and connection in our more general roadmap for entrepreneurs. We are talking about the effect that friends can have on our personal success and the subtle and transformational role of the people around us over time. […]

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The Secret to Setting Successful Long-Term Business Goals

To truly achieve your goals, try following what Brian Tracy dubs the “GOSPA” method. June 10, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Brian Tracy says that the daily turbulence of the business landscape has lead many executives to only look at problems in the short-term, and because of this, they only make a little headway towards goals that will truly matter in the long-term.  Setting clear goals is the first step to thinking ahead. As a leader, your ability to give your employees a clear sense of direction of their work is important. Tracy mentions many employees unmotivated due to a lack of goals. That’s why you can use the acronym G.O.S.P.A — which stands for goals, objectives, strategies, priorities and activities — to both set your direction and communicate your vision to your employees. Click to learn more about the method […]

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What You Can Learn From Hard Times and How You Can Find a Creative Solution

When facing the entrepreneur’s struggle, remind yourself that you can turn things around with resilience and luck. June 5, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District talks with Randy Cass about one of his most challenging moments as a fintech entrepreneur.  The fintech executive has been in financial services for over 20 years. He founded Newswealth, a wealth management software that started out as a way for his friends and family to manage their money and eventually evolved into its own business in order to meet an industry need.  Cass explains how, when a competitor undertook a huge step that created a divide between the companies, it helped make Newswealth’s purpose more distinct. He also breaks down the lessons he’s learned from hard times. Click the video to hear more.  Related: What Are Some of the Ethical Concerns of Artificial Intelligence? Entrepreneur Network is a premium […]

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How Discipline and Consistency Lead to Success with Vickie Velasquez (FS322)

How do we stay consistent and disciplined in our business? Amidst all the different strategies and business hacks out there, what are some simple ways to build and keep the momentum? How can we do things today, so that the snowball of tomorrow helps itself down the hill? If we can harness the energy of consistency and discipline, everyday, the long term results are often beyond our wildest dreams! Staying on course on a daily basis can create a sense of self pride and purpose that is hard to find elsewhere. These practices can help clear a path to success and prevent us trudging blindly through the wilderness. In this episode we talk about how to steer clear of new gimmicky strategies for your business, creating and maintaining momentum and staying present and committed to your goals. We get into why starting with intention, in this regard, can go such […]

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Uncovering Your Fears and How to Beat Them with Ruth Soukup (FS320)

When last did you feel stuck, whether in your business or just in your level of motivation for life? Do you sometimes wonder why you are not getting forward or why you cannot get yourself to do what you know you have to? In this episode we talk about both the positive and negative effects of fear in our lives. Many times, fear is at the root of our passivity and understanding what scares you will help you to recognize when its controlling your behavior in destructive ways. The other side of the coin is that fear is a self-preserving mechanism that keeps us from doing stupid things. Where is the balance here? Today on the show we are joined by a very special guest, Ruth Soukup, who helps us shed light on this all-important topic. She is a bestselling author who is dedicated to helping women overcome fear and […]

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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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Are You Properly Focused on Your Goals?

Great results follow great focus. April 4, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Where focus goes, energy follows. That’s why Entrepreneur Network partner Mike Phillips says you should always have laser-like focus on your intended goal. If you’re just a few degrees off, you may end up drastically distant from your goal — what Phillips calls being “out in the weeds.”  Click the video to hear more. Related: How to Mediate a Conflict Between Your Employees Watch more videos on Lead the Team’s YouTube Channel. 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 business vertical. Watch video from our network partners on demand on Roku, Apple TV and the Entrepreneur App available on iOS and Android devices. […]

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How The ABC Model Will Transform Your Life (FS311)

Do you sometimes feel like you’re trying to push a Sisyphean rock up a hill as an entrepreneur? There will likely be initial excitement about a new business or idea, but what mostly follows is a period where your motivation begins to dwindle and you begin to second-guess yourself. The question is, are you able to get out of that pit? There are also times when you can simply let the rock glide down the other side of the hill, when things seem to happen effortlessly. But how do I get more gliding and less pushing? Can it be easier to make money? Is it possible to have less stress and anxiety and to be better set up for success? In this episode, we get into the topic of navigating business psychology, your emotions as an entrepreneur, discussing the relevance of the “Just Ship It!” challenge, Ram Dass’s concept of […]

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The One Rule to Achieving Work-Life Balance

March 6, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Would you like to know the “one rule to creating balance in your life”?  Here it is — “There is no one rule!”  It’s a recipe, or rather a combination of things that help you achieve the life you desire. However, there is one truth, and that truth is that the quality of your life depends on the people in your life.   Related: How to End a Conversation — Without Offending Anyone Around You Imagine you live your life in one room, and that one room has only one door. Now imagine this door is an “Enter Only” door, “No Exit!” Whoever comes through this door will be in your room and your life — forever! They can never get out.  Luckily, this is a metaphor, but let’s assume for a moment it is true. If so, would you be more selective about the people […]

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The 2 Key Traits That Guide This Startup’s Decisions

This water business consistently focused on vision and integrity when considering new partners. March 6, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District talks with Jodi Glover, the CEO of Real Tech. The water intelligence company uses sensors and artificial intellifence to pinpoint contaminants in waste water.  The CEO talks about maintaining the company’s vision — actively working to ensure integrity. Glover notes that if you are constantly compromising who you are, then the process of being persistent as an entrepreneur will get more and more difficult.  As Glover explains, the company believes in a triple bottom line: profit, people and the planet.  Click the video to hear more. Related: A Transition to Digital Content Saved This Children’s Education Platform 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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Why Sheer Energy Can Be the Most Important Asset for Young Entrepreneurs

If you are a young entrepreneur, one of your most important assets may be your natural enthusiasm. February 28, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. How can consistent energy and inner drive shape your efforts as an entrepreneurship? Entrepreneur Network partner Peter Voogd attempts to to answer this question in his latest video. Voogd talks about energy as an integral ingredient of entrepreneurship. Voogd talks about how when he was younger, his competitive advantage was having the energy and enthusiasm of being young. Voogd talks about energy giving him the motivation to get more done, which as an entrepreneur early in his career recognized as something that could take him a step above. To accomplish bigger goals in a faster amount of time, consider looking at what advantages are afforded you at every stage of your career — especially how your level of energy can […]

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How to Build a Business You Enjoy Even with Little Time—with Dana Malstaff

Dana Malstaff: So he sends me this article and it’s called “The Heroine’s Journey,” and it’s hilarious. I’ll see if I can find the link and send it to you. So it basically is, hey there’s the hero’s journey, well nobody talks about the heroine’s journey. Pat Flynn: I love this. Dana: “The Heroine’s Journey” is literally a woman that goes, “I’m sorry, what journey are we talking about? I have to feed the kids and take them to school and cook everybody dinner and make lunches and do the laundry. I don’t know what journey you’re talking on, but no one’s got time for a hero’s journey on this end.” So”The Heroine’s Journey” is, “I ain’t got time for a journey.” Pat: You’re listening to Dana Malstaff, the founder of Boss Mom who is our special guest today. She leads an amazing, engaged and very large community of moms over […]

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The Motivational Meaning Behind Josh Steinberger’s Tattoos

What to do when life makes you want to throw in the towel. February 19, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this series called Member Showcase, we publish interviews with members of The Oracles. This interview is with Josh Steinberger, founder and CEO of Driven Acquisitions real estate and NextGen Restoration roofing and restoration company. It was condensed by The Oracles. Who was your biggest influence growing up? Josh Steinberger: My dad was my biggest influence when I was a child. He worked a lot and was gone most of the time. He taught me the invaluable importance of work ethic. Sitting around and watching TV has never been normal to me. Everyone who knew him professionally used to refer to him as “the man.” He died right after I graduated high school. People at his funeral told stories of crazy things he […]

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Jon Boles on Why Cleaning Your House and Not Hitting Snooze are More Important Than You Think

Having journeyed from teenage millionaire to homeless and back, this entrepreneur has many valuable lessons to share. February 8, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this series called Member Showcase, we publish interviews with members of The Oracles. This interview is with Jon Boles, founder and CEO of Avintiv Media, an award-winning boutique digital marketing agency. It was condensed by The Oracles. Who are you?  Jon Boles: I’m a serial entrepreneur who is extremely passionate about helping businesses grow. I’ve launched eight successful brands and exited one in 2018. I’m the CEO of an award-winning agency called Avintiv Media, which specializes in branding, custom web design, and digital marketing. Over the past decade, I’ve helped build and consult for over 160 brands across the country, grossing millions for my clients along the way. Some of our high-end clients include Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati. […]

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The 3 Steps to Empower Your Employees to Produce Better Work

These handful of tips will get your employees working with more motivation and verve. February 7, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mike Phillips talks about empowering your employees as a leader. If you are the one in charge of running a project or a team, know you that you cannot spread yourself too thin. Moreover, if you are in charge of a team, know that you are in charge of empowering people. Empowering people, Phillips points out, is making others feel stronger and more confident in themselves.  Moreover, consider streamlining your training tactics. If you want to get the results you want to see, your best bet is to start tailoring your training. Do not leave your employees to their own devices, unless you want to invite chaos. From there, concentrate on communication. This can include communicating your overall […]

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How These 15 Highly Successful People Stay Happy and Healthy

Elon Musk is a gifted engineer and successful inventor. CEO of SpaceX and the visionary architect behind Tesla Motors, Musk has always been an avid reader, according to an article by Inc. In fact, as a child, he sometimes read two books in a single weekend. While his commitment to self-education has certainly paid off, Musk admits his eating habits are not always so admirable. In a video interview by AUTO BILD TV, Musk said, “I think it’s probably true that having a good breakfast is a good idea, but usually I don’t have time for that. I’ll have a coffee or something like that … and a Mars bar, sure. But I’m trying to cut down on sweet stuff.” Musk also admitted to drinking eight cans of Diet Coke and several large cups of coffee a day. Additionally, Musk confessed to being something of a workaholic: “For a while […]

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7 Ways We Ruin Our Own Success

It’s time to let you in on a little secret, starting a business is easy. Think about it. You feel invincible and the buzz of excitement around the dreaming and planning stages is undeniable. Perhaps you seek location independence, or you want to work from home to spend more time with your kids. You’re excited, everything is shiny and new. You stand in front of a world of limitless possibilities! But once you’ve made some progress and that initial buzz wears off, it’s all too easy to come crashing back down to earth. You realize that eventually everything becomes work and where excitement and opportunity once lifted you up, fear now creeps and settles in. When fear overtakes your thoughts and emotions, suddenly the temporary barrier of excitement you once had is no more. Without that barrier, self-sabotage is bound to happen. Before we move on, let’s dig in a […]

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12 Motivational Quotes From Michael Jordan

January 21, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Michael Jordan is widely considered to be the best basketball player of all time, and is arguably one of the best athletes in history. He dominated the court from the mid-1980s until the late 1990s, leading the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships and winning the title of “Most Valuable Player” five times. In 2009, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. And in 2016, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. While it’s obvious that Jordan is a naturally gifted athlete, much of what has made him so successful is his mindset. He pushed himself through hard work and always met challenges head-on. He has given his all in everything he has ever done. With his acrobatic dives and dunks, he had nearly unmatchable skills, but his […]

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7 Ways We Ruin Our Own Success

It’s time to let you in on a little secret, starting a business is easy. Think about it. You feel invincible and the buzz of excitement around the dreaming and planning stages is undeniable. Perhaps you seek location independence, or you want to work from home to spend more time with your kids. You’re excited, everything is shiny and new. You stand in front of a world of limitless possibilities! But once you’ve made some progress and that initial buzz wears off, it’s all too easy to come crashing back down to earth. You realize that eventually everything becomes work and where excitement and opportunity once lifted you up, fear now creeps and settles in. When fear overtakes your thoughts and emotions, suddenly the temporary barrier of excitement you once had is no more. Without that barrier, self-sabotage is bound to happen. Before we move on, let’s dig in a […]

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5 Ways to Seize the New Year, According to Entrepreneur’s Editor in Chief

2019 will be your year of change. January 8, 2019 8 min read This article is excerpted from Entrepreneur magazine editor in chief Jason Feifer’s monthly newsletter, The Feifer Five. Each month, he sends out five insights to help you think bigger. Subscribe here. How do you evaluate a year? Sure, we can harp on the bad or celebrate the good. I’ve certainly done both. But I prefer to focus mostly on the things I set in motion — the stuff that only began in 2018, but that will become bigger and more important to me in 2019 and beyond. A year isn’t an isolated block of time, after all. It’s an interlocking part. Our work in one year should strengthen the next. With that in mind, here are five big things to think about as you springboard into 2019. 1. Never stop changing, or you’ll become a video store. Image […]

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